The George Washington Parkway has fully reopened to traffic Saturday after disruptive closures caused by a large sinkhole that compromised the road Friday morning.
The northbound lanes of a major stretch of the George Washington Parkway in Virginia will remain closed through the weekend as road crews and engineers assess a large sinkhole that opened up underneath the road following heavy rain Thursday night.
As commuters in the D.C. area complain about potholes, the National Park Service continues to be chronically underfunded to fix area roads. With current funding, roads and some trails would continue to crumble due to continually deferred maintenance, with a goal of keeping the highest priority paved roads just above poor condition.
Two people are in the hospital with serious injuries after a car slid off the George Washington Parkway and crashed into trees. The crash blocked traffic for many hours.
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.
This year’s traffic jams have been some of the worst, and local leaders are working with local and federal agencies to improve the George Washington Parkway and other roads before Amazon’s HQ2 arrives.
Dozens of people lit candles and stood in the dark Thursday night at the intersection of Fort Hunt Road and Alexandria Avenue in Fairfax County, Virginia, to remember an unarmed driver shot by U.S. Park Police along that road nearly a year ago. See photos of the vigil.
The reports confirm what 25-year-old Bijan Ghaisar’s family has long said — that he was not armed when he was shot nine times by two U.S. Park Police officers following a chase up the George Washington Parkway last November.
A complete rebuild of much of the George Washington Parkway, including an overhaul of the interchange with Virginia Route 123, is expected in coming years.
A significant number of drivers are facing extra fees or fines on Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway because they are using the highway without an E-ZPass during times one is required. So, what have been the traffic impacts since the tolls were implemented?
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 National Park Service is warning D.C.-area drivers of work on the George Washington Parkway that will reduce lanes and probably spark delays starting Monday.
Forty people were rescued from their flooded vehicles on the George Washington Parkway after heavy rain left standing water on the roadway Tuesday afternoon.
There’s no timeline yet for when the pain is coming, but rehabilitation plans are being finalized for the north end of the George Washington Parkway, and construction will cause congestion.
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