Dr. Gridlock: beltway


Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 04/09/2014

Inner loop of Beltway reopens after being shut down in Lanham

The inner loop was shut down closed between Routes 450 and 50 in Lanham.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  10:20 AM ET, 04/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  inner loop of beltway, lanham, route 450, route 50

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 02:06 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Inner loop of Capital Beltway reopened in Virginia, man charged in accident

An accident involving a tractor-trailer and SUV has shut down the roadway.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  02:06 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Lanes reopen on Capital Beltway’s outer loop in Prince George’s County

Five-mile delays on outer loop of the Capital Beltway near Branch Avenue. Accident involved two vehicles.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:30 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Branch Avenue, capital beltway

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 01:45 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Driving conditions change rapidly

As snow and wind intensify and temperature drops, safety can vary from block to block and lane to lane.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:45 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, snowstorm

Posted at 05:57 AM ET, 01/21/2014

I-495 South re-opens in Lanham

Lanes of Interstate 495 closed earlier in the morning. Man gets in accident, gets out of car, jumps over into another lane of traffic and dies.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:57 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495, accident, inner loop beltway closed

Posted at 06:29 AM ET, 01/13/2014

Lanes re-open on outer loop of Beltway in Silver Spring

Only two lanes of traffic on outer loop of Beltway get by. Ten cars hit debris on roadway.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:29 AM ET, 01/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  10 cars hit debris, Beltway

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 12/16/2013

Delays on inner loop of Beltway in Falls Church

The inner loop was reopened after an accident involving multiple vehicles.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:30 AM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495, accident, Beltway, inner loop

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 12/09/2013

Outer loop of Beltway reopens after tractor trailer accident

Outer loop of Beltway reopens after being blocked by overturned tractor trailer.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  08:21 AM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  accident, Beltway, tractor trailer overturned, tysons corner

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 02:24 PM ET, 11/20/2013

Neighbors debate impact of opening Beltway shoulder

Some fear Virginia project will add traffic congestion, but it’s more likely to create some space for today’s drivers.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:24 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 11/13/2013

Beltway’s inner loop re-opens after earlier accident

All lanes of the Beltway’s inner loop near the Gallows Road exit in Fairfax County, Va. have reopened after an accident involving a truck.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  09:03 AM ET, 11/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, beltway blocked, truck fire

Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 11/01/2013

Some drivers still uncomfortable with year-old HOT lanes

While some use the Beltway lanes to avoid congestion, other drivers remain suspicious of them.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:08 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, HOT lanes, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 10/30/2013

Wilson Bridge Half Marathon rescheduled for Nov. 10

The bridge’s travel lanes will be open, but there are other road closings.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:15 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, George Washington Parkway, National Harbor, Wilson Bridge, Wilson Bridge Half Marathon

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 10:28 AM ET, 10/15/2013

Use of express lanes continues to rise, operator says

Traffic and tolls along the 495 Express Lanes were up a bit in the year’s third quarter, the HOT lanes operator reports.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:28 AM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, Tysons

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 01:22 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Truck protesters drive around Beltway, no delays reported

Two truck protesters give report of how their ride around the Beltway goes. No major traffic delays created.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  01:22 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, trucker protest, truckers protest

Posted at 05:54 AM ET, 10/11/2013

Memorial Bridge re-opened; Beltway backed up in Montgomery County

Two accidents close Memorial Bridge and part of the Capital Beltway. No signs of truckers’ protest so far.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  05:54 AM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, memorial bridge, truckers protest

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 06:45 AM ET, 10/09/2013

All lanes of Beltway open after tractor trailer overturns; southbound lanes re-open on Baltimore-Washington Parkway

Baltimore-Washington Parkway blocked after accident.

By Dana Hedgpeth  |  06:45 AM ET, 10/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Baltimore-Washington Parkway, Beltway

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 10/08/2013

Ga. trucker sets Internet abuzz with threat of Beltway shutdown

Earl Conlon says a threat by thousands of truckers to tie up traffic on the Beltway was part of a stunt to draw attention to Washington's dysfunctional politicians.

By Lori Aratani  |  01:49 PM ET, 10/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway

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 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 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 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 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 08:33 AM ET, 08/14/2013

UPDATE: Tractor-trailer crash cleared, Beltway lanes open

A tractor-trailer crash and fuel spill has blocked the two left lanes of the Capital Beltway Inner Loop after St. Barnabas Road.

