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WELLINGTON ROAD in MANASSAS, Va. NOW OPEN with FOUR LANES; MANASSAS MAYOR HAL PARRISH CUTS RIBBON

WELLINGTON ROAD in MANASSAS, Va. NOW OPEN with FOUR LANES; MANASSAS MAYOR HAL PARRISH CUTS RIBBON

The City of Manassas Department of Public Works and Utilities officially completed the Wellington Road Widening Project, between Godwin Drive and Nokesville Road in Manassas, Va. with Manassas Mayor Hal Parrish and city council members cutting the ribbon to open the road. The 4,100-foot road is now open to the public. For details on the Wellington Road project, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8266.

Traffic Signals Ready for Holiday Shoppers in Northern Virginia

Traffic Signals Ready for Holiday Shoppers in Northern Virginia

From VDOT News:

FREDERICKSBURG—The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will activate its annual holiday traffic signal timing pattern to help motorists travel around 16 major shopping centers in Northern Virginia from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.

Holiday signal timing in Northern Virginia has been in place for more than a decade to accommodate a seasonal influx of vehicles near shopping areas. The temporary pattern is created using time- and intersection-specific traffic data from previous years.

VDOT adjusts the signal timing at more than 200 intersections in Northern Virginia. Engineers will also use traffic cameras to monitor conditions around especially congested areas such as Tysons Corner and make adjustments to help keep traffic moving.

Important Lane Closures for Nov. 6-12, 2011

From Dulles Metro:

I-66 West to Close at Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) Sunday through Wednesday Nights

 

Weather permitting, I-66 westbound at the Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) will be closed overnight Sunday, Nov. 6 and Wednesday, Nov. 9, between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., for Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project construction. These closures will affect drivers bound for destinations along I-66 west of Arlington.

 

Capital Bikeshare Introduces New Price Structure

Capital Bikeshare Introduces New Price Structure

 

Earlier this week, Capital Bikeshare announced several changes to its membership offerings, revised the cost of its 24-hour membership and introduced a new pricing structure for casual members.

Starting November 3, 2011, Capital Bikeshare will offer a 3-day pass for $15. The current 5-day pass will be discontinued. The change better aligns with the average stay of visitors to the metro region.

Free Cab Rides this Halloween through SoberRide

Free Cab Rides this Halloween through SoberRide

There will be free cab rides offered in th Washington-metro area this Halloween in order to thwart drunk-driving. The Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is the D.C. area charity that is coordinating the SoberRide program. Nearly half (48%) of all Halloween traffic deaths in the United States are caused by drunk drivers, so WRAP aims to deter drunk driving.

Here's how it works from WRAP:

WRAP's 2011 Halloween SoberRide program will be offered from 10:00 pm, Saturday, October 29 until 6:00 am, Sunday, October 30, 2011.  To receive a free cab ride home (up to a $30.00 fare), please call 800-200-8294 (TAXI) or #8294 (TAXI) on your AT&T wireless phone.  Please refer to the SoberRide information listed below for important details concerning this program.  You must be 21 or older to use the SoberRide service

Teen Driver Safety Observances Coming Soon

From Irene Cromer of PWCS:

 

A music video, “It Can Wait,” featuring Travis Tucker, former American Idol finalist who went on to become a successful math teacher at Freedom High School in Woodbridge, VA, in the Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) Division, will be shown at the Prince William County School Board meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 5 between 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. The School Board meeting will be held in the Board meeting room at the Edward L. Kelly Leadership Center, the School Division's central office, at 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas 20112.  The video is part of the statewide launch of a media campaign that will include posters and billboards  to educate drivers, especially teens, about distracted driving.