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This Weekend’s Metro Track Work and Road Closures for the Capitol Hill Classic 10K

by Prince Of Petworth May 16, 2014 at 3:10 pm 3 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley


Red Line
Trains every 10-18 minutes

Red Line trains will operate as follows from 10 p.m. Friday through closing Sunday:

Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: Every 18 minutes throughout the weekend
Between Van Ness & Judiciary Square: Every 10 minutes from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed:Crews will perform floating slab rehabilitation between Van Ness and Friendship Heights; insulator and fastener renewal between NoMa-Gallaudet and Judiciary Square

Orange Line
Trains every 24 minutes

Orange Line trains will operate every 24 minutes throughout the weekend.

Work Performed: Crews will continue platform rehabilitation at Minnesota Ave; grout pad replacement and rail joint elimination between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly; along with rail, tie and insulator renewal between East Falls Church and West Falls Church.

Blue Line
Regular weekend service

Yellow Line
Regular weekend service between Huntington & Fort Totten

Green Line
Regular weekend service”

And from an email:

“The 35th Annual Capitol Hill Classic is coming on Sunday (May 18)! Here’s a list of road closures to help you plan ahead. The earliest closures will begin at 8am and the final portion of the course to reopen will be the loop around Stanton Park used for the kids’ fun run which will reopen about 11:30am. MPD will allow vehicles to cross the course when they may do so safely, but not turn onto roads used in the race. Course maps and additional race info are available here.

Capitol Hill Classic 10K Road Closures
We anticipate that the following are the road closures that will take place during the running of the Capitol Hill Classic 10K, 3K, and fun run. (You can take a look at the course maps page to see the overall route the three races will take.)

The 10K run will involve the following roads:

C St NE from 5th St NE to 4th St NE
Maryland Ave from 4th St NE to 2nd St NE/Constitution
Constitution from 2nd St NE to 1st St NE
1st St NE from Constitution to Independence
Independence from 1st St SE to 3rd St SE
3rd St SE from Independence to East Capitol
East Capitol from 3rd St SE to 22nd St NE, going around the SOUTH side of Lincoln Park
22nd St NE from East Capitol to the entrance to RFK parking lots 6 & 7

The 3K will involve the following roads:

4th St NE from C St NE to East Capitol
East Capitol from 3rd St NE to 12th St NE, going around the SOUTH side of Lincoln Park
3rd St NE from East Capitol to Maryland
Maryland from 3rd St NE to C St NE/5th St NE

The fun run is just a loop around Stanton Park.

The 10K starts at 8:30 am, so MPD typically will start shutting down the roads involved in the course and any immediate feeder roads at 8AM. From then until 8:30, we understand that they typically allow crossing of the course; there will be officers at the intersections, and they’ll guide vehicles across but not let them turn onto the course. Then when the first wave of runners comes through, they’ll close the crossings unless there’s a large enough gap in runners to safely allow vehicles to cross, and they’ll keep it closed until the sweep vehicle comes through at the end of the runners.

For some benchmark locations on the course, that means that the western end of the course (nearest to the Capitol) will open up relatively quickly (around 8:45-9:00 am). East Capitol might begin opening back up from the eastern end starting at around 9:30-9:45 am, and then the course to Lincoln Park will progressively open up as the runners make their way back west. Because of the 3K, the portion of the course from Lincoln Park back to Stanton Park will remain closed until approximately 11:00 am, when the 3K concludes. The roadway around Stanton Park itself will remain closed until the conclusion of the fun run (approximately 11:30 am).

Of note, the loop around RFK from south to north (from Independence to C St NE) will remain open during the race, so if you have to get from south of the course to north of the course, you can go eastbound on Independence Avenue and then bear left around RFK to loop back to C St NE.”


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