Dr. Gridlock: A.M. traffic


Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Traffic jam on I-95 north in Oxon Hill cleared

Traffic on Interstate 95 north at Indian Head Highway was backed up because of a fire involving a truck.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:50 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, indian head highway, traffic delays

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 04/08/2014

D.C. opening rebuilt freeway ramp

Provides new route to Anacostia Freeway for Capitol Hill/Navy Yard traffic.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:09 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 04/08/2014

Road work set on Maryland commuter routes

Work getting underway on interchanges, intersections, bridges and pavement.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:34 AM ET, 04/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Road closed after car hits building in Northwest D.C.

A D.C. taxi cab apparently hit the building, which houses the Inter-American Development Bank.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:58 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Major backups on I-66 coming into the District

Utility work on the road means only one lane is getting by.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  12:36 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 04/04/2014

Sure sign of spring: Road work in D.C. area

Milder weather brings out orange barrels along commuter routes.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:01 PM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Nationals, baseball traffic return to D.C.

Expect extra congestion Friday afternoon around South Capitol and M streets.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:15 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 04/02/2014

In one spot, D.C. commuting just got better

The traffic improvement of the year is the opening of the extra lane on the 11th Street Bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:40 AM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 10:51 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Shady Grove Road reopened after Rockville apartment fire

Police said they have reopened Shady Grove Road in both directions in Rockville.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:51 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 04/01/2014

Earlier crashes closed Interstate 95 in Baltimore in both directions

No major injuries were reported in the crashes that closed I-95 in both directions in Baltimore.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:05 AM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 03/27/2014

New traffic pattern coming to Maryland commuter route

Major change is coming to a bridge over the Capital Beltway in Silver Spring.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:29 PM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 03/25/2014

What’s your go-to app for commuting?

We’re looking for those that perform best on accuracy, dependability and ease of use.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:18 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 03/18/2014

Obama visit likely to mess up afternoon commute in D.C.

Commuters who travel north and west from downtown D.C. may want to consider cutting out early this afternoon.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:06 PM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Busy weekend for street events in D.C. area

To Saturday’s marathon in D.C. and four miler in Arlington, add Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Constitution Avenue NW.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:50 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon to jam up D.C. streets this weekend

Watch for traffic jams and Metrobus delays across the city Saturday.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:37 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 03/10/2014

I-270 southbound lanes reopen in Rockville

Crash closes southbound lanes of I-270. Incident in Gaithersburg causing three mile backup.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  11:21 AM ET, 03/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-270, traffic

Posted at 01:29 AM ET, 03/07/2014

Some streets around Capitol reopen after car hits tree

Streets closed in SE D.C. Accident where vehicle crashed into tree.

By Dana Hedgpeth, Peter Hermann and Patrick Svitek  |  01:29 AM ET, 03/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Extra lane should ease 11th St. Bridge traffic

Extra lane should ease 11th St. Bridge traffic will remove an annoying bottleneck for commuters.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:57 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Map rage: Navigating Google’s revised way-finding system

Dr. Gridlock gets lost in updated version of the mapping program.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:12 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/25/2014

Route 1 southbound reopens in Fairfax County

Route 1 was closed in both directions following a crash involving five vehicles.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Route 1 northbound lanes reopen in Springfield

Route 1 northbound lanes reopen after a fatal pedestrian accident early Thursday.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:57 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  road closed, traffic

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 02/19/2014

Tractor trailer crash causes delays on outer loop of Beltway in Greenbelt

Drivers should avoid Beltway area in Greenbelt. Earlier accident causing problems.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:04 AM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, traffic

Posted at 06:52 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Some inner loop lanes of Beltway in Prince George’s County reopen

Crash involving several vehicles had shut down lanes.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:52 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 02/16/2014

Teen leads police on high-speed chase on I-95

The pursuit shut down part of I-95.

By Luz Lazo  |  11:15 AM ET, 02/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 02/12/2014

D.C. to declare snow emergency

Motorists need to remove their vehicles from designated streets by 6:30 p.m.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:30 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Road crews and Metro prepare for possible snowfall to hit area

Significant snow could impact bus and rail service.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:06 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, traffic, WMATA

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Sinkhole opens up in Southeast D.C.

A sinkhole has closed a stretch of Massachusetts Avenue, potentially creating problems for commuters and giving us an excuse to revisit last year’s sinkholes.

By Mark Berman  |  04:45 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sinkholes, traffic

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 01/31/2014

Giant robots direct traffic, issue ticket

In the capital city of Congo, giant robots have been put in charge of directing traffic.

By Lori Aratani  |  04:45 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 01/31/2014

New traffic pattern at Northern Virginia interchange

It’s part of the long-term rebuilding of the Washington Boulevard bridge over Columbia Pike in Arlington.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:57 AM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Street closings around Capitol for State of the Union

The speech is scheduled for 9 p.m., but restrictions begin at 6 p.m.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:44 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Park service planning to charge for parking around Mall

Parking meters could be installed late this year, with a new Circulator bus route beginning in 2015.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:53 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 01/28/2014

Southbound Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda expected to reopen by morning

Lane closures could extend into Wednesday morning commute, officials say.

