Monday, February 18, 2013
Check out this construction info before hitting the road this week.
Weather permitting, road crews will be closing lanes on the Dulles Toll Road for electric work, a pedestrian bridge and other major construction. Here is the latest road closure information from Virginia Megaprojects. More information is always available at www.vamegaprojects.com. Click here for a map-based version of this road closure information. You can always to go to mclean.patch.com/commute to see current traffic congestion on an interactive map and look for the least expensive gas in our area. According to Virginia Megaprojects: Closures from Sunday through Thursday nights are between 9:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. Friday and Saturday night road closure work is scheduled between 9:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. EXPRESS LANES WORK (Nights)
Monday, January 7, 2013
Westbound I-66 lanes will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. between Dulles Connector Road, Leesburg Pike through Saturday.
All westbound lanes on I-66 between the Dulles Connector Road and Leesburg Pike will shut down this week as crews perform work related to Dulles Corridor Metrorail construction. Starting Monday, the lanes between Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) and Leesburg Pike (Route 7) will close from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. so crews can work on overhead bridges crossing those roadways, Virginia Megaprojects said in a news release. Drivers should take the following detour: Exit to Rt. 267 W (exit 67, Dulles Connector Road) and exit at Rt. 123 south (exit 19A, Dolly Madison Boulevard). Follow signs to I-495 south and take Exit 49 to rejoin I-66 west.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
High occupancy toll lanes were originally scheduled to open in December.
Local commuters could be getting to work faster even sooner than originally thought. The I-495 Express Lanes could open as early as Nov. 17, the Virginia Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. The high occupancy toll lanes were originally scheduled to open in December. The 14-mile stretch of highway-within-a-highway allows commuters to pay a toll (or carpool and avoid the toll) to use express lanes between the Springfield interchange and just north of the Dulles Toll Road. Commuters will need an E-ZPass to pay tolls, or they will need an E-ZPass Flex to use while carpooling with at least three people in their vehicle. “Dynamic pricing based on real-time traffic conditions manages the demand for the lanes, keeping the Express …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Landscaping is set to begin in Spring 2013.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is beginning to formulate a $5 million landscaping plan that will restore about 500 acres that were cleared of trees as the construction of the I-495 Express Lanes Project nears completion. The plan covers the entire 14-mile Express Lanes Project corridor from Springfield to just north of the Dulles Toll Road in McLean. For McLean residents in particular, the expansion of the Lewinsville Bridge over 495 deforested a large number of trees within the McLean Hamlet and Timberly Lane neighborhoods. Hillsides flanking 495 were cleared of trees so that the Beltway could be widened to accommodate the new Express Lanes built down the middle of 495. According to Virginia Megaprojects officials, …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Overnight closings for Tysons Corner and McLean.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Here are this week's major traffic tangles in and around McLean and Tysons Corne. This information is published from public e-mail alerts issued by Dulles Metro Rail and Virginia Megaprojects.
Monday, March 12, 2012
What you need to know to avoid gridlock this week.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Your commute may be inevitable, but getting stuck in traffic doesn't have to be. Virginia Megaprojects has announced that the following roads in McLean will be closed between 9:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. because of the Dulles metrorail construction project. The following closures in McLean are schedule for the Interstate 495 express lanes project. A map of this week's scheduled closures in Northern Virginia is available on the Virginia Megaprojects website.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Tyson's Traffic Turmoil Ahead
Total Closures I-495 Capital Beltway, Dulles Toll Road Thru Tysons Corner, Up to 30 minute Delays TEMPORARY TOTAL CLOSURES of up to 30 minutes on I-495 north and south from George Washington Parkway to Georgetown Pike and at Arlington Blvd., I-495 north at Lee Highway overpass, on I-495 south at Leesburg Pike, Oak St. and from Wakefield Park pedestrian bridge to Heming Avenue underpass. FULL ROAD CLOSURES of the Dulles Toll Road west at I-495, Dulles International Airport Access Highway east and west at I-495, and Lee Highway north or south at I-495. Overnight Lane Closures on the I-495 Capital Beltway Continue Next Week Silver Line bridge construction over I-495 at the Route 123 intersection continues this week. Multiple lanes in …
Monday, September 19, 2011
McLean Traffic Tangles This Week
TEMPORARY TOTAL CLOSURES throughout the week of up to 30 minutes overnight on I-495 north and south from Old Dominion Drive to Lee Highway overpass and at Little River Turnpike, on I-495 north at Gallows Road, on I-66 east and west from Route 7 to Nutley Street, on Chain Bridge Road north and south at I-495 and on Lee Highway north at I-495. EXTENDED DAYTIME CLOSURE HOURS on Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16 from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., a single right lane of I-495 south at Exit 47, Leesburg Pike (Route 7) will close for sound wall work. Bridge Construction Continues over Westpark Drive/Gosnell Road at Leesburg Pike (Route 7); Multiple Overnight Closures and Detours Required Weather permitting, these closures will be in place from…
Saturday, August 20, 2011
The new bridge is part of the ongoing HOT lanes 'megaproject.'
The new longer, wider Lewinsville Road Bridge in McLean will open for traffic on Monday morning. The old bridge, which was replaced as part of the ongoing HOT lanes project, is slated for demolition later this fall. Community members, project partners and elected officials turned out for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning. The new bridge is longer than the old bridge because it will span both the northbound and southbound lanes of the Capital Beltway, as well as the High Occupancy Travel lane, which is still under construction. The new bridge was built wider than its predecessor to accommodate foot and bike traffic. The HOT Lanes project, which will add four extra travel lanes through the center of a section of Interstate 495 in …