Dr. Gridlock: Virginia 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 10:35 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 10:55 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

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 04/11/2013

Outer loop jammed near American Legion Bridge [Updated]

A crash on the outer loop of the Beltway is blocking all lanes near the American Legion Bridge, with delays stretching from the Dulles Toll Road in Virginia to River Road in Maryland.

By Mark Berman  |  02:07 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Maryland traffic, traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:55 AM ET, 04/11/2013

Two accidents snarl traffic on I-95 North near Lorton, Va.

The HOV lanes on I-95 North after Lorton, Va. are closed.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:55 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-95, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 04/04/2013

Virginia celebrating completion of Wilson Bridge project's last phase

A Thursday afternoon ceremony will mark completion of the Telegraph Road interchange, the project's final phase.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:36 AM ET, 04/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Telegraph Road, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic, Wilson Bridge

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Heavy fog creating hazardous driving conditions

A dense fog advisory is in effect in parts of Maryland and Virginia until 8 a.m.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:32 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 07:50 AM ET, 03/25/2013

Spring snow makes for messy morning commute

This morning's "boom" of snow is causing traffic and travel headaches across the D.C. region.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:50 AM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/21/2013

Power line down on Route 7 near Tysons

Power line down near Tysons Corner

By James Arkin  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Dr. Gridlock, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Accident snarls traffic on Columbia Pike, Glebe Road in Arlington County

The eastbound lanes of Columbia Pike and the northbound lanes of Glebe Road are shut down due to the crash.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:57 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:48 AM ET, 02/25/2013

Overnight crash on Memorial Bridge won't impact morning commute, officials said

Officials said the bridge reopened around 2:30 a.m., more than four hours after an SUV drove off the roadway into the Potomac River.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:48 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 02/22/2013

Metrobus crash on I-66 sends four to hospital

A crash involving a Metrobus on I-66 closed lanes and snarled traffic as the evening commute got underway. Four people were sent to the hospital.

By Mark Berman  |  05:32 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-66, Virginia roads, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:37 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Memorial Bridge inspection set to begin today

Crews are scheduled to begin an extensive inspection of the Memorial Bridge today, resulting in lane closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:37 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commute, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 07:06 AM ET, 02/14/2013

Icy conditions cause accidents, delays in Washington area

Slick road conditions due overnight snow and ice is causing accidents and delays across the Washington area Thursday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:06 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 02/05/2013

New PTI traffic delay index is the pit of despair for D.C. area commuters

Researchers at the Texas Transportation Institute who provide guidance on how bad congestion is getting in urban areas have come up with a new way to measure traffic pain.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:44 AM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, congestion, D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock, highways, Maryland traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:48 AM ET, 01/31/2013

High water, strong winds cause trouble for drivers, air travelers

Last night's heavy rains may have subsided, but residual flooding, high water and downed trees are causing problems on local roadways this morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:48 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, D.C. roads, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 04:52 PM ET, 01/28/2013

VDOT schedules more lane closings for Route 50 interchange

The long-term reconstruction of the Arlington Boulevard interchange with Courthouse Road and 10th Street requires more traffic diversions this week.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:52 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:16 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Snow, severe cold make for icy commute

Light snow and severe cold could make for a slow commute Thursday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:16 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Metrorail, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 06:14 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Brush fires along I-66 causing delays

Officials said crews are working to put out the fire, which is impacting traffic at Washington Boulevard.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:14 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, I-66, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:36 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Express Connector bus service begins in Fairfax County

The new rush hour service connects Burke and various destinations in Tysons.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:36 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, commuter buses, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 01/11/2013

More detours, construction for Route 50 interchange near Clarendon

The Courthouse Road bridge will be demolished, creating detours for drivers in the area over the coming months.

By Mark Berman  |  05:19 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  route 50 interchange, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Key Bridge has reopened

The Key Bridge is blocked in both directions due to a person possibly threatening to jump from the bridge, police report.

By Mark Berman  |  05:06 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, key bridge, Virginia traffic

Posted at 10:24 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Officer's funeral could disrupt traffic, school dismissals in Pr. William County

Prince William County Officer Chris Yung, 35, was killed when his motorcycle struck a minivan earlier this week.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  10:24 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commute, traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Lanes reopen on I-95 South at Dale Boulevard

Interstate 95 South is closed at Dale Boulevard in Virginia following a crash Thursday morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  08:06 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, I-95, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 07:20 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Accidents cause delays on I-395

Two accidents on Interstate 395 North are causing significant delays this morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:20 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, Beltway, I-395, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:45 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Outer loop delays after truck carrying pineapples overturns

One lane of the outer loop is closed this morning after a tractor-trailer overturned near the I-270 split in Montgomery County.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  05:45 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, Beltway, I-270, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 11/19/2012

G.W. Parkway reopens after fatal crash

All lanes have reopened on the George Washington Parkway following a fatal crash that closed the road near Mount Vernon for several hours on Monday.