By Katherine Shaver  |  04:43 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 07:27 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Fatal crash on Suitland Parkway

Construction worker killed in fatal accident on Suitland Parkway. Roadway was closed in both directions for several hours.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:27 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Fatal crash in Glen Burnie

Two people were killed in the crash that closed Veterans Highway for several hours.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:05 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Fairfax County Parkway cleared after delays

A crash caused a four-mile backup.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:32 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 01/14/2014

More than one million die in traffic accidents worldwide

More than one million people a year worldwide die in traffic accidents -- a number that may triple by 2030.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:51 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 01/10/2014

Virginia transportation projects to watch in 2014

While nothing beats the Silver Line as a top transportation story for 2014, Virginia travelers will encounter many other high-impact projects this year.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:06 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:07 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Winter storm snarling travel, delays expected to continue Friday

As a winter storm looms for the Northeast, scores of flight delays are already impacting travelers, with headaches expected to continue on Friday.

By Mark Berman  |  05:07 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Travel, traffic

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Downed tree blocks ramp to Rock Creek Parkway at Mass. Ave. NW

A downed tree blocks entrance to Rock Creek Parkway. Waterside Drive is closed. Crews have been called.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:02 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Do ‘traffic angels’ drive semi-trucks?

A “traffic angel” driving a semi-truck steers a Leesburg family though holiday gridlock.

By Lori Aratani  |  05:01 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Chevy Chase hires law firm to evaluate Purple Line plans

The firm will evaluate the Maryland Transit Administration’s plans to build a light-rail Purple Line, which would run along the town’s border .

By Katherine Shaver  |  04:59 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Chris Christie, here’s how traffic studies are done

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has said that he doesn’t know how traffic studies are conducted.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  02:44 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 07:56 AM ET, 12/31/2013

Northbound I-295 re-opens in Southeast D.C.

Accident between Eastern Avenue SE and Pennsylvania Avenue SE closes freeway early Tuesday.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  07:56 AM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  295 closed, dc, road closed, traffic

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 12/26/2013

Military Bowl likely to tie up traffic in Annapolis

The annual football game, which had been at RFK, moves to Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Friday.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:28 AM ET, 12/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Annapolis, Dr. Gridlock Column, Military Bowl, Traffic tips

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 12/23/2013

Traffic guide for last-minute shoppers

The morning rush was Christmasy light, but drivers still will find traffic around the malls.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:29 AM ET, 12/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Holiday traffic, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 12/15/2013

Water main break in White Oak could cause delays Sunday

About 20 residences will be affected by a water shutoff, and drivers should expect delays.

By Luz Lazo  |  11:43 AM ET, 12/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic, WSSC; sewer; infrastructure

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 12/12/2013

Baltimore-Washington Parkway northbound re-opens after fatal accident

Fatal accident shuts down Baltimore-Washington Parkway north in morning commute. Two dead, others in serious condition.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:36 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Tips for traveling in Tuesday’s storm

The incoming storm is likely to bring out more bad habits among D.C. travelers..

By Robert Thomson  |  04:05 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Public Works, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Traffic safety, Virginia Department of Transportation, Winter storm

Posted at 06:59 AM ET, 12/06/2013

Route 1 in Arlington re-opens

Route 1 closed because of accident. Drivers advised to avoid the area.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:59 AM ET, 12/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accident, route 1 closed, traffic

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Tanger Outlets traffic frustrates neighbors

For some county residents who use Oxon Hill Road, the Nov. 22 opening of the 80 outlet stores has meant additional delays to their commutes.

By Luz Lazo  |  02:20 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic, National Harbor, Prince George's, traffic

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Tips on handling holiday shopping traffic

Some of December’s biggest driving challenges will be at shopping centers.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:56 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Holiday traffic, Maryland Department of Transportation, Traffic tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 11/25/2013

New electronic eyes on drivers in D.C.

New automated traffic enforcement cameras in the District will catch stop sign runners, oversized trucks and those who don’t let pedestrians cross.

By Lori Aratani  |  10:54 AM ET, 11/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Traffic safety

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Montgomery launches parking lot safety campaign

The “Heads Up in Parking Lots” campaign will include ads on buses and bus shelters, reusable shopping bags and messages in garages and lots.

By Katherine Shaver  |  04:23 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Traffic safety

Posted at 05:36 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Expect traffic delays near new Tanger Outlets in Prince George’s

More than 20,000 vehicles are expected to drive to the grand opening of Tanger Outlets at National Harbor Friday.

By Luz Lazo  |  05:36 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic, National Harbor, Prince George's, tanger outlets

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Learn more about plan to open Beltway shoulder

VDOT is holding an information session on its plan to allow rush hour traffic on the left shoulder of the inner loop south of the Legion Bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:41 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 03:41 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Loudoun roundabout rebuilt to cut down on crashes

The traffic circle in Loudoun County was redesigned to reduce speeding.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:41 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Traffic safety, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Northbound Route 1 reopened after fire in College Park

Traffic has resumed along Baltimore Avenue after crews responded to a fire.

