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Dr. Gridlock Archive: Northern Virginia

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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Street closures for Mardi Gras

Anyone who's ever been to Mobile or New Orleans for Mardi Gras knows it means more than trinkets, Moon Pies and fancy parties: It means street closures. Northern Virginia will get its share Tuesday night when streets in Arlington County...

By Washington Post Editors  | March 8, 2011; 2:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Events, Metro, Northern Virginia, Orange Line  
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Interstate closures canceled

Lane closures on Interstate 495 northbound at Route 123 in Northern Virginia scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Sunday nights have been canceled, according to officials with the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.

By Washington Post Editors  | March 3, 2011; 7:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Construction, Driving, Northern Virginia, Silver Line  
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Va. transit workers, Veolia make deal

After months of tense negotiations, a contract agreement was reached late Wednesday between Loudoun County Transit workers and Veolia Transportation, which manages public transportation for Loudoun County and other jurisdictions across the country.

By Caitlin Gibson  | March 3, 2011; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Northern Virginia, Virginia  
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It's pothole season in Washington

The annual arrival of pothole season in Washington is just as predictable as congestion around the Beltway. As temperatures fluctuate drivers are beginning to see plenty of the ruts and chasms on the region's roads.

By Washington Post Editors  | March 2, 2011; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  District, Maryland, Northern Virginia  
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Beltway closure canceled

A closure of the Capital Beltway in Northern Virginia planned for Wednesday has been canceled, according to officials with the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project. The closure of the outer loop had been scheduled for the early morning hours so that...

