Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Monday, Dec. 4.
The new dynamic tolls along I-66 came into effect Monday morning, costing solo riders inside the beltway around $3.50 at 5:30 a.m. and rising and falling to $10 by 6:30 a.m. The more cars that are on the road, the more that solo drivers will have to pay. Drivers can avoid charges if they have a passenger and an E-ZPass Flex in High Occupancy Vehicle mode.
Friday, the National Park Service announced that they have agreed to spend $227 million on making repairs to the 85-year-old Arlington Memorial Bridge. Construction, which should extend the bridge’s lifespan another 85-100 years, will begin in the fall of 2018.
The College of William & Mary’s Sigma Iota Alpha sorority has been suspended until the end of the spring 2018 semester for violating the school’s hazing policy. The sorority allegedly forced members to eat certain food, become socially isolated and avoid contact with any nonmembers.
A proposal to transform the Sunrise Valley Drive space currently occupied by the Good Beginnings School childcare facility continues to be met by opposition, residents telling the Fairfax County Planning Commission that the 70-unit structure would be an ill fit for the residential community.
Crystal City’s annual Crystal Couture fashion show will take place on Feb. 2-Feb 3., sporting a pop-up clothing store, looks from approximately 50 local boutiques, retailers and designers, a bar and five-minute makeovers.
A new Virginia Breeze express bus will offer individuals an alternative to traveling between Duke Street and the Pentagon during the two-year E-ZPass Express Lane construction. Four trips will run from Prince William’s Dale City to Arlington’s Ballston/Rosslyn area.