Driving Hot Spots

Following is a selection of construction projects and road closures for the coming week.

1. Springfield interchange:

Two or more lanes might be closed 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

2. Bladensburg Road NE:

Lanes closed during non-rush-hour times weekdays and possibly Saturdays from Mount Olivet Road to New York Avenue through June 2004. Curb parking prohibited.

3. 16th Street NW:

Lanes will be closed 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. between Alaska Avenue and Primrose Road.

4. Anacostia Freeway:

Non-rush-hour, intermittent lane closures in effect daily between the District line and Chesapeake Street SW.

5. P Street NW:

Traffic restrictions and lane closures 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and occasional weekends on the bridge connecting Georgetown and Dupont Circle.

6. Capital Beltway (both loops):

One lane open in each direction at night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday to Thursday from Route 210 to Interstate 295 and from the Wilson Bridge to I-295.

7. Capital Beltway (both loops):

Right lane closed 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday between Telegraph Road and Route 1.

8. Rock Creek Parkway NW:

Exit to K Street closed for four months. Inbound parkway traffic will be detoured from Pennsylvania Avenue to 24th Street south to K Street.

9. Massachusetts Avenue NW:

Eastbound traffic will be detoured at Scott Circle to southbound 16th Street to eastbound L Street to eastbound Massachusetts Avenue.

10. Randolph Road:

Intermittent lane closures 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and possible nighttime hours between Georgia and New Hampshire avenues for milling and paving.

11. Wisconsin Avenue:

Two right lanes closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays from East West Highway and Jones Bridge Road.

12. Route 28:

Intermittent nighttime closures in both directions Monday through April 30 at Barnsfield Road.

Transit Update


The mezzanine at the Mount Vernon Square/Seventh Street-Convention Center station has opened.

Tip of the Week

Have an opinion about VRE service? Riders on evening trains can meet the railroad's managers at the Crystal City Station on Wednesday.

-- Diane Mattingly

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