News & Annoucements

Travel Advisory Update

Here's the latest information we have received from the city on street and Metro closures for this upcoming weekend.  We want all our members to stay safe this weekend.  As we mentioned in our previous post, we ask that you please take time to plan accordingly for your travel and time with us.  Please read over the following; Otakon Convention SafetyConvention Safety Tips, and Washington, D.C. Safety Information.

Street Closures

On Sunday, August 12, 2018, there will be several activities occurring within the District of Columbia. It is anticipated that there will be impacts to traffic that may include full road closures and rolling road closures based upon overall public safety considerations. 

The expected area that will be impacted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. will be:

· 15th Street, NW from Constitution Avenue to K Street, NW
· 17th Street, NW from Constitution Avenue to K Street, NW
· 18th Street, NW from E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
· 19th Street, NW from E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
· 20th Street, NW from E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
· 21st Street, NW from E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
· 22nd Street, NW from E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
· 23rd Street, NW from Virginia Avenue to Washington Circle, NW
· H Street, NW from 17th Street to 15th Street, NW
· I Street, NW from 17th Street to 15th Street, NW
· K Street, NW from 17th Street to 15th Street, NW
· Connecticut Avenue, NW from H Street to I Street, NW
· Vermont Avenue, NW from H Street to I Street, NW
· G Street, NW from 17th Street to 23rd Street, NW
· F Street, NW from 17th Street to 23rd Street, NW
· E Street, NW from 17th Street to 23rd Street, NW

All street closures and listed times are subject to change based upon prevailing or unexpected conditions.

Additionally, the public should expect parking restrictions along the entire route and should be guided by the posted emergency no parking signage. All vehicles that are parked along the route and in violation of the emergency no parking signs will be ticketed and towed.
 

Metro Closures

Blue, Orange & Silver Lines: Major rail impacts Saturday, August 11-Sunday, August 26 for a major capital project.

Beginning at 7:00 a.m. this Saturday, August 11 and continuing through closing, Sunday, August 26:

  • Due to single tracking between McPherson Sq and Smithsonian, Orange and Silver line trains will operate every 20 minutes at all times of the day resulting in extensive delays and crowding.
  • Blue Line trains will operate between Franconia-Springfield and Arlington Cemetery only; additional Yellow Line trains will provide service during rush hour between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt. Customers traveling between Virginia and Downtown DC should use the Yellow Line instead.
  • On the weekends of August 11-12 and 25-26, Farragut West, McPherson Square, and the lower level platform at Metro Center (Orange, Silver & Blue lines) will be closed. Free shuttle bus service will be provided.

All Orange, Blue and Silver line customers are encouraged to use alternate transportation and to only use Metro if you have no other option. A full list of travel alternatives, a weekday service map, and additional information is posted at wmata.com/rebuild. Note that Rush Hour Promise will not be in effect for trips on the Orange, Blue or Silver lines during this project.