Tim Bracken, wtop.com
WASHINGTON – The good news about this Labor Day weekend is that major construction zones will be lifted in Virginia and Maryland. Metro travelers won’t get a break, though. Expect delays on the Red, Orange, and Blue lines.
If you’re traveling over the holiday weekend, give yourself plenty of extra time, monitor traffic reports and plan an alternate route ahead of time.
Keep in mind that the Grand Prix is under way in Baltimore, and could cause delays on Interstate 95 near the city due to downtown street closures.
Another hotspot for traffic headaches is the I-95 corridor in Virginia. Unfortunately, the only real alternative for delays south of the Capital Beltway is Route 1, which stacks up quickly whenever a new incident occurs.
On Monday, HOV restrictions will be lifted in Virginia.
MARC and VRE trains will not run Sunday.
Other area transit systems will follow their regular Sunday schedules.
Montgomery County, Alexandria, Arlington and the District are offering free parking at metered spaces.
However DC Parking Enforcement will be ticketing in the area around Nationals Park.
Metro track work
Previously scheduled closures on the Green and Yellow lines may have been cancelled, but the rest of the Metro rail system will be in for big delays this weekend. Here’s the update from Metro:
Metro hours for the holiday weekend
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