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Dr. Gridlock Archive: Highways

Rail work, street closings & blasting

Travelers will find Friday and the weekend's weather semi-arid compared to the Thursday deluge, and mild temperatures will encourage spring-like activity. The start of the Cherry Blossom Festival is still two weeks away, but you could shake off the winter blues at the District's St. Patrick's Day parade on Sunday. Daylight Saving Time starts Sunday morning, but it's still winter at the Verizon Center, where the Capitals play hockey with the Hurricanes on Friday night and the Blackhawks on Sunday afternoon. Here are some of the obstacles that could come between you and your destinations this weekend and next week.

By Robert Thomson  | March 11, 2011; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Highways, Metro, Northern Virginia, Orange Line, Silver Line, Tysons Corner  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Dulles Metrorail, Dulles Rail, Intercounty Connector, Tysons Corner, wmata  
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Light morning on new toll road

What rush hour? There were fleeting moments during drives on the Intercounty Connector this morning when I couldn't see another vehicle. And I saw no bottlenecks at the entrances and exits that appeared to be related to the new highway as tolling began today.

By Robert Thomson  | March 7, 2011; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Commuting, Driving, Highways, Maryland  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Intercounty Connector  
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I-95 snarled in Pr. William

An accident on Interstate 95 at mile marker 151 in Prince William County has three lanes closed, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

By Washington Post staff  | February 26, 2011; 2:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Congestion, Highways, Northern Virginia  
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ICC has problem at Norbeck Rd.

Would you pay $1.45 to wait in this stop-and-go traffic? That's what would have been deducted from my E-ZPass as I drove under the toll gantry on the eastbound Intercounty Connector during the Thursday afternoon rush period, just before I reached the line of waiting vehicles you see in the photo above. They were all waiting to make turns onto Norbeck Road, at what is currently the eastern end of the connector.

By Robert Thomson  | February 25, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Commuting, Congestion, Highways, Maryland  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Intercounty Connector  
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Today's transportation roundup

Crime is up on Metro, station work seems to never end and the Intercounty Connector finally opens. These are some of the items making headlines.

By Michael D. Bolden  | February 23, 2011; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Highways, Maryland  | Tags:  Intercounty Connector  
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Getting E-ZPass for ICC

Travelers who read my driver's manual for the Intercounty Connector on Sunday noted that I recommended using an E-ZPass if they planned to regularly use the toll highway, and they asked how to get one.

By Robert Thomson  | February 22, 2011; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Commuting, Driving, Highways, Maryland  | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, E-ZPass  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Today's transportation roundup, Michael D. Bolden , February 22, 2011
Overturned tractor-trailer closes I-66W, Washington Post Editor , February 9, 2011
What do Va. commuters need?, Robert Thomson , February 8, 2011
D.C. area snow removal information, Washington Post Editors , January 6, 2011
MD 210 blocked in Fort Washington, Mark Berman , January 3, 2011
A cold p.m. commute, Michael D. Bolden , December 10, 2010
New speed cameras on BW Pkwy., Michael D. Bolden , December 8, 2010
Demolition keeps residents awake, Kafia A. Hosh , December 7, 2010
Cold delays ICC opening until 2011, Katherine Shaver , December 6, 2010
How were your travels?, Michael D. Bolden , November 29, 2010
Inner Loop to close at I-66 tonight, Michael Bolden , November 12, 2010
What's Washington's worst intersection?, Ashley Halsey , October 18, 2010
Gas prices leap up in D.C. area, Ashley Halsey , October 15, 2010
NTSB: Transportation fatalities fall, Michael Bolden , October 6, 2010
Dueling 'yield' signs on ramps, Robert Thomson , October 4, 2010
Maryland warns distracted drivers, Robert Thomson , October 1, 2010
Share your commuting stories, Michael Bolden , September 23, 2010
Crashes main cause of child deaths, Michael Bolden , September 23, 2010
Code red for Metro this weekend, Michael Bolden , September 3, 2010
I-95 North reopens, Michael Bolden , August 31, 2010
395 S ramp from Sousa to close , Michael Bolden , August 30, 2010
Lane closures on Bay Bridge, Michael Bolden , August 30, 2010
Work continues on I-66 E HOV ramp, Michael Bolden , August 30, 2010
On roads & rails, pick your misery, Michael Bolden , August 29, 2010
Construction causes I-66 E delays, Michael Bolden , August 28, 2010
Tanker crash closes Little River Tpke, Washington Post Editors , August 28, 2010
Delays on 50 in Md. this weekend, Michael Bolden , August 28, 2010
Va. police step up wknd. patrols, Michael Bolden , August 24, 2010
Canal Road reopens, Mark Berman , August 24, 2010
Major delays on I-66 this weekend, Michael Bolden , August 23, 2010
NPR series explores role of I-95, Michael Bolden , August 21, 2010
Md. proposes ICC bus service, Luke Rosiak , July 26, 2010
Delays at 50 & 495 in P.G., Michael Bolden , July 23, 2010
Md. town issues 1,100 red-light fines, Michael Bolden , July 23, 2010
Hot enough to melt asphalt..., Michael Bolden , July 22, 2010
Crews repairing Silver Hill water main, Michael Bolden , July 20, 2010
Safety patrol to aid drivers in distress, Michael Bolden , July 12, 2010
I-95/395 lane times adjusted, Robert Thomson , July 6, 2010
Group developing car for blind drivers, Michael Bolden , July 2, 2010
Higher speed limit debuts in Va. , Michael Bolden , July 1, 2010
Va. State Police to increase patrols, Michael Bolden , June 30, 2010
More people to travel for Fourth, Michael Bolden , June 29, 2010
Tysons Metro work ramps up, Michael Bolden , June 25, 2010
Delays tonight on Va. Beltway, Michael Bolden , June 24, 2010
Geese cause a minor traffic jam, Michael Bolden , June 24, 2010
New welcome center in Del. on 95, Michael Bolden , June 24, 2010
I-270 closed in Montgomery County, Mike McPhate , June 23, 2010
Senior drivers weigh in on study, Michael Bolden , June 22, 2010
Video: 495 bridge demolished in Tysons, Michael Bolden , June 22, 2010
Headaches on the horizon, Michael Bolden , June 16, 2010
Headaches on the horizon, Michael Bolden , June 14, 2010
Tolls set for first segment of ICC, Michael Bolden , June 11, 2010
 
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