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Roadwork in Woodley Park

Mark Berman

8:35 A.M. UPDATE:

Emergency road work is being perform at Connecticut Avenue and Calvert Street in Northwest, according to AlertDC. Expect traffic delays in the area, which is right next to the Woodley Park Metro station.

8:15 A.M. UPDATE:

Traffic looks clear around the Springfield Interchange. The traffic cameras show traffic moving smoothly on I-95 in both directions just south of the interchange. While traffic is a bit heavier on I-95 North at the Fairfax County Parkway, it's moving.

In fact, perhaps owing to the holiday weekend and people taking off early, some of the more crowded roadways appear rather empty this morning. As you've seen on this blog, the biggest issue so far today has been I-95. But looking around, other areas look much better than usual -- I-66 East at Nutley Street, I-495 North at Braddock Road and I-495 in both directions at Central Avenue, to name three, all look very clear.

Admittedly, areas like U.S. 50 westbound (heading into the District from Maryland), I-495 North to the north of the American Legion Bridge and the Beltway around Connecticut Avenue (in both directions) still have a decent amount of cars on the road. But things are moving.

7:40 A.M. UPDATE:

And now there's a disabled vehicle blocking the center lane of I-95 South just to the south of the Beltway. You might be unsurprised to hear that there are backups and delays. Again, expect issues all around the Springfield Interchange.

7:05 A.M. UPDATE:

The lanes have reopened on I-95 South at the Fairfax County Parkway. However, delays and congestion remain thick in the traffic heading towards that spot from both directions. So whether you're taking I-95 North towards the Springfield Interchange or heading south from the Beltway, expect to hit backups.

6:35 A.M. UPDATE:

The I-95 South lane closures remain, and the backups have gotten worse. They now stretch back nearly to the Springfield Interchange. Expect potential delays if you are on the Beltway heading towards the interchange, or if you are on I-395 South heading in that direction.

6:05 A.M. UPDATE:

Backups on I-95 South now stretch back at least two miles. The longer the center and left lane remain closed, the more likely it becomes that traffic will stretch back to the area around the Springfield Interchange.


Good morning, commuters! Today is the last work day between you and a holiday weekend. Sure, there's a hurricane passing by, but that won't impact this area much. Check back here throughout the morning for updates on any traffic headaches afoot during your morning commute,

-- An accident on I-95 South at the Fairfax County Parkway is blocking the left lane and center lane. Expect big delays around the Springfield Interchange if this lasts into the morning rush.

By Mark Berman  | September 3, 2010; 5:45 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories, Commuting, Congestion  
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Ah, the last good commute before TTT...relish it, folks.

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