Driving Hot Spots

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

1. Ridge Road

Southbound lane closures 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays between Frederick and Brink roads.

2. Muncaster Mill Road

Right northbound lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays between Millcrest Drive and Shady Grove Road.

3. Massachusetts Avenue

Flagging operation 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays between Goldsboro and Onondaga roads.

4. Capital Beltway (outer loop)

Left lane closed 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays between the Greenbelt Metro station and Baltimore Avenue.

5. Laurel Bowie Road

Right lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays between Laurel Fort Meade and Muirkirk roads.

6. Route 1

One lane open in each direction in the area of Contee Road through Saturday; the left turn from southbound Route 1 to Contee Road also will be restricted.

7. Old Richmond Highway

All access blocked to Old Richmond Highway from Route 1 and Fort Hunt Road 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow through Thursday and 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday.

8. Capital Beltway (outer and inner loops)

Two right lanes on the inner loop and two right lanes on the outer loop closed 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday between Route 210 and Interstate 295; traffic also will be stopped after midnight for 15-minute intervals.

9. Capital Beltway (outer and inner loops)

Three right lanes on the outer loop closed 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. tomorrow and Tuesday and three right lanes on the inner loop closed 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday between Route 210 and Route 5.

10. Route 210

Alternating lanes closed noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday in both directions at the bridge over the Capital Beltway.

11. Springfield interchange

Possible lane closures 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday.

12. Interstate 66

Eastbound Interstate 66 closed 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. tomorrow through Thursday, 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday between Route 234/Sudley Road and the Route 234 bypass in Manassas for about a month.

Tip of the Week

According to Tom and Ray Magliozzi, the "Car Guys," it's a good idea to become familiar with your jack, lug wrench, spare tire and other tools you will need to change a flat tire before you actually need to use them. For more tips and information, visit www.cartalk.com.

-- Diane Mattingly