Hundreds of road repairs and upgrades are happening far and wide across our region. Some projects are sprawling while others are more subtle. Find out you where you’ll see the roadwork and let us know about the ones that are holding up your commute.
Data from the WTOP Traffic Center shows that Maryland state Route 450 was closed on at least 60 nonconsecutive days because of flooding last year.
The work is planned over the next four weekends. Single and double lane closures are scheduled in the main lanes from late Friday nights into Sunday afternoons as crews rehabilitate five bridges.
Callers to WTOP’s Traffic Center reported seeing a geyser of water shooting more than a dozen feet into the air and spraying small debris across the roadway in both directions.
The terrible traffic that rippled across the Washington region Thursday from Loudoun to Largo was largely due to a single major crash on the Capital Beltway near the Legion Bridge that sent drivers scrambling for other options. But there are only so many ways to cross the Potomac River. “This incident demonstrates just how fragile the traffic flow is across our region,” said WTOP Traffic reporter Dave Dildine.
When the express lanes open as E-ZPass only lanes this fall, solo drivers will be allowed to use the lanes for a congestion-based price. Carpools with three or more occupants will be allowed to use the lanes for free, just as they are on I-95, with an E-ZPass Flex.
Crews are working Monday morning to repair part of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway between Maryland Route 197 and Maryland Route 198, which for weeks has been riddled with potholes and deteriorated pavement.
The northern section of the scenic byway, which opened in 1962, is showing its age, with this winter’s temperature swings causing an outbreak of potholes and road divots. While many workers will get a holiday weekend, essential crews will be on duty and doing their best to patch road damage.
A newly released police report shows that a D.C. firefighter behind the wheel of a fire truck that crashed into a car last March, killing its intoxicated driver, was traveling nearly 25 miles an hour over the speed limit.
Emergency repairs to a crumbling Capital Beltway bridge in Prince George’s County are expected to cause delays for southbound drivers early this weekend. The work starts around 9 p.m. Friday and can last up to noon on Saturday.
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There are four separate projects in the works along Interstate and Route 295 that could cause traffic delays for months and years to come. Decades-old bridges will be rehabilitated and new connections will be constructed after the District committed to a multi-million dollar investment deal along the Anacostia River.
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