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Left lane on I-295 northbound at overpass on Suitland Parkway closed Monday.

Left lane on I-295 northbound at overpass on Suitland Parkway closed Monday.


Transit Disruptions for Aug. 21-25, 2017

The eclipse and first days of school (Monday for the District) will be the biggest known disruptions this week. Hundreds of D.C. motorists stop in the middle of the road to watch the impressive Fourth of July fireworks show. We’ll see if the same thing occurs Monday afternoon, during the eclipse time window.


  • Monday: 87/74, partly cloudy, 20% precipitation, 74% humidity
  • Tuesday: 93/75, partly cloudy, 10% precipitation, 65% humidity
  • Wednesday: 83/65, mostly cloudy, 20% precipitation, 64% humidity
  • Thursday: 80/62, partly cloudy, 0% precipitation, 51% humidity
  • Friday: 79/61, mostly sunny, 0% precipitation, 57% humidity


Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride Bus Loop Closure

Due to installation of pedestrian bridges at the Metrorail Silver Line’s Herndon Station, the bus loop and bus bays at the Herndon-Monroe Park and Ride will be closed during two periods this week: 10 p.m. Monday to 4 a.m., Tuesday and 10 p.m. Wednesday to 4 a.m. Thursday.

Fairfax Connector passenger pick-up and drop-off for Routes 551, 937, 950 and 981 will be on Sunrise Valley Drive (at the intersection of Roark Drive). Metrobus 5A will bypass Herndon-Monroe and pick-up and drop-off passengers at Reston Town Center Transit Station, Bus Bay F.

The parking garage will remain open.

This project is managed by the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. For construction-related issues, contact the emergency hotline at 844-385-7245.

Roads and Highways


The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has announced the following temporary lane closures:


  • I-295 Northbound at Overpass Suitland Parkway: Left lane on I-295 northbound at overpass on Suitland Parkway.
  • I-295 Southbound at the Weigh Station (DC Line): Right shoulder lane on I-295 at the weigh station.
  • Michigan Avenue Westbound to the west of Children’s Hospital: Left lane on Michigan Avenue westbound to the west of Children’s Hospital.

All three of these closures will accommodate guard rail and impact attenuator repair works. Traffic controls will be in place throughout the work areas. Motorists should anticipate moderate to heavy delays.


Pierce Street NE, between North Capitol Street and First Street NE starting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday: The closure may extend through Friday, weather permitting. The street will be closed to vehicular traffic, but sidewalks will remain open. The closure will occur to convert Pierce Street NE from a one-way to a two-way street as part of a pilot project. As part of the project, 21 parking spaces will be removed. DDOT has coordinated with Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6C and with the NoMa Business Improvement District (BID) on this pilot street conversion project, which seeks to improve access to and mobility in NoMa.

Exit ramp from westbound I-695 to northbound I-395 from 8:30 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday: The closure is part of the ongoing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) improvements project and will accommodate underground utility work.

Northern Virginia

Purcellville Road (Route 611) between Route 9 and Nixon Road (Route 697) will be closed to through traffic, weather permitting, on Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day for culvert replacement, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Residents within the closure area and emergency vehicles will have access to the closed portion of Purcellville Road, but will not be able to go beyond the point of culvert replacement in either direction.


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