Road and rail weekend: stops on the ring road and I-66, metro stops

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Bridge work is scheduled for this weekend and will require full stops on a section of Interstate 495 through Tysons in Virginia. Here’s what you need to know for this weekend.

Bridge work is scheduled for this weekend and will require full stops on a section of Interstate 495 through Tysons in Virginia. The I-66 transformation project will also see overnight shutdowns as well as lane and ramp closures. Weekend work on the subway is back to include stops on four lines.

Here’s what you need to know for this weekend.

Road works

Virginia

There are still projects related to the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project underway that continue through the weekend. But we will start with a planned I-495 expressway project that will include overnight stops related to pedestrian bridge work.

This work is part of the Tysons/Old Meadow Road Bike/PED improvements to improve bike and pedestrian safety and connectivity in the Tysons area, which includes the construction of a pedestrian and bike bridge near the road 123 and I-495/Capital Beltway. The project is expected to be completed by the end of this summer.

Image with mapped location of the bridge courtesy. (Courtesy of VDOT)

On the I-495/Capital Beltway, general purpose lanes and the 495 express lanes will be closed overnight on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 to allow crews to place the new pedestrian bridge girder.

Lane closures will take place according to the following schedule:

Saturday evening April 23: The I-495 general purpose three lanes northbound left (inner loop) between Route 7 and Route 123 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., with full stops of up to 20 minutes each between midnight and 5 a.m. On the 495 northbound Express Lanes from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., the right lane will be closed between Route 7 and Westpark Drive, with full stops lasting up to 20 minutes each occurring between midnight and 5 a.m. h 00.

Below is a list of locations related to the I-66 Outside the Beltway project you should know about this weekend. For the latest road and traffic conditions, check the WTOP traffic page or listen to updates every 10 minutes online or live on 103.5 FM.

Peripheral

Ramps from I-495 to I-66: Friday, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Closed and diverted for bridge work.

I-66 East from Cedar Lane to I-495: Friday, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Three lanes closed for overhead bridge work with periodic full stops overnight.

Fairfax

I-66 west of Nutley Street to Vaden Drive: Friday, 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Three lanes closed for overhead gantry removal with periodic full stops overnight.

I-66 East from Blake Lane to Vaden Drive: Friday 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The left lane closed for barrier work.

I-66 East from Blake Lane to Nutley Street: Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Three left-hand lanes closed for paving.

I-66 in both directions between Route 123 and Route 50: Friday, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Closure of three lanes for work on the bridge and the noise barrier. Heading west, you will see periodic full stops overnight.

I-66 east from Monument Drive to Route 50: Friday, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Closure of three lanes for demolition of the bridge with periodic complete stops during the night.

Downtown

I-66 west of Stringfellow Road to Route 28: Friday and Saturday, from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. Two lanes will be closed for work on the flyover and moving traffic.

I-66 east to route 28: Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Closure of three lanes for the installation of overhead bridge girders. Between 10:30 p.m. and 5 a.m., eastbound I-66 will be closed and diverted to Route 28. Traffic will be directed to the exit to Route 28 North, proceed to the Westfields Boulevard West exit, stay at right to Route 28 South, then follow signs to I-66 East. The on-ramp from Route 28 North to I-66 East will remain open during this time.

Manassas

I-66 West at Compton Road Bridge: From Friday at 9 p.m. continuously until Monday 5 a.m. The left lane is closed for bridge work with two lanes closed from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings.

I-66 East from the Cub Run Bridge to Route 29 / Centerville: Saturday, 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Three left lanes will be closed for a change of traffic.

I-66 East between Route 234 Sudley Road and Manassas Rest Area: Friday, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Three lanes will be closed for bridge work with periodic full stops overnight.

Gainesville

I-66 between Route 234/Bypass Prince William Parkway and Route 29/Gainesville: Friday, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Three eastbound lanes will be closed for paving. Two westbound lanes closed.

Maryland

Prepare for a noticeable construction ramp-up for the ever-evolving Purple Line works between Prince George and Montgomery Counties. The Purple Line project successfully reached commercial and financial close on April 14, providing the necessary funding for Purple Line transportation partners and new design-build contractor, Maryland Transit Solutions, to resume full-scale construction activity. along the route this summer.

To stay up to date with all the changes and planned work, check out the Purple Line project website here.

As of this week, the State Highway Administration of the Maryland Department of Transportation began overnight milling and paving work along I-495/Capital Beltway near Suitland Parkway.

Map with paving project location. (Courtesy of MDOT SHA)

According to MDOT, crews will be paving and installing guardrails on the inner and outer loops between MD-4/Pennsylvania Avenue and Forestville Road, working overnight from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Friday until completed. of summer.

There will be multiple lane closures every night. For more information, see the project website.

In St. Mary’s County, a new resurfacing project continues along MD-4/Patuxent Beach Road between MD-235 and the Gov. Thomas Johnson. Several lanes are closed during off-peak hours and, weather permitting, continue through spring. Motorists can expect multiple lane closures, traffic changes and signage.

Maryland’s many other road projects and changes can still be found online.

CC

Work is underway for the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, South Capitol Street, and I-295/DC-295 Corridor projects. However, with the Nationals season underway, work on these projects will vary.

There are no scheduled closures along I-295/DC-295 and nearby local roads at the following times this weekend:

  • Friday, April 22: 5 p.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Saturday April 23: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday April 24: 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

If any of these events are cancelled, lane closures will occur during regular hours. For more on the current project and closures, see here.

The only closure of note during this time will be an overnight closure and a detour from South Capitol Street between Suitland Parkway and Firth Sterling between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.

For a full list of ramp and lane closures for this weekend when Nationals are not playing, see here. For more information and traffic advisories related to these projects, you can always watch online here.

Metro

After the long hiatus due to the Cherry Blossom Festival, Metro will resume weekend maintenance with scheduled shutdowns.

Due to structural repairs and rehabilitations, stops are scheduled on the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines between Stadium-Armory and Minnesota Avenue stations, and on the Red line between Silver Spring and Glenmont stations.

Metrorail will open at 7:00 a.m., close at 1:00 a.m. on Saturdays and at midnight on Sundays. Trains will serve 88 of the 91 stations, operating on the same frequencies as weekdays on all lines.

For an overview of the full weekend plan for service adjustments and a detailed train schedule here.

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