Dr. Gridlock: Fairfax


Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 02/03/2014

Two killed in crash at Old Lee Highway near Merrifield

The intersection of Old Lee Highway and Hilltop Road has reopened after an early morning crash.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:02 AM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accident, fairfax county, hilltop road, old lee highway

Posted at 08:19 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Water main breaks in Alexandria, Fairfax

Water main breaks in Alexandria and Fairfax. Some roads closed. Drivers should avoid area, officials said.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:19 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alexandria, duke street, fairfax, road closed, water main break

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Firetruck rescued from sinkhole in Arlington

Water main break creates sinkhole in Fairfax County. Lane closed on Route 50 at Route 7.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:45 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fairfax county, sink hole, water main break

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013

Silver Line more than five new stations

One of the first things riders will notice on the platform at the Wiehle-Reston station is the destination signs to Largo Town Center.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:13 PM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock Column, Fairfax Department of Transportation, Metro, Silver Line, WMATA

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 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 10:11 AM ET, 04/15/2013

The week ahead: Emancipation Day rules, road work, Fairfax bus meetings

Travelers will need to watch the weather, as well as numerous lane closings for road work and special events.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:11 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Emancipation Day, Fairfax Connector, Metro, Silver Line, Streetcars, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 02/11/2013

The week ahead: Street closings for State of the Union, late-night Metro delays

The major traffic event of the week could be the street closings for the State of the Union speech Tuesday, but there is road and transit work scheduled across the region.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:56 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Fairfax Connector, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, State of the Union, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 06:09 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Pedestrian accident shuts down lanes at key Springfield intersection

Pedestrian accident shuts down lanes at key Springfield intersection

By Clarence Williams  |  06:09 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  traffic; accident; pedestrian accident; Springfield; Fairfax County police;

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Thanksgiving transit, transportation changes

Here's what you need to know for getting around the region on Thursday and Friday.

By Mark Berman  |  03:35 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington Transit, art bus, DASH Bus, Fairfax Connector, fairfax cue, Holiday Transit, Loudoun County Transit, MARC, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, OmniRide, RideOn, TheBus, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Veterans Day transit changes

Several transit schedules are changing in the Washington area for the Veterans Day weekend.

By Mark Berman  |  12:52 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington Transit, art bus, DASH Bus, Fairfax Connector, Holiday Transit, Loudoun County Transit, MARC, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, OmniRide, RideOn, TheBus, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Transit changes for Columbus Day

Monday is Columbus Day, which means service changes for commuter trains and buses.

By Mark Berman  |  12:36 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arlington Transit, Commuter bus, commuter rail, DASH Bus, Fairfax Connector, Holiday schedules, Holiday Transit, Holiday travel, Loudoun County Transit, MARC, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, OmniRide, RideOn, TheBus, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 09/12/2012

Fairfax board approves express buses to Tysons

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to provide express bus service traveling to Tysons Corner and utilizing the 495 Express Lanes.

By Mark Berman  |  04:09 PM ET, 09/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fairfax, Tysons Corner, 495 Express

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Montgomery, Fairfax to talk traffic, but solutions won’t come easily

Elected leaders from the two counties will consider the possibility of reviving express bus service, which failed in its most recent trial.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:41 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Capital Beltway, Commuter Bus, Metro, Maryland, Virginia, Tysons Corner | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Montgomery County, Fairfax County, 495 Express Lanes, Capital Beltway, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Fairfax is talking about Dulles Silver Line

The county Department of Transportation has set public meetings and an online discussion on the second phase of the Dulles Metrorail project.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:12 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line, Metro, Tysons Corner | Tags:  DC transportation, Dulles Metrorail, Silver Line, Metro, WMATA, Fairfax County Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Metro: Help name the Silver Line stations

Metro and Fairfax County are asking the public to help name the new stations that will be part of the Silver Line.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:07 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Metro, Transportation Politics | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro WMATA, Fairfax County, Tysons Corner

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 06/16/2011

Section of Zion Drive in Fairfax to close

Beginning Wednesday a section of Zion Drive in the Fairfax area will close to traffic for safety upgrades.

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  04:55 PM ET, 06/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Northern Virginia | Tags:  Zion Drive, Fairfax County Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 01/05/2011

Delays ahead at Fairfax Parkway/Route 50

Avoid the area around the interchange at Route 50 and the Fairfax County Parkway this weekend, or get stuck in what's likely to be a big traffic delay. The Virginia Department of Transportation is rebuilding an older portion of the parkway in Fair Lakes, and these weekend lane closings are part of that $69.5 million project, partially funded by the federal stimulus.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:30 AM ET, 01/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Driving, Driving, Driving, Driving, Driving | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Fairfax County Parkway

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 11/16/2010

New interchange in Newington

The Virginia Department of Transportation this afternoon plans to open the southbound lanes of Fullerton Road at its new interchange with the Fairfax County Parkway. On Thursday, drivers should be able to use the northbound lanes, as well. Motorists coming from Backlick Road will have direct access to Fullerton, which will pass beneath the new section of the parkway.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:30 AM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction, Construction, Construction | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Fairfax County Parkway