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Metrorail to Resume Normal Operations

As of 5:00 a.m. this morning, metrorail has resumed normal operations. Extensive testing was done overnight last night after the 5.8 quake that shook the Washington D.C. area. WMATA's full release is available here.

HOV Restrictions Lifted for Today

According to VDOT, the HOV restrictions have been lifted (this afternoon only) for 66, 395, and 95.

Final 9/11 Anniversary Ride to Impact Friday Commute

From Virginia State Police:

 

FAIRFAX, Va. – Those living, working and traveling through the Northern Virginia region on the afternoon and evening of Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, are advised to begin preparing now for major road closures associated with a  Sept. 11, 2001, motorcycle tribute procession.

This year’s America’s 9/11 Foundation, Inc., event is anticipated to have its largest turnout ever with over 1,800 motorcyclists expected to participate. The annual remembrance ride honors all who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 attacks, aftermath and recovery. The ride travels from Somerset, Pennsylvania to the Pentagon, then to the site of the World Trade Center over a four-day period of time.

Metro Track Work Planned for the Weekend of August 12-14

Metro Track Work Planned for the Weekend of August 12-14

From WMATA:

Metro's rebuilding efforts will continue this weekend on the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines. The work will begin around 10 p.m. tonight and continue through closing on Sunday, August 14. 

*Here are the complete details! 

Fair Lakes Parkway Detour to Begin July 6

Fair Lakes Parkway Detour to Begin July 6

From VDOT:

 

Weekend closure of Monument Drive at Fairfax County Parkway

From VDOT:

 

From 7 a.m. Saturday, June 4 until 5 a.m. Monday, June 6, Monument Drive at the Fairfax County Parkway will be closed while crews install a 30-inch storm drain pipe across Monument Drive.  A detour will be posted directing traffic as follows:

Route 7100 traffic wanting to access Monument Drive will be detoured onto Fair Lakes Parkway.  From Fair Lakes Parkway, turn left onto West Ox Road and left onto Monument Drive.

Traffic coming from Fields Bridge Road and Fair Ridge Drive wanting to go west on Monument to Route 7100 will be directed to turn right on Monument Drive, turn right on West Ox Road and right on Fair Lakes Parkway to Route 7100.

Traffic coming from Marley Garden Lane, Fields Bridge Road, Fair Ridge Drive, Monument Court and Vernoy Hills Road wanting to access Route 7100 will be directed to turn left on Monument, right on West Ox Road, right on Fair Lakes Parkway to Route 7100.