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Headaches on the horizon

Ramp closures
The ramp from Interstate 495 southbound to southbound Route 123 will close Tuesday between midnight and 5 a.m. while crews move a crane between work areas. Officials gave these instructions: "Traffic will we directed to exit the Beltway to northbound Route 123, remain on the exit/entrance ramp, re-enter the northbound Beltway (Inner Loop) and then exit southbound Route 123. "

The eastbound ramp from Route 267 to northbound Dolley Madision Boulevard will also close from midnight to 5 a.m. Tuesday so that crews can place barriers and restripe the road. Motorists should exit to soutbound Route 123 and turn left at the intersection to access the northbound lanes.

New York Avenue
As you drive into the District, be aware of construction and lane shifts that are part of the New York Avenue rehabilitation project. Construction generally starts around the Ninth Street Bridge, which is being replaced, and extends just beyond the intersection with First Street NE.

The projects

Metro
Outages: Check out the latest elevator and escalator outages before you head out the door.

Hearings: Metro's hearings to get public input into how to solve its budget crisis are winding down this week. The transit agency is trying to close a $189.million budget deficit for the fiscal year that begins July.1.

All hearings are scheduled to begin at 7.p.m.; an 6:30 p.m. open house precedes each session at 6:30.p.m.

-- Wednesday: Arlington County Board Room, Third Floor, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington.
-- Thursday: All Souls Unitarian Church, Pierce Hall, 1500 Harvard St. NW, Washington.
-- Thursday: Montgomery County Executive Office Building, Cafeteria, 101 Monroe St. (entrance on Jefferson Street), Rockville.

Metro also has a survey to get public feedback about the options at www.wmata.com/survey.cfm. Officials said results of the survey will be included in a report to the board of directors next month.

Written comments may be sent to the Office of the Secretary, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 600 Fifth St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001; or e-mailed to public-hearing-testimony@wmata.com.

Comments are due by 5.p.m. April.6.

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By Michael Bolden  |  March 30, 2010; 5:01 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories  
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Don't check out the latest escalator outages before you head out the door -- just assume they won't be working.

Posted by: fireball72 | March 30, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

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