By Trishula Patel  |  08:33 AM ET, 08/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting

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 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 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 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 10:12 AM ET, 07/10/2013

More drivers use Beltway express lanes, report says

Operator says traffic increased more than a third in March-June quarter.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:12 AM ET, 07/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, Transurban, Virginia Department of Transportation

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 05:24 PM ET, 07/05/2013

Outer loop snarled by crash at Wilson Bridge

An accident on the outer loop of the Beltway at the Woodrow Wilson Bridge blocked multiple lanes and snarled traffic for several hours on Friday afternoon.

By Mark Berman  |  05:24 PM ET, 07/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway

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 02:55 PM ET, 06/25/2013

Virginia to allow travel on Beltway shoulder

Many Beltway commuters will welcome this move.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:55 PM ET, 06/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock Column, Gov. McDonnel, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Outer loop lanes reopen in Maryland

A vehicle fire has closed all outer loop lanes near Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

By Mark Berman  |  03:11 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway

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 04:36 PM ET, 06/07/2013

Speed limit going up on 495 Express Lanes

The speed limit is going to go up on the 495 Express Lanes later this month to 65 mph.

By Mark Berman  |  04:36 PM ET, 06/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, Beltway, capital beltway

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 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 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 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 05:04 PM ET, 05/02/2013

Crash on I-270 snarls Capital Beltway

A crash on I-270 North near Democracy Boulevard is snarling traffic on the Capital Beltway, creating heavy delays back to the Dulles Toll Road.

By Mark Berman  |  05:04 PM ET, 05/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway

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 10:19 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 08:51 AM ET, 04/17/2013

Beltway express lanes operator adds map, and some drivers

The express lanes' Web site has added a good old-fashioned printable map to satisfy some travelers. Meanwhile, traffic increased during the year's first quarter.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:51 AM ET, 04/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, Transurban, Virginia Department of Transportation

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 09:26 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Beltway signs to advertise free weekend for drivers in 495 Express Lanes

Wording the signs for Virginia's high-occupancy toll lanes is complicated by legal and practical concerns.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:26 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, Transurban, Tysons

Posted at 06:18 AM ET, 04/03/2013

Delays on Outer Looop in Montgomery County due to overturned vehicle

Traffic is jammed between between Georgia and Connecticut avenues after a vehicle overturned earlier this morning.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:18 AM ET, 04/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 04/01/2013

The week ahead: Nationals baseball and cherry blossom bloom bring crowds to D.C.

Watch for crowding throughout the coming week on the streets near the Tidal Basin and on Metro as the cherry blossoms reach their predicted peak bloom.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:18 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Capitals, Cherry Blossom Festival, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Nationals, Nationals Park, traffic, transit tips, Verizon Center, Virginia Department of Transportation, Wizards, WMATA

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 04/01/2013

Beltway express lanes offering drivers a free weekend

All drivers can use the lanes for free from 12:01 a.m. this Saturday through 11:59 p.m. Sunday. No E-ZPass will be required.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:57 AM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, Transurban

Posted at 06:13 AM ET, 03/27/2013

Beltway lanes closed in Maryland after fatal hit and run

The two right lanes of the Outer Loop at Landover Road/MD 202 in Prince George's County are closed.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:13 AM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning 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 07:06 AM ET, 03/19/2013

Outer Loop lanes reopen; Rock Creek Parkway blocked in both directions

All lanes between River Road and the I-270 spur in Montgomery County are closed, police said.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:06 AM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Maryland traffic, Morning commute

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Beltway trip led through several climate zones

A counterclockwise trip around the Capital Beltway took Dr. Gridlock through many of the road conditions that this snowy day has in store for drivers.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:15 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Beltway 495 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Snowquester, snowstorm, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 03/04/2013

The week ahead: Stormy weather, sporting events, Metro repairs, road work

The focal point of the D.C. area's travel week will be the winter storm forecast to develop Tuesday into Wednesday, but road and rail work is still scheduled.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:52 AM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 06:04 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Beltway's inner loop in Prince George's County open following crash

The lanes remain closed before Route 450 in the New Carrolton area after a tractor-trailer overturned on the Beltway.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:04 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 02/22/2013

The weekend and beyond: Wet weather, Metro disruptions, lane closings

There's not much road work scheduled, but Metro has maintenance disruptions on two lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:35 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 06:56 AM ET, 02/15/2013

Outer loop delays after dump truck overturns in Prince George's County

The three-vehicle crash, involving a dump truck, happened just past Pennsylvania Avenue, in Prince George's County.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:56 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, D.C. traffic, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning 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 01:14 PM ET, 02/08/2013

The Weekend and Beyond: No blizzard, but Metro work and road closures

We won't get a blizzard this weekend, but we are going to see Metro delays, road work and a few events that will lead to road closures.

