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Dr. Gridlock Archive: Silver Line

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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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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Airport board split over CEO candidate

The governing board of the Washington area's two main airports and the project to extend Metrorail to Dulles International remained divided Wednesday, taking no action to name a new chief executive.

By Washington Post Editors  | March 2, 2011; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Airports, Aviation, Silver Line  
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Road re-striping in Northern Va.

Crews will be re-striping main roads along the path of the Metrorail extension to Dulles through Friday this week. Expect some additional traffic delays.

By Washington Post Editors  | March 1, 2011; 6:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Silver Line  
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Lawmakers request Dulles rail audits

U.S. Rep Frank Wolf (R-Va), along with U.S. Rep Tom Latham (R-Iowa) on Tuesday requested an annual audit of the Metrorail extension to Dulles International Airport and Ashburn in Loudoun County as a way to prevent cost overruns and ensure the project is completed on schedule.

By Kafia A. Hosh  | February 15, 2011; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Airports, Commuter Rail, Northern Virginia, Silver Line, Transportation Politics, Virginia  
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Route 123 closings in Tysons

The northbound lanes of Route 123 are scheduled to close overnight Monday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. at the Dulles Connector Road as part of the work on the Metrorail extension through Tysons Corner to Loudoun County. The southbound...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 3, 2011; 12:33 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Northern Virginia, Silver Line  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Dulles Toll Road rates to rise Sat., Michael D. Bolden , December 31, 2010
Feds speed up Silver Line funding, Derek Kravitz , December 27, 2010
Tysons Connector bus service to end, Kafia A. Hosh , December 17, 2010
Meeting on funding Tysons roads, Kafia A. Hosh , December 13, 2010
Dulles Toll Road rates to rise Jan. 1 , Michael D. Bolden , December 8, 2010
I-66 W closures planned, Washington Post Editors , December 7, 2010
Lawmaker seeks auditor for Dulles rail, Michael D. Bolden , December 7, 2010
I-66 West to close Thurs. night, Michael D. Bolden , November 18, 2010
E. Falls Church plan comments sought , Christy Goodman , November 16, 2010
Tysons Metro tunnel breaks through, Derek Kravitz , October 25, 2010
I-66 W to close overnight Thurs. , Kafia Hosh , September 22, 2010
Phase 2 of Dulles rail? $3.83 billion, Michael Bolden , September 15, 2010
Public meetings set on Dulles Metro, Kafia Hosh , September 8, 2010
Major lane shift in Tysons Corner, Kafia Hosh , September 1, 2010
I-66 closure postponed a week, Luke Rosiak , August 30, 2010
Silver Line could be delayed, Luke Rosiak , July 21, 2010
Silver Line work to affect WB Toll Road, Luke Rosiak , July 14, 2010
Rail car maker delays project, Michael Bolden , July 2, 2010
Glitch gives Metro riders discount, Michael Bolden , June 27, 2010
Tysons Metro work ramps up, Michael Bolden , June 25, 2010
 
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