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Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Lane closings across D.C. region

Despite the prospects for light rain Wednesday, road work is scheduled to continue. Here are some updates on projects in the District, Maryland and Virginia.

Beach Drive

Crews are scheduled to work on trees in Rock Creek Park at midday Wednesday through Friday. Beach Drive will be closed to traffic from Broad Branch Road to Joyce Road NW between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day.


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The National Park Service suggested several alternative routes: Take Beach Drive to 16th Street via Joyce Road or Morrow Drive, or take Military Road to Glover Road back to Beach Drive.

Beltway/New Hampshire Avenue

The Maryland State Highway Administration has begun a bridge deck replacement project on the ramp from northbound New Hampshire Avenue to the outer loop of the Capital Beltway.

This affects both ramp traffic and Beltway traffic. Tuesday night, lane closings on the inner loop backed up traffic past the Northwest Branch Bridge, scene of another bridge rehabilitation project.

Single and double lane closings may occur from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights.

On the outer loop, single, double, and triple lane closings may occur during those same times.

Meanwhile, the traffic on the northbound ramp is going to be detoured through mid-summer. Drivers on New Hampshire Avenue who want to reach the outer loop will first take the inner loop through the College Park Park and Ride Lot, and then get onto the outer loop (westbound I-495). That will probably add at least 15 minutes to normal travel times.

Silver Line in Tysons

The Dulles Silver Line project is working on storm drainage across southbound Dolley Madison Boulevard (Route 123), which will require overnight lane closings through Friday.

From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. each night through Thursday, the right through lane is scheduled to close between Scotts Crossing Road and Capital One Drive. From 1 a.m. to 5 a.m., the left and center lanes are scheduled to close.

From 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. overnight Friday, the right lane is scheduled to close between Scotts Crossing Road and Capital One Drive. From 3 to 7 a.m. Saturday, the left and center lanes will be closed.

On the other side of Tysons Corner, overnight lane closings will continue on the eastbound Dulles Toll Road (Route 267). Workers are finishing the last section of the flyover bridge above the highway.

The right three lanes of Route 267 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night through Friday. The ramp from eastbound Leesburg Pike (Route 7) onto eastbound Route 267 will be closed during the same time.

By  |  09:44 AM ET, 04/18/2012

Categories:  Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Silver Line

 
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