By Leah Binkovitz  |  07:05 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  college park, delays, fire, route 1, traffic

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Foolish mistakes prove fatal for teen drivers

Half weren’t wearing seat belts, 35 percent were speeding, 12 percent were distracted, many had alcohol in their system.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:21 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david strickland, national highway traffic safety administration, nhtsa, teen age drivers, teen aged drivers, teen deaths, teen drivers, teen fatalities, traffic accidents, traffic deaths

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 10/25/2013

D.C. to ban traffic on bridge in Rock Creek Park

An erosion problem detected in 2010 has worsened. The closing is scheduled to last about six months.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:25 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013

Tips for getting around during Sunday’s Marine Corps Marathon

These tips should help runners, spectators and travelers simply trying to avoid the traffic congestion.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:01 AM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington police, D.C. police, D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock Column, Marine Corps Marathon, Metro, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 10/21/2013

D.C. asking public’s help in shaping long-range transportation plan

The program, called moveDC, is an effort to develop a transportation plan for the next three decades.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:31 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, moveDC

Posted at 10:23 AM ET, 10/18/2013

Work to begin on second ‘spot improvement’ for I-66

Funding issues have strung out the set of three highway widenings inside the Capital Beltway.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:23 AM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, I-66, Virginia traffic, Virgnia Department of Transportation

Posted at 07:47 AM ET, 10/16/2013

Crash snarling I-95 South in Va.

A crash on Interstate 95 is blocking all southbound lanes just south of the Capital Beltway in Virginia.

By Mark Berman  |  07:47 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, traffic

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Seeking clues to your highway traffic mysteries

Help us identify highway zones in the D.C. area that are congested for no apparent reason.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:48 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, traffic

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Viral photo from Beltway trucker protest actually from an event last May

A photo seemingly showing truckers bound for D.C. is actually from a Make-a-Wish foundation fundraiser that occurred last May.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  02:00 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, traffic

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 10/10/2013

Stephen Colbert's take on trucker Beltway protest

The Comedy Central host takes on the story like no one else can.

By Victoria Benning  |  03:39 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 10/10/2013

ICC traffic growing monthly, officials say

Traffic on the Intercounty Connector toll highway in Montgomery and Prince George's counties is growing at an average 2.6 percent per month, Maryland officials say.

By Katherine Shaver  |  01:18 PM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Maryland traffic

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Crash snarls inner loop in Maryland

A crash on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway for several hours shut down all travel lanes at the exit for Annapolis Road/Maryland 450.

By Mark Berman  |  07:28 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, traffic

Posted at 05:29 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Water main break slows Washington St. in Old Town Alexandria

A water main break has shut down a stretch of Washington Street in Old Town Alexandria.

By Mark Berman  |  05:29 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 10/08/2013

Inner loop of the Beltway snarled in Tysons

An accident is snarling the inner loop of the Capital Beltway in Tysons.

By Mark Berman  |  10:37 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, traffic

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 10/08/2013

I-395 South reopens at Route 236 following crash

No details were immediately available about the cause of the crash or possible injuries.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:23 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, I-395, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:44 AM ET, 10/08/2013

One killed in crash on Interstate 95 in Stafford County

Only the left shoulder is getting by on I-95 North between Route 17 and Centreport Parkway.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:44 AM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:12 AM ET, 10/07/2013

One person killed in crash on Beltway's inner loop in College Park

Delays remain after a fatal crash closed the Inner Loop of the Beltway in College Park early Monday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:12 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 10/01/2013

Shutdown expected to bring early rush hour starting at noon

Tuesday morning's traffic was business as usual, but an early afternoon rush is expected as federal workers head home early.

By Katherine Shaver  |  09:02 AM ET, 10/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Regional traffic

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Meetings in Virginia this week on big road projects

VDOT officials will discuss the I-395 HOV ramp at the Mark Center and the Bi-County Parkway in Prince William and Loudoun.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:38 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bi-County Parkway, BRAC, Dr. Gridlock Column, Mark Center, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 09/26/2013

D.C. narrowing lanes on eroding road in Rock Creek Park

Kalmia Road Culvert still needs permanent fix to solve problem.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:57 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Kalmia Road Culvert

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Too many crashes at Loudoun roundabout

VDOT plans to make $300,000 worth of modifications to the roundabout where Routes 50 and 15 intersect in Gilbert’s Corner.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:01 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Traffic safety, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Red Line delays due to disabled train at Woodley Park

Trains are single-tracking between Dupont Circle and Van Ness stations, with delays in both directions

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:18 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 07:22 AM ET, 09/24/2013

Major delays on northbound I-95 Howard County

All northbound lanes are closed after a vehicle overturned on the roadway.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:22 AM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. traffic, I-95, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 07:23 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Park(ing) Day turns metered spots into temporary parks in D.C.

