Thursday, January 10, 2008

Dulles Lanes Open

A project to improve road access to Dulles International Airport is almost complete, and several lanes and ramps are open to traffic, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said.

The new roads that are open include: lanes to and from the Dulles Toll Road and Airport Access Highway; a flyover ramp for inbound traffic to economy parking, rental cars and airport services; a ramp from southbound Route 28 to the airport; and a ramp from the airport near the Signature Flight Support facility.

Because road improvements are incomplete, motorists should use caution when driving around the airport, the airports authority said.

Lithium Battery Danger

To reduce the risk of lithium battery fires, the U.S. Department of Transportation is banning loose lithium batteries in checked luggage. According to the department's Web site, batteries must now be installed in a carry-on device or stored in a plastic bag to reduce overheating.

Parkway Repairs Start

The National Park Service will begin reconstructing the Humpback Bridge on the George Washington Memorial Parkway north of Reagan National Airport this month. During the three-year project, two lanes of traffic will remain open in each direction during rush hour, the Metropolitan Washingtn Airports Authority said. Lane closures at other times are expected.


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