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Connecticut Avenue
Watch out this evening around the Uptown Theater, where there's a special event that will restrict driving and parking on the southbound side, heading toward downtown Washington. The restriction will be between Macomb Street and Ordway Street from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Veterans Day
Monday is the federal and local holiday, and Metrorail is back to treating it that way too, after experimenting last year with weekday service on a few Monday holidays. The transit authority found that there was not enough demand to justify the cost of providing full weekday train service.

Track Work Closing Stations
Metro will use the long holiday weekend to perform some extensive track work, which will close the Huntington and Eisenhower Avenue stations for the weekend. They will be shut from 9 p.m. Friday to midnight Monday,

Virginia Transportation Planning
The Commonwealth Transportation Board, the statewide policy-making panel, has scheduled its annual meeting for Northern Virginians to comment on projects that can be included in the six-year plan, the basic guide to what Virginia is committed to building. The moderated public meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the board auditorium at the Fairfax County Governmental Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway. There is no pre-registration. People who want to speak can sign up at the door. Fairfax County Governmental Center

Route 28 in Frederick County
The project to replace the Route 28 (Tuscarora Road) bridge over Tuscarora Creek should be finished in the middle of this month, weather permitting, says the Maryland State Highway Administration.

Canal Road NW
The District Department of Transportation hopes to wrap up the widening project near the Key Bridge and Whitehurst Freeway by the end of November, says Erik Linden, spokesman for the Department. What you should be seeing, he says, are a smoother roadway, new striping, a new brick median, improvements to the retaining walls on the river side, new street lights and the new lane to turn into Georgetown University.

Here's what he says still needs to be done:
-- Install catch basins and concrete pipes.
-- Install signal heads at the new Georgetown University entrance.
-- Mill and overlay a small portion of roadway at the Whitehurst Freeway and Key Bridge.


By Robert Thomson  |  November 7, 2007; 3:18 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories  
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