Weekly compilation of traffic detours and headaches caused by the twin construction of the Silver Line and the HOT Lanes through Tysons Corner.
Bridge Construction in Median of Leesburg Pike (Route 7) Closes Tyco Road/Westwood Center Drive Overnights Next Week
Bridge construction continues in the median of Leesburg Pike (Route 7) and over major Tysons Corner intersections. The large, blue-and-yellow truss building this guideway moved through the Tysons West Station and now is over the intersection of Tyco Road/Westwood Center Drive.
This requires the middle of the intersection to be closed between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 through Friday, Jan. 20. Thru traffic along both directions of Leesburg Pike (Route 7) still will be allowed, but thru traffic on Spring Hill Road will not be allowed, and will be detoured by using Route 7 as follows:
- Southbound Tyco Road 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 Jarrett Valley Drive, and continue on eastbound Leesburg Pike toward Westwood Center Drive. As a courtesy to the neighborhood, please avoid turning into Jarrett Valley Drive and using private property as your turnaround.
- Northbound Westwood Center Drive thru traffic and motorists wanting to turn left on to westbound Leesburg Pike will need to turn right on to eastbound Leesburg Pike, U-turn at Spring Hill Road, and continue on westbound Route 7 to access Tyco Road.
Drivers should expect approximately 10- to 15-minute travel delays if traveling through this area during these closures, which are expected to last through the end of the year.
Westpark Drive/Gosnell Road Intersection Also to Close at Route 7 for Bridge Construction
Bridge crews also will close the Westpark Drive/Gosnell Road intersection at Route 7 next week. On those nights, the middle of the intersection will be closed between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., in a similar manner as the closure listed above. Thru traffic will be directed 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 Spring Hill Road, and continue on eastbound Leesburg Pike toward Spring Hill 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, then U-turn at International Drive on to westbound Route 7.
Right Lane of Southbound Route 123, Ramp to Northbound I-495 to Close Overnights
Southbound Route 123 in Tysons Corner will be closed between Capital One Drive and the east side of I-495 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16 to Friday, Jan. 20 for overhead bridge construction.
In addition, the on-ramp from southbound Route 123 to northbound I-495 also will be closed on those nights from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. To access I-495 North, traffic will be detoured to continue on southbound Route 123, right on International Drive, right on Galleria Drive, right on Tysons Boulevard, then left on to northbound Route 123 to the second exit on to northbound I-495.
Eastbound Tysons Boulevard to Close Sunday through Friday Nights
The eastbound lanes of Tysons Boulevard will be closed between Chain Bridge Road (Route 123) and Galleria Drive Sunday through Friday nights, Jan. 15-21, 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.
I-495 north or south at Lewinsville Rd. overpass - Three lanes closed Monday - Saturday nights for demolition of the overhead bridge. Expect intermittent full road closures of up to 30 minutes after midnight.
Lewinsville Rd. east or west from Timberly Ln. Scotts Run Rd. - Road closed Monday - Thursday nights for sidewalk demolition. Traffic will be directed by flagger.
Dulles Connector Rd. (Route 267) west to I-495 north - Ramp closed Wednesday - Saturday nights for bridge demolition. Prior to work zone, traffic will be directed to take Exit 19A, Chain Bridge Rd. (Route 123) south and follow signs to I-495 north.
Dulles Connector Rd. (Route 267) east to I-495 north - Ramp closed Monday - Saturday nights for bridge demolition. Traffic will be directed to take I-495 south to Exit 46B, Chain Bridge Rd. (Route 123) north, stay to the right and follow signs to I-495 north.
I-495 south at Exit 46A, Chain Bridge Rd. (Route 123) south - Ramp closed Monday night for bridge work. Traffic will be directed to continue south to Exit 47A, Leesburg Pike (Route 7) west, make a right on International Dr. north, and follow signs to Chain Bridge Rd. (Route 123).
Chain Bridge Rd. (Route 123) north or south at I-495 - Two lanes closed Monday - Thursday nights for bridge work.