Driving Hot Spots
Here is a selection of road advisories. Weather and equipment availability can affect timing.
1. Old Georgetown Road
Right southbound lanes closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. today through Thursday between the Capital Beltway and West Cedar Lane.
2. Old Georgetown Road
Right lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays between Rockville Pike and Democracy Boulevard.
3. 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 line.
4. Capital Beltway (inner loop)
Left lane closed 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays between the Cherry Hill Road overpass and Rhode Island Avenue.
5. Capital Beltway (inner loop)
Right lane closed 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. today 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 the Greenbelt Metro station and Baltimore Avenue (Route 1).
7. Annapolis Road
Right eastbound lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays between Alternate Route 1 and Landover Road.
8. Capital Beltway (outer loop)
Right lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays between Indian Head Highway and St. Barnabas Road.
9. Capital Beltway (inner loop)
Two left lanes closed 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. tomorrow through Wednesday, and two right lanes closed 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday and Friday between Routes 5 and 210.
10. Springfield interchange
Possible lane closures in both directions 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday.
Baltimore-Washington International Airport
Effective tomorrow, BWI's Express Service Parking will relocate to a lot across from the daily garage and will be served by 12 new shuttle buses.
Tip of the Week
A heat order restricting commuter train speeds is issued when temperatures rise quickly from night to day or when daytime temperatures are extreme. These shifts can produce a "sun kink," which causes the track to shift and curves the rails. Normally the stress is contained by the railroad spikes, tie plates, crossties and ballast to resist the side-to-side movement that causes the rails to buckle. For more information, visit www.vre.org.
-- Diane Mattingly