Some of D.C. public parking spots will be transformed into temporary public parks in celebration of Park(ing) Day on Friday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:23 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 05:53 AM ET, 09/20/2013

Inner Loop of Beltway jammed in College Park at Route 1

The two right lanes of the Inner Loop, plus one left lane and the ramp to Route 1 are blocked due to the incident.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:53 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Will road ahead include tolls on existing lanes?

Ron Kirby, director of transportation planning for Council of Governments, joins Dr. Gridlock at noon for an online discussion of regional priorities.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:12 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Council of Governments, D.C. traffic, D.C. transit, D.C. transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Ronald Kirby, Transportation Planning Board

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Work to close ramp from Roosevelt Bridge to G.W. Parkway

Maintenance work will close a ramp leading from the Teddy Roosevelt Bridge (Interstate 66) for several hours each day over the next month.

By Mark Berman  |  04:07 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-66, Teddy Roosevelt Bridge, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 09/12/2013

FAA: Air traffic controllers responsible for 7 ‘catastrophic’ errors

Overall number of errors tripled in 2012 with new counting methods, 41 big mistakes.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  05:12 PM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  air traffic controllers, airport mistakes, atc mistakes, controller errors, Flying, mistakes by controllers, plane crashes, plane near collisions, plane near misses

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 09/11/2013

Stop for the red light or risk this

Through the lens of the red light camera, the mayhem caused when drivers don’t pay attention

By Ashley Halsey III  |  01:15 PM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  collisions, intersection crashes, red light, red light cameras, traffic, traffic collisions

Posted at 07:43 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Crash snarls traffic on southbound I-95 at Prince William Parkway

There are major delays following a four-vehicle crash near the Prince William Parkway, authorities said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:43 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:28 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Delays on Baltimore-Washington Parkway at Route 197 due to crash

A medivac unit is responding to the scene of a single-vehicle crash, causing backups of about three miles in both directions.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:28 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 09/09/2013

I-95 drivers get to compare travel times

Morning commuters see travel time estimates to the Pentagon via regular lanes versus the HOV lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:36 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, I-95, Tysons, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 09/06/2013

Nation’s Triathlon to affect Sunday traffic

The eighth annual Nation's Triathlon will create some challenges for travelers as well as athletes this weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:17 AM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Traffic, transit tips for September and beyond

Commuter congestion is likely to increase through late fall. See some projects that will affect your travels.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:18 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Delays on I-95 south near Route 32 in Howard County

All lanes blocked on I-95 South following crash near Route 32 in Maryland.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:58 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. traffic, I-95, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 09/03/2013

‘September Shock’ is not a single blow for commuters

The end of vacation season adds commuters, but a key factor in congestion is that travelers' post-summer schedules are less flexible.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:40 AM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, Transportation Planning Board

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 08/27/2013

How to navigate Wednesday’s March on Washington anniversary events

What you need to know to navigate the roads, rails and crowds on Wednesday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  11:09 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commuter buses, commuter rail, Commuting, D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:56 AM ET, 08/22/2013

Fatal crash closes I-295 at Route 198

Portions of the Baltimore Washington Parkway are closed following two separate crashes Thursday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:56 AM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Commuting, I-295, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 08/20/2013

Major delays on I-95N near BWI

A fiery vehicle crash overnight has left the northbound lanes of I-95 closed approaching Baltimore.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:45 AM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. traffic, I-95, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, traffic

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/19/2013

Southbound Interstate 295 reopens in D.C.

D.C. police have shut down all lanes of southbound I-295 at exit 1 near Overlook Avenue.

By Peter Hermann and Mark Berman  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 08/16/2013

Westbound I-66 lanes reopen at Beltway

An accident on westbound Interstate 66 is blocking all lanes before the Capital Beltway, according to Fairfax County.

By Mark Berman  |  03:46 PM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Pedestrian in critical condition after accident in Redland

A pedestrian was struck by a car in Redland, Md., leaving him in critical condition.

By Stefanie Dazio  |  09:46 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Accident on Beltway Outer Loop at MD-214 causes delays in Prince George's County

Overturned vehicle causes delays on Outer Loop in Prince George's County.

By Stefanie Dazio  |  08:40 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, Maryland traffic

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 08/16/2013

Accident on I-66 eastbound causes delays in Fairfax County

By Stefanie Dazio  |  08:21 AM ET, 08/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 07:44 AM ET, 08/15/2013

Baby girl born on I-270

A woman gave birth in her car on the left shoulder of I-270.

By Nicole Chavez  |  07:44 AM ET, 08/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-270, Maryland traffic

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 08/14/2013

Big improvement coming for Virginia traffic

A new bridge in Gainesville will help ease a longtime bottleneck.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:08 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Route 29, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 08:49 AM ET, 08/13/2013

D.C. tries to make tricky intersection safer

The odd angles of a Glover Park crossing have given drivers and pedestrians fits for years.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:49 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 08/13/2013

Fatal pedestrian crash on eastbound I-66 at U.S. 50

Only the left eastbound lane of I-66 is getting by after the early morning crash.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:58 AM ET, 08/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-66, Morning commute, morning traffic, traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 08/11/2013

Road projects will affect travel in Bethesda, Chevy Chase

Roadwork will affect travel along Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda and near the D.C. Line

By Luz Lazo  |  01:40 PM ET, 08/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bethesda traffic, Maryland State Highway Administration, Maryland traffic, SHA, traffic

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 08/05/2013

The week ahead for traffic in the D.C. area

Several projects will affect travel along Interstates 395, 695 and 295.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:59 AM ET, 08/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, capital beltway, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Northbound G.W. Parkway reopened near National Airport

An accident on the George Washington Parkway is blocking all northbound lanes near Reagan National Airport.

