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04/18/2024

Overnight Triple Lane Closure on Southbound I-495 in Virginia Near Georgetown Pike Exit 44 Planned Tonight, Thursday, April 18

Closures needed for overhead sign repair work

FAIRFAX, VA - Weather permitting, crews plan to make repairs to an overhead dynamic message sign during overnight hours tonight. During this work, three lanes of southbound I-495 (Capital Beltway) will be closed near the Georgetown Pike Exit 44 beginning at approximately 9:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, April 18 until no later than 5 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, April 19.

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04/12/2024

 Overnight Triple Lane Closures and Full Traffic Stops on I-495 in Virginia Between Georgetown Pike Exit 44 and George Washington Memorial Parkway Exit 43 Planned Tonight, April 12 and Overnights Next Week

Closures needed for bridge girder work at Live Oak Drive Bridge in McLean

FAIRFAX, VA - Weather permitting, crews plan to set steel girders tonight, Friday, April 12, at the Live Oak Drive bridge in McLean, and during overnight hours next week Monday, April 15 through Thursday, April 18. The new Live Oak Drive bridge is being built as part of the 495 Express Lanes Northern Extension (495 NEXT) project.

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04/03/2024

Overnight Triple Lane Closures and Full Traffic Stops on I-495 Near Georgetown Pike Exit 44 Planned Tonight, April 3, Weather Permitting

Work and closures will continue during overnight hours this week and through April for bridge girder work

FAIRFAX, VA - Weather permitting, crews plan to continue setting steel girders tonight, Wednesday, April 3, at the Georgetown Pike and Live Oak Drive bridges in McLean. This work is also scheduled to occur during overnight hours Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5, and will continue during overnight hours, Mondays through Fridays, through April as weather conditions allow.

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03/25/2024

Overnight Triple Lane Closures and Full Traffic Stops on I-495 North and South in Virginia Near Georgetown Pike Exit 44 Scheduled This Wednesday, March 27, and Thursday, March 28

Motorists should follow detour; Expect delays on I-495 North and South

Update: Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 1 p.m. Based on weather conditions, the bridge girder work and closures on I-495 in Virginia near McLean are cancelled for tonight, March 27. Work and closures remain scheduled for tomorrow night, March 28.

FAIRFAX, VA - On or about this Wednesday night, March 27, and Thursday night, March 28, three lanes of northbound and southbound I-495 (Capital Beltway) will be closed for crews to set steel girders at the Georgetown Pike and Live Oak Drive bridges in McLean, weather permitting. Intermittent traffic stoppages of up to 30 minutes each also will occur. The work is part of the 495 Express Lanes Northern Extension (495 NEXT) project.

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02/27/2024

Overnight Full Traffic Stops February 27 and 28 at Balls Hill Road and Georgetown Pike Intersection

Stoppages to occur between midnight and 5 a.m. for signal work

FAIRFAX, VA - Periodic overnight traffic stoppages are scheduled to occur at the intersection of Balls Hill Road and Georgetown Pike in McLean on Feb. 27 and Feb. 28. These stoppages, which may be up to 30 minutes each, will occur between the hours of 11:59 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning, and are necessary for crews to span wires for temporary signals as part of the 495 NEXT project.

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02/26/2024

Nightly Ramp Closure From I-495 South to George Washington Memorial Parkway This Week, Feb. 26-March 1

Traffic to be detoured to Georgetown Pike Interchange to access Parkway

FAIRFAX, VA - During overnight hours tonight, Feb. 26, through Friday, March 1, the ramp from I-495 South to George Washington Memorial Parkway (Exit 43) will be closed for drainage work as part of the 495 NEXT project. This ramp closure and detour will be in effect between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. each night.

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02/16/2024

Nightly Ramp Closure From George Washington Memorial Parkway to I-495 South Scheduled During Weeks of February 19 and 26

Motorists Asked to Follow Signed Detour Across the American Legion Bridge

FAIRFAX, VA - During overnight hours on Monday, Feb. 19, Tuesday, Feb. 20, Monday, Feb. 26 and Tuesday, Feb. 27, the on-ramp from George Washington Memorial Parkway to I-495 South will be closed for drainage work related to the 495 NEXT project. Motorists are asked to follow the signed detour. This ramp closure and detour will be in effect between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. on the dates listed above.

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02/13/2024

Overnight Triple Lane Closures on Northbound I-495 Planned Wednesday Night, Feb. 14; Ramp Closure From Westbound Dulles Toll Road to Northbound I-495

Closures necessary for drainage work and movement of equipment

FAIRFAX, VA - Starting on or about Wednesday night, Feb. 14, three lanes of northbound I-495 (Capital Beltway) between Dulles Toll Road and Georgetown Pike will be closed, with one northbound lane remaining open, for crews to perform drainage work. This closure will begin with one lane closing at approximately 9:30 p.m., followed by a second lane closing at 10 p.m. and a third lane closing at 11 p.m. All lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m.

