WASHINGTON -- Construction will close Interstate 95 in both Virginia and Maryland over the weekend and motorists are urged to use alternate routes.
Also, Metro work could delay train riders on Red Line.
I-95 Closures, Virginia
Construction work will necessitate a full closure of southbound Interstate 95 in Prince William County overnight Friday and Saturday.
The work is part of the 95 Express Lanes project. Construction has been commonplace on overnight weekend hours, but the work this weekend is resulting in more extensive closures.
Weather permitting, the Virginia Department of Transportation will begin closing lanes at 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights on southbound I-95 near Dumfries at Exit 152.
All southbound lanes will be closed from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Saturday and 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Sunday.
Traffic will be detoured onto U.S. 1 and rerouted onto I-95 at exit 150.
VDOT says motorists can expect up to 20 minute delays.
I-95 Closures, Maryland
Interstate 95 at Van Dusan Road will be closed briefly starting on Saturday, July 13 to allow for the removal of the old bridge over 95. Weather permitting, officials hope the project will be finished by late summer.
Beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday, the two right lanes of northbound 95 will close overnight through Thursday. Crews will reopen lanes no later than 6 a.m. each day. Once work is completed about the two right lanes, the two left lanes will be similarly closed.
Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes U.S. 1, U.S. 29 or Md 295 to avoid backup.
There is no scheduled work on the on the Green or Yellow lines this weekend. Trains will operate on a regular weekend schedule.
On the Red Line, buses will replace trains between NoMa-Galludet and Silver Spring starting at 10 p.m. on Friday night through closing on Sunday.
Red Line trains will operate as follows:
- Between Shady Grove & NoMa-Gallaudet - Every 10 minutes 9AM-9PM and at regular weekend intervals (15-20 minutes) at other times.
- Between Glenmont & Silver Spring - Every 10 minutes 9AM-9PM and at regular weekend intervals (15-20 minutes) at other times.
Express buses will operate nonstop between Silver Spring and NoMa-Galludent stations. Add up to 30 minutes of travel time.
Local buses will operate between the two stations as well, with stops at Takoma, Fort Totten, Brookland and Rhode Island Avenue stations. Add 10 minutes travel time for one stop. Add 30 minutes travel time if traveling between Fort Totten and NoMa.
Takoma, Brookland and Rhode Island Avenue stations will be closed.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, the last train from Glenmont to Silver Spring will depart 47 minutes earlier than normal to allow for shuttle bus connections. The last train will depart Glenmont at 1:50 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and at 10:50 p.m. on Sunday.
Orange and Blue line
Trains will operate every 16 minutes throughout the weekend beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday through closing Sunday.
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