Tim Bracken, wtop.com
WASHINGTON – Expect major delays on Metro rail this weekend. The Green line will see the worst of the delays with three station closures.
Several festivals and running events are scheduled. These events could affect traffic and add to Metro delays.
There will be also be lots of construction, with on-going overnight closures on I- 66, the Beltway and the I-95/I-395 High Occupancy Vehicle lanes.
Significant delays are expected on all Metro lines this weekend. All work begins at 10 p.m. Friday and continues through system closing Sunday. Here’s the update from wmata.com.
Overnight roadwork will close all lanes of I-66 westbound between the Dulles Connector Road and Leesburg Pike between 9:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Traffic will be diverted onto onto the Dulles Connector Road westbound, then to Route 123 south and the Capital Beltway to continue on I-66.
Beltway construction update
Overnight road work continues on both loops of the Capital Beltway between Interstate 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.
I-95/I-395 HOV closure
Starting at 11 p.m. and continuing through 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday, the Interstate 95 and Interstate 395 High Occupancy Vehicle lanes will be closed between Dumfries Road and Duke Street.
At 9 a.m. Saturday, HOV lanes will reopen in the northbound direction.
New York Avenue construction Rehabilitation efforts continue on New York Avenue, with only a single lane available for travel in both directions between Florida Avenue and 4th Street NE between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday.
The SW ArtsFest kicks of at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Southwest Waterfront area. Expect lots of music performances, food, and art presentations.
The 2012 Turkish Festival will be held in front of Freedom Plaza this Sunday. The free festival will feature folk dancing, music performances and even children’s activities.
9/11 Heroes Run
The Shirlington 9/11 Heroes Run is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday. The course will take runners along Four Mile Run and Arlington Mill Drive between George Mason Drive and I-395. Expect early morning street closures as a result.
Sprint Four the Cure
The Sprint Four the Cure race kicks off 8 a.m. Saturday at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown.
Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k
The Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k is scheduled for 8 a.m. Sunday at Nationals Park. Watch for street closures around Nationals Park until noon.
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