Expect Weekend Gridlock on Roads, Metrorail

Metrorail repairs and IMF/World Bank meetings to slow traffic this weekend

By Elaine Reyes
|  Friday, Apr 23, 2010  |  Updated 8:30 AM EDT
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Expect Weekend Gridlock on Roads, Metrorail

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Cheering on the Nationals or Capitals? Perhaps popping by the Earth Day Climate Rally on the National Mall? You’ll need to build in some extra travel time whether you’re taking your car or riding Metro this weekend.

Transit workers will be replacing switches on Metrorail's Blue and Orange lines. Customers traveling on the Red Line should also expect delays of 30 minutes or more because of rail fastener replacement and other track work. All work begins at 10 p.m. Friday and ends at midnight Sunday.

More details can be found here.

Road closures and parking restrictions also begin downtown Friday night around the IMF/World Bank building because of spring meetings. Here is a list:

Beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday until 5 p.m. on Sunday, the following streets surrounding the IMF/WorldBank will be closed to vehicular traffic:

  • 18th Street, NW from G Street to Pennsylvania Avenue
  • 19th Street, NW from G Street to Pennsylvania Avenue 
  • 20th Street, NW from G Street to Pennsylvania Avenue 
  • G Street, NW from 18th Street to 20th Street 
  • H Street, NW (south side) from 18th Street to 20th Street 

No parking will be allowed on the following streets from 3 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday:

  • 18th Street, NW from G Street to Pennsylvania Avenue 
  • 19th Street, NW from G Street to Pennsylvania Avenue 
  • 20th Street, NW from G Street to Pennsylvania Avenue 
  • G Street, NW from 18th Street to 20th Street 
  • H Street, NW (south side) from 18th Street to 20th Street 
  • Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 18th Street to 20th Street

No parking will be allowed on the following streets from 7 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday:

  • 600 block of 18th Street, NW 
  • 600 block of 19th Street, NW 
  • 600 block of 20th Street, NW 
  • 2000 block of H Street, NW 
  • 1700 block of G Street, NW 
  • 2000 block of G Street, NW

Emergency no parking signs will be posted by the District Department of Transportation.

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