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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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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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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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Last updated: June 4, 2024

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