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 Route 1 (Baltimore Avenue).
5. Powder Mill Road
Right eastbound lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays at Queen Anne Avenue.
6. Laurel Bowie Road
Right lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays between Laurel Fort Meade and Muirkirk roads.
7. New Hampshire Avenue
Right southbound lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Northampton Drive and Metzerott Road.
8. Capital Beltway (outer and inner loops)
Multiple lane closures 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays near Interstate 295 and Route 210.
9. Springfield interchange
Possible lane closures 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday.
10. Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Two westbound lanes closed 10 p.m. Sunday through 5 a.m. Monday; one westbound lane closed 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday; and the left lane on the eastbound span from Whitehall Road to the toll plaza closed 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Virginia Railway Express:
Because of track work, Train 313 on Virginia Railway Express's Fredericksburg Line will operate only Thursdays and Fridays effective Oct. 31. Passengers are encouraged to take an earlier train or Amtrak.
Tip of the Week
Falling leaves and rain make for slippery roads. Driving speed should be adjusted accordingly.
-- Diane Mattingly