VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Michelle T. Holland 703-586-0487


Oct. 17, 2022

Overnight Joint Repair Work and Lane Closures on I-495 South Starting Tonight, Mon., Oct. 17
Drivers should expect overnight multi-lane closures; Work and closures to continue through fall

MCLEAN, VA – Starting tonight, Mon., Oct. 17, and continuing during nighttime hours this fall as weather conditions allow, crews will conduct joint repair work on southbound I-495, beginning in the vicinity of the Georgetown Pike Bridge and progressing to the south on the approximately 2.5-mile I-495 Express Lanes Northern Extension (495 NEXT) project. This work will require multi-lane closures on southbound I-495 with at least one lane remaining open to traffic at all times. Most of this work and related-overnight closures will occur on weeknights, though some will occur during weekend overnights.

Repairs will require crews to saw-cut each side of the joint and excavate the overlaid asphalt in order to access the joints. Repairs will be made to the joints and new asphalt will be placed to match the elevation of the highway. Asphalt cannot be installed during cold temperatures. After repairs are completed on southbound I-495, work will begin on northbound I-495. Work that is not completed this fall is anticipated to resume in spring 2023. This work is necessary to prepare for construction of the future, widened Beltway.

Joint repair work performed in the vicinity of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, which is anticipated to start on or about next Mon. night, Oct. 24, will require the following detour:

Motorists coming from George Washington Memorial Parkway heading for southbound I-495 will be directed to access the Beltway by staying right and taking the ramp up to Georgetown Pike, proceeding straight through the traffic light, and taking the ramp back down where traffic will then be able to merge onto the Beltway.

Visit 495NEXT.org for the latest construction and lane closure information.


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