Contact (Media Only): Erik Linden (202) 671-2004 and Karyn LeBlanc (202) 671-3490
(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) advises motorists of the following road and lane closures for this weekend.
The below lane and road closures will impact vehicular and pedestrian traffic. DDOT today also announced the weekend outbound lane closures on the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge (South Capitol Street Bridge) as well as detailed road closures scheduled for Saturday’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Travelers are strongly encouraged to use mass transit or alternate modes of transportation in an effort to avoid anticipated congestion and backups. Information on these closures is available online.
Also note the below weekend closures:
Wisconsin Avenue Lane Closures, NW
Lane closures are scheduled on Wisconsin Avenue between Jenifer Street and Western Avenue between 7 am and 7 pm on Saturday, June 2, 2007. Private construction crews will be placing a 350-ton crane on Wisconsin Avenue between Jenifer Street and Western Avenue to hoist chillers to the roof of the Chevy Chase Pavilion at 5335 Wisconsin Avenue. Two-way traffic will be maintained on the south side of Wisconsin Avenue with one northbound lane and one southbound lane of traffic. Parking restrictions will be in effect. Expect delays and use caution when traveling through the work zone.
K Street Lane Closures, NW
Lane closures are scheduled on K Street between 21st and 22nd Streets, NW, between noon and midnight on Saturday, June 2, 2007. Private construction crews will be placing a 220-ton crane on westbound K Street, NW, between 21st and 22nd Streets, NW, to lift materials onto 2141 K Street. Due to safety and access requirements the service lane and two westbound travel lanes of K Street, NW will be closed and there will be no access to the Monument Park Tunnel. Traffic is scheduled to be detoured south on 21st Street, NW, west on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, and around Monument Park Circle. The westbound service lane on K Street will remain unblocked and to allow for emergency vehicles only.
R Street, Georgetown, NW
R Street between Wisconsin Avenue and 32nd Street, NW, will be closed and designated a special event area on Saturday, June 2, 2007, from the hours of 9 am to 3 pm. The District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) will be holding an event to kick off summer reading program “Reading Roadtrip.” The event will be held in front of the Georgetown Library, portions of which were destroyed by fire earlier this month. Drivers can detour from Wisconsin Avenue south on 34th Street, left (east) on Reservoir Road and right (south) again on Wisconsin.
Unifest Celebration, SE
Be advised of road closures for the 25th Annual Unifest Celebration on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3. The parade is on Saturday, festival event on Sunday. Roads below are closed both days from 11 am to 8 pm.
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE, will be closed from Pleasant Street to Good Hope Road, SE
W Street, SE, will be closed from 13th Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Good Hope Road, SE, will be closed from 13th Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue
Philippine Festival, NW
Philippine Festival street closures for Sunday, June 3 from 8 am to 9 pm: