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Capital Beltway and Telegraph Road Closures Continue through April

Capital Beltway and Telegraph Road Closures Continue through April

From Virginia Department of Transportation:

Daytime closures of the Telegraph Road northbound and southbound ramps to the Capital Beltway Outer Loop (I-95/495 North) will continue through the end of April. Closures will occur daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and occasionally on weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Motorists traveling north on Telegraph Road should make a right on eastbound Huntington Avenue to northbound Route 1 to the Capital Beltway Outer Loop.  Motorists traveling south on Telegraph Road should take the ramp over Telegraph Road onto Huntington Avenue to northbound Route 1 to the Capital Beltway Outer Loop.

I-66 HOV Ramps Opening to All Traffic during Off-Peak Hours Beginning Feb. 28

From Fairfax County:

At long last, the HOV ramps on I-66 at Monument Drive and Stringfellow Road will open to all traffic during off-peak hours and on weekends beginning at 10am Monday, February 28. While opening the ramps will not solve all the traffic problems on I-66, it will immediately ease congestion along that route as well as US-50, the Fairfax County Parkway, and Route 28. 


Opening these ramps during off-peak hours will also give motorists another way to avoid the construction happening as VDOT adds a new interchange where the Fairfax County Parkway and the Fair Lakes Parkway intersect.


Virginia Department of Transportation Gives Winter Driving Tips

Virginia Department of Transportation Gives Winter Driving Tips

From VDOT:

Motorists are encouraged to check current weather, road conditions and traffic cameras before traveling by visiting www.511virginia.org or by calling 511.


On Wednesday, Dec. 29, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will open Fairfax County Parkway Exit 166B from I-95 south to Fairfax County Parkway north, making it easier and faster for motorists heading to the Fort Belvoir North Area and other destinations in Fairfax County.

At 9 a.m. Dec, 29, crews will close the right lane on I-95 between the Springfield-Franconia Parkway (Route 7900) and the Fairfax County Parkway (Route 7100) overpass. At noon, crews will begin removing traffic control devices, and by 1:30 p.m., the exit ramp will be open to traffic.

The ramp will offer motorists two options: Fairfax County Parkway on the left, or the newly opened Heller Road on the right, which goes into the Fort Belvoir North Area. This is where the National Geospatial Agency (NGA) is located. On Tuesday, Jan. 18, the NGA will begin admitting new employees.

CUE Bus Base Fare Increases by 10¢ Effective January 2, 2011

CUE Bus Base Fare Increases by 10¢ Effective January 2, 2011

FAIRFAX, Va. — Effective January 2, 2011, the City of Fairfax CUE Bus base fares will increase by 10¢ to $1.70 per person. Only the base fare is affected.  Fare remains $1.50 for SmarTrip users.  Fares for elementary and high school students, riders with disabilities and senior citizens with valid ID remain 75¢.

Children age 3 and younger continue to ride for free, as do George Mason University students, staff and faculty with ID.  For information, call 703-385-7859.

Stop fumbling for cash for bus fare: switch to SmarTrip.  CUE Bus patrons may recharge these permanent plastic cards at any Metro station, on the Metro website — even on the CUE Bus.  For information, visit www.wmata.com or call 202-637-6700.

Tysons Connector to Cease Operations Dec. 30

Tysons Connector to Cease Operations Dec. 30

From Virginia MegaProjects:

ALEXANDRIA — The Tysons Connector - the free midday shuttle bus service in Tysons Corner - will operate for two more weeks with its last day of service Dec. 30, 2010.  After one year of operation, ridership was not sufficient to meet minimum goals needed to viably continue the service.

Tysons Connector began in November 2009 to serve area businesses, residents, shoppers and visitors within Tysons Corner.  The service was launched to provide travel options within Tysons during construction of the Dulles Metrorail project as part of the project's comprehensive transportation management plan.

Until Dec. 30, Tysons Connector will continue to operate at 10-minute intervals between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday within Tysons Corner.

After Dec. 30, those riders who use the Tysons Connector may be able to get around Tysons Corner by using the following routes:

Joint DWI Initiative in McLean and Vienna Area

Joint DWI Initiative in McLean and Vienna Area

From Town of Vienna, Virginia Police Department:

On December 4, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. the Fairfax County Police- McLean District Station,
Virginia State Police, and the Town of Vienna Police departments will team up again in a
collaborative effort to conduct saturation patrols to detect and arrest drunk drivers. This
initiative is similar in nature to the Extra Eyes for DWI’s initiative held in May of 2010,
but in a more concentrated fashion.

The program will saturate the highways and streets in the McLean, Vienna, Great Falls,
Tysons Corner, Dunn Loring, and Merrifield areas with law enforcement personnel
specifically targeting drunk drivers.

For further information on this event please contact Lucy Caldwell- Fairfax County
Police Department at lucy.caldwell@fairfaxcounty.gov / 703-246-3271 or MPO Bill
Murray- Town of Vienna Police Department at wmurray@viennava.gov / 571-251-0770.