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VDOT To Close Beltway At Braddock Road For Emergency Repair

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By Rebecca Blatt

Virginia's Department of Transportation will begin closing lanes on 495 north and south with a detour on Braddock Road tonight, starting at 9:30 p.m. Four lanes in each direction will be closed by 11 p.m.

VDOT says the emergency closure is necessary to remove an old overhead gas line attached to the eastbound Braddock Road Bridge. This gas line is not in service.

Demolition crews were doing work in the area last night and noticed that the brackets holding it up were deteriorating. A VDOT spokesman says, as a safety precaution, officials decided the line needed to be removed as soon as possible.

All lanes are expected to be closed by 11 p.m. tonight. Traffic will be detoured, using the right side exit ramp roads at Exit 54, Braddock Road.

Lanes will reopen when the work has been completed, which VDOT says will be 5 a.m. at the latest.

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