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Nighttime Construction Requires Full Closure of Part of the Eastbound Dulles Access Highway Monday, Feb. 26, from 10 p.m. until Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 5 a.m.

Feb. 21, 2018
 
 
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Nighttime Construction Requires Full Closure of Part of the Eastbound Dulles Access Highway
Monday, Feb. 26, from 10 p.m. until Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 5 a.m.
Beginning on or about Monday, Feb. 26, at 10 p.m., until 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27, drivers will experience a full closure of the eastbound Dulles Access Highway (DIAAH) near the future Herndon Metrorail Station, between the Centreville Road and Fairfax County Parkway overpasses. Traffic will be diverted from the eastbound DIAAH onto the eastbound Dulles Toll Road (Toll Road), then returned to the DIAAH once past the construction. DIAAH drivers will not pass through any toll booths on the DTR during this detour. Please see the drawing and details below.
The closure will allow the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Track crew to place a crane on the highway that will then lift a 60,500 pound, 39.9 feet long Tamper and place it onto the rails of the eastbound track. The Tamper will tightly pack the ballast under the railway tracks, ensuring that the tracks are level and aligned in order to achieve a comfortable ride for future passengers.
Monday night, Feb. 26 at 10 p.m. to early Tuesday morning, Feb. 27, at 5 a.m.
  • Eastbound DIAAH traffic between mile markers 2.
    7 and 4.0 will be diverted to the left lane of the eastbound Toll Road.
  • Eastbound Toll Road traffic will be restricted to the two right lanes.
  • Eastbound DIAAH traffic will return to the DIAAH at mile marker 4.0, just prior to the Fairfax County Parkway overpass.
  • The detour will be removed the roads returned to full service by 5 a.m.
All work is weather dependent and subject to change.  Locations are subject to change.  
 
Drivers are asked to use caution and remain attentive to all signage and barricades. Large, slow-moving vehicles may be exiting and entering the highway at various times. All work is weather dependent and 
subject to change.
 
 
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A 60,500 pound, 39.9 feet long Tamper will tightly pack the ballast under the railway tracks, ensuring that the tracks are level and aligned in order to achieve a comfortable ride for future passengers.
 
A 24/7 emergency hotline is available for Phase 2 Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project construction-related issues: 844-385-7245. 
 
For general project information: www.dullesmetro.com or 703-572-0506.