Thursday, 15 Nov 2018

Marathon Marine Corps events will affect traffic, parking and transit

Thousands of people took off on the starting line during the 42nd Marine Corps Marathon last year (Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post). A reporter from Luz Lazo Transportation covering the subway, buses, capital, taxis and the capital of Washington, as well as the road network of the region, on October 26th. The Marine Corps Marathon, an annual event that takes riders into the monumental Washington, will close the roads along the Potomac in the district and Arlington Sunday. Approximately 30,000 people will complete a 26.2-mile course that will begin and end in Arlington, and will take riders across the Potomac River to Georgetown, Rock Creek Park and the shopping mall area. a panoramic view of the monuments. Thousands of fans will cheer them on. The Sunday Marathon will culminate in a weekend of events that will result in increased traffic to the national port of Prince George's County, Maryland, where runners will receive their race package. A Saturday run for children is likely to create delays in traffic and transit. Massive crowds and the closing of the road for the Sunday Marathon will make driving and parking difficult. Drivers should avoid moving around during the day or near the marathon. Those entering the area are advised to use public transport instead. The subway will open at 6 am – two hours in advance – to accommodate the crowds and the transit agency will operate additional trains on the blue and yellow lines. See more subway details below. Runners and spectators can expect rain at least part of Saturday and temperatures should be between 50 and 50 with gusty winds. Sunday's forecast is much better, with a better chance of being glimpsed by the sun and temperatures of up to 50 or more, according to The Washington Post, Capital Weather Gang. [Marine Corps Marathon forecast: Close to perfect weather for a really long run] This map will help you explore the 2018 Marine Corps marathon. Keep reading for more travel tips and a complete list of street closures.
(Aaron Steckelberg / Washington, D.C.) The event The marathon officially starts at 7:45. The starting line is on Route 110 between the Pentagon and Arlington Memorial Drive. The Finnish festival, where runners meet their fans, takes place in the vicinity of Wilson Boulevard and North Lynn Street in Rosslyn. This is close to the Rosslyn metro station. The Finnish festival ends around 3 pm The events include a 10-kilometer Sunday race that will take participants from the US Capitol to the Marine Corps War Memorial. Saturday's Kids Run will likely attract 3,600 kids for the one-kilometer run on the Pentagon parking lot. A parcel pickup and health and fitness exhibit will be held at Gaylord National Resort starting Friday. This will increase traffic in the national harbor of Prince George County.[[[[
Mayor D.C. Bowser Unveils Reset of Vision Zero Campaign While Road Deaths Exceed 2017 Total]Metro: The marathon runners – and there are many – will have plenty of time to reach the 7:45 departure by metro. The stations will open at 6 am and two hours earlier for the race. The closest metro station to the marathon start line is the Pentagon station on the blue and yellow lines. It also tends to be crowded the morning of the race. Participants must use the Pentagon City station, also on the blue and yellow lines. Rosslyn Station, on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines, is also within walking distance from the finish line. If you go to 10K on the Mall, the closest stations to the start line are Archives and L'Enfant Plaza. Passengers are encouraged to purchase SmarTrip cards in advance to avoid a crush on the ticket machines. Runners aged 5 or older need their own card to enter the system. Metrobus: If you plan on using the bus on Sundays to get around, you may experience delays and detours. District and Arlington metrobus lines will be posted starting Saturday. Metro recommends that travelers give themselves more time for their journeys and use Metro as an alternative. Buses departing from the Pentagon Bus Station will be redirected to Pentagon City on Saturday until approximately 1400 hours, to host the activities surrounding the Marine Corps Marathon Children's Run, and then again Sunday until Sunday. at 16. Buses to Rosslyn Bus Station will be transferred to Oak Street from 4 am to 6 pm. Sunday to host the marathon festival. D.C .: The D.C. bus system will change three bus routes on Sunday. The opening of the mall will be delayed until 14 hours or when the streets reopen. The Dupont Circle – Georgetown – Rosslyn line will begin service at 5 pm at the end of the Festival of Arrival. And the