By Mark Berman  |  12:27 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  g.w. parkway, george washington parkway, Virginia roads, Virginia traffic

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 11/19/2012

495 Express Lanes open for first rush hour

There are some delays on the Beltway, but the new 495 Express Lanes appear free of congestion.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  09:21 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, A.M. traffic, Beltway, Commuting, HOT lanes, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 06:31 AM ET, 11/19/2012

George Washington Parkway lanes reopen after fatal accident

The George Washington Memorial Parkway is closed in both directions between Mount Vernon Memorial Highway and Vernon View Drive.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:31 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, Commuting, george washington memorial parkway, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 11/16/2012

The weekend and beyond: express lanes, big games, parades, delays

The biggest travel event of the weekend will be the opening of the Beltway express lanes, but many other activities could affect trips in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:56 AM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland traffic, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 11/15/2012

Unsafe drivers have turned dedicated lanes into danger zones

It's not a shortcut to the front of the line, a D.C. resident and cyclist tells Dr. Gridlock.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:52 AM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland traffic, Metro, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 05:50 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:50 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 11/12/2012

The week ahead: Many commuters take a holiday, but rail, road projects continue

Commuter traffic will pick up after many return from the Veterans Day holiday observance. Meanwhile, road and rail crews are busy.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:06 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland traffic, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Veterans Day, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 06:04 AM ET, 11/12/2012

Monitoring the Monday morning commute

We're keeping an eye on the roads and rails this morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:04 AM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, Beltway, commuter buses, commuter rail, Commuting, D.C. roads, dc traffic, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 05:59 AM ET, 11/09/2012

Monitoring the Friday morning commute

We're keeping an eye on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:59 AM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Keeping tabs on the Thursday morning commute

We're keeping an eye on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 05:46 AM ET, 11/07/2012

Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:46 AM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 05:58 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Monitoring the Tuesday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:58 AM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 11/05/2012

The week ahead: Darker p.m. commutes, more road delays

A look at a possible midweek storm and new work on the roads and rails.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:24 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  commute, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland traffic, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 11/05/2012

Monitoring the Monday morning commute

We're keeping tabs on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:55 AM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bus, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Metrobus, Morning commute, morning traffic, Virginia traffic, VRE

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 11/02/2012

The weekend and beyond: sporting events, roadway closings, Metro delays

All major roads and transit systems in the D.C. area have recovered from Hurricane Sandy, but we've got many detours on the roads and rails.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:29 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. traffic, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland traffic, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Beltway express lanes to open before Thanksgiving, operators say

Virginia transportation officials said Wednesday that the 495 Express Lanes could open by Nov. 17.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:39 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock:, Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:53 AM ET, 10/26/2012

Monitoring the Friday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:53 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 09:16 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Driver urges common sense at intersections

But he fears roadway courtesy is not contagious among other travelers.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:16 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  D.C. transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland traffic, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:51 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Monitoring the Thursday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:51 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 05:47 AM ET, 10/24/2012

Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:47 AM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Lanes closing for Dulles Metrorail project

A second night of closings is scheduled for tonight on the Dulles access highway and the toll road.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:12 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dulles Airport, Dulles Metrorail, Silver Line, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 10/22/2012

Monitoring the Monday morning commute

The entrance closed more than eight months ago for escalators replacement.

By Mark Berman  |  05:55 AM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Silver Line bridge move will affect overnight traffic

Installation of a bridge to the new Wiehle Avenue Metro station will slow drivers on three nights, starting Friday.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:43 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Dulles Metrorail, Metro, Silver Line, Virginia traffic, WMATA

Posted at 06:22 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Monitoring the Friday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  06:22 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  U.S. 50, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:56 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Monitoring the Thursday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:56 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 05:51 AM ET, 10/17/2012

Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:51 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 05:56 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Monitoring the Tuesday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:56 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 10/15/2012

Monitoring the Monday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:55 AM ET, 10/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, MARC, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic, VRE, WMATA

Posted at 05:57 AM ET, 10/08/2012

Monitoring the Monday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:57 AM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:49 AM ET, 10/05/2012

Monitoring the Friday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:49 AM ET, 10/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 05:54 AM ET, 10/04/2012

Monitoring the Thursday morning commute

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  05:54 AM ET, 10/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Monitoring the Wednesday morning commute: Little River Turnpike reopened

Here's what to expect on the roads and rails this morning.

By Mark Berman  |  07:35 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, commuter buses, commuter rail, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Metro, Morning commute, Virginia traffic