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D.C. Drills and Festivals Could Disrupt Traffic

Here are some additions from the District Department of Transportation to our big list of weekend traffic issues.

Emergency Preparedness Drills
Emergency preparedness exercises are underway until 3 p.m. today (Saturday) in these areas: 19th and I streets NW, 12th and F streets NW, and 4th and D streets SW.

D.C. and federal emergency workers will conduct preparedness drills at several locations through the weekend. There's no advance list of times and locations. Officials say they'll put out the word whenever the drills are under way.

Oktoberfest - Barracks Row
These streets will be closed until 6 p.m. today (Saturday):
-- 8th Street SE between E and I (Eye) streets
-- G Street SE between 7th and 9th streets

Chinese Culture Festival
H Street NW, between 6th and 7th streets will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to about 6 p.m. Sunday.

Fiesta DC 2009
These streets will be closed from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday:
-- Mt. Pleasant Street NW between Park Road and Argonne Place
-- Tilbourne Street NW between Park Road and Lamont Street
-- Argonne Place NW between Mt. Pleasant Street and Harvard Street
-- Lamont Street NW between Mt. Pleasant Street and 17th Street
-- Kenyon Street NW between 17th Street and Mt. Pleasant Street

Motorists in the Adams Morgan\Mt. Pleasant area should expect delays and heavy pedestrian traffic on Sunday.

Southwest Freeway (I-395)
DDOT is scheduled to close a lane on the freeway on Sunday for a field survey in the roadway. The far right lane on the westbound side -- west of the Francis Case Memorial Bridge -- will be closed from 8 a.m. to about 2 p.m. Motorists should stay to the left to get by.

By Robert Thomson  |  September 26, 2009; 10:51 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Construction , Events , Weekend Work  | Tags: District Department of Transportation, Dr. Gridlock  
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