By Mark Berman  |  03:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

Posted at 02:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Three-second delay gives pedestrians a head start

It's a change in the timing of crosswalks that traffic safety officials hope will reduce the number of pedestrian injuries.

By Lori Aratani  |  02:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Pedestrians, traffic

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Traffic closings on 11th Street to begin Thursday

Workers will place girders for the 11th Street Bridge project.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:45 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 07/30/2013

Soccer stadium plan raises travel questions about South Capitol St.

The rebuilding of South Capitol Street and the Douglass Bridge will be the topic of a Tuesday night meeting.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:26 PM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  d.c. circulator, D.C. traffic, D.C. United, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 06:22 AM ET, 07/30/2013

MARC delays persist two days after train derailment

Maryland Transit Administration officials said most trains will be delayed 10 to 15 minutes all day Tuesday.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:22 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MARC, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 07/30/2013

Water main break closes street in Northeast D.C.

All lanes of I Street between 19th and 20th streets in Northeast are closed.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:15 AM ET, 07/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 07/29/2013

Several highway projects will affect D.C. area travel

Traffic volumes are lighter in summer, but that's prime time for roadwork.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:33 AM ET, 07/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Mark Center, Maryland Department of Transportation, Traffic tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 04:26 PM ET, 07/26/2013

D.C. not making friends with freeway work

A traffic-snarling project on I-695, already unpopular with drivers, is scheduled to enter a new phase Saturday.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:26 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Nationals Park

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 07/26/2013

Crystal City Twilighter 5K race street closures in Arlington

Crystal City

By Luz Lazo  |  03:22 PM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington, traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 07/26/2013

Crash blocks I-295 South at Pennsylvania Avenue

A crash has closed all southbound lanes of I-295 at Pennsylvania Avenue Friday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:30 AM ET, 07/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, I-295, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Inner Loop lanes reopen after crash in Prince George's

All lanes blocked at Ritchie Marlboro Road/Exit 13 on the Inner Loop of the Beltway.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:09 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/18/2013

Fatal crash on Inner Loop in Prince George's County

The Inner Loop was shut down overnight at Branch Avenue after a crash that killed a motorcyclist, authorities said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:30 AM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 07/15/2013

The week ahead: Heat, HOT lanes and Metro work

Silver Spring, Tysons, Laurel, Capitol Hill

By Robert Thomson  |  09:27 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Deparatment of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:03 AM ET, 07/12/2013

The weekend and beyond: McCartney at Nats Park, Bastille Day celebration, rail and road delays

Metro will work on three lines. The biggest road project is on I-95 in Virginia.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:03 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 07:05 AM ET, 07/12/2013

Overturned fuel truck closes roads in Prince William County

Sudley Manor Drive is closed between Linton Hall Road and Dunbarton Drive as crews work to clear the accident.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:05 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Most commuter bus service on ICC to continue

Most commuter bus service will continue on the Intercounty Connector, but a route between College Park and the Germantown Transit Center will be scrapped Aug. 1 due to low ridership

By Katherine Shaver  |  11:09 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Intercounty Connector, Maryland traffic, Maryland transit, transit tips

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Key Bridge reopens

The Key Bridge is closed in both directions due to a suspicious package.

By Mark Berman  |  10:48 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:42 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Accident closes GW Parkway northbound ramp to Beltway's inner loop

By Stefanie Dazio  |  06:42 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Virginia traffic

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Gas leak closes streets in Arlington

A gas leak in Arlington is closing streets in the Pentagon City neighborhood, which could create commuting problems in the area.

By Mark Berman  |  04:46 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 07/08/2013

The week ahead: Metro schedules, Silver Line work, lane closings

Traffic continues summer decline, but road crews are active.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:50 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 06:29 AM ET, 07/08/2013

All lanes reopened on Beltway's inner loop

Multi-vehicle accident at 5:18 a.m. closes all but one lane of the Beltway's inner loop in Montgomery County.

By homepage  |  06:29 AM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Commuting, inner loop, morning traffic, traffic

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 07/05/2013

The weekend and beyond: Metro work, holiday traffic and more

Metro work will affect two lines, while holiday travelers should be ready to encounter major delays on Sunday.

