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, Tuesday and Thursday.

2. Bladensburg Road NE:Lane closures from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday and 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday between Douglas Street and New York Avenue.

3. Foxhall Road NW:Lane closures 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through February between W Street and Foxhall Crescent Drive.

4. 16th Street NW:Lane closures from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 7 a.m. to noon Tuesday between Alaska Avenue and Primrose Road.

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:No lane closures associated with the Wilson Bridge project will occur from Telegraph Road in Virginia to Route 210 in Maryland through Jan. 3. Demolition work on the Hunting Towers building will continue throughout the holiday period, except for Christmas and New Year's days and may cause some rubbernecking delays.

7. Mount Vernon Place NW:One-way traffic in front of the new convention center between Seventh and Ninth streets through February. Traffic will be one way westbound from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. and one way eastbound from 3:05 p.m. to 4:55 a.m.

Mass Transit Update Metrorail: Escalator upgrades will be performed at the Huntington Metro station through March. Shuttle bus service is available by calling 202-962-1825 in advance.

Tip of the Week The Washington Regional Alcohol Program is sponsoring free cab rides in Montgomery, Prince George's, Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William and eastern Loudoun counties and the District through Jan. 2. Those celebrating the holidays with alcohol may call 800-200-8294 for a free (up to $50) one-way cab ride home.

Readers can e-mail inquiries, suggestions and tips to roadwatch@washpost.com.

-- Diane Mattingly