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Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Night lane closings on Dulles Toll Road this week

Travel on the eastbound Dulles Toll Road has been disrupted by construction for months, most spectacularly by the lane configuration at the Capital Beltway for the high-occupancy toll lanes project. But work farther west on the Dulles Metrorail project also has an impact, and drivers will encounter that each night through Friday.

Travel on both the toll road and the toll-free airport access highway in the middle of the toll road will be affected by lane closings and shifts in the normal traffic pattern near Route 7 in Tysons Corner. The lanes will be reopened by 5 a.m. each morning.

During those hours, crews will be working on a large concrete structure that will straddle two piers on either side of the eastbound airport access road. The exit to Route 7 will remain open through the night.

Similar closings and detours will occur through July when crews must work on the rail bridge over the roadway.

This is the pattern for tonight:

7 p.m. The left lane of the westbound airport access highway will close.

7:30 p.m. The right lane of the eastbound access highway will close.

8 p.m. All eastbound traffic on the access highway will be diverted onto a single westbound lane, so what is normally the westbound side of the access highway will be carrying two-way traffic overnight.

9 p.m. The three left lanes of the eastbound toll road will be closed and all traffic will be diverted to the right lane.

10 p.m. All eastbound Dulles Toll Road traffic will be diverted onto the eastbound access highway.

This is the pattern for Thursday and Friday nights, when the schedule affects only the airport access highway:

7 p.m. The left lane of the westbound access highway will close.

7:30 p.m. The right lane of the eastbound access highway will close.

8 p.m. All eastbound traffic on the access highway will be diverted onto a single westbound lane, so what is normally the westbound side of the access highway will be carrying two-way traffic.

By  |  08:43 AM ET, 06/22/2011

Categories:  Construction, Northern Virginia

 
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