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Headaches on the horizon

Some traffic and transit delays could affect your overnight travels.

Beltway HOT lanes
Ramp closing:
I-495 North ramp to Braddock Road West will close this weekend starting at 9:30 p.m. Friday and reopen by 5 a.m. Monday. Traffic will be directed to continue north on I-495 to Exit 52A, Little River Turnpike West, then stay to the right following signs for I-495 south and take Exit 54A, Braddock Road West.

Metrorail extension
Ramps closed

-- Part of the ramp from the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267) East to Leesburg Pike (Route 7) East will be closed from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.
-- The ramp from the Dulles Toll Road East to Chain Bridge Road North will be closed for the same time. Traffic will be directed to take Chain Bridge Road South and make a left at the bottom of the ramp.

Metrorail delays
Weekend work on the Orange, Blue and Red lines is scheduled to begin at 10 o'clock Friday night. Add at least 40 minutes to a normal trip time through Rosslyn. Add at least half an hour to a normal trip time between Friendship Heights and Medical Center. See more details here.

Nationals Park
You may have enjoyed a free day of parking in the District on Friday because of the Emancipation Day holiday. The only area where you do have to obey the parking rules and pay the meters is around Nationals Park, where the game is scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m.

By Robert Thomson  |  April 17, 2010; 5:00 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Congestion , Construction , Driving , Metro , Weekend Work  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the horizon  
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Maybe this will serve as another reminder for Riders to contact their local representatives to stress the importance of proper WMATA funding.

Posted by: Hattrik | April 16, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

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