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VDOT making adjustments to aid in Holiday travel

ALEXANDRIA — Despite unprecedented road and rail construction in Tysons Corner, the Virginia Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Capital Beltway HOT Lanes and Dulles Corridor Metrorail projects, would like to remind motorists that Tysons Corner is open for business this holiday season.

VDOT and its partners are working to ease shopping-related congestion during major holiday events in Tysons Corner by suspending all lane closures from noon, Wednesday, Nov. 25 through 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29. Another lane closure suspension will occur around Dec. 25 and Jan.1.

During the holiday shopping season, VDOT will adjust traffic signal timing at intersections near shopping centers to allow additional time for motorists to enter and exit. Portable Message Boards along the Beltway and on Routes 7 and 123 will direct traffic to use all available routes in and out of Tysons. Additional Fairfax County Police will be deployed in Tysons Corner to direct traffic.

Motorists shopping at Tysons Corner Center can check traffic conditions and bus routes before leaving the mall on any of five Traveler Information Display TV screens located throughout the mall. Motorists are encouraged to “Know Before You Go” by visiting for updated project information and for current road conditions.
The Capital Beltway HOT Lanes and Dulles Corridor Metrorail Projects, with support from VDOT, remind motorists to avoid distracted driving this holiday season. With over 25 miles of construction zones in or near Tysons Corner, alert driving is necessary for a safe and happy holiday.

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