By Washington Post Editors  | March 1, 2011; 3:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Northern Virginia  
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Power outages at 2 rail stations, Washington Post Editors , February 25, 2011
Alexandria considers bike-sharing, Christy Goodman , February 24, 2011
Pr. William commuter parking expands, Jennifer Buske , February 24, 2011
VRE surpasses 20,000 daily riders, Jennifer Buske , February 18, 2011
Transit workers seek new contract, Caitlin Gibson , February 17, 2011
Wilson Bridge openings Thurs. night, Washington Post Editors , February 17, 2011
Lawmakers request Dulles rail audits, Kafia A. Hosh , February 15, 2011
Arlington closures for Valentine's 5k, Christy Goodman , February 11, 2011
Overturned tractor-trailer closes I-66W, Washington Post Editor , February 9, 2011
Arlington drops HOT lanes lawsuit, Christy Goodman , February 8, 2011
Super Bowl crackdown nets many DUI arrests, Washington Post Editors , February 7, 2011
Va. cancels plans for I-395 HOT lanes, Rosalind S. Helderman , February 2, 2011
Potomac Yard Metro scoping meeting, Christy Goodman , January 26, 2011
Va. bill would alter Metro board, Anita Kumar , January 24, 2011
Traffic delays at Chain Bridge Rd. , Washington Post Editors , January 21, 2011
Unease over merging transit agencies, Jennifer Buske , January 21, 2011
Arlington working to smooth commutes, Christy Goodman , January 20, 2011
Red-light cameras active in Falls Church, Washington Post Editors , January 18, 2011
Alexandria aims to protect Metro sway, Christy Goodman , January 11, 2011
Alexandria approves express buses, Christy Goodman , January 11, 2011
Route 123 closings in Tysons, Washington Post Editors , January 3, 2011
Modified transit, parking for holiday, Washington Post Editors , December 31, 2010
Dulles Toll Road rates to rise Sat., Michael D. Bolden , December 31, 2010
VRE on modified schedule Thurs., Jennifer Buske , December 29, 2010
Feds speed up Silver Line funding, Derek Kravitz , December 27, 2010
S. Glebe Rd. closed for repairs, Washington Post Editors , December 21, 2010
BRAC-133 parking plan trimmed, Christy Goodman , December 21, 2010
Tysons Connector bus service to end, Kafia A. Hosh , December 17, 2010
I-66 East returning to normal, Washington Post Editors , December 15, 2010
I-95 S closing Wed., Thurs. , Michael D. Bolden , December 15, 2010
Meeting on funding Tysons roads, Kafia A. Hosh , December 13, 2010
Airport shuttle probed in crashes, Michael D. Bolden , December 13, 2010
N. Moore to close for 26 hours, Christy Goodman , December 13, 2010
Heineken promotes taxi app for holidays , Christy Goodman , December 10, 2010
Dulles Toll Road rates to rise Jan. 1 , Michael D. Bolden , December 8, 2010
Demolition keeps residents awake, Kafia A. Hosh , December 7, 2010
Water main break on U.S. 50, Washington Post Editors , December 6, 2010
Alexandria closures for Christmas walk, Christy Goodman , December 3, 2010
Residents argue against Metro tax , Christy Goodman , December 2, 2010
Metro to add, adjust bus routes in Dec., Ann Scott Tyson , November 30, 2010
Fairfax weighs taking over roads, Derek Kravitz , November 30, 2010
Arlington power line project to affect roads, Christy Goodman , November 29, 2010
Dulles Toll Rd. lanes reopen, Michael D. Bolden , November 21, 2010
A case for Columbia Pike streetcars, Christy Goodman , November 19, 2010
Accident causes VRE delays, Jennifer Buske , November 18, 2010
Mark Center roadwork proposed, Christy Goodman , November 18, 2010
Beulah Road repairs underway, Michael D. Bolden , November 16, 2010
E. Falls Church plan comments sought , Christy Goodman , November 16, 2010
Columbia Pike streetcar plans take shape, Kafia Hosh , November 16, 2010
New interchange in Newington, Robert Thomson , November 16, 2010
Toll road lane closures tonight, tomorrow, Luke Rosiak , November 15, 2010
DC2NY adds service from NoVa, Kafia Hosh , November 15, 2010
Alexandria proposes new snow rules, Christy Goodman , November 10, 2010
Old Town parking meter increases, Christy Goodman , November 9, 2010
Be alert or risk a ticket, Christy Goodman , November 9, 2010
Fairfax moves Bob's Slug Line, Robert Thomson , November 8, 2010
Leaders tout BRAC plans at Ft. Belvoir, Luke Rosiak , November 4, 2010
VRE seeks 'volunteer victims', Michael Bolden , November 3, 2010
VDOT opens new service center, Michael Bolden , November 1, 2010
Sleepless nights on Glebe Road, Christy Goodman , October 29, 2010
NoVa officials discuss streetcar needs, Michael Bolden , October 29, 2010
CSX fire causes train delays, Michael Bolden , October 29, 2010
Chain Bridge closing this wknd., Michael Bolden , October 28, 2010
Alexandria lowers parking fees, Christy Goodman , October 27, 2010
New entrance for Rosslyn station, Michael Bolden , October 26, 2010
Va. gets $45 million for high-speed rail, Kafia Hosh , October 26, 2010
Tax for Potomac Yard station targeted, Christy Goodman , October 25, 2010
Bikeshare annual discount to end, Michael Bolden , October 25, 2010
Dulles Toll Road update tonight, Michael Bolden , October 25, 2010
Transit advisory group wish list, Michael Bolden , October 22, 2010
