Weekend Road and Rail: Work continues in DC, Md., Va. through Halloween

After a rainy end to the workweek, the weekend should be a pleasant — if a little brisk — one.

If you’re planning to hit the road this weekend to enjoy the fall weather or take part in some Halloween festivities, here’s what you need to know in the D.C. area.



In Montgomery County, the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway (Interstate 495) between MD-650 (New Hampshire Avenue) and MD-193 (University Boulevard) will see single and multiple lane closures during the off-peak hours during the week. On the weekends, those lane closures will stay in place from Fridays at 9 p.m. through Mondays at 5 a.m., through the rest of the year.

In Frederick County, a bridge rehabilitation project will close MD-28 (Dickerson Road) Bridge over the Monacacy River every weekend from Fridays at 10 p.m. through Mondays at 5 a.m. However, the bridge will be open for this holiday weekend.


In Fairfax County, sometime on Saturday morning, Route 28 will be shifted to a new bridge over I-66. This new alignment is part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

For about two weeks following this shift, drivers on Rt. 28 North traveling to I-66 East will temporarily access eastbound I-66 from the left-most travel lanes while crews finish constructing the new, permanent ramp from Rt. 28 North to I-66 East.

Drivers coming from Rt. 29 (Lee Highway) will not be able to get to the temporary, left-side ramp from Rt. 28 North to I-66 East. Instead, they will be detoured farther south on Rt. 29 to the I-66/Rt. 29 Interchange in Centreville until the permanent right-side ramp from Rt. 28 North to I-66 East is opened.

To accommodate this changing traffic pattern, drivers should expect to see the following changes starting Friday:


As part of several of projects aimed at improving I-295 in D.C., there will be temporary lane closures in the I-295/DC-295 corridor throughout the weekend.

A full list of what areas will be impacted is available online.


Metro will run trains from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday, with 90 of 91 stations in service.

The Green and Yellow lines will see normal train frequencies, but maintenance will cause some slow downs on the Blue, Orange, Silver and Red lines.

Blue Line:

Orange Line:

Silver Line:

Red Line:

WTOP’s Mary DePompa contributed to this report.

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