Driving Hot Spots
Here is a selection of road advisories. Weather and equipment availability can affect timing.
1. Darnestown Road
Alternating traffic pattern with flagging operation in both directions 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays between Whites Ferry Road and the Montgomery-Frederick county line.
2. Massachusetts Avenue
Flagging operation 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in both directions weekdays between Goldsboro and Onondaga roads.
3. Laurel Fort Meade Road
Right northbound lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays between Baltimore Avenue and Eighth Street.
4. Laurel Bowie Road
Right southbound lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays between Laurel Fort Meade and Muirkirk roads.
5. Interstate 95
Right southbound lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays between Cherry Hill Road overpass and ramp to the westbound Capital Beltway.
6. Capital Beltway (inner loop)
Right lane closed 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays between Branch Avenue and St. Barnabas Road.
7. Capital Beltway (both loops)
Multiple lane closures 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow through Wednesday and 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday and Tuesday near I-295 and Route 210.
8. Route 1
Ramp to inner and outer loops of the Beltway closed during night hours through tomorrow and through Wednesday night if needed. A detour will be in place.
9. Capital Beltway (outer loop)
Two right lanes closed 9:30 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday with two 20-minute stoppages after midnight between Telegraph Road and Route 1.
10. Springfield interchange
Possible lane closures 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday.
11. Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Lane closures daily in both directions. Updates at www.mdtransportationauthority.com.
A Google interactive street map showing the locations of all Metrorail stations and lines is available online at Metro's Web site, www.wmata.com.
Tip of the Week
The Virginia driver's manual suggests leaving a three-second gap between your vehicle and the one in front of you. Extra time should be added in inclement weather and heavy traffic and when pavement conditions are poor.
-- Diane Mattingly