Starting tonight, January 24th, VDOT will close the exit to I-95 south from I-495 west, Inner Loop, at the Springfield Interchange. Starting at 9 p.m., the left lane of the exit ramp and continue to close the entire I-95 south exit ramp after midnight, at which time the following detour will be in effect.
I-95 south traffic will be detoured to Exit 170B onto I-395 north and take Exit 2B, Edsall Road west, then follow the signs back to I-95 south. The detour may add 15-20 minutes onto a trip during overnight hours.
At midnight a left lane on I-495 west, Inner Loop, before the Springfield Interchange will also be closed, and then following this at midnight, crews will close all lanes on I-495 west before the Springfield Interchange, for a temporary stoppage of up to 30 minutes in all lanes to install an overhead sign structure. All lanes will be reopened by 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25.
All this work is part of the 495 Express Lanes Project, and should be completed in late 2012. Please keep these closures in mind tonight while traveling. If weather takes a turn for the worse, this work will be rescheduled for 9 p.m. January 25th.
More information can be found at www.vamegaprojects.com.