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New traffic pattern takes effect on Reston Parkway as Dulles Toll Road bridge awaits repairs

Sign for Dulles Toll Road West to Reston and Herndon (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

A new traffic pattern is in effect on Reston Parkway after a crash in July damaged two beams on the bridge over the Dulles Toll Road.

The left lane of the road is closed to reduce the weight placed on the damaged beams. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) is working to arrange the repairs on the underside of the bridge.

“Having lost a lane of capacity on southbound Reston Parkway, a longer term pattern was put in place to regain some capacity in the form of a choice lane,” Ellen Kamilakis, a spokesperson for the Virginia Department of Transportation, told FFXnow.

The truck crash happened several months ago, Kamilakis said. The left lane of the the southbound Reston Parkway over the toll road was closed on July 10.

While the left lane is still closed, the ramp to the eastbound toll road was re-striped as an exit and thru lane.

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