Detours in Downtown Washington
During Monday morning's Roads and Rails discussion with Eric Weiss and Lena Sun, there were many comments about the street closings downtown around the Hay Adams Hotel where the Obamas are staying until they can move into the White House.
Alternative driving routes include K Street for east-west traffic, L Street for eastbound traffic and M Street for westbound traffic.
This is what Metro says about bus detours: The following routes are on detour in the downtown Washington area until further notice: 30s, 42, 11Y, G8, P17/19, L2, W13, S2/4 and the X2/3.
To keep up with the detours and disruptions, check Metro's Web site and look to the left for Metro Service Status. That's divided into tabs for Metrorail, Metrobus and Elevator. Here's a direct link to the Service Status page, in case you want to book market. Here's a link to the page where you can sign up for Metro's eAlerts, something that might be particularly useful between now and Inauguration Day.
Here are the street restrictions imposed until midnight Jan. 15 around the Hay Adams Hotel:
-- 16th Street NW between I (Eye) Street and H Street will be closed to traffic and parking will be restricted.
-- Connecticut Avenue NW between I Street and H Street will be closed to traffic and parking restricted.
-- H Street NW between 17th Street and Vermont Avenue will be closed to traffic and parking restricted.
-- Parking will be restricted on I Street NW between 14th and 17th streets.
Pedestrian access may be restricted on any of those streets, but people still will have access to their homes, and delivery trucks will be able to make deliveries to businesses after they are cleared through security checkpoints, the District Department of Transportation said.
This is nothing compared to what we'll see on Inauguration Day itself when the Secret Service imposes a security zone around the Capitol and the Mall and some adjacent areas are restricted for charter bus parking only.
Here's a map of that area.
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