This weekend’s preparation work is ahead of complete changes to the traffic patterns around the bridge, set to begin next month and run through the project’s completion in 2021.
D.C. residents and officials envision a time when the number of pedestrian deaths falls to zero, but with several recent fatal collisions, many are beginning to question why progress has been so slow.
Florence’s final act spawned several tornadoes near the greater Richmond area on Monday, leaving scores of trees down, buildings damaged and at least one person dead.
The ghost of weakening Tropical Depression Florence is expected to bring showers and a chance of thunderstorms to the D.C. area on Monday, exactly 14 years after another tropical cyclone gave rise to the largest tornado outbreak on record for Virginia.
A review of fender benders, side-swipes and pile-ups recorded via the WTOP Traffic Center’s incident database over the past years shows where and when Beltway crashes are most likely to happen.
If Florence were to close in on the D.C. region, history shows that it would pose several threats. See photos of hurricanes past.
It isn’t just the heat and humidity during the day — the minimum temperatures at night are at record highs. Find out how bad the heat has been this month — and this year.
With high-resolution sensors, 3D imaging technology, and an overall stealthier build, these new speed cameras can detect and track up to 32 vehicles at one time in up to six lanes of traffic.
Fridges and couches and trash — oh my. The WTOP Traffic Center kept a running tally of all reported road debris on Washington-area highways for a full year, and some of them are quite unusual. What’s a farm haybell feeder exactly?
Work began Thursday on the Interstate 66 Potomac River Freeway, uncovering a roadside relic and evoking memories of an ambitious and contentious era in highway design.
Under the current proposal, the list of over a dozen message types would be reduced to just four: flood advisory, flood watch, flood warning and flash flood warning.
Drivers headed to the Eastern Shore on U.S. Route 50 were caught in long backups last Friday, and it turns out that traffic pattern was no mistake and could become the new norm.
A beat-up road on the fringes of Rock Creek Park could take longer to repair than first thought after getting pummeled by floodwaters late last month.
Summer often features lower traffic volumes and quicker commutes but not everyone is seeing relief. Some drivers near Arlington have been coping with the side-effects of the new, long-term work zone on the George Washington Parkway north of the Spout Run Parkway.
Drivers on the George Washington Parkway got their first glimpse of the new traffic pattern north of Spout Run Parkway early Monday. The WTOP Traffic Center explains how it went and how long it will last.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.