8:25 A.M. Update:
Berman reports that NewYork Avenue traffic isn’t as bad as expected. Officials are attributing this to some people still being on vacation. Others may have heeded the warnings and took an alternate mode of transport. What did you do? Share a comment below.
8 A.M. Update:
Michael Bolden here. Mark Berman has headed over to New York Avenue to report on the traffic from the scene. Eastbound New York Avenue isn’t bad, he says, but westbound is another story. Check back for more details.
7:50 A.M. Update: If you’re heading to Baltimore today, keep in mind that the procession for former Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer will cause widespread delays. Here’s a roundup of expected issues from the Baltimore Police.
7:45 A.M. Update:
I-66 is slow in Manassas.
7:20 A.M. Update:
Route 202 westbound in Prince George’s is closed at Barlowe Road due to an an accident.
7:15 A.M. Update:
Accidents near Woodbridge and Dumfries on I-95 North have been cleared, but they’re making the commute even slower than normal.
Also, 270 South is jammed.
Inbound on Constitution Avenue, be alert for a lane closure associated with the reconstruction of the roadway by the National Park Service.
And a reminder that Broad Branch Road over Soapstone Creek is closed for repairs. Part of the roadway has no support, according to the District Department of Transportation.
7 A.M. Update:
New York Avenue doesn’t look bad right now. However, volume is building, and we expect conditions to worsen as morning rush hour enters its peak.
6:45 A.M. Update:
I-395 North is already jammed up at the 14th Street Bridge and, further south, at Duke Street.
There are backups on eastbound I-66 at Chain Bridge Road and at the Beltway.
An accident on I-95 North in Lorton is blocking both shoulders.
6:15 A.M. Update:
Eastbound I-66 is backed up approaching Chain Bridge Road.
Good morning, commuters! This week kicks off with humidity, warmer temperatures and the chance of an isolated shower, according to the Capital Weather Gang.
The biggest change to this morning’s commute is happening on New York Avenue. Beginning today, reconstruction of the bridge over the tracks carrying trains into Union Station will turn the bridge’s six lanes into four available lanes.
The District Department of Transportation says to expect delays of 15 to 30 minutes, but congestion on this stretch is already a major headache. Commuters can try out some alternate routes or apply to a program paying people to stay away.
We’ll be rounding up any headaches, issues or problems we hear about on the roads this morning. Let us know anything you see out there — tell us in the comments below or via Twitter (@DrGridlock).