By Mark Berman  |  01:14 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

Posted at 06:24 AM ET, 02/07/2013

Beltway delays following accident on outer loop

All lanes of the Beltway's outer loop before Georgia Avenue are closed as officials work to clear an accident from the left side of the roadway.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:24 AM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, Morning commute

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 08:44 AM ET, 02/04/2013

The week ahead: Escalators closing, late night track work, Arlington Boulevard lane closings

Much of this week's road and rail work is late at night.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:44 AM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 02/01/2013

The weekend and beyond: Some highway lane closings, plenty of Metro work

In mid-winter, the road work schedule is very limited, but Metro track workers will be very busy this weekend.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:01 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

Posted at 07:19 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Crash on Baltimore-Washington Parkway causing major delays

An accident on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway has closed all southbound lanes near Route 410 in Prince George's County.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  07:19 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Commuting, Maryland traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 01/28/2013

HOT lanes continue to befuddle drivers

Inquiries have been steady since the 495 Express Lanes opened in November, but in Monday's online chat, travelers also asked about the lanes on I-95.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:19 PM ET, 01/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Inner loop snarled by crash in Md.

A crash on the inner loop of the Beltway in Maryland is blocking multiple lanes and snarling traffic.

By Mark Berman  |  03:28 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 01/17/2013

D.C. area travelers should encounter few difficulties this weekend

Most of the security restrictions, road blocks and transit schedule changes for the inauguration won't begin until Monday.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:34 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, inauguration, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 01/14/2013

2 lanes of Beltway blocked before Connecticut Avenue

Two lanes of the outer loop remain closed due to an accident early Monday morning. ry

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:02 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, Beltway, D.C. traffic, Morning commute, morning traffic

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 01/11/2013

Beltway express lanes: First report on usage

On workdays, the new lanes in Virginia averaged 23,308 users, with almost 93 percent of them paying tolls, the report said.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:01 AM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, Transurban, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 01/04/2013

Sunday's football playoff will add traffic in Landover area

To the delight of Redskins fans, there's going to be some extra traffic in Landover on Sunday.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:14 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, FedEx Field, Maryland Department of Transportation, Redskins

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 01/04/2013

The weekend and beyond: Some delays as holiday season wraps up

Traffic volume remained light through the week, but on Sunday, highway drivers may encounter some congested spots.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:18 AM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 12/31/2012

What are your picks for the top transportation developments of 2012?

Help Dr. Gridlock complete this year in review by adding your choices for the most significant transportation developments of 2012.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:37 PM ET, 12/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, 495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 12/20/2012

Social networks vs. our less sociable commuters

Web sites, apps try to link drivers and riders for commutes, but Washington motorists prefer going solo.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:01 AM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock

Posted at 10:05 AM ET, 12/19/2012

Drivers: We need more information on Beltway express lanes

The new Beltway lanes baffle some potential customers.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:05 AM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, Tysons, Virginia Department of Transportation

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 06:27 AM ET, 12/18/2012

Outer loop of Beltway jammed at Connecticut Avenue

Delays on the outer loop extend about 6 miles following an early morning crash.

By Maggie Fazeli Fard  |  06:27 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  A.M. traffic, Beltway, Morning commute, morning traffic, traffic

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 12/17/2012

The week ahead: New bridge ramp, late-night Metro work

Road and transit projects continue during the week before Christmas, but the biggest development in road work is a good one for commuters.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:09 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, 95 Express Lanes, capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Metro, SoberRide, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Beltway express lanes causing a learning curve for drivers

On I-495 Express Lanes, commuters are unsure when and where to make choices on lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:02 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, beltway express lanes, Dr. Gridlock, express lanes, virginia express lanes

Posted at 05:55 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Outer loop lanes reopen at I-66

The outer loop of the Beltway is closed at I-66 following an accident.

