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Va. lawmaker proposes higher gas tax to pay for road construction

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.

Friday - 11/16/2012, 01:26pm EST

Tags: gas tax, toll roads, Neal Augenstein

Wilson Bridge Project closures this week

Wilson Bridge construction will close roads during the day and overnight this week.

Monday - 10/01/2012, 08:47pm EDT

Tags: Wilson Bridge Project, traffic blog

New Hampshire Avenue construction begins Tuesday

New Hampshire Avenue will become a two-way street and new sidewalks will be installed between Dupont Circle and Washington Circle.

Sunday - 09/09/2012, 02:29pm EDT

Tags: New Hampshire Avenue

Reflecting Pool refilled as project nears completion

For over a year and a half, the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall has not done any reflecting.

Sunday - 08/26/2012, 05:33pm EDT

Tags: reflecting pool, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, andrew mollenbeck

Rally planned to defend D.C. hiring law

District of Columbia leaders and advocates will be rallying in defense of a requirement that local residents be hired to work on city-funded construction projects.

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 03:22am EDT

Tags: d.c. hiring laws, Mayor Vincent Gray

Despite warnings, Va. drivers distracted in construction zones

Distracted drivers are not only common on D.C. area roads, they're common in construction zones along D.C. area roads.

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 06:21am EDT

Tags: National Work Zone Awareness Week, texting and driving, Adam Tuss,

K Street to undergo upgrades in D.C.

A section of K Street will be revamped starting in March and could impact traffic until the summer of 2013.

Friday - 03/16/2012, 09:27am EDT

Tags: K Street, District Department of Transportation, 3rd street, 7th street

Closed doors and eyesores: Welcoming tourists to D.C.

The National Mall is not looking its best, ripped up due to construction work. Beyond the Mall, tourist spots like Union Station and the National Cathedral are also suffocated in scaffolding and orange mesh. It leaves a lot to be desired for tourists in town to see the cherry blossoms.

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 07:07am EDT

Tags: andrew mollenbeck, National Mall, Mall construction, tourism

Good and bad news on Dulles Rail Project construction

If you've been to Tysons Corner lately you know the Dulles Rail Metro-extension is now a dominating part of the skyline.

Friday - 01/06/2012, 08:21am EST

Tags: Dulles rail project, Kathy Arberg, beltway, lane closures, Tyson

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