18 August, 2011

9/11 memorial motorcycle ride

Fairfax CEAN reports: On Friday afternoon, major traffic delays are expected on the Dulles Toll Road, Dulles Airport Access Highway, I-66 East and the Beltway due to a 9/11 memorial motorcycle ride, according to the Virginia State Police. Commuters should expect very significant traffic delays in the afternoon, especially during rush hour.

I-66 eastbound will be closed between the Beltway and Route 110 southbound as the riders pass through. Traffic on I-66 East will be diverted onto I-495. The on-ramps onto I-66 East also will be closed between Fairfax and Arlington County.

Connector Bus service will be affected for the routes that serve the Crystal City, Pentagon, West Falls Church and Vienna and Metro stations. For more detailed information, visit this Connector Web page. Information also will be posted on Connector’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Significant delays are expected for people traveling eastbound on the Dulles Toll Road and for all motorists leaving Dulles Airport, according to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. For more detailed information about ramp and lane closures, read MWAA’s advisory (pdf). Tomorrow, MWAA will be posting status updates on their Twitter feed.

An anticipated 1,800 motorcyclists will travel from Route 15 in Loudoun County to the Dulles Greenway to the Dulles Toll Road to I-66 East, exiting onto Route 110 South.

Riders are expected to enter Loudoun County beginning at approximately 2 p.m.

For more information about road closures and traffic impacts, read the Virginia State Police traffic advisory (pdf). The state police also have posted a map showing the route for the memorial ride.

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