Driving Hot Spots

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

1. Old Georgetown Road

Right north- and southbound lanes closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday between the Capital Beltway and West Cedar Lane.

2. Muncaster Mill Road

Road closed for eight weeks between Sweetbirch Drive and Norbeck Road.

3. University Boulevard

Right westbound lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday between Piney Branch Road and the Capital Beltway.

4. Capital Beltway (inner loop)

Left lane closed 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday through Friday between the Montgomery and Prince George's county line and Greenbelt Road.

5. Capital Beltway (outer loop)

Right lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday between St. Barnabas Road and Branch Avenue.

6. Oxon Hill Road

One lane closed in each direction 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday between Route 210 and the Capital Beltway.

7. Capital Beltway (outer loop)

Two left lanes closed 8 p.m. Tuesday through 5 a.m. Wednesday; two right lanes closed 8 a.m. Thursday through 5 a.m. Friday between Route 210 and Interstate 295.

8. Laurel Fort Meade Road

Right eastbound lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday between Seventh Street and Baltimore Avenue.

9. Springfield interchange

Some lanes closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday.

10. Nebraska Avenue NW

Two westbound lanes closed between 41st Street and Tenley Circle.

11. Kenilworth Avenue NE

Northbound lane closures 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Saturday between Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue and the Maryland state line for three weeks.

12. Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Various nighttime lane closures on the westbound span 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

Transit Update

Virginia Railway Express

Effective Tuesday, the validation rule for Amtrak Step-Up tickets is eliminated. Riders may board the train with a multi-ride VRE ticket and a Step-Up ticket, and conductors will check the VRE tickets and collect the Step-Up tickets.

Tip of the Week

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation suggests a staggered riding formation for group rides, allowing each rider time to safely react to hazards. For other motorcycle tips, go to www.msf-usa.org.

-- Diane Mattingly