By Mark Berman  |  05:55 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, beltway accident, beltway crash, outer loop

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 12/07/2012

The weekend and beyond: Metro delays, FedEx football, parkway projects

There's some road work around the D.C. region this weekend, but the major source of travel delays is likely to be Metro's maintenance program.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:30 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, FedEx Field, Metro, National Park Service, Ravens, Redskins, traffic, transit tips, WMATA

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Redskins-Ravens rivalry to draw more regional traffic to FedEx Field on Sunday

The traffic flow to Landover may be slightly different this Sunday, but it's all in the Maryland family as the Ravens visit the Redskins.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:30 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock, FedEx Field, Maryland Department of Transportation, Ravens, Redskins

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 03:34 PM ET, 12/04/2012

Crashes snarl inner loop of Beltway in Virginia

A pair of crashes are blocking lanes on the inner loop of the Beltway in Virginia.

By Mark Berman  |  03:34 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, beltway virginia, beltway virginia i-495, capital beltway, i-495 accident, i-495 crash, tractor trailer

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 12/03/2012

The week ahead: Monday night football, Thursday night tree lighting

The weather outlook is good for Monday night football in Landover and Thursday's National Christmas Tree lighting. It also means road crews will be very active.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:21 AM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 11/26/2012

The week ahead: Commuters are back, so are shoppers

Commuter traffic is returning to normal after the holiday break, but shoppers will add congestion.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:22 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, D.C. traffic, District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012

Police urge drivers to learn about Beltway changes

Virginia state police are asking that people in the D.C. area have their holiday visitors familiarize themselves with the new Beltway traffic patterns.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:00 AM ET, 11/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock:, HOT lanes, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 11/20/2012

POLL: Will you use the new 495 Express Lanes?

Drivers, will you use the new 495 Express Lanes? And if so, how often?

By Mark Berman  |  11:51 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, Beltway, beltway i-495, beltway virginia, capital beltway, hot lanes beltway, hot lanes beltway 495, hot lanes capital beltway, hot lanes virginia beltway, i-495 express, i-495 hot, i-495 northern virginia, i-495 virginia

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 11/19/2012

First experiences with 495 Express Lanes

DR. GRIDLOCK | A report on the first morning navigating the Capital Beltway’s new 495 Express Lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:47 AM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock:, Virginia Department of Transportation

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 04:30 PM ET, 11/16/2012

The 495 Express Lanes are open. What do you think?

DR GRIDLOCK | Share your experiences on the new HOT lanes, which opened Saturday.

By Mark Berman  |  04:30 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, 495 hot lanes, beltway express lanes, beltway hot, Beltway HOT lanes, HOT lanes, i-495 express lanes, i-495 hot lanes

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 11/16/2012

Last-minute drill on rules for using Beltway express lanes

Dr. Gridlock reviews these essentials: The rules for using the lanes and the safety features.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:53 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock:, HOT lanes, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 11/14/2012

Virginia officials exude confidence in Beltway express lanes

Several hundred officials gathered for a pre-opening ceremony Tuesday, but drivers will decide how big a success the lanes really are.

By Robert Thomson  |  08:55 AM ET, 11/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, Dr. Gridlock; Capital Beltway; HOT lanes; Virginia Department of Transportation

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 11:35 AM ET, 11/08/2012

Traveler offers tip for Tysons holiday shopping trips

The upcoming opening of the Beltway express lanes will offer holiday shoppers a new route into Tysons.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:35 AM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock:, Tysons, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Understanding tolls on Beltway express lanes

Drivers have many questions about the new express lanes, but cost is key.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:30 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock:, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Drivers need to study for Beltway express lanes

Don't think that because you know the Beltway, you know the 495 Express Lanes.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:42 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock:, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 03:47 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Paving to begin on Beltway in Silver Spring

The biggest project on the Maryland side of the Beltway is ready for paving.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:47 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  capital beltway, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, Maryland traffic

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 07:03 AM ET, 10/31/2012

Outer loop reopened in College Park, delays easing

The outer loop of the Beltway is blocked near the I-95 split in College Park, and officials warn that some or all lanes could remain blocked through the morning rush hour.

