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.
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