VDOT News - Northern Virginia
April 18, 2022
I-495 and 495 Express Lanes Nightly Lane Closures in Tysons April 22-23
Overnight stoppages on I-495 general purpose lanes, full closures and stoppages of 495 Express Lanes for pedestrian bridge work
TYSONS – The I-495 (Capital Beltway) general purpose lanes and 495 Express Lanes will have nightly lane closures Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 to allow crews to set the new pedestrian bridge truss in place as part of the Tysons/Old Meadow Road Bike/Ped Improvements project, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
The lane closures will occur according to the following schedule, weather permitting:
- Friday night, April 22: The three left southbound I-495 general purpose lanes (Outer Loop) between Route 123 and Route 7 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m, with full stoppages of up to 20 minutes each occurring between midnight and 5 a.m. On the southbound 495 Express Lanes from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., the right lane will be closed between the Jones Branch Connector (Scotts Crossing Road) and Route 123, and all lanes will be closed at Westpark Drive with traffic being detoured via the Westpark Drive off- and on-ramps.
- Saturday night, April 23: The three left northbound I-495 general purpose lanes (Inner Loop) between Route 7 and Route 123 will be closed from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., with full stoppages of up to 20 minutes each occurring between midnight and 5 a.m. On the northbound 495 Express Lanes from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., the right lane will be closed between Route 7 and Westpark Drive, with full stoppages of up to 20 minutes each occurring between midnight and 5 a.m.
This work is part of the Tysons/Old Meadow Road Bike/Ped Improvements to enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety and connectivity in the Tysons area. The improvements include building a new bicycle and pedestrian bridge over I-495 along with a ten-foot-wide shared-use path from Tysons One Place and Fashion Boulevard to Old Meadow Road and Provincial Drive via the bridge. The bridge, as well as the path from the bridge to Provincial Drive, are scheduled for completion in late summer.
Visit the VDOT project page for more details.
Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are reminded to use caution when traveling in active work zones. Be alert to new traffic patterns and limit distractions.
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