By Mark Berman  |  07:03 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, beltway blocked, beltway lanes, beltway md, outer loop

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 10/19/2012

The weekend and beyond

Here are some of the key events that will affect travel in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:06 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  11th Street Bridge, capital beltway, D.C. traffic, D.C. transit, D.C. transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Metro, traffic, transit tips, Virginia Department of Transportation, WMATA

Posted at 05:53 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Two inner loop lanes reopened at Rockville Pike

The inner loop of the Beltway is closed at Rockville Pike. We'll have more as information becomes available.

By Mark Berman  |  05:53 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Beltway, capital beltway, Maryland traffic

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 10/17/2012

Virginia express lanes operator prepares for opening

Transurban officials urge drivers to prepare for fall opening as well.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:06 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, Beltway HOT lanes, D.C. traffic, D.C. transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Maryland Department of Transportation, Transurban, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:42 AM ET, 10/17/2012

New Beltway commute will be a learning experience

A driver asks about E-ZPass transponders.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:42 AM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  495 Express Lanes, Beltway HOT lanes, Commuting, D.C. transportation, Dr. Gridlock:, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 11:23 AM ET, 09/21/2012

Football, baseball, soccer and a book fest: the weekend and beyond

Watch for big crowds at Nationals Park, FedEx Field and RFK Stadium this weekend. But travelers also will be drawn to events from Dulles International to Ocean City.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:23 AM ET, 09/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Nationals, Redskins, D.C. United, District Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 09/07/2012

Many outdoor events, but also street closings and Metro delays: the weekend and beyond

Metro will split the Red Line this weekend through downtown D.C. Drivers will encounter many changes in traffic patterns, including street closings for Sunday events.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:47 AM ET, 09/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Wilson Bridge, Nation's Triathlon, Adams Morgan Day, Wasington Nationals

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Preparing for September Shock: the week ahead for traffic, transit

Commuters should expect heavier traffic and more crowding on the trains as vacations and and more schools reopen this week.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:29 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Wilson Bridge, 495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, 11th Street Bridge

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 08/27/2012

School resumes, I-95 work and Beach Drive closing: Previewing the week ahead in traffic, transit

Looking ahead at the week in traffic/transit, there are closures coming on Beach Drive, I-95, the New York Avenue Bridge and more.

By Mark Berman  |  12:15 PM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway, Construction

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 08/24/2012

Metro work, N.Y. Ave. Bridge, I-66 closures and more: This weekend and beyond

The summer is almost over. If you’re still in town, you need to know about a few things that could cause you headaches this weekend and into next week.

By Mark Berman  |  12:51 PM ET, 08/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  DC transportation, metro, wmata, wilson bridge, bay bridge, capital beltway

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 08/20/2012

Work on I-95 and Metro, closures, D.C. parking passes: The week ahead for traffic, transit

Here’s a look at the things that could impact your travels this week, including work on I-95, Metro work, closures, D.C. parking passes and more.

By Mark Berman  |  11:07 AM ET, 08/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway, Construction

Posted at 09:48 AM ET, 08/10/2012

Meteor showers, Metro delays, paving projects: the weekend and beyond

The Perseid meteors will be in the skiest, but back on the planet’s surface, area travelers face delays.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:48 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Events, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Wilson Bridge, Capital Beltway

Posted at 09:09 AM ET, 08/06/2012

Beltway changes, South Capitol St. closings: the week ahead for traffic, transit

The commute is about as good as it gets in the D.C. region thanks to summer vacations, and several changes in work zones bring permanent improvements for drivers.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:09 AM ET, 08/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Construction, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC gtransportation, Metro, WMATA, Wilson Bridge, Virginia Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, District Department of Transportation, 11th Street Bridge, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 08/03/2012

Sports, battles, Beltway paving, Metrorail projects: the weekend and beyond

A hot, muggy weekend won’t stop travelers bound for the Nationals, D.C. United or the tennis finals, but some road and transit work may slow them down.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:08 AM ET, 08/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Events, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Wilson Bridge, Capital Beltway, District Department of Transportation, Nationals, Redskins, D.C. United, Citi Open

