Headaches on the horizon
I promised a traveler today that I would provide some specifics about the National Park Service reconstruction project on Ohio Drive near the Lincoln Memorial, so let me start the nightly report with that.
This week, there are no lane closings scheduled during the daytime, but from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. tonight through Thursday night you might find Ohio Drive closed from 23rd Street and Independence Avenue to the ramp to Lincoln Memorial Circle. Also, Old Constitution Avenue may be closed from the ramp to Lincoln Memorial Circle to Rock Creek Parkway. There will be detour signs.
Beltway HOT lanes
As usual, there's a lot of work scheduled from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. along the western side of the Capital Beltway in Virginia. (A traveler said during my online chat today that there aren't enough signs warning drivers of such work ahead. Do you night owls find that to be true?)
-- At Little River Turnpike (Route 236), three right lanes on each loop of the Capital Beltway are scheduled to close for bridge work. After midnight, there may be full closings of each loop lasting less than half an hour.
-- Two right lanes on I-395 north at the Beltway will be closed for steel erection.
-- Two lanes will be closed on Chain Bridge Road (Route 123) north at the Beltway for sign work.
Dulles Metrorail project
Despite the project's name, the work is nowhere near Dulles Airport right now. From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., two left-turn lanes on Leesburg Pike (Route 7) west are scheduled to close at Westwood Center Drive in Tysons Corner for utility work.
I-95 north lanes closing
From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., three lanes are scheduled to close on I-95 north from the Route 1 on-ramp to the Pohick Road overpass. This is for paving. One lane will close at 9 p.m., followed by the second and third lane by 10:30 p.m. After midnight, expect occasional full closures lasting up to 15 minutes. This is for the Interstate widening project.
I-95 south lanes closing
From 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., two right lanes will be closed on I-95 south from the Backlick Road/Fullerton Road exit (167) to just south of the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 7100) exit (166) for barrier placement. The second lane will not be closed until 10:30 p.m. This is a ramp-widening project near Fort Belvoir.
Drivers may find the shoulders closed on the Beltway as crews work on the Kenilworth Avenue (MD 201) bridge above. There may be temporary lane closings on both Kenilworth and the Beltway.
May 3, 2010; 6:30 PM ET
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