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Headaches on the horizon

The Virginians are busy again Thursday night along the Capital Beltway and down I-95. Here are the construction plans that may slow your late night and early morning travels.

Beltway HOT lanes
This work is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.
-- The inner loop will close at Exit 169 B/A (Route 644) for steel beam erection. Through traffic will be directed to take Exit 170, to I-395 north to Exit 2B (Edsall Road west), stay to the right following signs for I-395 south and take Exit 1C to I-495 north (inner loop).
-- Three right lanes and the collector distributor road of I-495 south at Braddock Road (Route 620) will close for bridge demolition preparation.
-- A single right lane of Gallows Road (Route 650) north and south at the Beltway will close for overhang removal.
-- Two left lanes of Chain Bridge Road (Route 123) south at the Beltway will close for overhang removal.

I-95 widening
Two right lanes of I-95 north between Gordon Boulevard (Route 123) and Lorton Road (Route 642) will close for bridge joint repair from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Dulles Metrorail
-- A right lane will close on Gosnell Road south at Leesburg Pike (Route 7) for utility work.
-- A right turn lane and the right lane of Dolley Madison Boulevard (Route 123) south will close between Scotts Crossing Road and Capital One Drive for utility work.

Ohio Drive
From 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. you may 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. (Old Constitution is the roadway just south of Constitution Avenue where it meets the Roosevelt Bridge.)

Maryland 201/Beltway
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.

Metrorail
Red Line: From 10 p.m. till the midnight closing, riders between Medical Center and Friendship Heights should add at least half an hour to their normal travel times. Workers are replacing old rail fasteners to stabilize the tracks.
Blue/Orange lines: After 10 p.m., add at least 20 minutes to travel time between Federal Center and Eastern Market. Workers are upgrading track circuits.
Yellow Line: After 11 p.m., add at least 20 minutes to travel time between Pentagon City and L'Enfant Plaza. Workers are replacing rail fasteners.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 6, 2010; 8:12 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the horizon  
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