Tim Bracken, wtop.com
WASHINGTON – The Washington Nationals are out of town this weekend, so there shouldn’t be any unexpected slowdowns on Interstate 295/D.C. 295 and South Capitol Street near Nationals Park.
Travelers are in for Metro delays this weekend, with some Red Line station closures and lots of single-tracking.
Another hot spot for delays will be the Fairfax County Parkway near Interstate 66, where there will be construction closures.
Metro track work
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Gov Mitt Romney visits Manassas, Va.
On Saturday, Aug. 11, an event featuring Mitt Romney will be held at the Harris Pavilion. The following streets will be affected:
Fairfax County Parkway and I-66 closures
Starting at 10 p.m. Friday, the ramps from both eastbound and westbound I-66 to the southbound Fairfax County Parkway will be closed for roadwork.
The closures will be in place all weekend, so expect delays on both I-66 and the Fairfax County Parkway.
Detour routes for access to the Fairfax County Parkway:
Through the weekend, southbound Fairfax County Parkway will be reduced to one lane between Fair Lakes Circle and the Route 29 interchange.
Dulles Airport Access lanes to close
Sunday night starting at 9 p.m., construction will close the eastbound Dulles International Airport Access Highway between the exit to Route 123/I-495 and the Dulles Connector Road.
Traffic will be forced to use the Dulles Toll Road, and tolls will not be collected for the remainder of that route.
The closure will clear at 5 a.m. Monday.
Also scheduled for Sunday night between 11:30 p.m. and 5 a.m., the eastbound Dulles Connector Road/Route 267 will be closed between the Beltway/I-495 and Route 123.
Traffic will be detoured to the Outer Loop of I-495, then to Route 123 to get back to th Dulles Connector Road.
Beltway construction update
Overnight paving continues on both loops of the Capital Beltway between I-66 and Georgetown Pike. Expect a minimum of two lanes getting by between 9:30 p.m. and 9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. After midnight, temporary total closures are possible for up to 30 minutes at a time.
Also scheduled for Friday and Saturday between 9:30 p.m. and 9 a.m., westbound I- 66 will have two lanes blocked between the Beltway and Gallows Road for ongoing bridge demolition. Temporary total closures for up to 30 minutes are possible after midnight.
I-95 HOV lanes closure
Starting at 9 p.m. Friday and continuing through 9 a.m. Saturday, the I-95 High Occupancy Vehicle lanes will be closed between Dumfries Road and Franconia Road for sign work. At 9 a.m. Saturday, HOV lanes will reopen in the northbound direction.
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