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Inner Loop, 495 Express Lanes Access Point Overnight Closures Coming

Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Ramp and lane closures will occur on the 495 Express Lanes through May for crews to continue installing beams at the Jones Branch Connector bridge, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. From 11:00 p. m. until 4:00 a. m. Monday through Thursday nights (April 23-26, April 30–May 3, and May 7-10): The northbound 495 …

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Children Ride Free with Adults on April 26

Provided by OmniRide In support of national Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, children age 17 and younger can ride any OmniRide bus for free on Thursday, April 26, when accompanied by a paying adult. This is an opportunity to introduce students not only to the working world, but also to the many alternatives our region has to …

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I-66 Overnight Closures and Lane Shifts This Weekend

Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Overnight lane closures are scheduled to occur on westbound I-66 between Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) and U.S. Route 50 and on eastbound I-66 at I-495 this coming weekend, April 13-15. Crews will shift travel lanes and set up work zones to allow for construction on the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project, …

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Major Commuter Changes Coming to Western Prince William

Provided by Prince William County The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project is a public-private partnership that promises to add express lanes on Interstate 66, rebuild major interchanges on roadways carrying traffic to I-66, expand pedestrian/bicycle trails, and create thousands of new park-and-ride spaces. These changes will affect commuters in western Prince William County. The project …

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PRTC Awarded $3.6 Million for New Buses

Provided by OmniRide The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to receive a $3.6 million grant to purchase six new OmniRide commuter buses. The grant award will enable PRTC to replace six older OmniRide commuter buses that have exceeded their useful life. OmniRide currently has a …

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OmniRide Operator Wins First Place at Roadeo

Provided by OmniRide OmniRide bus operator Mohamed Elatrebi has won first place in the 2018 Virginia State Bus Roadeo in Lynchburg and will now test his skills at an international competition later this spring. Mr. Elatrebi captured first place in the 40-foot bus category on March 18 by successfully maneuvering his vehicle through a timed obstacle course while also demonstrating …

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Outer Loop, 495 Express Lanes Jones Branch Access Point Closures Overnight this Week

Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Overnight lane closures will occur on southbound Interstate 495 (the Capital Beltway Outer Loop) this week for crews to continue installing beams at the Jones Branch Connector bridge, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. From 11:00 p. m. until 5:00 a. m. Monday through Thursday nights (March 26-29), drivers can expect the …

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Icy Conditions Possible Tonight and Tomorrow

Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) As snow tapers off across Northern Virginia and temperatures hover at or below freezing, the Virginia Department of Transportation asks drivers to be aware of potential icy conditions overnight and through tomorrow. Crews will continue working overnight to clear roads, providing a passable path in neighborhoods as well as retreating all roads for …

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95 Express Lanes Reverse Direction this Weekend

Provided by Transurban The 95 Express Lanes reversal will be adjusted this weekend to support increased traffic visiting Washington, D.C. for the “March For Our Lives” demonstration on Saturday, March 24. Here is what drivers should expect: Saturday, March 24: • At about 12:00 midnight, the southbound Lanes will begin closing for reversal. The Lanes will reopen in the northbound …

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Many Northern Virginia Roads Snow-Covered

Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) As snow bands move through Northern Virginia today, roads are slick and hazardous. The Virginia Department of Transportation asks drivers to continue to avoid driving for safety during the height of today’s winter storm. As snow continues, even roads where plows have made a pass can quickly become covered. While interstates are mostly …

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