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    Government of the District of Columbia Department of Transportation [cid:a4ecdcad-3f00-4ed4-a3ae-08655fa0c032] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, October 25, 2012
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      Government of the District of Columbia
      Department of Transportation

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      Thursday, October 25, 2012
      Media Contact:  Tisha Gant (MPD) – 202-727-4383, tisha.gant@...
                                   Monica Hernandez – 202-671-2261, monica.hernandez@...
       
      ***TRAFFIC ADVISORY***
       
      Weekend Street Closures for the AIDS Walk and Marine Corps Marathon
       
      (Washington, DC) – The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and US Park Police have provided the following information about the road closures that are planned for the Aids Walk and the Marine Corps Marathon.  These events are scheduled for Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28. 
       
       
      AIDS Walk
       
      The AIDS Walk is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2012.  The following streets will be closed beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012 and are expected to reopen by 11:00 a.m. 
       
      Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 14th Street, NW to 13th Street, NW will be closed starting at 2:00 a.m. for set up and will reopen at 2:00 p.m.
       
      Run Route
       
      Begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. at Pennsylvania Avenue between 13th and 12th Streets, NW in the eastbound lanes
      • Start at intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and 13th Street, NW in the eastbound lane
      • Proceed east on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to 12 Street, NW
      • Turn south on 12th Street, until Constitution Avenue, NW
      • Turnaround at Constitution Avenue, NW and head north on 12th Street, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
      • Turn east on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW until 10th Street, NW
      • Turn south on 10th Street, NW until Constitution Avenue, NW
      • Turnaround at Constitution Avenue, NW and head north on 10th Street, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
      • Turn east on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW until 8th Street, NW
      • Turn south on 9th Street, NW until Constitution Avenue, NW
      • Turnaround at Constitution Avenue, NW and head north on 9th Street, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
      • Turn east on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW until 3rd Street, NW
      • Turnaround at 3rd Street, NW and head west on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW westbound lanes
      • Turn north on Constitution Avenue, NW to 3rd Street, NW
      • Turnaround at 3rd Street, NW and head south on Constitution Avenue, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
      • Turn west on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to 9th Street, NW in the westbound lanes
      • Turn south on 9th Street, NW until Constitution Avenue, NW
      • Turnaround at Constitution Avenue, NW and head north on 9th Street, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
      • Turn west on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW until 10th Street, NW
      • Turn south on 10th Street, NW until Constitution Avenue, NW
      • Turnaround at Constitution Avenue, NW and head north on 10th Street, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
      • Turn west on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW until 12th Street, NW
      • Turn south on 12th Street, NW until Constitution Avenue, NW
      • Turnaround at Constitution Avenue, NW and head north on 12th Street, NW
      • Turn west on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
      • Proceed back to finish at intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and 13th Street, NW
      Walk Route
       
      Begins promptly at 9:15 a.m. at Pennsylvania Avenue, NW at 13th Street, NW
      • Start at Freedom Plaza
      • Proceed east on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in the westbound lanes from 13th Street, NW until 3rd Street, NW
      • Turnaround at 3rd Street, NW and proceed west on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in the eastbound lanes until 10th Street, NW
      • Turn south on 10th Street, NW until Constitution Avenue, NW
      • Turnaround at Constitution Avenue, NW and head north on 10th Street, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
      • Turn west on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW until 12th Street, NW
      • Turnaround at Constitution Avenue, NW and head north on 12 Street, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
      • Turn west on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
      • Proceed back to Freedom Plaza
      Marine Corps Marathon
      This event is scheduled for Sunday, October 28, 2012.  The race begins at 8:00 a.m. in Arlington, Virginia, and then crosses the Potomac River into the District of Columbia. The following streets along the race route will be closed beginning at 6:50 a.m. and are expected to reopen by 1:30 p.m.:
      • Francis Scott Key Bridge
      • Canal Road, NW – from M Street, NW to Reservoir Road, NW
      • Reservoir Road, NW –from MacArthur Boulevard, NW to Canal Road, NW
      • MacArthur Boulevard, NW –from Foxhall Road, NW to Reservoir Road, NW 
      • Foxhall Road, NW – from Canal Road, NW to MacArthur Boulevard, NW
      • M Street, NW – from Canal Road, NW to Wisconsin Avenue, NW
      • Wisconsin Avenue, NW – from M Street, NW to K Street, NW  
      • K Street, NW – from Wisconsin Avenue, NW to Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway
      • Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, NW  - from K Street, NW to Independence Avenue, SW
      • Memorial Bridge
      • West Potomac Park
      • East Potomac Park (access to Golf Course and Tennis Courts available)
      • Maine Avenue, SW – from East Basin Drive, SW to Independence Avenue, SW  
      • Independence Avenue, SW – from Maine Avenue, SW to Ohio Drive, SW  
      • Ohio Drive, SW –between independence Avenue, SW and Lincoln Circle, SW 
      • Lincoln Circle, SW – from Ohio Drive, SW to Henry Bacon Drive, NW
      • 23rd Street, NW –from Lincoln Circle, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW 
      • Constitution Avenue, NW – from Bacon Drive, NW to 15th Street, NW  
      • 15th Street – from Constitution Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue, SW
      • 17th Street – from Constitution Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue, SW
      • Madison Drive, NW – from 15th Street, NW to 3rd Street, NW 3rd Street, NW – from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Independence, SW
      • Pennsylvania Avenue, NW – from 3rd Street, NW to East Capitol Circle, NW  
      • 1st Street – Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Maryland Avenue, SW
      • Maryland Avenue, SW – from South Capitol Circle, SW to 3rd Street, SW  
      • Jefferson Drive, SW – from 3rd Street, SW to 15th Street, SW
      • 14th Street, SW – from Jefferson Drive, SW to Northbound HOV lanes
      • HOV lanes – from 14th Street, SW to HOV ramp at South Eads Street, NW
      A course map and additional information regarding street closures in Arlington County are posted at www.marinemarathon.com, the official race website.  Police will reopen the roadways as soon as possible, provided doing so does not interfere with the race. Metrorail will begin service at 5:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2012. Due to traffic delays, race participants and spectators are highly encouraged to use public transportation.
       
      Due to the extremely heavy pedestrian crowds associated with these events, motorists are encouraged to exercise extreme caution when traveling in these areas.  
       
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      Please visit goDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

       

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