Mark Center traffic fixes reviewed, Michael Bolden , October 21, 2010
Road closures for Army 10-miler , Christy Goodman , October 20, 2010
Fairfax bans smoking in bus shelters, Kafia Hosh , October 19, 2010
Congestion around Beltway & beyond, Michael Bolden , October 19, 2010
What's Washington's worst intersection?, Ashley Halsey , October 18, 2010
Metro shifts Rosslyn bus stops, Michael Bolden , October 16, 2010
VRE working to offer free WiFi, Michael Bolden , October 15, 2010
Gas prices leap up in D.C. area, Ashley Halsey , October 15, 2010
Several Metrobus routes detour, Michael Bolden , October 15, 2010
Autobots rolling out, Michael Bolden , October 14, 2010
Broken rail repaired, Michael Bolden , October 14, 2010
Lane shifts, ramp closures in Tysons, Michael Bolden , October 12, 2010
Accident closes part of Glebe Rd. , Michael Bolden , October 12, 2010
Commuting on Columbus Day, Mark Berman , October 11, 2010
Fairfax Connector schedules changing, Michael Bolden , October 7, 2010
Rosslyn street becoming one-way , Michael Bolden , October 6, 2010
I-95 incident a chain of crashes, Michael Bolden , October 5, 2010
Accident cleared on I-395 N, Michael Bolden , October 4, 2010
Flooding, hazardous travel likely, Michael Bolden , September 30, 2010
Massive traffic delays in Va., Michael Bolden , September 28, 2010
VRE to test 10-car trains, Michael Bolden , September 28, 2010
Crystal City plan to be reviewed, Christy Goodman , September 28, 2010
GEORGE bus service ends, Michael Bolden , September 26, 2010
Scene of I-66 E accident cleared, Michael Bolden , September 24, 2010
I-66 W to close overnight Thurs. , Kafia Hosh , September 22, 2010
Bike-sharing network launches today, Michael Bolden , September 20, 2010
Arlington to control Columbia Pike, Christy Goodman , September 17, 2010
BRAC town hall tonight, Michael Bolden , September 16, 2010
Va. power outage causes traffic delays, Michael Bolden , September 15, 2010
Meeting on Phase 2 of Dulles Metro, Michael Bolden , September 14, 2010
Metro releases bus detour info, Michael Bolden , September 10, 2010
Thousands must return to Va. DMV, Kafia Hosh , September 7, 2010
Code red for Metro this weekend, Michael Bolden , September 3, 2010
Connolly samples commutes, Michael Bolden , August 31, 2010
License readers aid Metro police, Michael Bolden , August 30, 2010
Work continues on I-66 E HOV ramp, Michael Bolden , August 30, 2010
Va. DMV still unable to process licenses, Michael Bolden , August 30, 2010
Construction causes I-66 E delays, Michael Bolden , August 28, 2010
NYC to honor Arlington Fire Dept. , Michael Bolden , August 27, 2010
C. Bridge Rd. work to affect rush hour, Michael Bolden , August 25, 2010
Va. police step up wknd. patrols, Michael Bolden , August 24, 2010
I-66 W to close for rail work, Michael Bolden , August 24, 2010
Fairfax HOV ramps to open for all, Derek Kravitz , August 23, 2010
Major delays on I-66 this weekend, Michael Bolden , August 23, 2010
Rep. Connolly to slug to work, Michael Bolden , August 19, 2010
Lane closures on S. Glebe Road, Michael Bolden , August 19, 2010
Share your commuter rail stories, Mark Berman , August 18, 2010
VRE delays for p.m. commute, Michael Bolden , August 12, 2010
Bikeshare memberships debut, Michael Bolden , August 11, 2010
Heat restrictions for VRE trains, Michael Bolden , August 11, 2010
Wolf: Dulles Greenway is 'highway robbery', Derek Kravitz , July 28, 2010
Detours, closures for Scout parade, Michael Bolden , July 23, 2010
Hot enough to melt asphalt..., Michael Bolden , July 22, 2010
Share your HOV experiences, Michael Bolden , July 21, 2010
Va. crackdown nets 6K tickets, arrests, Michael Bolden , July 20, 2010
Red-light fines get real in Arlington, Michael Bolden , July 20, 2010
Closures on WB Columbia Pike, Michael Bolden , July 14, 2010
Safety patrol to aid drivers in distress, Michael Bolden , July 12, 2010
Arlington paratransit fares rise, Michael Bolden , July 12, 2010
395 reopens after accident, Michael Bolden , July 9, 2010
Arlington water main break delays, Michael Bolden , July 9, 2010
Heat delays for MARC, VRE -- again, Michael Bolden , July 8, 2010
Heat restrictions for MARC, VRE, Michael Bolden , July 7, 2010
Traffic delays in Va. for Byrd funeral, Michael Bolden , July 6, 2010
Pentagon may change Metro security, Michael Bolden , July 6, 2010
It's tricky traveling in the heat, Michael Bolden , July 6, 2010
VRE to run early eight-car trains, Michael Bolden , July 2, 2010
Metro signs off on agreement with Va. , Michael Bolden , July 1, 2010
Va. State Police to increase patrols, Michael Bolden , June 30, 2010
Fairfax building Springfield park & ride, Robert Thomson , June 30, 2010
Major changes at GW Parkway bridge, Robert Thomson , June 30, 2010
More people to travel for Fourth, Michael Bolden , June 29, 2010
Alexandria: Va. should pay Metro match, Michael Bolden , June 23, 2010
Video: 495 bridge demolished in Tysons, Michael Bolden , June 22, 2010
Va. board adopts transportation plan, Michael Bolden , June 16, 2010
Headaches on the horizon, Michael Bolden , June 16, 2010
Arlington raises bus fares, Michael Bolden , June 14, 2010
 
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