Cone Zone: Updates on D.C.-area work zones



Cone Zone: Updates on D.C.-area work zones

  • Va. Route 123 ramp to I-66 closes for 2 years

    Posted by WTOP/Mary DePompa
    Traffic patterns have changed in Northern Virginia: A ramp connecting Va. Route 123/Chain Bridge Road and I-66 is now closed for two years. 
    The ramp connecting northbound Route 123 to westbound I-66 has closed, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
    Northbound drivers now need to stay left at I-66, then use temporary left-turn lanes and signals to join up to the ramp from southbound Route 123 to westbound I-66.
    VDOT said these changes are in place while a new bridge and ramps are built. 
    WTOP's Max Smith wrote about this ramp closure and painted a broader picture of the project last month
    During construction, VDOT is warning drivers that new traffic signals will be in place on southbound Route 123, and the speed limit at the interchange will be reduced to 35 mph. There could also be more detours.
    Here’s a map of the new traffic pattern:
    And here’s what VDOT says the interchange will look like when it’s all done in 2022:
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