Headaches on the horizon
No more than a passing shower is likely to bother travelers Monday night, says the Capital Weather Gang. But that means plenty of work zones will be set up across the D.C. region.
Beltway HOT lanes
These closings are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Monday through 5 a.m. Tuesday. See an overview of the spring-summer work.
-- I-495 west (inner loop) will close at Exit 169 B/A (Route 644) for steel beam erection.
-- Three left lanes of I-495 north at I-66 will close for steel beam erection.
-- Three lanes of I-495 south at Gallows Road (Route 650) will close for bridge demolition. Expect full roadway closures up to 30 minutes after midnight.
If the weather allows, this will be a very busy night for the project. These closings also are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. through 5 a.m. See an overview of the spring-summer work.
-- A single left lane of Dolley Madison Boulevard. (Route 123) north between Old Meadow Road to Anderson Road will close for utility work.
-- A single left lane of I-66 east and west from Great Falls Street to the Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) will close for crane movement.
-- A single left turn lane from Leesburg Pike (Route 7) east to Westpark Drive will close for paving.
-- A single left turn lane from Leesburg Pike (Route 7) west to Gosnell Road will close for pole removal.
-- Two right turn lanes from Chain Bridge Road (Route 123) south to Tysons Boulevard will close for paving. (Traffic will be directed to continue south, make a right onto International Drive make a right onto Galleria Drive and follow signs for Tysons Boulevard.)
-- A single left lane of Chain Bridge Road (Route 123) from Dulles Toll Road (Route 267) to Scotts Crossing will close for utility work.
The Maryland State Highway Administration is resurfacing 4.6 miles of the Beltway's outer loop between Branch Avenue and D'Arcy Road. The project also includes a half-mile of Pennsylvania Avenue between the Beltway and Old Marlboro Pike/Westphalia Road and the exit ramp from Forestville Road to the outer loop.
Watch for single lane closings on the Beltway from 8 to 9 p.m. and then double lane closings from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night through Thursday. On Pennsylvania Avenue, watch for double lane closings from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night through Thursday.
Metrorail late-night delays
Riders on most lines will encounter late-night delays through Thursday night. Riders who use Farragut North Station, note that Metro plans to work on the platform ceiling problem near the L Street entrance. See posting about what's up on the Red Line.
Red Line: Add at least half an hour to travel time between Rhode Island Avenue and Fort Totten after 10 p.m. Workers will be strengthening the surface underneath the tracks. Every other Red Line train toward Glenmont will terminate at Rhode Island Avenue and head back toward Shady Grove.
Add at least half an hour to a trip between Farragut North and Judiciary Square after 10 p.m. Workers are scheduled to repair the ceiling at Farragut North where structural problems were discovered in December.
Blue Line: Add at least half an hour to travel time between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road after 9:30 p.m. Workers will be replacing concrete slabs under the rails
Blue and Yellow Lines: Add at least half an hour to travel time between Braddock Road and Pentagon City after 11 p.m. Workers will be replacing old rail fasteners. All Yellow Line trains will terminate at Mount Vernon Square.
Green Line: Add at least 20 minutes to travel time between Greenbelt and College Park after 8 p.m. Workers will be welding rail.
May 24, 2010; 7:00 PM ET
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