Even as many people are launching their summer vacations, the road and rail crews in the D.C. area are stepping up their activity, and they will be very busy this weekend.
Meanwhile, the Nationals have hit the road, but D.C. United plays at 7 p.m. Saturday in RFK Stadium and the AT&T National golf tournament is at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda. See more weekend events in the Going Out Guide.
Storms move through the area Friday afternoon, and the weekend will be hot and humid, with rain more likely Sunday than Saturday, the Capital Weather Gang says.
People heading south this weekend should pay special attention to the I-95 road work listed below, and for those staying local, note that Metro is working on all five rail lines.
Metro weekend delays
Here are the details about this weekend’s service plan. The schedule begins at 10 p.m. Friday and continues through Metrorail’s midnight closing Sunday.
Red Line. Trains will operate every 20 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont throughout the weekend. Between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., more trains will be in service between Shady Grove and Farragut North and also between Glenmont and Judiciary Square. In those zones, a train should reach the platform every 10 minutes.
Orange Line. Trains will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend. The work zones are between East Falls Church and Ballston and between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly.
Blue Line. Trains will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend. The work zone is between Pentagon City and Arlington Cemetery.
Yellow Line. Trains will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend. All Yellow Line trains will terminate a Mount Vernon Square rather than continuing north to Fort Totten. Riders who want to travel farther north should transfer to the Green Line.
At L’Enfant Plaza, Yellow Line riders should watch for signs directing them to the correct platform. All the Yellow Line trains, whether heading for Huntington or Mount Vernon Square, will arrive on the same platform at L’Enfant Plaza this weekend.
Green Line. Between College Park and Branch Avenue, trains will operate every 12 minutes during the day and every 15 to 20 minutes at other times. Between College Park and Greenbelt, trains will share a track. Every other Green Line train will not operate in that zone. If you would normally drive to Greenbelt station and park there, consider driving to the College Park station instead, to skip past the work zone.
If the storms don’t interfere, the Virginia Department of Transportation plans to continue lane closings for the 95 Express Lanes project.
At 11 p.m. Friday, the High Occupancy Vehicle lanes on I-395/95 from the D.C. line to the HOV lanes’ end at Dumfries Road (Route 234) will close until 10 a.m. Saturday, and then again at 11 p.m. Saturday night until 10 a.m. Sunday
Crews working on the Dulles Corridor Metrorail project are straightening the lanes of the Dulles Access Highway by shifting them closer to the Wiehle-Reston East Silver Line Station. They will be working on this Friday and Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
On Friday, the left through lane on the eastbound side is scheduled to close between the Reston Parkway and Wiehle Avenue overpasses from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Then on Saturday night, the workers will move to the left through lane on the westbound side.
The lane shifts are the first step in preparing for the final paving, scheduled to take place in about two to three weeks.
Friday night, work is scheduled to continue on the Arizona Avenue Bridge over Canal Road between 8:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. Workers are down to the final punchlist items, the National Park Service says. Overnight, Canal Road will be closed between Arizona Avenue and Clara Barton Parkway. Eastbound Chain Bridge Road and the left lane of westbound Chain Bridge Road will be closed between Canal Road and North Glebe Road during the same hours.
There’s no spectator entrance at the main drive of Congressional Country Club off River Road. The only public, walk-up entrance is at Persimmon Tree Lane and Country Club Drive, the tournament says. Use this link to see information on parking and directions.
Alumni Alliance 5K in D.C.
The D.C. Historically Black Colleges and Universities Alumni Alliance 5K run is scheduled for Saturday, from about 8 to 9:30 a.m.
D.C. police plan to close streets along the route at 7 a.m. Here’s the route: West on W Street NW to Sixth Street NW, north to Gresham Street NW, east to Fifth Street NW, south to Fourth Street, right on W Street, ending on Sixth Street NW in front of Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium.
Upcoming . . .
- Gas prices will change in Virginia and Maryland.
- Metro will ease up on weeknight track work.
- Tolls will rise for Maryland’s bridges and tunnels.
- Travelers will turn July 4 into a four-day weekend.
- Metrobus service changes start.