What happens when the abnormal becomes normal? Metrorail snafus, late buses due to congested roads, ride-sharing apps sending your ride to the wrong location, torrential downpours hitting some neighborhoods while leaving others with barely a tinkle ... D.C. should stand for the District of Chaos.
Here’s this week’s scheduled mayhem. Stay tuned for the unscheduled variety.
The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has placed much of the D.C. metro area under “marginal risk” of a thunderstorm, while areas east of I-95 are generally under “slight” risk.
Depart early and keep an eye out for accidents, downed trees, local flooding and other rain-related issues during your morning commute at DCCommuteTimes.com.
Green Line: Branch Avenue and Suitland stations will be closed through Aug. 20 while crews conduct switch replacement, grout pad and tie replacement, and station rehabilitation.
Free shuttle buses will operate on three routes: between Branch Avenue and Suitland, between Suitland and Naylor Road, and Express Buses between Branch Avenue and Naylor Road.
On the weekends of Aug. 12-13 and Aug. 19-20, the work zone will extend to Southern Avenue and close Naylor Road Metro Station as well.
Trains will operate at regular intervals outside the work area, but customers traveling to or from the closed stations via shuttle buses should allow additional travel time.
Customers who normally park and ride from Branch Ave should consider Anacostia or Southern Ave (Green Line), Huntington (Yellow Line) or Addison Road (Blue Line), Metro said.
Roads and Highways
Jefferson Davis Highway at Washington Boulevard, Arlington, Va.: Work crews will shut down lanes and ramps on Jefferson Davis Highway in the evenings for the next three weeks to install bridge beams on the Washington Boulevard overpass in Arlington County.
Here are this week’s lane closures in Northern Virginia, courtesy of the Virginia Department of Transportation.