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This Weekend’s Metro Track Work and 4th of July Road Closures

by Prince Of Petworth July 3, 2014 at 1:30 pm 0

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From WMATA:

July 4th service information
On Friday, July 4th there is no scheduled rebuilding work. Metrorail will open 7 a.m. until 3 a.m. Trains will run on a Saturday schedule until about 2 p.m., and then gradually ramp up to near rush-hour service levels before and after the fireworks. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day and parking will be free at all Metro-operated facilities. Metrobus will operate on a Saturday schedule.

Metro is investing $5.5 billion to install new rail, ties, platforms, escalators, signals, lighting, communication systems, and more. It represents the largest capital investment — and work effort — since the system’s original construction in the early 1970s.

Red Line
Trains every 10-15 minutes

On Saturday and Sunday, Red Line trains will operate as follows:

Between Shady Grove & Glenmont: every 15 minutes
Between Grosvenor & Silver Spring: every 10 minutes Saturday & Sunday from 9AM-9PM only

Work Performed: Testing and acceptance of Metro’s new fleet of 7000-series railcars between Twinbrook and Shady Grove stations.

Orange and Blue Line
Regular weekend service

Yellow Line
Regular weekend service between Huntington and Fort Totten

Green Line
Regular weekend service”

From MPD:

“On Friday, July 4, 2014, there will be several events taking place in the District of Columbia in relation to the Independence Day Festivities. In conjunction with these events, there will be numerous street closures and parking restrictions that motorists should take into consideration:

A Capitol 4th – Celebration on the National Mall:

No Parking Restrictions 5:30 am to 11:00 pm

3rd Street, from Independence to Constitution Avenue, NW
4th Street, from Independence to Constitution Avenue, NW
7th Street, from Independence to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
14th Street, from Independence to Constitution Avenue, NW
15th Street, from Constitution to E Street NW
17th Street, from Constitution to E Street NW
Constitution Avenue, both sides, from Pennsylvania Ave., west to 23rd Street, NW
10th Street, NW, between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues, NW
14th Street, NW, between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues, NW
C Street, NW, from 17th to 18th Street, Both Sides.
Virginia Avenue, NW from Constitution Avenue to 21st Street.

Streets Closed from approximately 7:00 am until approximately 11:00 pm

4th Street from Independence Avenue SW to Constitution Avenue NW
7th Street from Independence Avenue SW to Constitution Avenue NW
15th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Maine Avenue SW
17th Street from Independence Avenue SW to E Street NW
19th Street NW, from C Street to Constitution Avenue
20th Street NW, from C Street to Constitution Avenue
21st Street NW, from C Street to Constitution Avenue
22nd Street NW, from C Street to Constitution Avenue
23rd Street NW from Independence Avenue SW to C Street NW
Virginia Avenue NW from 18th Street to 20th Street
Constitution Avenue NW from 14th Street to 23rd Street.
Independence Avenue SW from 14th Street to 23rd Street

Streets Closed from approximately 11:15 am until approximately 11:00 pm

14th Street from Independence Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

3rd Street from Maryland Avenue SW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Streets Closed from approximately 11:15 am until approximately 3:00 pm (for the Parade)

9th Street Tunnel from Pennsylvania Avenue to the SE/SW Freeway

12th Street Tunnel from the SE/SW Freeway to Pennsylvania Avenue

Motorists should be advised that the 14th Street Bridge and the Roosevelt Bridge will remain open throughout the day. Motorists are reminded that there is no parking or stopping on the bridges. Any vehicles that stop on the bridge will be immediately ticketed and towed.

Recommended Alternative Routes

395 North and utilize the 3rd Street Tunnel to access areas north of the Mall.

Utilize Route 695 to access 295 which will give motorist’s access to Pennsylvania Avenue and New York Avenue to access areas north of the Mall

Following the conclusion of the July 4th Parade, motorists will once again be able to utilize the 9th and 12th Street tunnels to provide north and south access across the Mall.

July 4th Parade

On Friday, July 4, 2014, the July 4th Parade will take place from 11:45 am until 2:00 pm.

The streets along the following route will be closed from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm.

Starting from 7th Street, NW and Constitution Avenue, NW ending at 23rd Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Also closed: 7th Street, NW from Constitution Avenue to Independence Avenue, SW

46th Annual Palisades July 4th Parade:

The parade begins at Whitehaven Parkway and MacArthur Boulevard NW., and proceeds Northwest on MacArthur, left on Edmunds Place, left on Sherrier Place, and a right into the Palisades Recreation Center. Road closures begin at 12:00 pm and conclude at approximately 1:30 pm.

MacArthur Boulevard will be closed from Reservoir Road to Arizona Ave. for this event. There will be rolling street closures during this event.

Capitol Hill July 4th Parade:

The annual parade on Capitol Hill will form at 8th & I Streets, SE at 8:00 am. The parade will begin at 10:00 am and end at 12:00 pm. The parade will precede north on 8th Street, and west on D Street, SE. to the park at 7th and D Street, SE where it will disband. There will be rolling street closures during this event.

Due to the extremely heavy pedestrian crowds associated with these events, motorists are encouraged to exercise extreme caution when traveling in these areas. In addition, those wishing to attend these events are encouraged to use public transportation.”

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