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George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush

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Expect Traffic Delays for Bush 41 Motorcade on Wednesday

What you need to know about street closures and the routes of the late president’s motorcade.

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  1. Temporary Closures on I-295 Northbound and Southbound December 4-10, 2018

    These closures are required for pavement work, guardrail installation and equipment mobilization associated with multiple DDOT projects aimed at improving the I-295/DC 295 corridor.

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  2. DOT will study removal of the reversible lane on Connecticut Avenue NW that has proven a repeat problem for traffic safety.

    DOT will study removal of the reversible lane on Connecticut Avenue NW that has proven a repeat problem for traffic safety.

    DDOT STUDYING REMOVAL OF CONNECTICUT AVE REVERSIBLE LANES

    DDOT will study removal of the reversible lane on Connecticut Avenue NW that has proven a repeat problem for traffic safety, causing traffic collisions and frequent incidents of driving onto the sidewalk to avoid head-on crashes. The 15-month evaluation will test effects on car travel of closing the reversible lane, possibly replacing it…

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  3. Virginia State Police are conducting a crackdown on HOV violators during the morning and afternoon rush hours on Friday.

    Virginia State Police are conducting a crackdown on HOV violators during the morning and afternoon rush hours on Friday.

    VIRGINIA CRACKING DOWN ON I-66 TOLL VIOLATIONS

    According to WTOP, “Virginia State Police are conducting a crackdown on HOV violators during the morning and afternoon rush hours on Friday. Between 5:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on the eastbound lanes into D.C., and between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. westbound out of the nation’s capital, drivers looking to take the express lanes for free must have…

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  4. The late President George H.W. Bush will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda from Monday night through Wednesday morning.

    The late President George H.W. Bush will lie in state at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda from Monday night through Wednesday morning.

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    PAYING YOUR RESPECTS TO BUSH 41: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    The U.S. Capitol Rotunda will be open to the public from 7:30 p.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Wednesday. A funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral.

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  5. DDOT presented initial data for the Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront Safety Assessment they will conduct Winter 2018/Spring 2019. The agency’s operations team will take public input and study problem intersections and road features.

    DDOT presented initial data for the Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront Safety Assessment they will conduct Winter 2018/Spring 2019. The agency’s operations team will take public input and study problem intersections and road features.

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    FEDERAL RULES BLOCK NAVY YARD STREET SAFETY CHANGES

    DDOT presented initial data for the Navy Yard/Capitol Riverfront Safety Assessment they will conduct Winter 2018/Spring 2019. The agency’s operations team will take public input and study problem intersections and road features. Safety interventions will be limited to cosmetic and temporary road assets. DDOT bureaucracy, as well as…

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  6. With “road diets,” the average speed of each car increases and collisions decrease. Repurposed road space provides safer travel for pedestrians, cyclists, and scooters.

    With "road diets," the average speed of each car increases and collisions decrease. Repurposed road space provides safer travel for pedestrians, cyclists, and scooters.

    DECREASING LANES MEANS SAFER CAR TRAVEL

    This video shows how reducing the number of car travel lanes makes the road safer for all users. When these “road diets” happen, cars slow down, fewer people drive, and collisions decrease improving road safety. Repurposed road space provides safer travel for pedestrians, cyclists, and scooters.

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  7. Sadik-Khan’s experience as New York’s DOT head explains the local history, tells the story behind political fights, and explains the why and how other cities like DC should change their streets.

    Sadik-Khan's experience as New York's DOT head explains the local history, tells the story behind political fights, and explains the why and how other cities like DC should change their streets.

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    HELMETS WON’T MAKE DC SAFER

    I just finished Janette Sadik-Khan’s book about evolving NYC’s streets for safer travel on bike, foot, scooter, and more. Sadik-Khan’s experience as New York’s DOT head explains the local history, tells the story behind political fights, and explains the why and how other cities like DC should change their streets.

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  8. COMMUTER CRUSH: A TERRIBLE TRAFFIC TUESDAY TWIST

    A few years ago on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, traffic was gridlocked in Tysons. It was a combo of regular commuters, holiday travelers, out of town drivers, and last-minute grocery and home decor shoppers. Luckily, two strangers found love among the madness.

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  9. Drivers heading north on I-95 and I-270, and east on US-50, should be ready for congestion.

    Drivers heading north on I-95 and I-270, and east on US-50, should be ready for congestion.

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    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: GETTING OUT OF D.C. FOR THANKSGIVING

    Thanksgiving Eve is the worst day for motorists heading north on I-95 or I-270, or east on US-50 according to traffic data firm INRIX and AAA. Metro, VRE, MARC, Amtrak and Alexandria DASH and King Street Trolley run on holiday operating schedules.

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