Moving Through The Braddock District
Expect Night Time Delays on Metro in November
During November, Metro will replace fasteners, make tunnel repairs and make repairs to concrete slabs underneath the rails. Customers should add at least 20 to 30 minutes of additional travel time to their schedules from Sunday to Thursday nights from 9:30 P.M. to midnight on the Red, Blue, Orange and Yellow lines.
Metro will not conduct weeknight track maintenance on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26. For more information follow this link: http://www.wmata.com/about_metro/news/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=4128
Also, make special note to changes on the Blue and Yellow lines in Virginia this weekend. Allow extra time (at least 30 minutes) south of the Braddock Road station 7 A.M. to 6 P.M., Saturday, November 7, and Sunday, November 8. This is especially important for Blue Line customers traveling between King Street and Franconia-Springfield. A special “Blue Line shuttle train” will operate between those stations.
All Yellow Line AND Blue Line trains traveling from the District into
Virginia will operate to the Huntington station. If you’re a Blue Line
rider and want to get to the Van Dorn Street or Franconia-Springfield
stations, YOU WILL NEED TO GET OFF at King Street and TRANSFER to a Blue
Line shuttle train.
Conversely, if you catch the Blue Line shuttle train at those last two stations of the Blue Line, you will need to TRANSFER at the King Street station to a “regular” Blue Line or Yellow Line train to continue beyond King Street. Metro will also be single tracking between Braddock Road and Van Dorn Street (Blue Line) and Huntington (Yellow Line).
HOT Lanes Bridge Work Continues
Work is ongoing at both the Braddock Road and Little River Turnpike beltway HOT lanes interchanges, with current construction focusing on bridge reconstructions. Much of this work begins at 9:30 pm and involves the placement of silver deck pans, which are tray-like structures placed across the new spans to hold the future asphalt/concrete decks.
This work will take 2-3 weeks. In addition, crews are adding to and tightening bolts that connect the bridge infrastructure. These activities cannot be completed over moving traffic and must be done at night. During the past week there have also been night time closures related to installation of a water line at Braddock Road.
This installation will generate additional west bound lane closures in the immediate future, including the weekend.
WEEKEND BRIDGE WORK
When: Friday, November 6 at 10 P.M. through Monday, November 9 at 5 A.A.
What: Ramp closed- see link for detour:
Where: I-495 north ramp to Exit 54B, Braddock Road (Route 620) west
Why: Installing waterline