With Metro moving back to regular scheduling during this public health crisis, they’ve also returned to routine weekend maintenance, which will affect three lines this weekend for switch replacement.
In Fairfax County, motorists have been contending with overnight ramp closures at the I-66 interchange at Nutley Street as part of the Transform 66 Outside of the Beltway Project all week long. Each night since Tuesday, and now through Saturday, between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., the ramp from I-66 westbound to northbound Nutley Street is closed and detoured. Motorists will be directed west to access the Vienna/Fairfax/GMU Metro exit, then directed right to Country Creek Road, to Virginia Center Boulevard to turn left at the traffic signal for northbound Nutley Street.
Also, in Merrifield, eastbound Prosperity Avenue is closed between Dorr Avenue and Merrilee Drive for the next four weeks, as crews relocate underground utilities. All vehicular, pedestrian and bike traffic is detoured south onto Dorr Avenue, east to Merrifield Avenue, north to Merrilee Drive back to Prosperity Avenue. As always, work is weather-dependent and the dates may change.
In Herndon, after a weather postponement, the bridge rehabilitation project on Route 7 over Sugarland Run has been rescheduled for this weekend, with continuous double lane closures expected westbound.
Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday and running through Sunday, the westbound lanes of Route 7 between the Fairfax County Parkway and Dranesville Road will see two right lanes blocked for a project focused on a new bridge deck, pier and abutment repairs plus upgrades to the guardrails, curbs and gutters.
There have been no more updates from VDOT on overnight weekend work, but there always seems to be something not listed. Be sure to stay tuned to WTOP Traffic on the 8s for the latest on possible work on I-395, I-66 or the Beltway.