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Lane Finally Reopens on Westbound Route 50

by ARLnow.com May 23, 2011 at 2:31 pm 2,119 7 Comments

The lefthand lane on westbound Route 50 near the Courthouse Road exit has finally reopened, after more than a year of utility work.

The lane closure lasted about 10 months longer than originally anticipated. The utility work was performed in preparation for VDOT’s Courthouse interchange project, which is expected to get underway this month.

A tipster says the jersey walls separating the two righthand lanes of westbound Route 50 from the newly-paved lefthand lane were removed during the day on Friday.

  • LyonSteve

    Awesome. It’s a shame it will only last a little while as the new construction project will make this area another mess for the next few years.

    • NPGMBR

      +1

  • Matt

    REJOICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • charlie

    finally. keep up the speed without slowing down now. vrooom vroom.

  • pkripper

    10 month delay = great county services…

    • MB

      Wasn’t a county project. It was VDOT. But please, don’t let facts get in the way . . .

    • BallstonNOTBoston

      In all fairness it’s difficult to stay on track as apparently work can only be completed on this project from the hours of 10am – 2pm. Can’t wait for the next county project – I really don’t like that 2 mile stretch of 50 to take less than 25 minutes on my evening commute.

      Horray for more road work!

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