The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is taking new steps to help ease traffic during Washington Metrorail’s next round of subway repair efforts this weekend, which is expected to have a greater impact on the area than the first phase of work.
Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser said that the city is extending rush-hour parking restrictions and imposing a moratorium on construction in key corridors in an effort to mitigate Metro’s disruptive maintenance work.
Metro’s yearlong repair plan, known as SafeTrack, involves 15 separate projects. The next 16-day phase of work begins Saturday and will close the Orange, Blue and Silver Lines between the Eastern Market and Minnesota Avenue/Benning Road stations.
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