Travelers about to begin their holidays wrote in with questions and comments on their escape plans.
Commuter congestion is likely to increase through late fall. See some projects that will affect your travels.
Several projects will affect travel along Interstates 395, 695 and 295.
Traffic volumes are lighter in summer, but that's prime time for roadwork.
Travelers in both Maryland and Virginia should be aware of several work areas that could slow them down significantly.
Metro will work on three lines. The biggest road project is on I-95 in Virginia.
Traffic continues summer decline, but road crews are active.
The commute has begun to calm for the summer, there will be plenty of travel in the D.C. region this holiday week.
Even as many launch summer vacations, road and rail crews are stepping up their activity.
With many outdoor activities scheduled for this week, watch for lane closings and Metrorail work.