Travel Advisories for Weekend and Beyond
The big one to remember this weekend is the road work on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway in Maryland, near the Wilson Bridge. But let's also review some of the other road work and transit projects that could affect your travels.
First, here are the details about the major work on the Beltway. It's part of the bridge construction program and will result in a new path for the inner loop lanes by 5 a.m. on Monday. Between now and then:
-- At 9 o'clock tonight, the inner loop will be reduced to one lane between the Route 210 Interchange and I-295. Two lanes will reopen at mid-morning on Saturday mid-morning, according to the schedule. A third lane will be restored on Saturday afternoon. The fourth will be back by 5 a.m. Monday.
-- The ramp from I-295 South to the inner loop will close at about 10:30 p.m. tonight. Don't dally if you're leaving the Nationals game at RFK and heading that way.
-- The ramp from Route 210 South to the inner loop closed Wednesday and will remain shut until all the work is completed.
Shady Grove Parking
Rehabilitation work is scheduled to start Sunday in the south garage at the Shady Grove Metro station, resulting in the temporary loss of 150 of the 1,310 parking spaces. The project will take 18 months to two years.
Weekend Track Work
Track maintenance and rail car testing on the Red, Orange and Green lines will require trains to take turns sharing one track, causing delays of varying lengths for Metrorail riders. Use this link to read all the details.
Weekend Bus Detours
A Saturday festival and a Sunday run in the District will require some Metrobus detours. Use this link for the details.
The Nationals are in town this weekend but the Redskins are away. The Ravens play Sunday at 4:15 p.m. in Baltimore.
The District Department of Transportation is resurfacing the intersection of Macomb Street and Connecticut Avenue in Cleveland Park, at the the entrance to the service road that runs parallel to the northbound side of Connecticut north of Macomb. The service road is closed until the end of the work.
This is part of the rehab on the Klingle Bridge, just south of where the repaving is going on. The work, which is scheduled to be done by Sept. 30, occurs between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
Grosvenor Lane Bridge
The bridge over I-270 in North Bethesda is scheduled to remain closed until Sept. 22.
Interstate 70 Interchange
Eastbound I-70 traffic is detoured through the Route 85 interchange at night while workers set structural steel.
Interstate 95 Paving
The resurfacing project between Route 32 and Route 100 in Howard County may require double lane closures between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.
Capital Beltway Interchange
Watch for double lane closures between Landover Road and Central Avenue from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday. The work involves reconstruction of the Arena Drive interchange so that it can be open all the time rather than just on game days at FedEx.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Westbound: One lane will be closed for contractors from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
The span will be closed for contractors from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning Monday through Thursday and again Saturday. (There will be two-way traffic on the eastbound span during those times.) Monday through Friday, the left lane will be used for eastbound traffic from 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Eastbound: The right lane will be closed for contractors from 10 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday.
You may see different colors of striping on the bridge. That's part of the preparations for re-decking, scheduled to start this fall.
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