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Headaches on the horizon

There's some major road work scheduled for Wednesday night. These projects are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. through 5 a.m.

Beltway HOT lanes
Lanes closed
-- Three right lanes and the collector-distributor lane on I-495 south will close at Exit 54, Braddock Road (Route 620), for bridge work. Traffic heading for Braddock Road east will be directed to take Exit 54A, Braddock Road (Route 620) west, and will make a left at the signal onto Braddock Road east.
-- Three left lanes of I-495 north will close at the Oak Street overpass for bridge work. Expect full intermittent road closures up to 30 minutes after midnight.
-- A single lane of Chain Bridge Road (Route 123) north will close at Tysons Boulevard for bridge work.

Road work
-- I-495 north will close at Exit 47, Leesburg Pike (Route 7), for steel beam erection. Through traffic will be directed to use the collector-distributor roadway.
-- I-495 south will close at Exit 47, Leesburg Pike (Route 7), for steel beam erection. Through traffic will be directed to take Exit 47A, Leesburg Pike (Route 7) west, where police will direct traffic over the roadway median to Leesburg Pike (Route 7) east and back onto I-495 south.

Ramps closed
-- Ramp to Exit 47B, Leesburg Pike (Route 7) east, from I-495 south will close for steel beam erection. Traffic will be directed to take Exit 47A, Leesburg Pike west, where police will direct traffic over the roadway median to Leesburg Pike (Route 7) east.
-- Ramp to I-495 south from Leesburg Pike (Route 7) west will close for steel beam erection. Traffic will be directed to continue west to International Drive, make a U-turn and follow signs to I-495 south.
-- Ramp from Braddock Road (Route 620) west to I-495 south will close for bridge work. Traffic will be directed to take I-495 north to Exit 52, Little River Turnpike (Route 236), and stay to the right following signs to I-495 south.
-- Ramp from I-495 south to Exit 54B, Braddock Road (Route 620) east, will close for bridge work. Traffic will be directed to take Exit 54A, Braddock Road (Route 620) west, and make a left at the traffic signal onto Braddock Road east.

Dulles Metrorail project
Lanes closed
-- Two left turn lanes of Dolley Madison Boulevard (Route 123) north at Capital One Drive will close for utility work.
-- Two lanes of Dolley Madison Boulevard (Route 123) south will close from Scotts Crossing Road to Capital One Drive for utility work.
-- A single left turn lane of Old Meadow Road west at Dolley Madison Boulevard (Route 123) will close for utility work.

By Robert Thomson  |  March 3, 2010; 7:00 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Congestion , Construction , Driving  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the horizon  
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