Dr. Gridlock: Dulles Metrorail


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 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 02:18 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Tysons ramp reopening, after completion of Silver Line tunnel

By the end of the week, drivers should have an easier time getting through a key intersection in Tysons Corner.

By Robert Thomson  |  02:18 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Tysons Corner, Silver Line | Tags:  DC transportation, Dulles Metrorail, Silver Line, Tysons Corner

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Fairfax is talking about Dulles Silver Line

The county Department of Transportation has set public meetings and an online discussion on the second phase of the Dulles Metrorail project.

By Robert Thomson  |  10:12 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Silver Line, Metro, Tysons Corner | Tags:  DC transportation, Dulles Metrorail, Silver Line, Metro, WMATA, Fairfax County Department of Transportation

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 03/05/2012

The week ahead for traffic, transit

DR. GRIDLOCK | Metro is doing some track work that will cause delays. The road work schedule is limited, but you will find all the big projects are active at off-peak hours.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:19 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting, Metro | Tags:  DC transportation, Metro, WMATA, Virginia Department of Transportation, Maryland State Highway Administration, Dulles Metrorail

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 03/30/2011

Tysons lane shift planned for Thursday night

The Dulles Metrorail project has moved up a scheduled lane shift on Route 7 in Tysons Corner by one night. The work now is scheduled to start Thursday instead of Friday.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:26 AM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Construction | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Dulles Metrorail

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 03/29/2011

Reston East park & ride closing next week

The remaining spaces at the Reston East Park and Ride on Wiehle Avenue will be closed off next week to make way for construction of the parking garage that will serve the new Metrorail line.

By Robert Thomson  |  12:36 PM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Commuting | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Dulles Metrorail

Posted at 06:15 PM ET, 10/21/2010

I-66 West closing overnight

The Dulles Metrorail construction project plans to close westbound Interstate 66 at the Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) overnight tonight, Friday and Saturday. The workers in this zone are building the large concrete structures, called straddle bents, that will cross the roadway between piers. This will carry the new line near its merge with the Orange Line.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:15 PM ET, 10/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Dulles Metrorail

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 10/01/2010

I-66 lanes to close overnights

Construction of the Dulles Metrorail extension is scheduled to close the westbound lanes of Interstate 66 at the Dulles Connector Road overnight Saturday and Monday. The shutdowns will clear room for construction crews to continue building the large concrete structures that will straddle the road between piers. These structures, called "straddle bents," will support the new rail line near its merge point with the Orange Line.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:00 PM ET, 10/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Dulles Metrorail

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 09/28/2010

I-66 West closing overnight

Westbound Interstate 66 at the Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) will be closed overnight for work on the Dulles Metrorail extension. The closing is scheduled to begin at midnight and end by 5 a.m. Wednesday. This work was planned for last weekend, but was delayed.

By Robert Thomson  |  06:00 PM ET, 09/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Dulles Metrorail

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 09/23/2010

I-66 closings starting tonight

The Dulles Metrorail construction is going to shut westbound Interstate 66 at the Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) starting tonight and continuing overnights through Saturday. The closings will occur between midnight and 5 a.m., so they shouldn't be a major problem for traffic, but they will involve an extensive detour.

By Robert Thomson  |  01:45 PM ET, 09/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories, Advisories, Advisories | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Dulles Metrorail

Posted at 07:52 PM ET, 07/27/2010

Headaches on the horizon

There's no more than a sprinkle to afflict travelers overnight, but the Capital Weather Gang says we'll be back into heat and humidity on Wednesday. Here's a headache for hikers and bikers in Northern Virginia.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:52 PM ET, 07/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Advisories | Tags:  Dr. Gridlock, Dulles Metrorail