Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The sound wall will be constructed in the Scotts Run community in McLean.
A new sound wall will be constructed in McLean’s Scotts Run community to protect against noise from the beltway, Del. Barbara Comstock announced this week. Comstock, R-McLean, said the section is located between Lewinsville Road and Georgetown Pike. The gap in the sound wall has left homeowners living on Scotts Run, Helga Place and Saigon Road with a considerable amount of traffic noise from the Capital Beltway, according to Comstock’s office. The Virginia Department of Transportation announced that the bidding closed on March 27, with an estimated construction cost of $3 million. The contract will now be sent to the Commonwealth Transportation Board for approval before construction can begin on the section. When completed, the sound wall…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
A ramp connecting I-66 to I-495 will close on Friday, Oct. 12.
Depending on the way you get to work, your morning commute may be getting a little bit longer starting in a few weeks. The HOV ramp connecting the eastbound lanes of Interstate 66 to the Capital Beltway will close following morning rush hour on Friday, Oct. 12 and re-open later this year as an Express Lanes ramp. A spokesman for Virginia Megaprojects explained in a press statement, "HOV-drivers affected by this new traffic pattern are urged to follow highway message signs that will be in place along I-66, approaching I-495. Drivers should expect additional delays in this area for several weeks, and should allow extra time in their commutes." For details about the Express Lanes, how they work and when they are planned to open for drivers, …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
McLean/Tysons Corner traffic alert
Here are the major road closings in the McLean/Tysons Corner area brought to you by the simultaneous construction of the new Metro Silver Line and the Express lanes. The information below is taken from public notices published weekly by the Dulles Metrorail Project and Virginia Megaprojects.
Monday, June 25, 2012
McLean/Tysons Corner Traffic Challenges
This week's traffic dramas in McLean and Tysons Corner are brought to you by the simultaneous construction of the HOT Lanes and the Metro construction. Overnight Closures of Eastbound Dulles International Airport Access Highway (DIAAH) Dulles Corridor Metrorail construction will close the eastbound Dulles International Airport Access Highway (DIAAH) overnights next week. These closures are necessary to complete work on the aerial guideway (flyover bridge) that crosses over the DIAAH and the Dulles Toll Road. Traffic is not allowed to flow under active construction for public safety reasons. Overnight crews will implement a full closure of the eastbound DIAAH from Centreville Road (Route 657) to the merge past the main toll plaza from …
Monday, May 7, 2012
This Week's Traffic Traumas
Here's a list of this week's traffic dramas in Tysons Corner and McLean brought to you by the twin construction of the Metro and the new toll express (formerly known as HOT) lanes down the middle of the Capital Beltway through Tysons Corner. I-495 north just after Old Dominion Dr. overpass – Three lanes closed Friday and Saturday nights for bridge joint work. Expect intermittent full road closures of up to 30 minutes after midnight. Leesburg Pike (Route 7) east at I-495 - Three right lanes closed Tuesday night for sign work. Expect intermittent full road closures of up to 30 minutes after midnight. I-495 north and south from Exit 50, Arlington Blvd. (Route 50) to Exit 46, Chain Bridge Rd. (Route 123) - Three lanes closed Sunday - …
Friday, May 4, 2012
New lanes to open Saturday
The Virginia Department of Transportation sent along this good news/bad news note: The Virginia Department of Transportation will restore the fourth lane along I-495 north at I-66 and open a new fifth lane from I-66 east onto I-495 north extending to Exit 47, Leesburg Pike (Route 7) by 8a.m. Saturday, May 5. Opening these lanes ahead of schedule, the 495 Express Lanes Project will have all lanes in their final alignment delivering improved traffic flow through this area. To prepare for this work, crews will close three right lanes on I-495 north starting tonight, at 9:30 p.m. until 8 a.m., Saturday, May 5. Motorists should expect the I-495 north to Exit 47, Route 7 east and west to be closed with traffic directed to continue on I-495 north…
Monday, April 2, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
Good Morning McLean, 1940 Census Released Today. Portrait America ending the Depression and on the eve of World War II. Route 7 Pedestrian Bridges. Construction starts today to get passengers to the trains. Traffic Alert. Up to 30 minute full closures of the Beltway and both Dulles airport roads this week. Sign up the McLean Patch newsletter and McLean news is there for you each morning.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Up to 30 minute Beltway Closing in McLean
Here's a list of this week's traffic challenges brought to you by the simultaneous construction of the new Silver Line and the express (aka HOT) lanes through Tysons Corner and McLean. Temporary Full Closures of Eastbound Leesburg Pike (Route 7) Overnight Friday, March 23 Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project construction will cause full intermittent closures of Route 7 in Tysons Corner overnight Friday, March 23 due to a shift of the eastbound thru lanes on Route 7 between Marshalls Drive and Chain Bridge Road (Route 123). The lanes will be shifted to the left by approximately 30 feet. The temporary lane shift is expected to be implemented in the overnight hours as follows: 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. - Left and center thru lanes closed between …
Monday, March 5, 2012
Up to 30 minute closings of the Beltway in two locations this week
Update: Monday night closings have been cancelled. Here is this week's list of traffic tangles brought to you by the simultaneous construction of the new subway line to Reston and the express (aka HOT) lanes through the McLean-Tysons Corner area. Dulles International Airport Access Hwy. west at I-495 - Road close Monday-Thursday nights for bridge overhang work. Traffic will be directed to use the Dulles Connector Rd. (Route 267) west. Motorists will not be tolled. I-495 north from Chain Bridge Rd. (Route 123) to Dulles Connector Rd. (Route 267) - Three lanes closed Tuesday night for overhead sign installation. Expect intermittent full road closures of up to 30 minutes after midnight. I-495 north to Exit 47A and B, Leesburg Pike (Route 7) …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Important Lane Closures for Feb. 27 - March 3
Here's a list of this week's traffic challenges brought to you by the simultaneous construction of the new Silver Line and the express (aka HOT) lanes through Tysons Corner and McLean. I-495 north and south from Idylwood Rd. overpass to Exit 50, Arlington Blvd. (Route 50) - Three lanes closed Monday - Saturday nights for bridge work. Expect intermittent full road closures of up to 30 minutes after midnight. I-495 south from Exit 50, Arlington Blvd. (Route 50) to Exit 51, Gallows Rd. (Route 650) - Three left lanes closed Thursday and Friday nights for overhead sign work. Expect intermittent full road closures of up to 30 minutes after midnight. Leesburg Pike (Route 7) east to I-66 west - Ramp closed intermittently for up to 30 minutes after…