Driving Hot Spots Following is a selection of construction projects and road closures for the coming week. Weather conditions and equipment availability could affect the timing of these projects.
1. Springfield interchange:
Two or more lanes may close from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday.
2. Bladensburg Road NE:
Lane closures from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays and possibly Saturdays between Douglas Street and New York Avenue.
3. Foxhall Road NW:
Lane closures 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through February between W Street and Foxhall Crescent Drive.
4. 16th Street NW:
Lane closures between Alaska Avenue and Primrose Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
5. Anacostia Freeway:
Non-rush-hour, intermittent lane closures daily between the District line and Chesapeake Street SW.
6. Capital Beltway, inner and outer loops:
Between Telegraph Road and Route 1, two right and two left lanes closed from 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through 5 a.m. Wednesday.
7. Capital Beltway, inner loop:
Right lane and shoulder closed as needed from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon Friday between Route 1 and Telegraph Road.
8. Route 1:
Right lane and shoulder closed as needed from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m to noon Friday before Fort Hunt Road.
9. I-97 and Route 174 interchange:
Single lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and double lane closures from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. weekdays at the Quarterfield Road Bridge.
Mass Transit Update Metrorail: Elevator upgrades will be performed at the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Station from Monday through Dec. 16. Shuttle bus service will be available by calling 202-962-1825.
Tip of the Week When driving in snow, remember to accelerate, brake and turn slowly and leave plenty of stopping distance between your vehicle and others. Be sure to stock your car with a snow brush, ice scraper and a bag of sand or cat litter. It may also be helpful to keep an extra blanket, windshield washer fluid, a shovel and some snacks on hand.
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-- Diane Mattingly