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Weekend Work on Roads and Rails

Here are a few projects to keep in mind if you're driving or taking Metrorail this weekend.

-- Whitehurst Freeway: The ramp that leads to the I-66 East exit will be closed for preventative maintenance and emergency repair from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. The detour takes vehicles east on Whitehurst, right onto 27th Street, left onto I ("Eye") Street and then back to the freeway. (By the way, this work has nothing to do with the District's discussions about eventually tearing down the Whitehurst.)

-- Metrorail: There's plenty of track work and train car testing affecting riders on the Blue, Yellow, Green and Orange lines this weekend. You can read all the details by clicking here. The situation likely to have the most impact on travelers is the rail switch reconstruction at Braddock Road Station. That will disrupt service on the Blue and Yellow lines from 10 p.m. Friday to midnight Sunday. It will produce significant delays for riders at the southern ends of those lines.

-- Route 1 Bridge: Crews working on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge project are completing work on a portion of the new Route 1 interchange this weekend, but in the process, there will be some lane and ramp closings and a detour of southbound traffic to Telegraph Road and back. Best idea: Keep away from that portion of Route 1 after 2 p.m. on Saturday through the rest of the weekend. But you can see a map here of the various closings and their timing.

By Robert Thomson  |  March 2, 2007; 8:30 AM ET
Categories:  Construction  
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