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Headaches on the horizon

Watch for showers and thunderstorms if you're traveling Wednesday night, according to the Capital Weather Gang's forecast. That may interfere with some of the road projects that normally occur overnight. Here's what's on the schedule in the D.C. area for road work and transit work.

Beltway HOT lanes
This work is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. through 5 a.m.
-- Three right lanes and the collector distributor road on the inner loop will close at Little River Turnpike (Route 236) for bridge demolition.
-- A single left lane of the inner loop between the Lee Highway (Route 29) overpass and Interstate 66 will close for sign foundation bores.
-- I-395 north at the Beltway will close for steel beam erection.

I-95 widening project
Three left lanes of I-95 north will be closed at Lorton Road (Route 642) from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge joint repair. Lane closings begin at Gordon Boulevard (Route 123).

Dulles Metrorail project
-- Two lanes of Leesburg Pike (Route 7) east from the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267) to Spring Hill Road will close for utility work.
-- A single left lane of Dolley Madison Boulevard (Route 123) north between Old Meadow Road to Anderson Rd. will close for utility work.

Ohio Drive
From 7 p.m. through 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights, Ohio Drive will be closed between the intersection of 23rd Street and Independence Avenue and the ramp to Lincoln Memorial Circle. Old Constitution Avenue, which is just south of the Roosevelt Bridge, will be closed from the ramp to Lincoln Memorial Circle to Rock Creek Parkway. Follow detour signs.

Intercounty Connector
I-95 may close for 15 minute intervals through the work zone from midnight to 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights.

MD 201/Beltway
Drivers may find the shoulders closed on the Beltway as crews work on the Kenilworth Avenue (MD 201) bridge above. There may be temporary lane closings on both Kenilworth and the Beltway.

Metrorail
Red Line: From 10 p.m. till the midnight closing, riders between Medical Center and Friendship Heights should add at least half an hour to their normal travel times. Workers are replacing old rail fasteners to stabilize the tracks.
Blue/Orange lines: After 10 p.m., add at least 20 minutes to travel time between Federal Center and Eastern Market. Workers are upgrading track circuits.
Yellow Line: After 11 p.m., add at least 20 minutes to travel time between Pentagon City and L'Enfant Plaza. Workers are replacing rail fasteners.

By Robert Thomson  |  May 12, 2010; 7:00 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Headaches on the horizon  
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Comments

Why doesn't the MdTA (tolling authority in Maryland) apply core exit area charges for the ICC instead of simply 'congestion pricing?' Highway managers today can't even update the message signs now shown by signs like 'accident expect delays' 8 hours after the accident vehicles are cleared. How can the public expect any more 'congestion level pricing' besides the current fixed time periods used now for HOV enforcement?

Why doesn't the Dulles Toll rd toll authority MWAA and Fluor (HOT lane toller for beltway bid down payroll bdp contractor) consider peak exit area segments for their tolls?

Drivers should absorb at individual levels similar cost increases to maintain infrastructure as transit users. Drive v. transit cost comparisons would be more honest.

Posted by: jon4061 | May 13, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Why doesn't the MdTA (tolling authority in Maryland) apply core exit area charges for the ICC instead of simply 'congestion pricing?' Highway managers today can't even update the message signs now shown by signs like 'accident expect delays' 8 hours after the accident vehicles are cleared. How can the public expect any more 'congestion level pricing' besides the current fixed time periods used now for HOV enforcement?

Why doesn't the Dulles Toll rd toll authority MWAA and Fluor (HOT lane toller for beltway bid down payroll bdp contractor) consider peak exit area segments for their tolls?

Drivers should absorb at individual levels similar cost increases to maintain infrastructure as transit users. Drive v. transit cost comparisons would be more honest.

Posted by: jon4061 | May 13, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

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