DC Warns of Sunday Road Closings for Triathlon
The Nation's Triathlon is likely to disrupt traffic near the Potomac River this Sunday. The annual event is scheduled to start at 7 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. in the District. It includes a swim in the Potomac, a bike ride through downtown Washington and a run near the National Mall ending by the Tidal Basin.
See a route map here.
The District Department of Transportation has provided a list of the street closings that D.C. and U.S. Park Police will put into effect, as well as some alternative routes to consider.
-- The ramp for I-395 westbound toward Maine Avenue will be closed to traffic. Alternative routes will be the 14th Street Bridge and the 9th and 12th Street Tunnels.
-- The Potomac River Freeway will be closed. Alternates will be 23rd Street, Constitution Avenue and Virginia Avenue.
-- Westbound M Street from Wisconsin Avenue to the Whitehurst Freeway will be closed. Alternate routes will be Prospect Street to any southbound street to M Street eastbound.
-- Canal Road at Arizona Avenue will be closed.
-- Arizona Avenue at MacArthur Boulevard will be open to local residents only.
-- Southbound MacArthur Boulevard at Reservoir Road will be open to local residents only. An alternative route to Georgetown: Go east on Reservoir to southbound Wisconsin Avenue.
-- Southbound Foxhall Road at Reservoir Road will be open to local residents only. An alternative route to Georgetown: East on Reservoir to southbound Wisconsin Avenue.
-- Foxhall Road toward eastbound Canal Road will be closed. Alternative route to Georgetown: Go north on Foxhall Road or north on MacArthur, then east on Reservoir Road, then south on Wisconsin Avenue.
September 10, 2009; 1:46 PM ET
Categories: Advisories , Events | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Nation's Triathlon, traffic delays
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