Weekend road and rail: Work continues on 3 Metro lines, plus Suitland Parkway and Nutley Street interchanges | WTOP

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.

An image of the Nutley Street ramp closure and detour along I-66 in Virginia. (Courtesy VDOT)

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.

The Dorr Avenue detour in Merrifield, Virginia. (Courtesy VDOT)

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.

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Will is the principal broker of Nesbitt Realty and Condo Alexandria. He is licensed in anywhere in the Commonwealth of Virginia, but focuses on those communities found in and around Alexandria, Arlington, Mount Vernon and Springfield/Franconia. Will has been involved in real estate management, sales and investment for more than twenty years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army. While in the army, he studied Russian at Monterey's Defense Language Institute. He is also a "veteran of the dotcom wars" and built most of the sites associated with NesbittRealty.com Will currently resides in Belle Haven Estates just outside Old Town, overlooking New Alexandria. He is a former president of the Mount Vernon Youth Athletic Association and founded the Alexandria Fun with Friends Group. Will is the author of BattlestorM, a tabletop fantasy game, which was published by Ral Partha Publishing in the late '90's, and Arthur's Realm, a boardgame available at the Gamecrafter.