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What’s Open or Closed on Memorial Day

 Monday, May 25 is Memorial Day. Enjoy your time off if you are taking the national holiday.

Here’s a look at what is open and closed:

All Reston Association pools open for the season Saturday and will operate on a weekend schedule. Reston Association offices will be closed. Walker Nature Education Center is closed.

Fairfax County

County Government – Closed.
Animal Shelter – Open Sunday, May 24; Closed Monday, May 25.Courts – Closed.
Public Schools and School Offices – Closed.
Library – Closed Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25.

Transportation

Metro is operating on a Sunday schedule.

Fairfax Connector – Operating Sunday service on Monday, May 25.  Routes that operate on Sundays are: 101, 151, 152, 161, 162, 171, 310, 321, 322, 371, 401, 402, 423, 505, 551, 558, 559, 574, 605, 721, 937, 950, 981, 983, RIBS 1, RIBS 2, RIBS 3, RIBS 4 and RIBS 5. If your route isn’t listed, it does not have Sunday service.

Fastran – Not in service.

Parks and Community Centers

Park Authority – RECenters will open on regular schedule and close at 6 p.m. Nature centers open noon to 5 p.m.; historic sites open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Frying Pan Farm Park open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; visitor center closed.

Teen and Senior Centers – Closed.
Community Centers – Closed.
McLean Community Center – Closed; Old Firehouse Teen Center – Closed.
Reston Community Center Hunters Woods – Open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Reston Community Center Lake Anne – Closed.

Trash pickup

County Trash and Recycling Collection – County residents should contact their trash and recycling collector directly for service schedule changes due to the holiday.

Private Collection Service Providers
Fairfax County Collection Customers: Trash and recyclables will be collected as scheduled on Monday, May 25. Please have your materials to the curb no later than 6 a.m. to ensure collection. Any questions may be directed to the Customer Service Center at 703-802-3322, TTY 711.
Recycling and Disposal Facilities:

I-66 Transfer Station – Open
I-95 Landfill Complex – Open

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Low Gas Prices Mean Busy Memorial Day Traffic Forecast

Beltway Traffic/Credit: BethesdaNow.comMore than 1 million Virginians will hit the road this Memorial Day weekend, the American Automobile Association projects.

They will join 37.2 million travelers nationwide who will drive or fly more than 50 miles from home during the holiday weekend.

The 2015 projection is an increase of 4.2 percent over the number of Virginians who traveled in 2014 and the highest travel volume for the holiday since 2005, AAA Mid- Atlantic says.

Virginia’s lowest gas prices  in five years — around $2.69 a gallon in Reston –have boosted travel numbers.

“Fluctuating gas prices had little impact on Virginians’ decision to travel in the past,” said Tammy Arnette, AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Public Affairs Specialist. “This year is a different story, however, as gas prices hit a five-year holiday low and prompted more holiday celebrations away from home.”

AAA says:

Of the over 1 million travelers, 90 percent of Virginians (952,358) will travel by automobile, an increase of 4.8 percent over last Memorial Day.

Holiday air travel is expected to increase 1.8 percent to 77,491 passengers with average airfares for the top 40 domestic flight routes coming in two percent cheaper this year, falling to $222.

This year’s travelers will encounter slightly higher average daily car rental rates, up $19 from 2014.

Three Diamond hotels will cost seven percent more, averaging $182.

Gas prices in Virginia overall are averaging $2.48 a gallon — $1 per gallon less than last year and the the lowest since Memorial Day 2009, when prices were $2.33.

Beltway traffic/file photo

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