Travel Obstacles This Weekend
If you're trying to get around Washington this weekend, you'll find some obstacles in your path.
Douglass Bridge: The outbound lanes of the South Capitol Street bridge will close tonight after the rush period and won't reopen till just before the afternoon rush on Monday. The main detour is the 11th Street Bridge. This is the last of the weekend closures before the July-August shutdown of the entire bridge. Use this link to get a full description from the District Department of Transportation .
Race For the Cure: By all means, attend this great event on Saturday morning, but watch out for the numerous street closures and parking bans in the area along the Mall.
You can see a really long list of the effected streets here. Take Metro. The rail system is going to open at 5 a.m. Saturday, two hours earlier than normal. You can read a full description of the Metro plan here.
Other Lane Closures: But wait, there's more. Plenty of weekend lane closures that will affect drivers on Wisconsin Avenue NW, K Street NW and R Street NW in Georgetown. Plus there are two Saturday festivals -- the Philippine Festival and the Unifest Celebration -- that will close other streets this weekend. You can read more about all those by clicking on this link.
Metro: Riders have had so many complaints lately about the delays because of weekend single-tracking that it's real good to see that because of the Race For the Cure, Metrorail did not schedule any track maintenance during the day on Saturday. But a variety of Saturday and Sunday events will require Metrobuses to detour. There's a full list of the events and the effected routes here. And there will be some track maintenance and car testing affecting service on the Red and Green lines, starting Friday night (on the Red Line) and continuing at various hours through Sunday. You can see a full description of the service disruptions here.
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