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.
| March 11, 2011; 11:03 AM ET |
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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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...
In his weekly Monday-at-noon live online chat, Dr. Gridlock answered a smattering of questions from readers on the newly-opened Intercounty Connector; on Orange Line delays; rail-car design, including support for standees and germ protection for sitters; the cherry blossom festival; and transit-accessible housing.
There are Orange Line delays heading to New Carrollton due to a track circuit malfunction outside of Cheverly.
Metro has released a more detailed schedule of train operations during this weekend's disruption on the Orange and Blue lines. Also available now are the exact locations of the stops for the shuttle buses that will bridge the gaps in train service.
Rail work is the top story of the weekend and beyond, with a major shutdown on the eastern ends of the Orange and Blue lines, and traffic tie-ups in Northern Virginia due to the advance of the subway extension into Loudoun County. Dr. Gridlock has details on what you should watch out for.