Wednesday, August 10, 2022
The ramp from I-66 East to Route 50 West will be closed this weekend, beginning Friday, Aug. 5, at 10 p.m., continuously through Monday, Aug. 8, at 5 a.m. Traffic will be detoured farther east to Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road). Stay to the left and turn left at the traffic signal onto Route 123 North, stay to the right to I-66 West, and then follow signs to Route 50 West.
This work is part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. Drivers should expect delays if traveling in this area and consider using alternate routes. All work is weather-dependent and will be rescheduled if inclement conditions occur.
Car Seat Inspections, Aug. 11
Parents may get their children’s car seats inspected on Thursday, Aug. 11, from 5-8:30 p.m., outside the Sully District Police Station. It’s at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Inspections are done on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are asked to wear a mask and adhere to social-distancing and safety precautions.
They should also install the child safety seat themselves, so the inspection can be performed. The seat will be properly re-installed if necessary, and parents will be taught how to install the seat properly in the future. Another car-seat inspection is scheduled for Aug. 25, at the same place and time.
Book Sale at Centreville Library
The Friends of Centreville Regional Library will hold a book sale at the Centreville Regional Library, this Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 13-14, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All proceeds will help support the library and its programs.
Register for Hidden in Plain Sight
Fairfax County police are offering a hands-on, learning adventure for parents and guardians of teenagers. Called “Hidden in Plain Sight,” it’ll be held Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 6:30-8:45 p.m., at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly.
Attendees will be guided through a presentation opening their eyes to what’s right in front of them. This program begins with a setup of a teenager’s bedroom which includes close to 100 “red flags” indicating risky behavior. Parents are encouraged to touch everything and identify these red flags.
Afterward is a PowerPoint presentation detailing the red-flag props the room contained and how they indicate or are used in risky behavior. Police include up-to-date statistics and local trends, and law-enforcement officers will share experiences they’ve had in the community identifying risky behavior and helping put teens on the right path to a healthy life.
Register at https://bit.ly/hipsaug22. Or register for other, upcoming presentations dates at https://bit.ly/fcpdhips. Registration is required, and seats are limited for this free event. For further information or to arrange a presentation for an organization, club or group, email PFC Meg Hawkins at FCPDHIPS@fairfaxcounty.gov.