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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.
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.
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.
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.
Getting around Washington on the weekends typically becomes a little easier during the cold winter months. With lower temperatures comes lower highway volumes. Further, there are fewer outdoor events to draw large crowds and road work slows.
The good news for the long holiday weekend - all major road construction is suspended in Virginia, Maryland, and the District from 12 p.m. Friday through 12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Warm temperatures may lure more people into Downtown over the weekend, many who might opt to take Metro. But better to stick with the roads rather than the rails as Metro moves forward with its scheduled track work.
All eyes will be on the Beltway this weekend, as the 495 Express Lanes make their debut between Braddock Road and the Dulles Toll Road in advance of the Monday morning rush hour.
This Columbus Day weekend brings construction delays on Metrorail and the Capital Beltway and closures along the George Washington Memorial Parkway.