Here's this week's list of traffic traumas occasioned by the simultaneous construction of the rail line to Dulles and the HOT Lanes through McLean and Tysons Corner. Pack the patience.
Dulles Connector Rd. (Route 267) west at I-495 - Road closed Monday - Friday nights for bridge painting. Traffic will be directed to take I-495 north to Exit 44, Georgetown Pike (Route 193) west, stay to the left, follow signs to I-495 south and take Exit 45A, Dulles Connector Rd. (Route 267) west
Full Closure of Eastbound Dulles Toll Road (Route 267) on Thursday and Friday
Dulles Corridor Metrorail construction will implement a full closure of eastbound Dulles Toll Road (Route 267) near Trap Road and Route 7 on Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27. These closures are necessary to complete the last stretch of the aerial guideway (flyover bridge) that crosses both highways. Traffic is not allowed to flow under active construction for public safety reasons.
All lanes of Route 267 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Thursday and from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Friday. The rightmost lane of the Dulles International Airport Access Highway (DIAAH) will also be closed during this time. The ramp to eastbound Leesburg Pike (Route 7) will remain open, but the ramp to westbound Route 7 will be closed.
DETOUR: Traffic will taper down to a single lane and be diverted onto the eastbound DIAAH just west of Route 7. From the DIAAH, motorists will continue east to access I-495 or I-66. Toll Road motorists going to westbound Leesburg Pike (Route 7) or Spring Hill Road will need to exit onto eastbound Route 7. No Route 267 eastbound traffic will be allowed to travel past the eastbound Route 7.
Overnight Closures of Eastbound Dulles Toll Road Lanes and Ramp from Route 7 to Continue; Expect Change in Lane Closures to Occur Wednesday Night
Dulles Corridor Metrorail construction will continue implement lane closures on the eastbound Dulles Toll Road (Route 267) overnights this week. These closures are necessary to complete the last stretch of the aerial guideway (flyover bridge) that crosses both highways. Traffic is not allowed to flow under active construction for public safety reasons.
The right three lanes of Route 267 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly from Sunday, April 22 through Tuesday, April 24. In addition, the ramp from eastbound Leesburg Pike (Route 7) onto eastbound Route 267 will be closed during this time.
Motorists traveling on eastbound Route 7 who wish to access the eastbound Toll Road will want to take a U-turn at Tyco Road and utilize the ramp onto the Toll Road from westbound Route 7. The ramps coming off of the eastbound Toll Road onto east and westbound Route 7 will remain open.
Beginning Tuesday, April 24 through Friday, April 27, the left three lanes of Route 267 will be closed overnight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., and the ramp from eastbound Route 7 onto eastbound Route 267 will remain open.
I-495 north just after Old Dominion Dr. overpass – Three lanes closed Friday and Saturday night for bridge joint work. Expect intermittent full road closures of up to 30 minutes after midnight.
Overnight Lane Closures Near Capital One Entrance Monday Through Friday
Crews will be working on storm drainage across southbound Dolley Madison Boulevard (Route 123), which will require closing thru lanes overnights Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 27.
Daily Closing of Right Lane of Southbound Dolley Madison Boulevard (Route 123). This is causing long backups in the morning and early afternoon for motorists trying to get from McLean to Tysons Corner. Give yourself an extra 10 minutes.
Capital One Entrance to Remain Closed Overnights Friday and Saturday
The main entrance of the Capital One campus in McLean will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Sunday, April 22 through Saturday, April 27 for utility work. To access the Capital One campus, use the alternate entrance via Scotts Crossing Road.
This entrance also will be closed over several weekends as crews continue work at that intersection.
Daytime Lane Closures on Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) to Continue into Late Summer
Construction activities on eastbound Route 267 will continue into late summer as crews complete work on the retaining walls and begin construction of a new shoulder area between the rail and road. Expect to see intermittent delays on this route due to daily lane closures and look for alternate routes if possible.
Pile Driving to Begin at Tysons West Station
Crews have begun construction of the foundations for the pedestrian pavilions for each of the Tysons Corner Metrorail Stations. Pile driving has finished at the south pavilion of Tysons Central 7 and will move to the south side of Tysons West, near Spring Hill Road, near the beginning of the week.
Pile driving can generate significant noise. The activity drives steel piles into the soil to build foundations for pavilion structures. The pile driving will be performed between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. on weekdays and the occasional Saturday.