Drivers in Northern Virginia could run into road blocks this weekend. The Virginia Department of Transportation has shut down the freeway ramp from Interstate 66 Westbound to Interstate 495 Southbound for the weekend. The closure is necessary so crews can do demolition and paving work on the ramp. It will not reopen until Monday morning, at 5 A.M.
VDOT says drivers who need to head southbound on the Beltway should continue on 66 Westbound until Nutley Street, then follow the signs to 66 Eastbound and then back to 495 South. The construction work is part of the Capital Beltway High Occupancy Toll Lanes Project.