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11/02/2023

Ramp Closure and Detour During Overnight Hours Beginning on or About Nov. 8 Through Nov. 20

Affecting eastbound Dulles Toll Road/Airport Access Road to northbound I-495; Closure needed to set bridge beams

FAIRFAX, VA - The ramp from the eastbound Dulles Toll Road/Airport Access Road(Route 267) to northbound I-495 (Capital Beltway) is scheduled to close during overnight hours beginning on or about Wednesday, Nov. 8 through early morning,Monday, Nov. 20. These closures are necessary for crews to set beams for the eastern section of the new northbound I-495 bridge to general purpose lanes.

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10/25/2024

Nightly Ramp Closure from Georgetown Pike to I-495 South in McLean Starting Thursday, Oct. 26 Through Weekend

Motorists should follow posted detour

FAIRFAX, VA - The ramp from Georgetown Pike to I-495 South in McLean will be closed during nighttime hours for drainage work starting on or about Thursday night, Oct. 26 at 11 p.m. and continuing nightly through the weekend. This ramp closure will affect drivers traveling east- and westbound on Georgetown Pike headed for southbound I-495. Drivers should follow the signed detour, and plan extra time if traveling in this area.

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10/20/2023

Weekend Lane Closure on I-495 South Collector-Distributor Road to Georgetown Pike in McLean Beginning Tonight, October 20

Exits to George Washington Memorial Parkway and Georgetown Pike Will Remain Open

FAIRFAX, VA - Starting tonight at 8 p.m., and continuing for approximately 48 hours through the weekend, the right lane of the southbound I-495 collector-distributor road between George Washington Memorial Parkway (exit 43) and Georgetown Pike (exit 44) will be closed so crews can build a temporary ramp as part of the 495 NEXT Project. The left lane of the collector-distributor road, including the entry point (from George Washington Memorial Parkway to the southbound I-495 collector-distributor road), and both exits (exit 43 and 44) will remain open. The closure will be continuous from 8 p.m. Friday, October 20 to 8 p.m. Sunday, October 22. The lane closure primarily will affect motorists traveling on southbound I-495 exiting at Georgetown Pike.

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10/02/2023

UPDATE: Ramp Closure from Georgetown Pike to I-495 North in McLean Scheduled This Weekend, Sept. 29-Oct. 1

Traffic to follow signed detour

UPDATE (Oct. 2, 2023): The ramp closure from Georgetown Pike (Route 193) to I-495 North in McLean will continue tonight between midnight and 5 a.m. for stormwater drainage work. The detour will be the same as listed below.

FAIRFAX, VA - The ramp from Georgetown Pike (Route 193) to I-495 North in McLean toward the American Legion Bridge is scheduled to close during overnight hours this weekend, Friday, Sept. 29 - Sunday, Oct.. 1. A detour will be in place to I-495 South, where drivers can access I-495 North at the Route 123 interchange. This ramp closure is necessary to accommodate stormwater drainage work as part of the 495 NEXT project.

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03/14/2022

Governor Youngkin Announces I-495 Express Lanes Northern Extension Construction to Begin

Virginia officials and project partners mark milestone at groundbreaking ceremony; new express lanes extension to bring congestion relief, new transit options, and economic benefits

TYSONS, VA - Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced the start of construction on a two-and-a-half-mile extension of the express lanes on Interstate 495 between the Dulles Corridor and the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Fairfax County. Governor Youngkin was joined by Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shep Miller, state and local officials, and Transurban—Virginia’s project partner and operator of the 495, 95 and 395 Express Lanes—at a groundbreaking ceremony to officially kick off construction on the 495 Express Lanes Northern Extension (495 NEXT) project. The latest extension of Virginia’s 90+-mile express lanes network planned for Northern Virginia, the project will provide new travel options, reduce congestion, support new transit services, and minimize cut-through traffic in residential communities.

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01/29/2019

Virginia and Transurban Sign Agreements to Invest More Than $1 Billion in Northern Virginia Transportation

Four projects reduce congestion and improve connectivity on I-495 and I-95, including the Occoquan Auxiliary Lane

RICHMOND - Governor Ralph Northam today announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia has signed agreements with private partner Transurban to deliver critical transportation solutions along Interstate 495 and Interstate 95. Months of close collaboration and negotiation between the Commonwealth and Transurban have resulted in a deal for four transportation infrastructure projects that will create significant value for citizens and businesses throughout Northern Virginia and Fredericksburg.

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04/19/2018

VDOT to Launch Study to Extend I-495 Express Lanes Toward American Legion Bridge and Maryland Line

Funding approved to conduct environmental analysis of project to relieve major traffic choke-point

RICHMOND - Virginia's Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approved funding in the amount of $6 million Wednesday for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to conduct an environmental study of a plan to extend the I-495 Express Lanes by approximately three miles from the I-495 and Dulles Toll Road interchange to the vicinity of the American Legion Bridge and Maryland line. This northern extension to the 495 Express Lanes would help relieve a traffic-choked section of I-495 by providing more capacity, new travel choices and benefits for carpoolers.

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Last updated: April 18, 2024

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