Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Ellen Kamilakis 703-259-2220
June 2, 2016
VDOT ASKS DRIVERS TO PLAN FOR SAFETRACK IMPACTS
Adjust schedules, rideshare or telework; be alert to extended rush hours
FAIRFAX – With Metro’s SafeTrack plan beginning Saturday, June 4, the Virginia Department of Transportation urges all commuters, including those who do not take Metrorail, to prepare for impacts to roads in northern Virginia.
Commuters are strongly urged to consider alternate options such as rideshare, telework or adjusting work schedules. For those who must drive, remain alert to increased congestion and prepare for extended rush hours, as commuters adjust routes and travel methods during each Metrorail line impact.
Commuters are reminded to visit www.wmata.com/safetrack for details on station-specific impacts, links to transit options and local commute alternatives.
The first maintenance surge, June 4 through June 16, which includes single-tracking of the Orange and Silver lines, is expected to have major impacts along surrounding routes such as:
Chain Bridge Road/Dolley Madison Boulevard
During the SafeTrack surges:
VDOT’s Traffic Operations Center will actively monitor traffic conditions and adjust signal-timing to support extended peak hours and major changes in traffic patterns.
VDOT will limit lane closures for paving, maintenance, construction and permitted work on impacted roads during the day.
As part of Metro’s SafeTrack maintenance work June 4-16, drivers can also expect off-peak impacts to eastbound I-66 near Ballston with alternating lane closures nightly.
- Visit www.wmata.com/safetrack for all information on maintenance work and impacts, and impact-specific alternatives for bus, rail, biking, and other travel options
- Many park-and-ride lots in the region have available spaces and a transit option. Find details on your nearest lot at www.virginiadot.org/parkandride.
- Get information on commuting resources, carpooling and HOV rules in northern Virginia
- Monitor current traffic conditions, cameras, incidents and alerts on www.511virginia.org or the mobile app
- Follow VDOT Northern Virginia on Twitter: @vadotnova
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