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The Weekend and Beyond

The District will be awash with events and closings that may make getting around this weekend more fun than it has any right to be on a Saturday or Sunday. Sunday should be the more challenging of the two days.

To begin with, Metro will close two stations and part of a third for the entire Columbus Day weekend. The Waterfront-SEU and Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter Metrorail stations will be completely closed, and there will be no Green Line service at the L'Enfant Plaza Metrorail station, from 10:30 pm on Friday through Monday.

The Blue and Orange Lines at the L'Enfant Plaza Metrorail station will not be affected. Service will resume at all Metrorail stations on Tuesday. Metro will provide free direct shuttle bus service all weekend between the Anacostia, Navy Yard and Gallery Place-Chinatown stations. For more information please visit www.metroopensdoors.com.
For north-south travel in the downtown area, residents and visitors can also use the Convention Center-SW Waterfront route of the DC Circulator.

Bike for the Heart is scheduled for Sunday. F Street, NW between 6th and 7th Streets will be closed from 4 am to 5 pm. In addition, there will be rolling closures along the route which includes:
· 7th Street, NW
· Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
· 15th Street, NW
· Constitution Avenue, NW/NE
· 1st Street, NE
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The National Equality March is scheduled to take place at noon on Sunday. It will begin at McPherson Square and reach the west side of the U.S. Capitol at about 2 p.m.

The planned route is south on 15th Street NW, west on H Street, south on 17th Street, east on Pennsylvania Avenue, to Third Street NW. D.C. police plan to implement rolling street closures along the march route.

The Taste of Georgetown is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The 1000 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW, between M and K streets, will be closed from 12 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Garage parking is available in Georgetown. Participants can also use public transportation. The DC Circulator bus runs every 10 minutes between Union Station and Georgetown, and the Georgetown Metro Connection provides bus service to and from the Rosslyn Metro station (Orange and Blue lines) and the Dupont Circle Metro station (Red Line). The Metro Connection will be free for attendees from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

The Festival of the Building Arts is scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. F Street, NW between 4th and 5th Streets, will be closed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In Maryland, access to and from Airpark Road at MD 124 (Woodfield Road) will be closed this weekend as the Department of Transportation improves the pavement in the intersection. This work is part of the $57.3 million widening project along MD 124 between Airpark Road and Rosewood Manor Lane in Gaithersburg.

The closing is scheduled to begin at 5 a.m. Saturday and continue through 5 a.m. Sunday. Traffic will be directed to use Rickenbacker Drive and Chennault Way as alternatives to Airpark Road; MD 124 will remain open to traffic. Watch for signs and flaggers directing you through the work zone and detour.

Maryland motorists also will face numerous lane closures in the coming week.
The Beltway will have single and double lane closures between the American Legion Bridge and I-270 on weeknights.

There will be single lane closures on MD 355 between MD 121 and Clarksburg Road, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Single lanes will be closed on MD 198 between MD 650 (New Hampshire Avenue) and the Montgomery/Prince George's border Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Lanes will be closed on MD 355 (Frederick Road) between MD 121 (Clarksburg Road) and the Frederick/Montgomery County border Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Lanes will be closed on MD 650 (Damascus Road) at MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

In Prince George's County there will be single lane closures on US 301 over MD 214 for bridge rehabilitation, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is closing Exit 163, Lorton Road (Route 642) on I-95 North during overnight hours for milling and overlay work as part of the I-95 widening project. For inclement weather, the backup night is Oct. 14. Motorists seeking access to Lorton Road should use the following detour:
Continue on I-95 North past Lorton Road to Exit 166B, Newington-Fairfax County Parkway, to I-95 south to Exit 163, Lorton Road (Route 642).

VDOT is adding a fourth general-purpose lane to I-95 in each direction from Route 123 just before the Occoquan River to the Fairfax County Parkway to improve traffic flow to and from the Springfield Interchange. Construction of the six-mile widening project began in early 2008 and will be completed by late fall 2011.

Weather permitting; the follow lane closures are scheduled:

I-95 North Night Work
When: Monday, 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.
What: Two lanes closed
Where: I-95 north, from the Route 1 on-ramp to the Pohick Road overpass
Why: Milling and overlay asphalt pavement
Police: Onsite for motorist safety

When: Tuesday, 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday is the backup night.
What: Ramp closed.
Where: I-95 north ramp to Exit 163, Lorton Road (Route 642)
Why: Milling and overlay asphalt pavement

I-95 North Day Work
When: Tuesday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
What: Single lane closed
Where: I-95 north from Exit 160, Gordon Boulevard (Route 123) to one mile south of Exit 166, Fairfax County Parkway (Route 7100)
Why: Grading, bridge and wall work

I-95 South Day Work
When: Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What: Right lane closed
Where: I-95 south from Exit 166, Fairfax County Parkway (Route 7100) to Exit 160, Gordon Boulevard (Route 123)
Why: Bridge work, clearing and grubbing

I-95 HOV Day Work
When: Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 13-14, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
What: Single lane closed
Where: I-95 HOV from Exit 163, Lorton Road (Route 642) to Exit 160, Gordon Boulevard (Route 123)
Why: Removing barrier
Lorton Road (Route 642) East and West Day Work

When: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
What: Alternating lane closed
Where: Lorton Road (Route 642) east and west from Gunston Cove Road to Silverbrook Road
Why: Repaving, bridge work and barrier installation

Route 1 South Day Work
The following lane closures are related to Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) activities including the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

When: Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
What: Right lane closed
Where: Route 1 south just past the Gunston Road overpass
Why: Soil test borings

I-495 HOT Lanes Closures
I-495 South at I-66
Motorists can expect the ramp from I-66 west ramp to I-495 south to close from midnight to 5 a.m. Sunday and Monday for bridge deck work. Detours will be in place.

By Ashley Halsey  |  October 9, 2009; 8:12 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting , Congestion , Construction , Driving , Events , Metro , Safety , Weekend Work , highways , intercounty connector , transit  | Tags: Construction, Metro  
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Comments

I... I can't read this. Format, plzthx.

Posted by: VelocityAtrocity | October 9, 2009 10:01 AM | Report abuse

I have to agree with the first poster. The lack of carriage returns makes this seem like a jumbled mass of text all run together.

But more importantly, I'm concerned that the article in today's Metro section on page B2 gave incorrect information about the Metro closures. The article and its attached map imply that the Yellow Line will run to Archives this weekend; the article also keeps saying that the "Green Line platform" at L'Enfant Plaza will be closed. This is misleading, as there is no "Green Line platform" as such--that platform is shared by the Green and Yellow Lines, and NEITHER line will be stopping there, as the Yellow Line will not be using its bridge at all. The article further refers to "rerouting the Yellow Line" without any prior mention of what that re-routing is. I'm afraid the sloppy reporting (I know Dr. Gridlock didn't write the article) will wind up confusing more riders than it will help.

Posted by: 1995hoo | October 9, 2009 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Holy block-of-text Batman!

Posted by: UMDTerpsGirl | October 9, 2009 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Any word on the impending construction at the I-270 - I-70 interchange?

I drove up I-270 today, and an electronic sign warned that the interchange is going to close (!!) for construction next week.

Posted by: stuckman | October 9, 2009 11:58 PM | Report abuse

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