Headaches on the Horizon
Weeknight Metro Delays
Metro's drawing closer to the major work that's scheduled over the Columbus Day weekend on the Green and Yellow lines. If you're heading out on the Metro system after 9:30 tonight, brace yourself for delays as the transit agency prepares. Plus, there is maintenance and repair work occurring on other lines. Trains in many locations will share one track:
Green and Yellow lines: In preparation for the Columbus Day weekend station closures of Waterfront-SEU and Archives Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter stations and the Green and Yellow lines of L'Enfant Plaza Station, Green Line trains will share one track between Navy Yard and Mt. Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center stations, and Yellow Line trains will share one track between Pentagon City and Mt. Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center stations.
Red Line passengers traveling between the Medical Center and Grosvenor-Strathmore stations should add at least 20 minutes to their travel time as Metro replaces rail fasteners and makes tunnel and bridge repairs;
Orange Line passengers traveling between New Carrollton and Cheverly stations should add at least 30 minutes to their travel time while Metro replaces rail fasteners;
Blue Line passengers traveling between Foggy Bottom-GWU and Arlington Cemetery stations should add at least 30 minutes to their travel time while Metro replaces rail fasteners.
Route 7 Shifts at Route 123 Overnight
Officials with the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project warn that there will be continuing lane shifts along Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) at Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) in Tysons Corner. Work is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. and end at 5 a.m. Drivers should be alert to changes in the area and to signage. The shifts are associated with the construction of the Tysons Central 7 Metro station and accompanying tunnel work.
14th Street Bridge Closures
The District Department of Transportation plans to do work on the 14th Street Bridge that will require temporary closures. A single lane of the northbound lanes will be closed Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to install platforms to be used to paint part of the bridge. DDOT advises motorists to stay to the right to get through the work zone.
October 7, 2009; 6:31 PM ET
Categories: Construction , Metro , transit | Tags: Green Line, Metro, Transit, Yellow Line
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