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Metrobus detours for summit

Metro today released more specifics about how its buses will detour around the nuclear security summit in downtown Washington on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. See the previous posting about getting around the nuke summit.

In addition to the detours, riders should expect significant delays on their trips, whether the trips are at rush hour or off-peak. The traffic delays are likely to stretch well beyond the closed streets immediately around the Washington Convention Center at Mount Vernon Square, so other bus routes could be affected as well. The bus delays affect some routes that start in the suburbs. And the District's Circulator bus routes also will be disrupted temporarily.

Metro suggests using the Next Bus prediction technology via phone or Internet to get an idea of when the next bus will be arriving at your stop. By phone, call 202-637-7000 and say, "Next Bus." By Internet, use this link. But don't depend on this. The Next Bus system is based on GPS locators, but it makes a calculation about traffic conditions. It's not likely to capture the real traffic conditions downtown Sunday through Tuesday.

These are the bus detour details for noon Sunday through midnight Tuesday:

Route 70 trips to Archives
Buses will turn back at the Shaw-Howard U Metrorail station (Seventh Street and Rhode Island Avenue NW). Buses will return northbound via a right turn on Rhode Island, a left onto Ninth Street, a left onto Q Street, and a left onto Seventh.

Route 70, 71 trips to Half and O Streets SW or Buzzard Point

Buses will be rerouted in both directions between the Shaw-Howard U Metro station and the Archives-Navy Memorial Metro station via Rhode Island Avenue, 11th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. Metro will place extra buses in service if necessary to maintain its regular schedule.

Route 79
Buses will be rerouted in both directions between the Shaw-Howard U Metro station and the Archives-Navy Memorial Metro station via Rhode Island Avenue, 11th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. The terminal stand will be relocated to 10th Street so that northbound buses can turn left on Pennsylvania Avenue to 11th Street. The only stops on the detour will be at 11th and H streets and the 10th Street terminal.

Route G8
Buses will be rerouted westbound between Rhode Island Avenue and Seventh Street NW, and 13th and I streets via Rhode Island Avenue, 11th Street and I Street, to 13th Street and their regular route.

Route D4
Buses will be rerouted in both directions between Fifth and K streets NW, and Franklin Square via Fifth, F and 13th streets.

The following Metrobus routes are not directly impacted by planned street closings; however, these routes might be detoured on short notice in response to specific events.

Route 42
Buses will turn back at Farragut Square.

Route 63, 64
Buses will be rerouted via Rhode Island Avenue, 13th Street and F Street to 11th Street.

Route 80
Buses will be rerouted from North Capitol Street via E Street and 13th Street, to K Street.

Route P6
Buses will be rerouted via E Street, between Fifth and 11th Streets.

Route S2 and S4
Buses will turn back at Franklin Square.

Route X2
Buses will be rerouted via Third Street southbound, Second Street northbound, E Street and 13th Street to I Street.

By Robert Thomson  |  April 8, 2010; 10:50 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Events , Metro , transit  | Tags: DC traffic information, DC transit information, Metro nuclear summit, nuclear security summit, nuclear summit Washington, nuclear summit detours, nuclear summit traffic, nuclear summit transit, nuke summit transit  
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