Road and Transit Advisories
Here are some things you should know about traveling this weekend and beyond.
The inbound lanes will close from 9 o'clock tonight till as late as 4 a.m. Monday for work on the bridge's swing span. Inbound drivers will be detoured north to the 11th Street Bridge.
You know the drill on that by now, but this isn't anything like the work that occurred over the summer to rehabilitate the bridge and lower the northern portion. Periodically, there will be bridge work and work along South Capitol Street on the north side, but lane closings like this will occur at off-peak hours and on weekends.
Route 210/Oxon Hill Road
In preparation for the early-October opening of a new interchange that is part of the Wilson Bridge Project, workers will close some lanes and shift lanes on Oxon Hill Road this weekend and next.
Watch for that from 9 o'clock tonight to as late as 5 a.m. Monday and then again from 9 p.m. Oct. 5 through 5 a.m. Oct. 8. But by the morning rush on Oct. 8, the new interchange is scheduled to be open. (Might not be too much of a rush on Oct. 8. That's Columbus Day.
Weekend Track Work
Track maintenance and rail car testing on the Red, Orange and Green lines this weekend will cause delays as trains take turns on single tracks to get around the disruptions. Use this link to read the full description from Metro. Work like this occurs almost every weekend, because Metro can't get all the maintenance and testing done during the few overnight hours the system is closed.
Events in the District and in Arlington will detour some Metrobus routes. You'll find a full list via this link. (The list of events also is useful in planning your car trips. The District also posted a list of D.C. events and the related street closings here.)
Foxhall Road Closing
The District plans to close Foxhall Road to through traffic from Reservoir Road to Nebraska Avenue on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Northbound traffic on Foxhall Road toward Nebraska Avenue will be detoured onto Reservoir Road and MacArthur Boulevard and Arizona Avenue. Southbound traffic on Foxhall toward Reservoir Road will be detoured to Arizona Avenue and Macarthur Boulevard .
Workers are engaged in a $4 million streetscape and road construction project scheduled to be completed by June.
Whitehurst Freeway Ramp
The ramp to the Whitehurst from I-66 and the Potomac River Freeway is scheduled to be closed from Monday through Oct. 8. Then it will close again from 7 a.m. Oct. 22 through 6 a.m. Oct. 23. It will be closed again from Nov. 5 through Nov. 12. These are for emergency repairs to the ramp. Watch for the detour signs that will take you left onto Rock Creek Parkway, right at the yield sign on 27th Street and left onto K Street or the Whitehurst.
Rock Creek Parkway
The National Park Service and Federal Highway Administration have again pushed back the date for reopening the ramp from P Street NW onto the southbound parkway. (The other side of the ramp, leading from the parkway up onto P Street, was reopened earlier this month.)
New date for when they say the ramp will reopen after all the concrete, electrical and ramp work is completed: Oct. 19.
Interstate 95 Paving
On the big overnight paving job in Howard County: Be prepared for single lane closures from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday between Routes 32 and 100.
Watch for double-lane closures from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday along the Capital Beltway between Landover Road and Central Avenue. This is the project that will open up the Arena Drive interchange full time rather than just for events at FedEx Field.
The road resurfacing at the intersection of Macomb Street and Connecticut Avenue just north of the bridge is done and the service road along Connecticut Avenue has reopened. This is part of the bridge rehabilitation project that has closed off lanes on Connecticut. The project is scheduled for completion in April.
Nicholson Lane Bridge
Montgomery County is replacing the Nicholson Lane Bridge over the CSX tracks and some of the approaching roadway. All but two lanes of the bridge, which is about half a mile east of Rockville Pike in Rockville, will be closed during the 14 months of construction.
The right lane in each direction is closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday between 14th Avenue and New Hampshire Avenue. Traffic gets real heavy, and pedestrians are crossing everywhere, so it's best to avoid the area during the construction if you have an alternative route.
Grosvenor Lane Bridge
The bridge over I-270 in North Bethesda has reopened, though rehabilitation work is continuing.
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