Driving Hot Spots
Here is a selection of road advisories. Weather and equipment availability can affect timing.
1. Springfield Interchange:
One lane on the Capital Beltway (inner loop) after the exit for Interstate 395 north closed for about 18 months. Other lane closures: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon Fridays.
2. Burke Lake Road:
Road closed between Windward and Wilmington drives through Sept. 5 .
3. I-270 Northbound:
Left lane and shoulder closed 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily between the Capital Beltway and Westlake Terrace.
4. Suitland Parkway:
Lane closures 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. daily through Aug. 25 at Southern Avenue.
5. Capital Beltway (inner loop):
Left lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Good Luck Road.
6. River Road:
Lane closures and flagging operation 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday between Piney Meetinghouse and Seneca roads.
7. Route 410:
Left lane closed in each direction 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday between Connecticut Avenue and Edgevale Street.
8. Georgia Avenue:
Left southbound lane and right northbound lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday between Belvedere Boulevard and Tilton Drive.
9. Capital Beltway (outer loop):
Two right lanes closed 10 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday and two left lanes 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday from the Wilson Bridge to Bald Eagle Road.
10. Capital Beltway (inner loop):
Two left lanes closed 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday from Livingston Road to I-295.
11. Route 1 (South):
Merge lane from Beltway (outer loop) closed through Aug. 31.
METROBUS: Routes 30, 96, 97, A11, J11, N22, X3 and X8 are affected by 24-hour street closures and searches near Capitol Hill. Expect delays and detours. For information, call 202-637-7000 or visit www.metroopensdoors.com.
Tip of the Week
Metro has launched an interactive Spanish language voice response system on its customer information phone line. Customers who call 202-637-7000 are prompted to choose to proceed in English or Spanish. Metro also plans to install bilingual signs at Metrobus stops that have bus information cases. For information, call 202-637-7000 or visit www.metroopensdoors.com.
-- Diane Mattingly