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Traffic & Transportation

Free Holiday Lyft Rides Offered In DC Metro Area To Prevent Drunk Driving

December 11, 2018

Combating that holiday period when, last December, 885 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving drunk drivers. A local nonprofit organization announced that free safe rides will be offered to would-be drunk drivers throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area during the winter holidays. 

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New Backlick Road Bridge Open

December 11, 2018

The new Backlick Road bridge over CSX Railroad located just north of Cinder Bed Road is now open to traffic, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

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Arlington Memorial Bridge Closure This Weekend

December 7, 2018

Arlington Memorial Bridge will be closed to drivers pedestrians and bicyclists from 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. The complete closure is to install a temporary support structure under the middle span of the bridge.

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AAA: December Pump Prices Fall To The Cheapest Of The Year

December 7, 2018

It is about time. At $2.44 the national gas price average has set a new record low for 2018. This is nearly a nickel less than this time last December.

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Pikes Branch Stream Restoration Meeting Scheduled

December 7, 2018

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a community stream walk and public meeting Wednesday, Dec. 12 on plans to restore Pikes Branch along Telegraph and Old Telegraph roads.

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Jones Branch Connector Partially Opening To Traffic December 15

December 7, 2018

An important new connection for drivers in Tysons Corner will partially open to traffic Saturday, Dec. 15, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The Jones Branch Connector will open one lane of traffic in each direction while construction on the project continues.

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Transportation Professor Says Amazon Made Good Choice For Location

December 5, 2018

When Amazon announced its search for a new headquarters, a city with an established transportation network was a must. Ralph Buehler, Virginia Tech associate professor in urban affairs and planning, says Amazon made the right choice regarding the area and transportation options.

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How Alexandria Prepares For Winter Weather

December 4, 2018

Responding to winter weather events is a top priority for the City of Alexandria. Here are some important facts to know about snow removal and winter weather emergencies in Alexandria.

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Governor Establishes Executive Leadership Team On Highway Safety

December 4, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam today issued Executive Directive Two which establishes an Executive Leadership Team on Highway Safety that is charged with reducing the rising number of fatalities on Virginia’s roadways. The first-of-its-kind initiative will kick off with #YourSayVA Digital Town Hall on distracted driving.

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Traffic Advisory: George H. W. Bush State Funeral

December 3, 2018

On Dec. 3, 2018, State Funeral protocols will be initiated due to the death of Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush. This Joint Transportation Plan provides initial information regarding transportation routes and road closures for the State Funeral plans from Dec. 3 to Dec. 5, 2018.

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