The Week Ahead
Today is "Terrible Traffic Tuesday," so named by the folks at AAA because it is the day when life -- and traffic -- returns to normal in the Washington area. The summer is over, and with its end people return to work, to school and to college. While you were away a great many highway projects continued and federal stimulus money funded other road projects. The orange cones will be out in force this week.
Va. HOV Lanes
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, the I-95/395 HOV lanes will return to their standard schedule, remaining open to all traffic southbound from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. The lanes will re-open northbound to all traffic at 11 p.m.
HOT Lane Construction
Beginning Thursday night, Sept. 10 , steel beams will be lifted into place for a new bridge at I-66 west over I-495 south. Motorists can expect I-495 south total lane closures from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights for the next two weeks. Detours will be in place. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.
Park Road Work in the District
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is scheduled to close a section of the 1300 block of Park Road, NW next week. Approximately 100 feet of Park Road, directly east of 14th Street, will be closed from 7 am to 7 pm, beginning Tuesday, September 8 through Saturday September 12, 2009, for the installation of light poles at the new Civic Plaza.
I-270 Lane Closures
Next week, the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin the second phase of a $10 million safety and resurfacing project along a nearly four mile section of southbound I-270 between Middlebrook Road and Muddy Branch Road in Montgomery County.
During construction, motorists can expect single lane closures along I-270 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., overnight Sunday through Thursday between 7 p.m. and 4:30 a.m., with double lane closures overnight Sunday through Thursday between 8 p.m. until 4:30 a.m. Crews will close one of the collector-distributor lanes between Middlebrook Road and the ramp to MD 117 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and overnights Sunday through Thursday between 7 p.m. and 4:30 a.m.
ICC Lane shift
On or about Sep. 9, the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration (SHA) will shift traffic on MD 650 (New Hampshire Avenue) near Bonifant Road/Good Hope Road to allow for construction of the permanent northbound MD 650 Bridge over the future $2.5 billion Intercounty Connector (ICC). The traffic shifts will take place on September 9 and 10 and are weather permitting.
September 8, 2009; 7:00 AM ET
Categories: Commuting , Congestion , Construction
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