Drivers using eastbound Route 7 from Winchester to Beulah Road may want to seek alternate routes Tuesday and Wednesday to avoid wide-load deliveries for Dulles Corridor Metrorail construction.
Traffic along Beulah Road from the Dulles Toll Road north to Route 7, just west of Tysons Corner, also will be affected.
Trucks will be delivering components of a traction power substation to a location off Chathams Ford Drive, which is adjacent to the eastbound lanes of Dulles Toll Road immediately east of Beulah Road.
Each day, three trucks, each accompanied by three pilot cars, will create a rolling blockade when delivering the components and again when leaving the site. Traffic disruptions will take place as the trucks and escort vehicles move along the roads.
The first delivery will depart from Winchester at 9 a.m., arriving on site around 11 a.m. The remaining two deliveries will follow in hour and a half intervals.
Delivery times at Chathams Ford/Beulah Road are restricted to between 9:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. to avoid school bus pick-up and drop-offs.
These components have been manufactured in Ohio and will be transported to the site on six flatbed trucks (three per day) following a route approved by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles:
- I-81 South into Virginia from points north and west East on Route 7 (Leesburg Pike)
- Right on to Beulah Road, then across the Dulles Toll Road bridge
- Left on to Chathams Ford Drive.
These heavy haul transport trucks will be operated by Miller Transfer, a subcontractor for Dulles Transit Partners, the design-build contractor for the rail project,
A 24/7 emergency hotline is available for construction-related issues: 877-585-6789.
This article has been updated to reflect a change in the departure time of the trucks. They will now be departing at 9 a.m.