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Important Lane Closures for Nov. 6-12, 2011
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From Dulles Metro:

I-66 West to Close at Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) Sunday through Wednesday Nights


Weather permitting, I-66 westbound at the Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) will be closed overnight Sunday, Nov. 6 and Wednesday, Nov. 9, between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., for Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project construction. These closures will affect drivers bound for destinations along I-66 west of Arlington.


For safety reasons, traffic cannot be allowed to flow under this construction work. Thru traffic will be detoured on to the Dulles Connector Road westbound, to Route 123 south, to I-495 south. Drivers can then rejoin I-66 from the beltway.


To avoid the closure, drivers bound for destinations inside the Capital Beltway may find alternate routes via other local westbound roads by exiting I-66 prior to the I-66/Dulles Connector Road split. For example, traffic bound for the Falls Church City/Broad Street and Idylwood areas can exit before the detour and use Route 29/Washington Street to connect with Broad Street (Route 7 west).


Overnight Lane Closures on the I-495 Capital Beltway Continue Next Week


Crews will continue the bridge construction over I-495 at the Route 123 intersection next week, weather permitting. Multiple lanes in either direction of the beltway may be closed in the overnight hours, though thru traffic will be permitted. Specific lane closures will be announced daily, and should be expected through the end of the year.


Overnight Closures at Leesburg Pike (Route 7) and Westpark Drive/Gosnell Road Intersection Resumes for Bridge Construction


The bridge span construction at the Route 7/Westpark Drive-Gosnell Road intersection is nearing completion. However, the middle of the intersection will need to be closed between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 through Thursday, Nov. 10, and from 10:30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11.


Thru traffic along both directions of Leesburg Pike (Route 7) will still be allowed.


For safety reasons, thru traffic on Westpark/Gosnell will not be allowed, and will be detoured by using Route 7 as follows:

  • Southbound Westpark Drive thru traffic and motorists wanting to turn left on to eastbound Leesburg Pike will need to turn right on to westbound Leesburg Pike, then U-turn at either Spring Hill Road or Tyco Road, and continue on eastbound Leesburg Pike towards Gosnell Road.
  • Northbound Gosnell Road thru traffic and motorists wanting to turn left on to westbound Leesburg Pike will need to turn right on to eastbound Leesburg Pike, pass under Route 123, turn left on International Drive, left on Chain Bridge Road (Route 123), then take the exit ramp to Route 7 to turn right on Westpark Drive.

Eastbound Tysons Boulevard to Close Monday through Wednesday Nights


The eastbound lanes of Tysons Boulevard will be closed between Chain Bridge Road (Route 123) and Galleria Drive Monday through Wednesday nights, Nov. 7-9, for overhead bridge, pier and station work near the future Tysons Central 123 station.


This also will require the closures of the turn lanes on to eastbound Tysons Boulevard from northbound Chain Bridge Road (Route 123), and northbound and southbound Galleria Drive. Generally, these lane closures will begin to be implemented at 9:30 p.m. each night, and will be lifted between 5 a.m. each following morning.


Detours around this closure will be in place. Please use extreme caution, pay attention to signage, and obey police direction if traveling around this intersection.


Ramp from Southbound Route 123 to Eastbound Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) to Close Sunday, Monday Nights


The on-ramp from southbound Dolley Madison Boulevard (Route 123) to the eastbound Dulles Connector Road (Route 267/to I-66 East) in McLean will close between 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 and Monday, Nov. 7.


To access the eastbound Connector Road, traffic will be directed to continue on southbound Route 123, turn left on Colshire Drive, right on Colshire Meadow Drive, right on Old Meadow Road, then right on to northbound Route 123 to the entrance ramp.


Nighttime Utility Work Scheduled along Eastbound Dulles Connector Road near Idylwood Road Overpass


Residents who live along sections of the Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) from Magarity Road to the West Falls Church station in the McLean/Falls Church area should be aware of overnight utility work planned for Monday and Tuesday nights next week.


The left thru lane of the eastbound Connector Road will be closed from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., for a 2,000-foot stretch west of the Idylwood Road overpass.


Every effort will be made to minimize the noise associated with this work. Police will be onsite for safety. All work is weather pending and subject to change.


Safety Alert: Flaggers on Trap Road, Magarity Road


Drivers who use Magarity Road in the McLean/Falls Church area, and Trap Road in the Vienna area, should be aware that flaggers will control thru traffic on those roads during the daytime next week. Flaggers will be on those roads Monday, Nov. 7 - Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Thursday, Nov. 10, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.


The flaggers on Magarity will be stationed under the Dulles Connector Road overpass, while those on Trap Road will be stationed at the bridge over the Dulles Toll Road/Dulles International Airport Access Highway.


Please be alert and use extreme caution when using these roads.


Veteran's Day Holiday


Unless listed otherwise, there will be no lane closures from noon Thursday, Nov. 10, until noon Monday, Nov. 14, in observance of the Veteran's Day holiday.

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