Gmx Pharm

My WordPress Blog

Weekend Road & Rail: Planned stops on I-66, bridge work on I-95; multiple DC events, plus Metro Shutdown – WTOP | Gmx Pharm

Full stops are planned at three locations during ongoing work on Interstate 66. A new bridge rehabilitation project is underway on Interstate 95 in Maryland. And several events are planned in DC on Sunday. It is now only the second week of the Metro fall shutdown.

Here are a few things to watch out for this weekend.



Road construction

Virginia

The changes to I-66 related to the Transform 66 project outside of the Beltway project continue with work scheduled through this weekend. This week, traffic on I-66 West and Gallows Road was halted completely overnight for the installation of bridge trusses, which is expected to continue overnight through Saturday.

The following work takes place to Saturday 17 September.

I-66 West from I-495 to Gallows Road

  • Three lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m
  • Motorists must reckon with regular interruptions overnight.
  • All lanes will be reopened at 5 a.m

Access from I-495 South to I-66 West

  • One lane closed from 10pm to 5am
  • All lanes will be reopened at 5 a.m

Ramp from 495 Express Lanes South to I-66 West

  • The ramp is closed from 10pm to 5am
  • The ramp will reopen at 5am
CLICK MAP TO ENLARGE: Gallows Road bridge work location. (Courtesy of the VDOT)

Also planned for this weekend via VDOT:

  • Beginning at 10:00 p.m. on September 16th, continuing until 05:00 a.m. on September 19th, the ramp from Route 50 East to I-66 West will be closed to crews to implement a change in traffic pattern and open the new permanent ramp. (Careful)

Ramps from I-66 West to Route 29 (Lee Highway) North and South Gainesville
Friday 16 September and Saturday 17 September: 10:30 p.m. to 4:00 a.m

  • Ramps will be closed and diverted both nights for paving: The Route 29 North and South Gainesville ramps to I-66 East will be closed and diverted both nights.

Access from I-66 West to the Route 234 Bypass (Prince William Parkway)
Friday 16 September and Saturday 17 September: 10:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m

  • The ramp will be closed and diverted both evenings for paving and patrolling.

I-66 West from Route 29 Centerville to Groveton Road
Friday, September 16: 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m

  • Two lanes will be closed due to paving and sign installation.

I-66 East from Route 234 Bypass to Route 29 Centerville
Friday 16 Sept: 8pm to 5am

  • Two lanes will be closed for paving work.

Ramps from I-66 West to Route 234 Business (Sudley Road) North and South
Friday, Sept. 16: 10:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m

  • The ramps will be closed and diverted for paving and drainage inspections.

Take I-66 East to Route 234 Business North and South
Friday 16 September and Saturday 17 September: 10 p.m. to 4 a.m

  • The ramp will be closed on both evenings due to paving work.

I-66 West from Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) to Route 28
Friday, September 16: 9:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m

  • Two lanes will be closed for bridge work.

I-66 East from Route 28 to Route 286
Friday, September 16: 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m

  • Three lanes will be closed for bridge work with regular overnight breaks.

I-66 West from Route 608 (West Ox Road) to Stringfellow Road
Friday, September 16: 9:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m

  • Two lanes will be closed due to a shift in traffic.

I-66 East from Route 608 to Route 50
Friday, September 16: 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m

  • Three lanes will be closed for bridge work with regular overnight breaks.

I-66 East and West between Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) and I-495
Friday, September 16: 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m

  • Two lanes will be closed for milling and paving work.

I-66 East from Blake Lane to Nutley Street
Friday 16 September and Saturday 17 September: 9pm to 5am

  • Three lanes will be closed on both nights for a traffic shift to reverse traffic split.

Ramps from 495 Express Lanes North to I-66 West and East
Friday 16 Sept: 11pm to 7am

  • The ramp will be closed for the installation of the ceiling joists.

I-66 east at I-495
Friday 16 Sept: 10pm to 5am

  • Two lanes will be closed due to a shift in traffic.

Access from I-495 North to I-66 East
Friday night, September 16: midnight to 4am

  • Due to closure work and a shift in traffic, the ramp will be closed and diverted.

