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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.

 

10 Tips for Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck at the Gas Pump

10 Tips for Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck at the Gas Pump

From CherMurphyPR:

The average national gas price is $3.13 per gallon, representing a $.48 per gallon increase from a year ago. And many analysts are predicting that prices will continue to climb throughout 2011. Rather than digging deeper into the wallet to pay more, many people are looking (and finding) ways to save money at the gas pump.

“Most of the time, we drive around without much thought about economizing on fuel,” says Barbara Terry (www.barbaraterry.com and www.howathletesroll.com). “But there are many things we can do to save gas. Especially during tough economic times and when gas prices are up, we should be making an effort to keep those costs lower.”

Public Meeting Scheduled for Bicycle Master Plan

Public Meeting Scheduled for Bicycle Master Plan

From Fairfax County Department of Transportation:

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, February 17, 2011 to present the final draft of the Tysons Corner Bicycle Master Plan, which is Phase I of the County Bicycle Master Plan document and maps. The plan reflects recommendations solicited from residents at a previous public meeting. The next step in the process is formal adoption from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

 

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.

I-95 RAMP TO FAIRFAX COUNTY PARKWAY OPENS WEDNESDAY, DEC. 29

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.