Georgetown-Union Station route will have a detour until about 14 hours. Buses will not travel to Georgetown. Driving: Driving around the perimeter of the marathon will be difficult. Several major roads and bridges will be closed, including Highway 110, Wilson Boulevard, Rock Creek and Potomac Walks, Wisconsin Avenue, M Street and Constitution and Independence Streets, as well as some of the main roadside gates. entrance to the city: the Bridge Key Street Bridge. Riders can be dropped off a Kiss and Run course at the corner of Army Navy Drive and Fern Street. Parking: Free parking will be available at the corner of 23rd Street and Crystal Drive, near the metro station and shuttle. Parking is free in all metro and garage garages on Sundays. There will be curbside parking restrictions along the route. [After Florence, young Marine couple sets out for marathon] Road closures Road closures for the 43rd Marine Corps marathon begin at 3 am Sunday. Local jurisdictions will reopen the roads after the closure of the event route at 15:30. Some streets may remain closed until the evening. The Marine Corps Marathon organizers have compiled this complete list of streets that will be affected, including closing hours. In Arlington, street closures will begin at 3 am on Sunday. These are the streets that will be affected in the county: Marshall Drive from North Meade Street to 110 North Meade Street from Marshall Drive to Lynn Street 110 from Interstate 66 to Jefferson Davis Highway Wilson Boulevard from North Nash Street to 110 Street Lynn Street from North Meade Street to Lee Highway Fort Myer Drive from North Meade Street to Lee Highway North Moore Street from Wilson Boulevard to Lee Highway 19th Street North from Lynn Street to North Nash Street Ramp 110 from Washington Blvd. to the Pentagon North car park: Lee Highway (east) from Lynn Street to Kirkwood Road. Spout Run Parkway from George Washington Memorial Parkway to Lee Highway. George Washington Parkway from Spout Run to Memorial Circle Drive. Francis Scott Key Bridge (all tracks). Southwest ramp up to South Eads Street, South Eads Street, South Rotary Road to Army Navy Drive. Army Navy Drive from South Fern Street at 12th Street, South, 15th Street South, Crystal Drive South Eads, 12th Street South, Army Army Navy Drive at Crystal Drive. 12th Street South Crystal Drive at 23rd Street South Longbridge Drive from 12th Street South to I-395 Boundary Channel Drive from I-395 at Pentagon North Parking Washington Blvd. From Columbia Pike to Memorial Circle In the district, the following streets and bridges will close from 4 am on Sunday and should reopen at 2 pm, police said. Madison Drive NW from Seventh to 14th Street NW Jefferson SW Drive from Third Street SW to 15th Street SW Seventh Street NW from Madison Drive NW to Jefferson Drive SW Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW (Northbound) to Beach Drive Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW (southerly) of Shoreham Drive NW from Shoreham Drive NW (southerly) from Calvert Street to Rock Creek Drive, and from the Potomac River Highway northwest of Beach Creek northwest of Rock Creek and Potomac Drive northwest of Calvert Street, from Lee Highway to the George Washington Memorial George Washington Parkway, from Spout Run to Key Bridge, Francis Scott Key Bridge (all lanes) 14th Street SW from Jefferson Drive to HOV lanes northbound HOV lanes from 14th Street SW to HOV ramp from South Eads Street, M Street, NW from NW Canal Road to Wisconsin Avenue NW from Wisconsin Avenue northwest of M Street to the northwest until 39 at K Street northwest of K Street northwest of Wisconsin Avenue northwest to Rock Creek and NW Potomac Drive NW 27th Street NW north to I Street northwest and NW of 27th Street NW to Virginia Avenue NW from Rock Creek and NW Potomac Parkway from Beach and Shoreham Drive to Independence Avenue NW from Lincoln Circle to 23rd Street NW to 23rd Street SW from Ohio Drive SW to West Potomac Park from Independence Avenue SW from East Potomac Park to Maine Avenue SW Maine Avenue SW from East Basin Drive to Independence SW East Basin Drive SW from Maine SW Avenue in Ohio Drive SW Closure of Independence Avenue SW NE from Maine Avenue SW to Ohio Drive SW 15 NW / SW Street NW Constitution Avenue to Maine SW Third Street; Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Maryland Avenue SW Fourth Street; Constitution Avenue NW in Independence SW Avenue Pennsylvania Ave NW from Third Street NW to Peace Circle First Street; Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Maryland SW Ave Pennsylvania Ave NW from Third Street NW to First Street NW in Maryland Avenue SW from First Street SW to Third Street SW.

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