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Headaches on the horizon

Scattered showers and some spotty fog may be your worst travel headaches overnight, according to the Capital Weather Gang. This may also interfere with road work scheduled for Tuesday night. Let's look at how things stand with the high-impact projects.

Beltway HOT lanes
-- Twelve interchanges along the western side of the Capital Beltway from the Springfield Interchange to just north of the Dulles Toll Road are under reconstruction until the end of 2012.
-- Two lanes of Arlington Boulevard (Route 50) are closed in each direction under the Beltway for bridge construction.
-- The Oak Street bridge at the Beltway is closed for demolition. All traffic has been detoured to Idylwood Road.
-- All Gallows Road traffic has been shifted at the Beltway for bridge construction.
-- All Braddock Road traffic has been shifted for bridge construction. Pedestrians on Braddock Road can use Fairfax Connector Route 306 or Metrobus Routes 17A, 17G or 17M across the Braddock Road bridge.

Dulles Metrorail construction
-- Expect daytime delays in the Tysons Corner area along the Dulles Connector Road (Route 267), Leesburg Pike (Route 7), Dolley Madison Boulevard (Route 123), and the service roads.
-- No left turns from Route 123 north to Tysons Boulevard.
-- No left turns from the Route 123 south ramp to Route 7 east. Use International Drive.
-- The right lane of southbound Dolley Madison Boulevard is closed through August 2011.

I-95 widening
-- Two northbound lanes will close nightly through mid-June between Route 1 and the Fairfax County Parkway.
-- Expect full intermittent road closures up to 15 minutes after midnight Sundays through Thursdays.

Fairfax County Parkway extension
I-95 Exit 166B and the Fullerton Road intersection at the Fairfax County Parkway are closed through this fall.

Intercounty Connector
I-95 may close for 15 minute intervals through the work zone from midnight to 5 a.m. Sundays through Thursdays.

Ohio Drive
There is some daytime work this week. Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., watch for temporary lane closings between Rock Creek Parkway/Old Constitution Avenue and 23rd Street.

From 7 p.m. through 5:30 a.m. through Thursday, Ohio Drive will be closed between the intersection of 23rd Street and Independence Avenue and the ramp to Lincoln Memorial Circle. Old Constitution Avenue, which is just south of the Roosevelt Bridge, will be closed from the ramp to Lincoln Memorial Circle to Rock Creek Parkway. Follow detour signs.

Alexandria Metrobuses
This week, Metrobuses that normally serve the Landmark Mall parking lot in Alexandria are bypassing the mall and detouring to Duke Street to get around construction. The buses are scheduled to be back at the mall parking lot Saturday, after the construction is done.

The platform extension has opened, and the temporary wooden platform has been dismantled. Passengers will get on and off MARC trains through the old entrance. Passengers on trains 534 and 538 from Washington should listen to train crew instructions for getting off, because these two trains are seven cars long, and will still not be able to open all doors at BWI Station.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 11, 2010; 7:00 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the horizon  
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