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Little River Turnpike westbound bridge opens

From Virginia Megaprojects:

 

ALEXANDRIA—By midday, Friday, Aug. 19, crews will open the new westbound Little River Turnpike (Route 236) bridge over I-495 allowing for two lanes of through traffic and restoring the merge lane from I-495 north onto Little River Turnpike west, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Motorists should expect lane closures to continue in the Little River Turnpike area as crews complete ramps and advance work on the new I-495 HOT Lanes. 

 

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! 

TRAFFIC ALERT REMINDER: Pershing Avenue Closed at Telegraph Road for Two Months

From the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project:

 

As of Friday, August 5, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project has closed westbound Pershing Avenue in the Eisenhower Valley of Alexandria.  During this closure, motorists will not be able to take Pershing Avenue to Telegraph Road North toward Duke Street.  The closure will last approximately two months while construction crews build the new Pershing Avenue approach to Telegraph Road in accordance with the widened Telegraph Road bridge over the railroad tracks. 

Alexandria Transit Company Launches a New DASH Mark Center Express

Alexandria Transit Company Launches a New DASH Mark Center Express

From Alexandria Transit Company:

 

Alexandria, VA – Alexandria Transit Company will launch their new DASH Mark Center Express service on Monday, August 8.  The start of the service coincides with the beginning of the Department of Defense (DoD) move to the new Mark Center Station, BRAC-133 site at Seminary Road and Beauregard Street. 

The new, high frequency, express bus service, coupled with the existing DASH AT2 route, will operate approximately every 10 minutes between the Mark Center Station and King Street Metro during the weekday peak periods, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.to 6 p.m.  The express service between the King Street Metro and Mark Center Station will have no intermediate stops, and passengers will be able to connect to Metrorail, Metrobus  the REX service, other DASH routes, VRE and Amtrak trains at King Street Metro.

Pershing Avenue Closure at Telegraph Road Begins August 5

From Stratacomm:

 

Weather permitting, starting August 5, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project will be closing westbound Pershing Avenue in the Eisenhower Valley of Alexandria.  During this closure, motorists will not be able to take Pershing Avenue to Telegraph Road North toward Duke Street.  The closure will last approximately two months while construction crews build the new Pershing Avenue approach to Telegraph Road in accordance with the widened Telegraph Road bridge over the railroad tracks. 

Alexandria Police Begin Warning Period for Photo Safety Program

From Alexandria eNews:

 

On Friday, July 1, the Alexandria Police Department will begin the first phase of an active Photo Safety Program to help reduce red-light runners throughout the City.  Photo enforcement cameras will capture still images and video of red-light violators.  During the initial phase, a 30-day warning period from July 1 to July 30, a warning notice will be issued to the vehicle’s registered owner, for any violations.  There will be no fines during this warning phase.  At the completion of the warning phase, fines will be issued for all citations.