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Road Closures for SunTrust Rock & Roll USA Marathon this Saturday, March 17th


The following is from DC’s Homeland Security Emergency Management Agency:

SunTrust Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon & CareFirst Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon on Saturday, March 17, 2012

Be aware and plan ahead for your travel on March 17 during the SunTrust Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon & CareFirst Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon. Most road closures will be in effect between 7:20 am and 12:45 pm, with several exceptions which will be noted in this message. Roads will re-open on a rolling basis as the last participant passes, course support materials are removed, and streets are cleaned.

During the race several access routes will remain open throughout the District.

The following roads and freeways that provide under/over-pass options will not be affected by road closures.

• Rhode Island Avenue NW

• T Street NW

• New York Avenue NW

• New Hampshire Avenue NW

• Massachusetts Avenue NW

• 295/695/395

• Anacostia Freeway

To view the course map and complete details about road closures, access routes, and metering locations/bump cross routes across the course, visit www.competitor.com/community and click on Washington DC.

All road closure and reopening times provided in this recording are approximate and subject to change on race day.

The race starts near RFK Stadium on C Street NE and finishes in front of the DC Armory on East Capitol Street NE. Streets in the start/finish area will be closed the longest.

• C Street from E. Capitol Street SE to 22nd Street NE will be closed from 3:00 am until about 2:00 pm

• E. Capitol Street NE from 19th Street NE to 22nd Street NE will be closed from 12:00 midnight until 3:00 pm on Saturday.

• 22nd Street NE from C Street to East Capitol is closed from approximately 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Full and half marathoner participants run together for the first 12.5 miles. Most of the streets on this part of the course will reopen on a rolling basis between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm.

The following streets close at 7:20 am and reopen on a rolling basis between 10:30 am and Noon:

• Constitution Avenue NW from 9th to 20th Streets NW reopens at 10:30 am • 11th and 13th Streets NE around Lincoln Park reopen at 11:30 am • 11:45 am road reopening include:

o 2nd Street NE between East Capital Street NE and Massachusetts Avenue NE

o Massachusetts Avenue NE between 2nds Street NE and Columbus Circle NE

o Columbus Circle NE

• The following streets reopen around 12 Noon:

o E Street NE between Columbus Circle NE and 3rd Street NW o 3rd Street NW between E Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW

o Constitution Avenue NW from 3rd to 9th Street NW

The 9th Street Tunnel NW from Constitution NW to Maine Avenue SW will reopen approximately 12:30 pm

From mile 4 to 9 on the course, streets close later, at 8 am, and reopen between 11:00-11:45 am. These closures include:

• 18th Street NW from Constitution Avenue NW to Connecticut Avenue NW • Connecticut Avenue NW from 18th Street NW to Columbia Road NW • Columbia Road NW from Connecticut Avenue NW to Harvard Street NW • Harvard Street NW from Columbia Road NW to 5th Street NW • 5th and 4th Streets NW from Harvard Street NW to Bryant Street NW • Bryant Street NW from 4th Street NW to North Capitol Street NW

Streets along miles 10 to 13 that close between 8:00-8:30am and reopen at approximately 12:30 pm include:

• North Capitol Street NW between Bryant NW and K Street NE • K Street NE between North Capitol Street NW and 4th Street NE • 4th Street NE between K Street Ne and H Street NE • H Street NE between 4th Street NE and 13th Street NE 13th Street NE between H Street NE and Constitution Avenue NE is closed until 1:00 pm

At mile 12.5, the half marathoners turn onto C Street and continue on 22nd Street to the finish. Marathoners turn on C Street and begin a second loop of the course along East Capitol, 2nd, Columbus Circle, E Street and 3rd Street to Constitution. From Constitution they turn south through the 9th Street Tunnel.

Streets along miles 15-26 of the marathon course will close later, between 8:30-9:30 am, and reopen between 12:30 and 1:45 pm. These streets include:

• Maine Avenue NW from 9th Street NW to 6th Street SW • 6th Street SW from Maine Avenue SW to Water Street SW • P Street SW from Anacostia River Trail to 2nd Street SW • 2nd Street SW from P Street SW to V Street SW • V Street SW from 2nd Street SW to 1st Street SW • 1st Street SW from V Street SW to Potomac Avenue SW • Potomac Avenue SW from 1st Street SW to South Capitol Street SW • South Capitol Street SW from L Street SW to South Capitol Street SE/Douglass Bridge • Douglass Bridge Access Road to Anacostia Dr • Anacostia Dr SE to Nicholson Street SE • Nicholson Street SE from Anacostia Dr SE to Fairlawn Avenue SE

Streets on the final miles of the marathon course that will close at 9:30 am and reopen about 2:00-2:15 pm are:

• Fairlawn from Nicholson Street SE to Pennsylvania Avenue SE • Pennsylvania Avenue SE from Fairlawn to L’Enfant Square SE • L’Enfant Square SE from Pennsylvania Avenue SE to Minnesota Avenue SE • Minnesota Avenue SE from L’Enfant Sure SE to East Capitol Street SE • East Capitol Street SE from Minnesota Ave SE across Whitney Young Bridge to C Street and the finish on 22nd Street.

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