By Mark Berman  |  11:54 AM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic, Weekend and Beyond

Posted at 07:14 PM ET, 07/03/2013

Guide for July 4 and weekend travel in D.C. area

These travel tips should help ease the trip to Independence Day events.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:14 PM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Independence Day, July 4, Metro, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

Posted at 05:37 PM ET, 07/01/2013

Tree falls and shuts down Spout Run Parkway ramp

Fallen tree shuts down Spout Run ramp to G.W. Parkway

By Clarence Williams  |  05:37 PM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Spout Run Parkway, traffic

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 07/01/2013

The week ahead: Holiday travel, July 4 schedules

The commute has begun to calm for the summer, there will be plenty of travel in the D.C. region this holiday week.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:27 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DASH, Dr. Gridlock Column, Fairfax Connector, Getaways, Independence Day, July 4, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, SoberRide, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Georgetown Pike closed in McLean, near Capital Beltway

The section between Spring Hill Road and Swinks Mill Road is expected to be closed all day in both directions, authorities said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:57 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 06/28/2013

The weekend and beyond: Golf, soccer, road projects, Metrorail work

Even as many launch summer vacations, road and rail crews are stepping up their activity.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:14 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 06/28/2013

Word of bill to ban speed cameras in D.C. draws derision, cheers

D.C.-area residents weigh in on a GOP lawmaker's plan to ban or restrict speed and red light cameras in the District.

By Lori Aratani  |  12:27 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  red light cameras, speed cameras, traffic, Transportation

Posted at 02:37 PM ET, 06/27/2013

ICC saves motorists time, study says

A new study finds that the Intercounty Connector saves motorists up to 25 minutes in travel time.

By Katherine Shaver  |  02:37 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 06/27/2013

Virginia asking private sector for ideas on I-66 improvements

Ideas include converting the HOV lanes to express toll lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:26 PM ET, 06/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, Interstate 66, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:52 AM ET, 06/26/2013

I-95 South reopens, but delays remain following fatal crash

A fatal crash at 3:20 a.m. has left three of four lanes of I-95S blocked, possibly through the morning rush, police said.

By Debbi Wilgoren  |  05:52 AM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 06/24/2013

The week ahead: Higher speeds in HOT lanes, Silver Line construction, Metrorail work

With many outdoor activities scheduled for this week, watch for lane closings and Metrorail work.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:46 AM ET, 06/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 06/21/2013

The weekend and beyond: Metro work on two lines, Interstate lane closings in Virginia

Highlights of weekend slowdowns, plus some summer driving tips.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:16 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Getways, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 06:27 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Lane closures in Frederick, Md. due to tractor-trailer crash, fuel spill

The ramp from I-70 to westbound Route 15/340 is closed after a tractor-trailer careened off the roadway, through a guardrail and into a concrete bridge abutment Wednesday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:27 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:22 AM ET, 06/20/2013

Southbound I-95 closed south of Baltimore

Lanes are blocked at Exit 49/I-695 after a crash involving two tractor-trailers Wednesday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:22 AM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-95, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:16 AM ET, 06/19/2013

Fatal crash closes busy intersection in Montgomery County

Eastbound Veirs Mill Road is blocked between Turkey Branch Parkway and Randolph Road following the deadly accident, which happened around 3 a.m.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:16 AM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 06/18/2013

Sinkhole opens up near M Street and New York Avenue NW

A sinkhole has opened up in a parking lot near the intersection of M Street and New York Avenue in Northwest D.C.

By Mark Berman  |  06:20 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Sinkholes

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 06/17/2013

The week ahead: Metro work schedules, road work plans

Road crews are busy. Metro has some late night work, plus a big Red Line project for the weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:58 AM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Dr. Gridlock Column, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Transportation

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 06/14/2013

The weekend and beyond: Soccer, Metro delays, road work, summer driving tips

It's a great Father's Day weekend for local travelers, with the Metrorail work as the main -- but not the only -- source of delays.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:43 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bay bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 06/13/2013

Major delays on westbound Route 50 due to overturned tractor-trailer

An overturned tractor-trailer is blocking all but one lane on Route 50 heading into Annapolis.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:10 AM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 07:28 AM ET, 06/11/2013

U Street NW reopens following police-involved accident

U Street is closed between 12th and 14th streets in Northwest, and 13th Street is closed between V and S streets.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:28 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 06/10/2013

The week ahead: More Silver Line work, some new traffic patterns

Watch for lane closings in the Tysons area, and in D.C., Metro has late-night work on all lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:38 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock Column, Maryland Department of Transportation, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 06:56 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Outer loop delays due to crash, downed tree in Maryland

Traffic is moving very slowly between University Boulevard and MD-355/Rockville Pike/Wisconsin Avenue in Montgomery County.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:56 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:35 AM ET, 06/10/2013

All inbound lanes briefly blocked on the District's 11th Street Bridge

All inbound lanes of the 11th Street Bridge are closed due to an accident.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:35 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Massive delays on eastbound U.S. 50 before Bay Bridge

Delays stretched back 20 miles from the bridge, with extreme volume forcing drivers to inch along the road.

By Mark Berman  |  06:20 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bay bridge, Maryland traffic

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Crash snarls outer loop of the Beltway in Md.

An accident is delaying traffic already slowed by the rain. Commuters should expect delays this afternoon and evening.

