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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dulles Metrorail Route 7 service roads to disappear this fall

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Traffic patterns will change permanently between Route 123 and the Dulles Toll Road. Major lane shifts in Virginia are expected this fall between Tyco and Spring Hill Roads and between Westpark Drive/Gosnell Roads and Route 123 where the Tysons West and Tysons Central 7 Stations will be built. Service roads along the east and westbound lanes of Route 7 will disappear.


Construction is set to begin on the Tysons East Station at the northwest corner of Route 123 and Scotts Crossing Road causing the loss of two of the four lanes on Scotts Crossing for three years. This site is adjacent to Capital One. Work will begin on the 2,400-foot tunnel that will carry the rail line from the northwest side of Route 123, under the Route 7/Route 123 interchange, to the median of Route 7 near the former Merchant's Tire building and the Marshalls (Tysons Square Shopping Center).

On the Dulles Connector Road, pile driving will continue east from Route 123 to the I-66 interchange. New bridges will be built near Magarity and Idylwood Roads and at Pimmit Run. Equipment staging and lane closings continue from Route 123 east to I-66.

On the Dulles International Airport Access Highway, clearing and grading from Reston Parkway eastward to Route 7 in the median of the DIAAH continues. Caissons and preliminary foundation work for the Wiehle Avenue Metrorail Station east of Wiehle Avenue in the median of the DIAAH continue.

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