Weekend roadwork, Metro track work may cause delays in DC area

Roadwork in the D.C. area could put a damper in your commute as you enjoy this weekend’s cooler, but sunny and windy weather.

On Interstate 395 in Virginia, the first of four weekend lane closures is underway and will last until Sunday afternoon.

According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, work zones this weekend will block up to two northbound main lanes between Duke Street and the Pentagon. The ramps from Duke Street that lead northbound onto I-395 are also expected to be blocked. A single southbound main lane will probably be blocked for much of the weekend as well.

On Interstate 66, only one left lane is getting by bridge work on the inbound Roosevelt Bridge through Saturday afternoon. Slow traffic should be expected through Rosslyn on both I-66 and U.S. Route 50.

Also, rehabilitation crews are blocking the right exit from northbound D.C. Route 295 onto eastbound Pennsylvania Avenue for most of Saturday.

The inbound Whitehurst Freeway was blocked Saturday morning for roadwork but has since reopened.

To find out how your D.C. area commute will be slowed by work zones, visit WTOP’s Cone Zone.

In Manassas, Virginia, the One Love arts festival on Saturday closes streets and limits parking from 3 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

On Sunday morning, part of the George Washington Parkway closes by 6:30 a.m. for the 35th Annual Parkway Classic road race. The route for the 10-mile run goes from Mount Vernon up the parkway to Old Town Alexandria.

In D.C., the last phase of the final segment of the yearslong rehabilitation of Beach Drive starts 6 a.m. Saturday. Wise Road between Oregon Avenue NW and Beach Drive NW is closed and will remain closed until the project nears completion in the fall.

In Maryland, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway is closed in both directions in Baltimore from 9 p.m. Friday until early Monday morning.

In Bethesda, two lanes of northbound Rockville Pike in front of the new Walter Reed Bethesda are scheduled to be closed all weekend for repairs following water line replacement.


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On Metro’s Orange Line, the Vienna and West Falls Church stations are closed Saturday and Sunday. Single-tracking for switch work at Reagan National Airport ahead of the upcoming shutdown cuts the Blue and Yellow Lines to every 20 minutes each, and Silver Line trains are scheduled every 12 to 16 minutes.

Red Line trains run largely normally except for Sunday morning. Tenleytown, Friendship Heights and Bethesda stations are scheduled to be closed from opening until 2 p.m. Sunday for an emergency drill. Shuttle buses are scheduled to run between Van Ness and Medical Center.

WTOP’s Max Smith, Dave Dildine and Hallie Mellendorf contributed to this report.

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