LANDOVER, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - While there are potholes all over the D.C. area right now, one road, in particular, stands out -- the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. The parkway that has angered so many drivers and damaged so many cars is getting some emergency attention starting Friday night.
The National Park Service is fast-tracking repairs to the BW Parkway with about 10 trucks, which will drop asphalt onto trouble spots. It will serve as a temporary fix until a full resurfacing begins in mid-April.
The work had been scheduled to start next fall until some of Maryland's elected officials got involved.
Here's what they had to say earlier today:
"We were all on the same page about trying to get the federal government to move forward on some immediate repairs to the parkway," said Gov. Larry Hogan.
The work will require a couple of overnight closures this weekend with the southbound lanes closing from MD-198 to MD-197 from Friday night to early Saturday morning. Then, the northbound lanes of the same stretch of road will close from Saturday night into Sunday.