Aside from the Women’s March from the National Rifle Association to the Department of Justice, other large events are few and far between—especially with every D.C. professional sports team out of town this weekend. Yet as always, the DMV will do its best to transit as difficult as possible.
The area will have two major disruptions affecting the Red and Yellow Lines.
Red Line: In the first of four straight weekend shutdowns through Bethesda, Metro will close the Medical Center and Bethesda stations to prevent future water leaks. Buses will replace trains between Friendship Heights and Grosvenor from 7 a.m. Saturday through closing on Sunday.
Free shuttle buses will operate on two routes:
- Local will operate between Grosvenor and Friendship Heights with intermediate stops at Medical Center and Bethesda. Add 10 minutes of travel time for each station stop.
- Express will operate between Grosvenor and Friendship Heights only.
Yellow Line: The bridge and tunnel between the Pentagon and L’Enfant Plaza stations will be closed for three straight weekends starting this weekend so crews can repair concrete holding up the tracks.
Passengers en route to D.C. will need to transfer to the Blue Line at Reagan National Airport and ride the clockwise loop into the city. Meanwhile, Yellow Line trains will operate at 12-15 minute intervals between Huntington and Reagan National Airport for grout pad renewal.
Baltimore-Washington Parkway: One of two southbound lanes of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway will be closed for two straight weekends starting Friday night. The work — scheduled from 9 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday on July 14-17 and July 21-24 — features repaving of Md. 295 between I-195 and Md. 100, repairing guardrails and drainage maintenance.
Dulles Toll Road/Dulles Access Road: From 6 a.m. to midnight Saturday, the eastbound Dulles Access Road departing the airport will be shifted to the left lane of the Dulles Toll Road between Fairfax County Parkway and Reston Parkway due to Silver Line construction at the Reston Town Center Metrorail Station. Motorists driving from the airport who want to exit at the Fairfax County Parkway or Reston Parkway should follow detour signs erected before the exit for the toll road.