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Dear PoP – P street ramp from Northbound Rock Creek Parkway Open During Rush Hour?

by Prince Of Petworth August 18, 2010 at 1:30 pm 34 Comments


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“Dear PoP,

I was wondering if you or any of your readers know if it is possible to take the P Street Ramp as a left exit from Northbound Rock Creek Parkway during evening rush hour when it is one way Northbound. It LOOKS like you can take the ramp if you are all the way in the far left lane on the wrong-way side of the road, but I have been hesitant to try it since I would miss the Mass Ave exit if I got all the way left to see, and end up having to go way further north than I want to be.”

Followed by a quick follow up with the answer:

“Actually I found my own answer on wikipedia:

In Washington, D.C., the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway between the Lincoln Memorial and Calvert St. is converted from two lanes in each direction to one-way southbound in the morning and one-way northbound in the evening rush hour Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays. The P Street exit, usually unavailable northbound, is an allowed left exit in the evening. South of Virginia Avenue, two lanes are closed during rush hours to facilitate the merge to or from Virginia Avenue. There are no overhead markings, but police barricades block wrong-way entrances to the roadway.”

Anyone ever find the Rock Creek Parkway rush hour lanes confusing?

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