By Mark Berman  |  02:40 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Maryland traffic

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 06/07/2013

Rain from Tropical Storm Andrea creates hazardous road conditions

Slick roadways and high water could snarl traffic Friday morning as the storm works its way through the Washington area.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:31 AM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 06/06/2013

Streets reopen after Frager's Hardware fire on Capitol Hill

Several streets in the Capitol Hill neighborhood are closed to traffic Thursday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:16 AM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 06/05/2013

Red Line delays affect morning commute

Red Line trains to Glenmont and Green Line trains to Branch Avenue are delayed.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:34 AM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Metro, Metrorail, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 06/04/2013

UPDATE: Wisconsin Ave. north of downtown Bethesda has reopened

Bethesda-area traffic back-ups likely this afternoon

By Katherine Shaver  |  01:59 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 06/02/2013

The week ahead: June work zones, traffic hot spots, highway hearings

Congestion may decrease as vacations season starts, but work zones are more active.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:12 PM ET, 06/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, Intercounty Connector, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 05/31/2013

The weekend and beyond: many festivals, much Metrorail work, new bridge ramps

A sultry and soupy weekend will see many traffic generating festivals. Metro will work on all lines. D.C. is opening new ramps on the 11th Street Bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:31 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 05/31/2013

Sinkhole closures could be lifted by Friday evening, DDOT says

A sinkhole at the intersection of 14th and F streets in Northwest has blocked lanes and traffic in the area for the past 10 days.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:02 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 05/30/2013

Power line malfunction shuts down traffic lights on Rhode Island Ave., North Capitol St.

An issue involving a transformer has shut down a stretch of 11th Street in Northwest Washington just as the commute home gets underway.

By Clarence Williams and Mark Berman  |  06:00 PM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 05/26/2013

Accident on Rte. 50 causes sewage spill, road closure and delays

Arlington County reports Route 50 eastbound is closed at Fillmore Street because of an accident that has also caused a minor hazmat event.

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  08:16 AM ET, 05/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 05/24/2013

The weekend and beyond: Memorial Day events, getaways, Metro delays

A long, cool weekend for the D.C. area includes concerts, parades and festivals. Almost all road work is suspended, but Metro will work on two lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:00 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Memorial Day, Rolling Thunder, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 05/23/2013

Sinkhole lane closures could last through the weekend

The sinkhole that has shut down the area around 14th and F streets NW for days could cause lane closures through the weekend, authorities warned. Southbound 14th Street partially reopened Thursday.

By Mark Berman  |  05:53 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 05/22/2013

Sinkhole snarls traffic in downtown D.C. on Wednesday

As expected, a street closures due to a sinkhole caused delays during the morning rush.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:44 AM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C., D.C. roads, D.C. traffic

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Sinkhole at 14th and F closes downtown D.C. streets

A sinkhole at 14th and F streets in Northwest Washington could close streets around that intersection for two days, police warn.

By Mark Berman  |  03:29 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 05/20/2013

The week ahead: Plenty of road, rail work before Memorial Day rush

Metrorail is working on all lines at night. The Silver Line project is busy, as are the highway departments.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:30 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Memorial Day, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 06:07 AM ET, 05/20/2013

Crash closes I-95 North lanes in Virginia

Only the right lane is getting by near Exit 143 in Garrisonville, Va., following a tractor-trailer crash.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:07 AM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 05/17/2013

I-95 North reopens between D.C. and Baltimore

A crash blocked all lanes of I-95 North midway between D.C. and Baltimore this afternoon.

By Mark Berman  |  03:07 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-95, Maryland traffic

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 05/17/2013

The weekend and beyond: Metro delays, I-95 work, festivals, Capitol Hill race

Metro is working on three rail lines. The major road work delays are likely to be on I-95 south of D.C.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:22 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, Capitol Hill Classic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Taste of Arlington, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 05/17/2013

I-95 South lanes reopen in Stafford County, delays remain

All lanes are closed and traffic is being diverted from I-95S to Route 17.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:32 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:09 AM ET, 05/17/2013

Outer loop moving again near American Legion Bridge

An early morning crash on the outer loop of the Beltway is snarling traffic in Virginia.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:09 AM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Northbound G.W. Parkway reopened near Rosslyn

U.S. Park Police shut down the northbound lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway after a car went over a guard rail near Rosslyn.

By Clarence Williams  |  05:40 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Stretch of U Street reopens after closure

A suspicious item has closed streets around 16th and U streets in Northwest D.C.

By Mark Berman  |  11:46 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 05/16/2013

'Captain America' film shoot to close some D.C. streets

Hollywood will once again stop D.C. traffic Thursday night as the upcoming "Captain America" sequel closes streets in Northwest.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:54 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Fertilizer truck crash causes injuries, lane closures on I-70 in Frederick County

An overturned fertilizer truck forced authorities to close a ramp and all westbound lanes of I-70.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 05/14/2013

State considers cancelling some ICC bus routes

Maryland's transit agency is considering cancelling some bus service on the Intercounty Connector.

