The Weekend and Beyond
Some advice for your travels this weekend and during the rest of the month:
Track maintenance on the Blue, Orange and Red lines this weekend will delay trains as they take turns on single tracks around the work zones. See the full details here on Metro's Web site. Remember if you use Metro's Trip Planner feature on the transit authority's home page that Trip Planner doesn't factor in the weekend delays.
Huntington Garage Open
Metro has opened a six-level, 1,424-space parking garage at Huntington Station on the Yellow Line. The $31.1 million garage, which took two years to build, is part of a development at the station that includes residential, commercial and office space.
E Street Expressway
The District Department of Transportation is repairing the ramp leading from the E Street Expressway to westbound Interstate 66. The single-lane ramp is scheduled to reopen by Aug. 25.
Detour: Go to the Potomac River Freeway North, then turn left onto 27th Street NW, make an immediate left onto Potomac River Freeway South, then enter westbound I-66.
Route 29 Bridge
A portion of southbound Route 29 is closed this weekend from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday while the Virginia Department of Transportation installs a new deck on the Route 29 bridge over Broad Run in western Prince William County. The closure will be repeated next weekend, from Friday night through 5 a.m. Monday, and then again from Friday night, Sept. 5, through 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8.
Detour for cars: Route 29 South to Route 15 North to Route 55 West to Beverly Mill Road (Route 600) to Route 29. Detour for tractor-trailers: Route 29 South to Route 15 North to I-66 West to Route 17 South to Route 29. (The detour for tractor-trailers is longer because they cannot travel two-lane Beverly Mill Road.)
Raven Rock Road Paving
The Maryland State Highway Administration has begun a $414,000 project to resurface about two miles of Route 491 (Raven Rock Road) between the Washington County Line and Fort Ritchie Road in Frederick County. Workers should finish in September.
Meanwhile, watch for single lane closures between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays and expect delays.
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