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“Rock ‘n Roll Marathon to Bring Parking Headaches to Adams Morgan (and all over D.C.) this Saturday”

by Prince Of Petworth March 8, 2018 at 3:15 pm 0

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

via Rock and Roll Marathon’s website

This Saturday, the police will be towing all cars parked along the route of the United Airlines Rock ‘r Roll Marathon in Adams Morgan, a member of Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 1C/Adams Morgan said at a regularly-scheduled monthly meeting last night (March 7)

Commissioner Wilson Reynolds (District 07) announced the “not happy” news that the route of the marathon must be clear of cars by 7am this Saturday (March 10) or the Metropolitan Police Department will start towing along both sides of Calvert Street and Columbia Road.

Wilson said he had attempted to work with the police to avoid this outcome, since it is unreasonable to ask all people in a densely-populated neighborhood like Adams Morgan to move their cars.

“Obviously, they just blew us off,” Reynolds said.

A representative from the office of Mayor Bowser told the ANC that DC City Councilmember Charles Allen had been working with the police that day to have the requirement that the streets be clear of cars suspended for streets of residentially-zoned properties in Ward Six. It was pointed out that this policy, even if it were extended to Adams Morgan in Ward One, probably would not help local residents, as the Adams Morgan streets through which the marathon would pass are main roads with frequent commercially-zoned properties.
It was clearly too late to do anything about parking during this year’s Roll ‘n Roll Marathon, but members of the community suggested that the lesson of this year should be remembered for next year, when the Marathon representatives appeared before the ANC to ask for support.

“Basically, please tell your neighbors this is coming,” Wilson said.

See a .pdf list of all DC street closures related to the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon here. A .pdf map of the route is available here.

Ed. Note: Full traffic advisory for all of D.C. below.

“The Metropolitan Police Department wishes to advise the public that the 2018 Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon is scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018. In order to facilitate this event there will be no vehicular traffic allowed along the routes of the race.

The race is scheduled to begin at approximately 7:30 am; however some street closures will begin as early as 2:00 am. All streets affected by this event are expected to be reopened at approximately 3:00 pm.

The public should expect parking restrictions along the entire marathon route and should be guided by the posted emergency no parking signage. The public should also expect enforcement of these parking restrictions which may include ticketing and towing along the entire marathon route.


Half Marathon/Full Marathon Turns:

Start on Constitution Ave NW just east of 14th Street NW
Right on Virginia Ave NW
Right on 18th Street NW
Left on E Street NW (eastbound lanes)
Left on 19th Street NW
Right on Constitution Ave NW
Left on 23rd Street NW
Enter Lincoln Memorial Circle
Merge Right onto Parkway Dr/Beach Volleyball courts
Continue straight onto Rock Creek and Potomac Pkwy
Right at Virginia Ave NW and merge onto I St NW
Continue on I St NW to Potomac River Frwy
Right onto Potomac River Frwy and continue south to horseshoe turn
Continue north on Potomac River Frwy
Exit left onto 27th St NW
Right onto Virginia Ave NW
Right onto Rock Creek Pkwy
Continue north on Rock Creek Pkwy
Merge Left on Shoreham Drive NW
Right on Calvert Street NW
Merge Right on Adams Mill Rd
Left on Columbia Rd NW
Right on Harvard Street NW
Right on 5th Street NW
Merge onto 4th Street NW
Left on Bryant Street NW
Right on N. Capitol Street NW
Left on K Street NE
Right on 4th Street NE
Left on H Street NE
Right on 13th Street NE
Left on Constitution Ave NE


Half Marathon Turns only:

Left on N. Carolina Ave NE
Merge onto C Street NE
Merge right onto 22nd Street NE
Turn right onto E. Capitol St NE
Half Marathon Finish (near RFK Lot 3)

Marathon Turns only:

Right on 14th St NE
Right on N. Carolina NE
Left on 13th Street SE
Right on E. Capitol Street SE
Right on 11th Street SE
Left on E. Capitol Street NE
Left on 3rd Street SE
Right on E Street SE
Left on S. Capitol Street SW
Cross the Douglass Bridge
Turnaround on S. Capitol St SW north of Malcolm X Ave SW
Continue north on S. Capitol St SW
Left on Douglass Bridge access road
Right on Anacostia Drive SE
Full loop around Anacostia Park Skating Pavilion on Anacostia Drive SE
Left on Nicholson Street SE
Left on Fairlawn Ave SE
Right on Pennsylvania Ave SE
Left on L’Enfant Square SE
Left on Pennsylvania Ave SE
Right on Fairlawn Ave SE
Right on K Street SE
Enter Randle Circle SE
Left on Ft. Dupont Dr SE
Left on Ft. Davis Dr SE
Left on Ridge Rd SE
Left on Ely Place SE
Right on Minnesota Ave SE
Right on E. Capitol Street NE off-ramp
Right on E. Capitol Street NE
Merge right onto C Street NE
Left on 21st Street NE
Left on 22nd Street NE
Right on E. Capitol St NE
Marathon Finish (near RFK Lot 3)

For an additional map of street closures, go to: www.runrocknroll.com/dc

Also, download the FREE Waze navigation app on your smart phone to help avoid road closures on race weekend.”


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