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Important Notices

OVERNIGHT LANE CLOSURES ON RICHMOND HIGHWAY (ROUTE 1) EXTENDED THROUGH
SEPTEMBER 20 FOR RAILROAD BRIDGE REMOVAL
Lane Closures Continue next week, September 15-20, north of Fort Belvoir's Tulley gate
Multiple lane closures will continue next week during overnight hours on Route 1 between Pohick Road and Belvoir Road, in order for crews to continue removing a railroad bridge. Lanes will be closed on Monday night, Sept. 15 through Thursday, Sept. 18, between 9:30 p.m. and 5 a.m., and again Friday night, Sept. 19 from 11 p.m. - 5 a.m. on Saturday.

During these closures, traffic will be reduced to one lane while the bridge girders are cut and temporarily supported. Friday after midnight, all lanes will be closed intermittently for up to 15 minutes at a time while crews remove the bridge girders. Motorists should expect delays.

This bridge removal began last week, and is being extended through next week due to weather and unforeseen construction complexities. The bridge is being removed as part of the Route 1 Widening Project, which involves adding another north and southbound lane with a 32-foot wide median for a 3.68-mile segment of Route 1 between Telegraph Road and Mount Vernon Memorial Highway in the Fort Belvoir area. The Route 1 Widening Project is being managed by the Federal Highway Administration's Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division, in coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation. 

For more information, visit http://rte1ftbelvoir.com.

General Lane Closure Info

The Lane Closure Bulletin provides commuters like you a weekly heads-up on what to expect around major construction areas in the Northern Virginia area. It lets you know about closures related to the I-95 Express Lanes project, the Dulles Metrorail project, the I-95 Shoulder Improvement project, and any other notable construction-related closures in the region.

While much of the Virginia Megaprojects' construction takes place behind barriers, lane closures are necessary at certain times. Generally no lane closures will occur during rush hours - 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays. Nighttime closures occur between 9:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and between 11 p.m. and 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights unless otherwise noted. Daytime closures occur Monday through Thursday  between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and Friday between 9:30 a.m. and noon unless otherwise noted.

95 Express Lanes project- Northbound
Daytime closures occur Monday through Thursday  between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and Friday between 9 a.m. and noon unless otherwise noted.
95 Express Lanes Project Southbound Daytime closures occur Monday through Thursday  between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Friday between 8 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

Weekly Lane Closure Bulletins

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Safety Tips

Many large transportation construction projects are taking place in Northern Virginia. Although orange cones and barrels are a common sight throughout the area, it's important never to become complacent when driving through a work zone.

If you spot an unsafe condition, call the Highway Helpline 1-800-367-ROAD or State Police #77

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