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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.
Weekend track work will slow Metro riders on four of the system's five rail lines, including travelers heading to Reagan National Airport.
Presidents Day will bring schedule changes on Metrorail and Metro buses, as well as two-way traffic on some roads that are typically only inbound in the morning.
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.