All work is always weather dependent and based on original planning and is subject to change. Be sure to call the 24-hour WTOP Traffic Center if you see any updates or changes at 866-304-WTOP (9867).

Maryland

A new paving project has started overnight on Interstate 95 in Maryland, which is expected to continue over the next few weeks, weather permitting, including some three-lane closure nights.

The State Highway Administration of the Maryland Department of Transportation is currently working on a bridge rehabilitation project at the I-95/I-695 interchange (Baltimore Beltway) in Arbutus.

In preparation for the project to improve highway safety and ride quality on 10 bridges at the highway interchange, signs and roadworks barriers will be installed as needed, and a temporary traffic pattern change.

During night hours, drivers on I-95 southbound will encounter one, two and three lane closures between 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. Lanes on southbound I-95 will be shifted to the left and reflective barrels will be installed with the right to create a safe work area.

Additional lane closures will be in place from 7 p.m. Sunday, September 18 to 5 a.m. Monday, September 19, and until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, September 20 to September 22 the next day, overnight singles and on I-95 northbound will experience two lane closures.

For all other ongoing MDOT SHA projects visit the online project portal.

And for details on the ongoing construction of the Metro Purple Line between Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties, be sure to visit the Purple Line Project website.

direct current

This weekend, several district events will converge on Sunday, beginning with the DC Half Marathon, which will see road closures and parking restrictions between Rock Creek Park and Potomac Park.

CLICK MAP TO ENLARGE: DC Half Marathon Course. (Courtesy of DC Half Marathon)

There will also be the More Than Pink Walk, which opens Sunday at 7 a.m. near Freedom Plaza and then takes a walk to the Capitol. There will also be a neighborhood celebration and a block party closing Upshur Street, NW for the Celebrate Petworth Festival.

Be sure to learn about work related to the I-295/DC-295 Corridor Project and the South Capitol Street Corridor Project. During off-peak hours, including weekends, various lane and ramp closures occur between I-295 between Malcolm X Avenue and I-695, the Firth Sterling, Suitland Parkway, and South Capitol Street.

Information on locations related to the Pave DC project can be found on the interactive map and in the PaveDC tool.

metro

The Metro has begun its fall closure with extensive construction on the Blue and Yellow Lines closing six Yellow and Blue Line stations south of Reagan National Airport. Service begins at 7:00 am and closes at 1:00 am on Saturday and midnight on Sunday.

Due to rail service changes, Metro is offering more frequent weekend services on the Blue, Orange, and Silver lines. and additional Green Line trains due to the failure of Yellow Line service.

During the construction of the blue and yellow lines, Metro will work to connect the future Potomac Yard Metrorail station to the existing system, adding Braddock Rd, King St-Old Town, Eisenhower Ave, Huntington, Van Dorn St and Franconia-Springfield stations close for eight weeks. In addition, there will be no Yellow Line service for eight months due to the redevelopment of the Yellow Line tunnel and bridge over the Potomac River.

During the first phase, seven complimentary shuttles will be offered, including local and express shuttles in Virginia and three limited-stop shuttles crossing the Potomac River.

Local shuttles are available during all Metrorail operating hours. See the Metro website for details of all shuttles and alternatives.

Service impact during phase one, September 10th through October 22nd

rail traffic:

  • No rail service south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Station
  • No Yellow Line service, but Yellow Line stations north of the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Station are served by the Blue Line or Green Line
  • Additional Blue Line service, with trains departing every seven to nine minutes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and New Carrollton train stations (every 15 minutes after 9:30 p.m.)
  • Blue Line customers traveling between the Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza stations should allow approximately 15 minutes of additional travel time
  • Green Line trains run every eight minutes (every 10 minutes after 9:30pm).

(If the 7000 series trains remain out of service, Metro says the trains will run less frequently.)

There will be additional maintenance on the Red Line requiring a single track between Forest Glen and Silver Spring. The full weekend schedule with service adjustments is available online.

Updated: September 17, 2022 — 12:32 am

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Gmx Pharm © 2022 Frontier Theme