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 07/31/2012

Virginia announces final deal on I-95 express lanes

Construction of the high-occupancy vehicle lanes on I-95 is scheduled to start very soon and be done around the end of 2014.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:32 PM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Virginia, Highways, Transportation Politics | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, I-95 Express Lanes, I-495 Express Lanes, HOT lanes, Capital Beltway, Gov. McDonnell

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 07/30/2012

11th Street Bridge, Beltway bottlenecks, Metro parking: the week ahead for traffic, transit

While commuter traffic is slipping into a mid-summer lull, several road projects in the D.C. region are scheduled to score major breakthroughs in the coming week.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:55 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway, Highways | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, 11th Street Bridge, Virginia Department of Transportation, Wilson Bridge, Capital Beltway, Maryland Department of Transportation

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 01:37 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Wilson Bridge project revises schedule for Beltway paving near Telegraph Road

Last weekend’s storms pushed back the planned completion of the THRU and LOCAL lane paving along the Beltway in the Alexandria area.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:37 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Wilson Bridge, Capital Beltway

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 07/09/2012

Beltway paving continues on inner loop in Virginia

Lane closings on the Beltway’s inner loop in the Alexandria area will continue this week.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:33 PM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Wilson Bridge

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 07/09/2012

Heat wave gone, Green Line back: the week ahead for traffic, transit

Temperatures should be near normal this week. Same for Metrorail service, we hope. But some significant delays remain on the highways in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:31 AM ET, 07/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 06/27/2012

Maryland ends Beltway bridge detour

The ramp that takes New Hampshire Avenue traffic over the Capital Beltway and onto the outer loop has reopened ahead of schedule.

By Robert Thomson  |  05:18 PM ET, 06/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Capital Beltway, Maryland Department of Transportation

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 06/25/2012

Beltway lane closings in Virginia this week

The 495 Express Lanes project is closing the outer loop at Springfield overnights. Meanwhile, the Wilson Bridge project has moved the outer loop’s THRU/LOCAL lane split.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:57 PM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Construction, Virginia | Tags:  DC transportation, Capital Beltway, Virginia Department of Transportation 495 Express Lanes, Wilson Bridge

Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 06/25/2012

Beltway work zones, lane closings, Metro delays: the week ahead for traffic and transit

Two construction areas on the Capital Beltway are slowing traffic this week. Metro’s big weekend disruption will be on the Blue and Orange lines.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:40 AM ET, 06/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Capital Beltway, Construction | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Wilson Bridge, Capital Beltway

Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Wilson Bridge project to restrict traffic on Beltway

The outer loop’s THRU lanes are closed this weekend. Only one LOCAL lane is open. On Monday, drivers will find the THRU/LOCAL split has moved farther west.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:03 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Construction, Virginia | Tags:  DC transportation, Wilson Bridge project, Capital Beltway, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Sailabration, Nationals baseball, Metro delays and detours: the weekend and beyond

Tall ships visit Baltimore, the Yankees visit Nationals Park, Metro work affects four lines, and the Capital Beltway is filled with work zones.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:21 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Events, Metro, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Sailabration, Metro, WMATA, Nationals Park, Capital Beltway, Weekend guide

Posted at 11:49 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Drivers protest VDOT plan to impose E-ZPass fees

Drivers with Virginia E-ZPasses object to the state’s plan to charge a $1 per month fee to maintain their accounts. VDOT’s deadline for public comment is Tuesday.

By Robert Thomson  |  11:49 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Driving | Tags:  Virginia Department of Transportation, 495 Express Lanes, Capital Beltway, E-ZPass

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Beltway lane closings, Rush Plus preparations: the week ahead for traffic, transit

Beltway drivers are enduring a paving project near the Wilson Bridge, while Metro riders are puzzling over the plans for the new Rush Plus service.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:06 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro, Events, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Capital Beltway, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, District Department of Transportation

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 06/07/2012

Capital Pride, Capital Beltway, Metro capital projects: The weekend and beyond

The Capital Pride festival will draw thousands to D.C. this weekend, while others head for beaches and concerts. But watch out for Metro delays, road projects and speed cameras.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:52 AM ET, 06/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Capital Beltway, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Metro, WMATA, Capital Pride, Rush Plus, Capital Beltway

Posted at 10:16 AM ET, 05/31/2012

Beltway congestion, Metro delays, downtown D.C. race: the weekend and beyond for traffic, transit

