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Final 9/11 Anniversary Ride to Impact Friday Commute

From Virginia State Police:

 

FAIRFAX, Va. – Those living, working and traveling through the Northern Virginia region on the afternoon and evening of Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, are advised to begin preparing now for major road closures associated with a  Sept. 11, 2001, motorcycle tribute procession.

This year’s America’s 9/11 Foundation, Inc., event is anticipated to have its largest turnout ever with over 1,800 motorcyclists expected to participate. The annual remembrance ride honors all who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 attacks, aftermath and recovery. The ride travels from Somerset, Pennsylvania to the Pentagon, then to the site of the World Trade Center over a four-day period of time.

Metro Track Work Planned for the Weekend of August 12-14

Metro Track Work Planned for the Weekend of August 12-14

From WMATA:

Metro's rebuilding efforts will continue this weekend on the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines. The work will begin around 10 p.m. tonight and continue through closing on Sunday, August 14. 

*Here are the complete details! 

Fair Lakes Parkway Detour to Begin July 6

Fair Lakes Parkway Detour to Begin July 6

From VDOT:

 

Weekend closure of Monument Drive at Fairfax County Parkway

From VDOT:

 

From 7 a.m. Saturday, June 4 until 5 a.m. Monday, June 6, Monument Drive at the Fairfax County Parkway will be closed while crews install a 30-inch storm drain pipe across Monument Drive.  A detour will be posted directing traffic as follows:

Route 7100 traffic wanting to access Monument Drive will be detoured onto Fair Lakes Parkway.  From Fair Lakes Parkway, turn left onto West Ox Road and left onto Monument Drive.

Traffic coming from Fields Bridge Road and Fair Ridge Drive wanting to go west on Monument to Route 7100 will be directed to turn right on Monument Drive, turn right on West Ox Road and right on Fair Lakes Parkway to Route 7100.

Traffic coming from Marley Garden Lane, Fields Bridge Road, Fair Ridge Drive, Monument Court and Vernoy Hills Road wanting to access Route 7100 will be directed to turn left on Monument, right on West Ox Road, right on Fair Lakes Parkway to Route 7100.

Sheriff’s Office Announces Safety Seat Saturday

Sheriff’s Office Announces Safety Seat Saturday

From Fairfax County Sheriff's Office:

The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring a new program called “Safety Seat Saturday.” In an effort to better serve the needs of the community, the Sheriff’s Office will be holding a child safety seat installation and inspection on one Saturday each month.  The first “Safety Seat Saturday” event is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairfax County Public Safety Center – Public Parking Garage located at 10550 Page Avenue in Fairfax.  This service is free and no appointment is necessary. Just bring your vehicle and safety seat. If your kid (s) is available, bring him or her too.

Tire Safety Demonstration in Fairfax County: See What Happens When Your Tires Are Gasping For Air!

Tire Safety Demonstration in Fairfax County: See What Happens When Your Tires Are Gasping For Air!

From Lyon's PR:

A new tire industry survey shows that 85% of U.S. drivers do not know how to properly check their tire pressure.  And without knowing these simple steps, it’s costing them money at the gas pump and putting safety at risk.

With summer travelers about to hit the road and facing fuel prices pushing near record highs, there’s no better time to learn the simple and easy tire care tips to save money and help stay safe on the road. 

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and AAA are teaming up in time for National Tire Safety Week (June 5-11) to help educate drivers about tire care.  With the help of Fairfax County police driving instructors, you will be able to see how under inflated tires can affect vehicle handling, potentially putting drivers at risk of a crash.