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Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 07/26/2011

So THAT’S what that house on the Beltway is


A home that juts out from the sound barrier at the Gallows Road on-ramp to the Beltway is no longer a residence, just offices for VDOT. (KATHERINE FREY/THE WASHINGTON POST)
Who among the millions of Virginia Beltway drivers among us hasn’t wondered about that house sticking through the sound wall near the Gallows Road exit in Annandale? What must the morning coffee be like in there? “Can you pass the...RRROOOOOMMM... sug...RROOOOOAARR...”

Well, Tysons Corner Bureau Chief Kafia Hosh has investigated, and found that no one lives in that house on Luttrell Road. The Virginia Department of Transportation had to buy it, and seven others on the block, to create a new on-ramp for the new HOT lanes. Now VDOT engineers sit in there and test concrete. And ear plugs.

Here are the full details from Kafia’s investigation.


The view from inside the house on the Beltway, where documentation engineer Bemen Amin now works. His body must be vibrating by lunchtime. (KATHERINE FREY/THE WASHINGTON POST)

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Categories:  Annandale | Tags:  Beltway house, Virginia

 
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