Traffic advisory issued for I-495 northbound due to sign structure work

McLean, Virginia – Triple lane closures are scheduled to take place during overnight hours this Thursday, July 11, on northbound I-495 from just north of Old Dominion Drive (MM 44.2) to Georgetown Pike, Exit 44 (MM 43.2). The closures will begin at 9:30 p.m. and continue until 5 a.m. the following morning. Despite the lane closures, one lane will remain open, but drivers should expect full traffic stoppages of up to 30 minutes each between midnight and 5 a.m.

Impact on Traffic and Safety Measures

These closures and traffic stoppages are necessary for overhead sign structure work as part of the 495 NEXT project. The work is crucial for the ongoing infrastructure improvements in the area. In case of inclement weather or other delays, the work will be rescheduled for Friday night, June 12, and/or Saturday night, June 13.

Advice for Drivers

Drivers traveling through this area are urged to use caution and expect potential delays due to the lane closures and stoppages. It is advisable to plan ahead and consider alternate routes to avoid disruptions.

For real-time traffic, work zone, and incident information, drivers can visit, use the free mobile 511Virginia app, or call 511 in Virginia at any time. Additionally, the latest construction and lane closure updates for the 495 NEXT project can be found at

By staying informed and planning accordingly, drivers can navigate the area more safely and efficiently during these necessary construction activities.

Gayle Gordon

As a college student, making an extra buck now and then was very important. I started as a part-time reporter since I was 19 yo, and I couldn’t believe it might become a long-time career. I'm happy to be part of the Virginian Tribune's team.

Related Articles

Comments are closed.

Back to top button