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Saturday March 16: Marathon, Metro Work – Plan Extra Time


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If you are planning to come to campus on Saturday, be sure to build in extra time for your commute, whether you are coming by Metro, bus or car.  There is a major marathon and major track work/station closures on the Red Line.

D.C. Rock ‘n Roll Marathon:  7:30 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday, March 16

This marathon will begin at 7:30 am, and the course runs all over the city, including across Harvard St., NW, then Bryant Street, NW, to North Capitol Street (south of Michigan Avenue) and south towards New York Avenue.  There will be road closures (including North Capitol Street) and detours in effect from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm. The streets will reopen on a rolling basis as soon as the last participant has passed and course materials have been removed.

Before you come to campus, plan your route by checking the interactive road closure map: .  The Washington Post also has information about road closures.

Metro Track Work:  Red Line/Brookland Metro Station Affected; Build in 40 Minutes to Your Trip

In addition, Metro will perform major track work over this weekend, March 15-17. The work will begin at 10 p.m. Friday and continue through system closing on Sunday.

Three stations on the Red Line will be closed:
Brookland-CUA, Rhode Island Ave and Fort Totten. Free shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between the NoMa-Gallaudet U and Takoma stations. Metro advises customers traveling through the work zone should build an extra 40 minutes into their travel plans. Trinity will continue to run its free shuttle to and from the Brookland Metro according to its regular schedule.

In addition, there will be delays due to track work and single-tracking on the Orange Line.

Metro encourages customers are encouraged to sign up for MetroAlerts, the email and text messaging alert system designed to provide bus and rail customers with improved up-to-the-minute information about planned service changes and delays. Bus customers can receive alerts and advisories regarding route-specific delays, detours, schedule changes and construction activity. Learn more about this service online, or sign up at

And, finally, there is Shamrockfest at RFK Stadium on Saturday.  So, allow plenty of extra time to get to campus.

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