Traffic Look-Ahead: Labor Day weekend events, travel

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- It's the Labor Day holiday weekend, and if you're sticking around D.C., there's some fun things to do and easy ways to get there:

The National Book Festival is Saturday at the Washington Convention Center. You can take Mount Vernon Square Metro.

The National Symphony Orchestra will perform a free Labor Day Concert on Sunday at the U.S. Capitol. Parking is limited. The closest Metro stations are Union Station and Capitol South.

AAA says nearly nine out of 10 Washingtonians will travel 50 miles or more from home by car for Labor Day Holiday. If you're planning to go the beach, more than 347,000 cars are expected to drive across the Bay Bridge and Rt. 50. The best times to travel there this weekend will be Saturday before 7 a.m. and after 5 p.m., and Sunday before 10 a.m. and after 10 p.m.

On Monday, Labor Day, Metro will open at 7 a.m. and close at midnight. Metro will be on a Sunday schedule, with off-peak fares, and parking will be free.


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