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Gold Cup, road and bridge work to bungle weekend traffic

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.

Friday - 05/03/2013, 03:38pm EDT

Tags: traffic, construction, 95 Express Lanes Project, roosevelt bridge, suitland parkway, Gold Cup, Great Meadows Park, brain tumors, Dulles rail project, Metro,

Folklore or historical fact: How your favorite road earned its bizarre name

WTOP has assembled a list of some of the strangest road names in the Washington area. Many of these abnormally named arteries are even major commuting routes.

Thursday - 04/25/2013, 06:39am EDT

Tags: Road names, history, Accotink Creek, odd road names

Metro track work, IMF meetings on tap this weekend

Metro's spring break is over. Track work will affect travel on all five rail lines this weekend following a four-week reprieve. And the annual IMF meetings will close roads in the District.

Saturday - 04/20/2013, 07:38pm EDT

Tags: Weekend Wakeup, traffic, Metro, track work

Weekend Wakeup: Spring break, blossoms and basketball complicate weekend travel

Expect a general increase in highway volume across the region due to Easter and Passover travel, spring break, the Cherry Blossom Festival and the forecast of warmer weather.

Friday - 03/29/2013, 03:26pm EDT

Tags: Weekend Wakeup,

At 11th Street Bridge, crashes are common

It's a major commuting route from Maryland to D.C., but it's also one of the most accident-prone paths into the city.

Friday - 03/29/2013, 06:52am EDT

Tags: 11th Street Bridge, WTOP Traffic Blog, D.C. Department of Transportation

How often does it snow in March?

Meteorological winter runs from December through the end of February, but snow does fall in March around D.C. Find out how often.

Monday - 03/04/2013, 04:25am EST

Tags: snow in march, snow,

Robins: A sign of spring? Or did winter never come?

It's been said that robins are a harbinger of spring, but many locals have been noticing more backyard American robins during the cold winter months.

Friday - 02/15/2013, 09:58am EST

Tags: robins, weather, National Audubon Society

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Weekend Wakeup: Track work will slow all Metro lines

Track work will slow Metro riders down this weekend on all five rail lines. Crews will be performing a variety of construction and maintenance, including platform reconstruction, electrical work and drain cleaning.

Friday - 02/01/2013, 05:54pm EST

Tags: Weekend Wakeup, Metro, WMATA

Weekend Wakeup: Inauguration Day Edition

A large migration to the nation's capital will peak this weekend as the final preparations for the 57th Presidential Inauguration are rushed to completion.

Sunday - 01/20/2013, 11:48am EST

Tags: Weekend Wakeup, inauguration day, Inauguration travel, inauguration

Weather doesn't always cooperate on Inauguration Day

Winter has not been kind to many presidents and the inaugural committees in charge of coordinating the day's events. We have a list of the worst Inaugural Day weather.

Friday - 01/18/2013, 11:33am EST

Tags: inauguration, weather,

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