Driving Hot Spots
Here is a selection of road advisories. Weather and equipment availability can affect timing.
1. Capital Beltway (inner loop):
Right lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday between Old Georgetown Road and Rockville Pike.
2. East West Highway:
Left lanes closed in each direction 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday between Connecticut Avenue and Edgevale Street.
3. Route 29:
Left southbound lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at Forest Glen Road.
4. Connecticut Avenue:
Right lanes closed in each direction 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday between Adams Drive and Brightview Street.
5. Annapolis Road:
Left lane closed in each direction Sunday through Thursday at the Capital Beltway.
6. Route 50:
Left lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at Kenilworth Avenue.
7. Oxon Hill Road:
Alternating lanes closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday and Tuesday between Route 210 and the ramp to the outer loop of the Capital Beltway.
8. Capital Beltway (outer loop):
Two left lanes closed 9 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday from the Wilson Bridge to just past Interstate 295.
9. Franklin Street:
Road closed between South Henry Street and Route 1 for about two months.
10. Washington Street:
Alternating lanes in both directions closed 9:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday between Church and South Alfred streets.
11. Glebe Road:
Right southbound lane closed 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays through mid-November between Interstate 395 and Shirlington Road.
12. Springfield Interchange:
Some lanes closed 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon Fridays.
A rule against smoking on the platforms takes effect Monday on the upper-level tracks and at train-side at Union Station. A portion of the platform west of Track 7 will be restricted to employees.
Tip of the Week
Advice from AAA Mid-Atlantic: Deer often travel in groups, so if one has just crossed the road, others may be close behind. Use your horn to alert deer instead of flashing headlights; if hitting a deer is unavoidable, slow down and ease off the brakes before impact. Don't try to move an injured deer; call police or animal control.
-- Diane Mattingly