Driving Hot Spots
Here is a selection of road advisories. Weather and equipment availability can affect timing.
1. Old Georgetown Road
Right lanes closed in both directions 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays between the Capital Beltway and West Cedar Lane.
2. Colesville Road
Right northbound lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays between Georgia Avenue and Dale Drive.
3. Muncaster Mill Road
Closed until late August between Sweetbirch Drive and Norbeck Road.
4. Darnestown Road
Alternating traffic pattern in both directions with flagging operation 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays between Whites Ferry Road and the Montgomery and Frederick county lines.
5. Capital Beltway (inner loop)
Right lane closed 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday through Thursday between the Montgomery and Prince George's county line and Greenbelt Road.
6. Capital Beltway (outer loop)
Left lane closed 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays between Greenbelt Road and Rhode Island Avenue.
7. Route 1
Right southbound lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays just before Contee Road.
8. Capital Beltway (both loops)
Two right lanes closed 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Wednesday and two left lanes closed 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday and Friday between Route 210 and Route 5.
9. Capital Beltway (inner loop)
Left lane closed 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Wednesday and right lane closed 10 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday between the Wilson Bridge and Route 1.
10. Route 1
Route 1 ramp to the inner loop of the Capital Beltway closed through 5 a.m. Monday and from 5:30 a.m. next Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday . Detours will be in place.
11. Springfield interchange
Possible lane closures in both directions 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday.
Vienna/Fairfax-GMU and Dunn Loring-Merrifield stations at the end of the Orange Line will be closed from 10 p.m. Aug. 12 to 5 a.m. Aug.15 for weekend track work.
Tip of the Week
Some factors affecting hydroplaning of tires: water depth, speed, weight of the vehicle, width of the tire, depth of the tread. All tires will hydroplane, however, with the right combination of speed and water depth. For more information, visit www.roadtripamerica.com.
-- Diane Mattingly