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Every summer, local drivers must contend with heavy beach traffic along Interstate 95 in Virginia. But this summer expect more frequent backups and delays as construction ramps up on the 95 Express Lanes.
Track work will cause delays on four Metro lines this weekend. Plus expect detours on I-66 over the Potomac and delays in Fauquier County. Express Lanes construction will shut down the HOV lanes on both Interstate 95 and 395. That and more in your Weekend Wakeup.
Long-planned improvements in the flow of traffic at one of D.C.'s worst traffic circles are now a reality.
A short race through Capitol Hill on Saturday, the Chinese New Year Celebration on Sunday and numerous events in between will likely keep parking at a premium in the District and Metro will continue its track work this weekend.
Bridge work brings detours to traffic along Route 50 in Virginia and Metro restarts single tracking. That and more in this week's edition of Weekend Wakeup.
Expect more drivers to hit the region's roads this weekends as the warm air moves in. However little construction work is expected and will help keep lanes open but a parade rehearsal Downtown will cause headaches for drivers.
Northern Virginia drivers are enjoying a smoother ride now that some long-standing congestion has been relieved.
Beginning Tuesday night, Dec. 11, and continuing nightly through Thursday, Dec. 13, the Maryland State Highway Administration will close three lanes of the Beltway Inner loop at Maryland Route 201/Kenilworth Avenue. The closures are needed for work on the Kenilworth Avenue overpass above the Beltway.
State Sen. John Watkins (R-Powhatan) proposed a plan that would increase Virginia's gas tax from 17.5 cents a gallon to 31.5 cents a gallon. The 14-cent increase would eliminate the need to add more toll roads.