Driving Hot Spots

Here is a selection of road advisories. Weather and equipment availability can affect timing.

1. Burke Lake Road:

Closed between Windward and Wilmington drives through Sept. 5.

2. Veirs Mill Road:

Lane closures 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday along Aspen Hill Road.

3. Interstate 270:

Lane closures in both directions 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday between the Capital Beltway and Westlake Terrace.

4. Capital Beltway (outer loop):

Lane closures 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday between Old Georgetown Road and I-270 West spur.

5. East West Highway:

Lane closures in each direction with traffic signal 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday between Connecticut Avenue and Edgevale Street.

6. Piney Branch Road:

Lane closures 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday between University Boulevard and New Hampshire Avenue.

7. Capital Beltway (inner loop):

Lane closures 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday between the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and Good Luck Road.

8. Capital Beltway (both loops):

Two left lanes closed 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday from Livingston Road to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

9. Capital Beltway (inner loop):

Two left lanes closed 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday between the Wilson Bridge and Route 1.

10. Washington Street, Alexandria:

Alternating lane closures in both directions 9:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday between Church and South Alfred streets.

11. Springfield interchange:

One lane of the Beltway's inner loop after the exit for northbound I-395 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.

Transit Update

METRORAIL:

Elevator modernization will begin Sept. 7 at the Metro Center Station and continue through Nov. 16. Customers requiring shuttle bus service should contact the station manager using the street elevator intercom. For more information, call 202-962-1234 or visit www.metroopensdoors.com.

Tip of the Week

Virginia Railway Express will begin using dogs to conduct random checks of trains beginning Monday. For more information, visit www.vre.org/safety/canine_inspection.htm.

-- Diane Mattingly