The week ahead for traffic, transit
George Washington Parkway
Traffic delays are likely on the northbound side of the parkway after the morning rush. Lanes will be closed on that side between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Little River Inlet Bridge for emergency repair of an expansion joint.
One lane will always be open, but at any time during the work, the left or right lane at the bridge could be shut. Construction signs and variable message boards will point drivers in the right direction.
New York Avenue Work
Construction is scheduled to start today at the intersection of First Street, Florida Avenue, New York Avenue and Eckington Place. The project, which will take eight months, is designed to improve circulation and decrease accidents at this major road junction.
Work on First Street will be done from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Work hours on the avenues are 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. There won't be any lane closings on the avenues on weekdays between 5:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. All milling and paving will be done from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
Football at FedEx Tonight
The game starts at 8:30 p.m., so there's likely to be some extra congestion as commuters and fans blend together in traffic. Fans, the Central Avenue approach to FedEx from the Capital Beltway tends to be less crowded than the other two interchanges, at Landover Road and at Arena Drive.
The Morgan Boulevard Metrorail station will be open beyond the regular midnight close to take fans home from the football game at FedEx Field. No other stations will be open for people to enter, but if you're on one of those Blue Line trains from Morgan Boulevard, you will be able to transfer to other trains on your way home.
The last Blue Line train from Morgan Boulevard in the direction of Franconia-Springfield will leave at 12:27 a.m. But if the game goes into OT, Metro says it will keep operating to get people home.
Fairfax Parkway Work Starts Today
Rolling Road North: Single lane closed between O'Dell Street and Chancellor Way, today through Wednesday, 9 am. to 3 p.m. Fairfax County Parkway North and South: Left lane closed between I-95 and Backlick Road underpass, todayday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
H Street Lane Closings
Eastbound traffic on H Street NE will be down to one lane between 3rd and 7th streets starting at 9:30 a.m. today. The lane closings, part of the H Street reconstruction project, will be in effect through Nov. 16. Crews will be excavating and repaving the north center lane. Delivery vehicles will be unable to load and unload from the eastbound curb lane. Loading and unloading will be permitted on the side streets, too.
Dulles Rail Project
Lane closings in three areas:
Route 123 between Great Falls Street and Scotts Crossing. Possibly starting as early as today, the right lane of southbound Dolley Madison Road (Route 123) will be closed for about a week between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:30 a.m. till noon Friday.
Drivers coming from the westbound Dulles Connector Road or the Beltway onto southbound Route 123 will need to merge immediately with Route 123 traffic.
Interstate 66. The right shoulder on the westbound side just before the Dulles Connector Road exit will be closed between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. today and Tuesday. Also, you may see construction trucks on I-66 between the Beltway and Lee Highway (Route 29).
Dulles Toll Road/Access Road. Crews will close the left lane between the Beltway and the Dulles Connector Road to install concrete barriers and restripe along the left shoulder. At the same time, the right lane of the parallel Dulles Airport Access Highway also will be closed.
MD Beltway Paving
Between the Legion Bridge and I-270, look for ramp closings for the paving project between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. through Thursday.
October 26, 2009; 6:00 AM ET
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