Travelers should encounter good weather this weekend, but need to note several major delays ahead on the roads and rails in the D.C. area.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:16 AM ET, 05/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Capital Beltway, Bay Bridge, Events | Tags:  DC transportation, Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Washington Nationals, Metro, WMATA, Race for the Cure

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Beltway drivers to encounter major delays on inner loop in Virginia this weekend

The weekend paving will put THRU lanes in their final configuration west of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:29 AM ET, 05/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Capital Beltway, Construction, Virginia | Tags:  DC transportation, transportation, highways, Virginia Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, Wilson Bridge

Posted at 12:19 PM ET, 05/04/2012

Beltway/I-66 interchange bottleneck to open up this weekend in Express Lanes work zone

Commuters on the Beltway’s inner loop in Virginia should see a significant improvement by next week.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:19 PM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Tysons Corner, Northern Virginia | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, 495 Express Lanes, Capital Beltway

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Beltway lane closings Tuesday night in Greenbelt

A bridge redecking project over the Capital Beltway in Greenbelt will disrupt traffic Tuesday night.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:33 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Maryland, Prince George's County | Tags:  DC transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 04/19/2012

Potomac bridge: Not in your commuting lifetime

Despite some mild encouragement recently from the Maryland and Virginia governors, an actual plan for a new river crossing is years away — at least.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:11 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Transportation Politics | Tags:  DC transportation, Capital Beltway, Maryland Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 04/10/2012

Maryland drivers confront a busy road construction season

Maryland’s highway administrator joined with State Police in a plea for safety on the roads as many projects get underway in the D.C. suburbs this spring.

By Robert Thomson  |  04:57 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Traffic Safety | Tags:  DC transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration, Maryland Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Silver Spring meeting Tuesday night on University Blvd. Beltway bridge plan

The Maryland State Highway Administration will hold a public session tonight to discuss the University Boulevard bridge over the Beltway in Silver Spring.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:58 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Maryland | Tags:  Maryland transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration, Capital Beltway,

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 02/24/2012

The weekend and beyond: Metro delays, Beltway changes

In addition to Metro’s maintenance delays, travelers should watch for changes on the Capital Beltway in Virginia’s 495 Express Lanes work zone.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:51 AM ET, 02/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Weekend Work, Metro, Capital Beltway | Tags:  DC transportation, Capital Beltway, Virginia Department of Transportation, New York Avenue bridge, Metro, WMATA

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 02/21/2012

VDOT seeks to ease Beltway delays at I-66

The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to restore the second lane from the Beltway outer loop to I-66 West.

By Robert Thomson  |  03:35 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Virginia | Tags:  DC transportation, Virginia Department of Transportation, Capital Beltway, 495 Express Lanes

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 02/14/2012

Drivers complain about Va. Beltway ramp narrowing

The narrowing of the exit ramp from the Capital Beltway’s outer loop to westbound Interstate 66 has angered drivers who now encounter backups at their outer loop exit.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:15 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Capital Beltway, Congestion, Construction, Virginia | Tags:  DC transportation, Capital Beltway, Virginia Department of Transportation

Posted at 06:07 AM ET, 07/01/2011

Accident snarls Va. I-95 N.

We’re keeping track of the morning commute and any traffic issues that come up.

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  06:07 AM ET, 07/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Beltway

Posted at 05:59 AM ET, 06/30/2011

I-395 S. jammed

We’re monitoring the morning commute and any traffic issues that come up.

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  05:59 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  I-95, Capital Beltway

Posted at 06:09 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Accident snarls I-66 E. at Bull Run

We’ll be keeping track of the morning commute and any traffic headaches that come up.

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  06:09 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Beltway, I-66

Posted at 06:05 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Delays on I-66 E.

A round up of Monday’s morning commute.

By Kafia A. Hosh  |  06:05 AM ET, 06/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Capital Beltway, Virginia, I-66

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 06/29/2010

I-95 S lane blocked in MD

A roundup of the morning's traffic headaches.

By Mark Berman  |  05:55 AM ET, 06/29/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  Morning commute, beltway, i-495, i-95

Posted at 05:55 AM ET, 06/15/2010

I-395 South reopened at Maine Ave

A roundup of the morning commute

By Mark Berman  |  05:55 AM ET, 06/15/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  beltway, i-395 north, morning commute, outer loop