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HOV Restrictions Lifted for Today

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

Aug. 19 Highway Closure to Impact Fairfax Connector Service

From Fairfax County Department of Transportation:

Major traffic gridlock is expected from Leesburg to Arlington on Friday afternoon, Aug. 19 for this year’s America’s 9/11 Foundation motorcycle event. Fairfax Connector service will be significantly impacted.

 

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! 

Orange Line Metro Service in Falls Church Disrupted July 15-17

From WMATA:

Metro will advance important track work projects this weekend on the Orange, Red, Blue and Yellow lines, beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, July 15, and continuing through closing on Sunday, July 17.  Customers should take note of the these service impacts.

Falls Church Installs Speed Readout Signs

From the City of Falls Church:

 

To help calm traffic and improve safety, the City of Falls Church will install new electronic speed readout signs at 11 locations throughout the City. The City’s engineering staff studied traffic and roadway conditions to determine the best location for the signs.  The signs are 30”x 42” with an LED display screen, mounted on a single pole and powered by solar energy.  This project, funded by a federal grant dispersed through the American Recovery and Reimbursement Act (ARRA), will be managed by the Department of Public Works. 

   Electronic speed readout sign locations

   500 and 513 E. Broad St.

   430 Great Falls St.