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Dr. Gridlock Archive: Weekend Work

The weekend and beyond

It's your last weekend to test drive Maryland's new Intercounty Connector for free. Transit riders should review Metro's plan to shut parts of the Orange and Blue lines starting at 10 p.m. Friday. History buffs might go see President Lincoln's inauguration reenacted by Sam Waterson at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Capitol Hill Visitor Center Auditorium.

By Robert Thomson  | March 4, 2011; 6:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The weekend and beyond

After a rainy and very windy Friday, travelers should encounter a calmer weekend, with Sunday looking like the better of the days for getting around. Some travelers might be planning to take their first test drive along Maryland's new Intercounty Connector. In the District, Lady Gaga has left the building but there's a weekend of hockey, basketball and Bon Jovi at Verizon Center. For those seeking a longer-range weekend, check the Escapes column on Virginia's Peaks of Otter WInery. Here's a look at some of the late-winter travel obstacles you might encounter in your local journeys.

By Robert Thomson  | February 25, 2011; 7:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The weekend and beyond

We'll go into a cool down this weekend, but travel conditions still should be fine in the D.C. area, at least when it comes to the weather. Metro will launch its President's Day weekend track projects at 10 p.m. Friday. The main impact is the closing of Smithsonian and Federal Triangle stations, which severs the Blue and Orange lines in central Washington till the system's midnight closing Monday. Meanwhile, there's plenty of work going on along the Capital Beltway in Virginia. In Maryland, workers are getting part of the Intercounty Connector ready to open at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

By Robert Thomson  | February 20, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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The weekend and beyond

Travel conditions should be just fine around the D.C. region this weekend, with moderate temperatures and no precipitation. Both the Capitals and the Wizards have Saturday games at Verizon Center, while the Georgetown Hoyas are there at 1 p.m. Sunday, so watch for extra car and pedestrian traffic in Chinatown. There are no big road work projects scheduled to delay your trips, but watch for the usual track work on Metro. Here are some highlights.

By Robert Thomson  | February 11, 2011; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The weekend and beyond

Travelers should have no problems with the weather during the day Friday, but the Capital Weather Gang says that after 9 p.m., some sleet and freezing rain may fall before changing to rain, which will continue early Saturday. Travelers bound for the Chinese New Year parade in the District or Super Bowl parties on Sunday should find the weather sunny and mild. Here's a look at some of the traffic and transit delays along the way.

By Robert Thomson  | February 4, 2011; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The weekend and beyond

This week's weather has played havoc with road construction schedules throughout the D.C. region. It was too cold for some work, while in other areas, operations were suspended for the safety of the crews and drivers. That work will start to pick up again over the weekend and next week. After Friday's light snow, travelers will have patches of sun and moderate daytime temperatures through the weekend.

By Robert Thomson  | January 28, 2011; 7:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Older Entries in This Category »

The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , January 21, 2011
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , January 15, 2011
Metro travel tips for weekend, Robert Thomson , January 15, 2011
Don't miss last Metro train, Robert Thomson , January 14, 2011
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , January 7, 2011
Delays ahead at Fairfax Parkway/Route 50, Robert Thomson , January 5, 2011
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , December 17, 2010
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , December 10, 2010
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , December 3, 2010
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , November 26, 2010
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , November 19, 2010
Weekend delays on Beltway, Robert Thomson , November 18, 2010
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , November 13, 2010
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , November 5, 2010
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , October 29, 2010
Chain Bridge Rd. closing this wknd., Michael Bolden , October 15, 2010
Dodging road closings & rail work, Michael Bolden , October 9, 2010
Metro's Columbus weekend disruption, Michael Bolden , October 7, 2010
Rallies, roadwork and rail delays, Robert Thomson , October 2, 2010
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , September 24, 2010
Code red for Metro this weekend, Michael Bolden , September 3, 2010
Misery on the roads and rails, Robert Thomson , August 20, 2010
Headaches on the horizon, Robert Thomson , August 12, 2010
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , August 6, 2010
Tracking Metro's weekend work, Robert Thomson , August 4, 2010
Huge Labor Day project on Red Line, Robert Thomson , August 3, 2010
Headaches on the horizon, Robert Thomson , July 30, 2010
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , June 25, 2010
Road closures around the Capitol, Michael Bolden , June 19, 2010
The weekend and beyond, Robert Thomson , June 4, 2010
 
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