By Matt McCleskey
Metro is warning of lengthy delays this weekend due to scheduled maintenance. Crews will be replacing old track components on the red, blue, and orange lines, and the transit agency says anyone taking those lines from 10 p.m. Friday through closing on Sunday can add up to 40 minutes to their estimated travel time.
The work on the Blue and Orange lines will center on the Rosslyn station, where workers will be replacing a switch. As a result, trains will share a single track through that area.
On the Red line, workers will be replacing aging rail fasteners between the Medical Center and Friendship Heights stations and will be working on elevated tracks near the Rhode Island Avenue station.
It could again be a busy weekend for Metro, with the Washington Capitals playing at home tonight, the Nationals hosting a home series through the weekend, and an Earth Day rally on the National Mall Sunday.