By Katherine Shaver  |  04:16 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland transit, transit; ICC; transportation; Maryland traffic

Posted at 03:54 PM ET, 05/14/2013

I-95 work zone highlights campaign against distracted driving

By Robert Thomson  |  03:54 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Traffic safety

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 05/14/2013

Inner Loop delays in Chevy Chase after rocks fall off truck

A dump truck lost a load of rocks and dirt on the Beltway Tuesday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:57 AM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 05/13/2013

Southbound I-395 snarled in D.C.

A tour bus caught fire in D.C., shutting down part of I-395 as the evening commute got underway.

By Clarence Williams  |  04:28 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, I-395

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 05/13/2013

The week ahead: Chinatown crowds, I-95 paving, Silver Line work

Metro has late-night work on all lines. Road and transit projects are active throughout the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:06 AM ET, 05/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 05/10/2013

I-270 reopens south of Frederick

An accident on Interstate 270 has blocked the road in both directions before Fingerboard Road/MD 80 just south of Frederick.

By Mark Berman  |  02:43 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-270, Maryland traffic

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 05/10/2013

The weekend and beyond: playoff hockey, Race for the Cure, Metro rebuilding, HOV closings

The Race for the Cure and the Police Week 5K are likely to cause congestion in downtown D.C. on Saturday morning.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:05 AM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capitals, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Nationals, Race for the Cure, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 05/08/2013

Photo: Sinkhole disrupts traffic in Fairfax County

A giant sinkhole is disrupting traffic in Fairfax County Wednesday morning, according to police.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:36 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Southbound Connecticut Avenue reopens near Beltway

A crash on Connecticut Avenue is blocking all southbound lanes and two northbound lanes north of the Capital Beltway.

By Mark Berman  |  05:02 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 02:09 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Inner loop reopens near Rockville Pike

A crash on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway has shut down all travel lanes near the Rockville Pike.

By Mark Berman  |  02:09 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Maryland traffic

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 05/07/2013

Crash snarls I-95 South near Dale City

A crash on I-95 South near Dale City is blocking all southbound lanes and shoulders.

By Mark Berman  |  02:06 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Virginia traffic

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 05/06/2013

The week ahead: Late-night Metrorail delays, Silver Line lane closings

Riders may encounter week night delays on four Metro lines. Drivers should watch for lane closings in Tysons and along Route 267.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:11 AM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 05/03/2013

The weekend and beyond: Metro work on four lines, charity run Sunday, bridge closing

Travelers also should watch for I-95 delays in Northern Virginia.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:43 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, Race for Hope, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 05:11 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Woman struck by vehicle near Anacostia's Big Chair

By Clarence Williams  |  05:11 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic; pedestrian accident; Southeast Washington; D.C. police

Posted at 06:18 AM ET, 05/01/2013

Significant delays on I-95 North in Virginia following crash

The crash happened near mile marker 147, just before the Quantico exit. Only the right shoulder is getting by.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:18 AM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Virginia traffic

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 04/30/2013

Mayor Gray inaugurates new D.C. pedestrian crossing

Mayor Gray offered a personal demonstration and some individual coaching for pedestrians using new crossing signal.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:25 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Mayor Gray, Traffic safety

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 04/30/2013

I-95 North reopens following fatal crash

The main lanes are being diverted in Lorton; HOV lanes are open, but already jammed.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:02 AM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Virginia traffic

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 04/29/2013

The week ahead: Metro late-night work, Beltway lane closings, Silver Line construction

Metro has an extensive schedule of late-night track work. The region's road work program is picking up after the winter lull.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 04/26/2013

The weekend and beyond: Road and rail work, special events

Metro's maintenance program will affect all five rail lines, but there's also a lot of road work across the D.C. region.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:15 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Half Marathon, Lupus Walk, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Pedestrian struck by truck at Scott Circle

A pickup truck struck a man walking at Scott Circle Wednesday afternoon, forcing authorities to shut down a nearby street.

By Clarence Williams  |  05:06 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic

Posted at 05:01 PM ET, 04/22/2013

District launches annual pothole-fixing campaign

The District looks for Facebook friends and Twitter followers to help it patch pavement.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:01 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Potholepalooza

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 04/22/2013

Car fire blocks westbound lanes of I-66

A car fire is blocking both westbound lanes of I-66 at Glebe Road in Virginia, with delays expected to last for at least one hour.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:35 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, I-66, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 04/22/2013

The week ahead: sports crowds, road work, transit meetings

Some road construction projects are starting, and so is the District's pothole-patching campaign.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:19 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Fairfax Connector, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Riders' Advisory Council, Silver Line, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 04/19/2013

The weekend and beyond: Extensive Metrorail work, soccer at RFK, bridge projects

After Friday night storms, the weekend looks good for outdoor activities. But watch out for track work on all Metrorail lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:13 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, bay bridge, D.C. United, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Transportation Authority, Metro, RFK Stadium, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

Posted at 10:55 AM ET, 04/16/2013

Officials urge safe driving in work zones

Construction zone safety has become a major issue in recent years.

By Ashley Halsey III  |  10:55 AM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, traffic, Virginia traffic