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Repaving On Connecticut Avenue In Montgomery County Snarls Traffic

Drivers who use Connecticut Avenue inside the Beltway in Montgomery County might want to find an alternate route for the rest of the week.

The State Highway Administration is repaving the stretch of Connecticut Avenue, which in Maryland is also State Route 185, from the East-West Highway to the D.C. line.

The project started about two weeks ago, and as crews took the top two inches of asphalt off the road to do the repaving, they found the base pavement beneath in it was in extremely poor condition, meaning they had to use a different asphalt.

What that means for drivers: plenty of headaches, because that stretch of Connecticut Avenue is notoriously narrow. So to finish the repaving, two northbound lanes are scheduled to be closed today through Chevy Chase, meaning the afternoon rush hour will be brutal.

And then tomorrow, two southbound lanes will be shut down, creating a mess for the morning commute. The SHA urges drivers to try Wisconsin Avenue, State Route 355, as an alternate route.


Kentucky Boy Solves Rubik's Cube In Record Time

A 14-year-old boy from Lexington, Ky., has solved a Rubik's Cube in less than five seconds. As Guinness World Records declares this a record-breaker, we hear how NPR covered a Rubik's Cube competition in 1981.
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Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science, And Emojis

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International Military Action In Syria

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Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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