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The Weekend and Beyond

Some tips for this weekend and into early July:

Baseball and Soccer on Sunday
Both the Nationals and DC United are in town for Sunday games. The Nationals are playing the Orioles at Nationals Park, in what should be a very crowded game, starting at 1:35 p.m. D.C. United, hosting the Los Angeles Galaxy, will draw a big crowd to RFK at noon.

The parking situation at RFK will be different: Nats fans still can park for free, but not at Lot 8, their usual spot on the south side of RFK. They can park for free in Lot 7, on the north side of RFK, and take the Nats Express to Nationals Park. But there may be delays.

Best routes to Lot 7: Come off the Whitney Young (East Capitol Street) Bridge or off Oklahoma
Avenue NE. The Nats Express shuttle starts up 90 minutes before game time. (See a map here.)

Parking near Nationals Park: You can buy parking in advance for individual games on the Nationals' Web site, or use the Nationals valet service. (The team has a helpful Web page with information on getting there. The nearest Metrorail station is Navy Yard, but see below about the weekend delays.

Metrorail Delays
Track maintenance and rail car testing will disrupt travel on all the Metrorail lines this weekend, because trains will be sharing a single track to get around the work. The full details are here.

A New Carrollton Lot Closed
Parking lot No. 2 at the Orange Line's New Carrollton Metro station is closed this weekend for repair. But this affects just 357 of the 3,519 parking spaces.

Bus Detours for Festival
On Saturday, a few Metrobus routes will detour because of the 16th Annual D.C. Caribbean Parade on Georgia Avenue. See the affected routes here.

Metrobus Changes
The transit authority is making many changes in Metrobus service across the region, starting Sunday. You can find a full list here on Metro's Web site.

MTA Commuter Buses
The new schedules on Routes 901, 905, 915, 929, & 991 take effect Tuesday. Here's the MTA page with the schedules.

On Wednesday, the route 991 bus stop at the Monocacy MARC Station will move to the north end of the station. MTA says this is intended to alleviate congestion that occurs when trains and buses arrive or depart at the same time.

July 4 Getaway
Most of the temporary lane closures across the region will be lifted on Thursday afternoon to clear the way for motorists leaving for their long holiday weekends. Most of that work will resume on Monday, July 7.

Holiday Signals
After the fireworks in Washington on the night of July 4, the Virginia Department of Transportation will adjust the timing on 114 signals along these corridors in Fairfax County to favor homebound traffic: Route 1 from Fort Hunt Road to Buckman Road, Route 123 from Merchant Lane to Lewinsville Road, Route 7 from George Mason Drive to Lisle Avenue, Route 29 from Graham Road to Circle Wood Drive, Route 50 from Cherry Street to Stonehurst Drive, Route 244 from Moray Lane to Backlick Road and Route 236 from Beauregard Street to Olley Lane.

Route 450 in Anne Arundel
The Annapolis Road bridge over Bacon Ridge Branch is closed for replacement and should reopen by mid-fall. Follow signs for the detour.

Germantown Road
Follow the directions of flaggers through the construction between Darnestown Road and Richter Farm Road weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

By Robert Thomson  |  June 27, 2008; 11:35 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories  
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