Tim Bracken, wtop.com
This Father’s Day weekend brings the usual Metro delays, and baseball games at Nationals Park could make them worse. On Saturday, the Washington Soap Box Derby and the Purple Stride 5K bring some fun to the District. The Columbia Pike Jazz Festival and the Dash for Dads 5K will close some streets in Arlington, and I-66 has a new long-term ramp closure.
Read on for the details, and have a great weekend!
Metro track work
Get ready for another weekend of Metro delays of up to 30 minutes. Here’s what you need to know:
Washington Soap Box Derby
The D.C. Soap Box Derby is scheduled for Saturday. Between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., participants will race down Constitution Avenue next to the Capitol Building. More info here.
Purple Stride 5K
The Purple Stride 5K takes place Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Freedom Plaza. A second walk will step off at 8:35 a.m.
I-66 long-term ramp closure
On Friday at 10 a.m., VDOT will close the left HOV exit from I-66 eastbound to the Outer Loop of the Beltway. This closure will remain in effect until later this year when it will reopen as a combined HOV-3 and I-495 express lanes ramp.
HOV drivers will be directed to use the right lane ramp to the Outer Loop while the closure is in effect. I-66 eastbound HOV traffic on the Inner Loop heading towards Tysons will not be affected.
Telegraph Road and Beltway ramp closures
The following will be closed continuously from Friday, June 15 at 9 p.m. until Monday, June 18 at 5 a.m.:
The following will be closed from Friday, June 15 at 9 p.m. until Saturday, June 16 at 3 p.m.:
Dash for Dads 5K
In Arlington, police will enforce street closures for the Dash for Dads 5k this Sunday:
Columbia Pike Blues Festival
In Arlington, the Columbia Pike Blues Festival is scheduled for Saturday between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. The following streets will be closed from 7:30 a.m. and 10 p.m.:
Taste of Reston
The Taste of Reston festival is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Reston Town Center. The festival will feature live entertainment on 4 stages, local vendors, and a carnival.
Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival
The Manassas Wine and Jazz Festival takes place Sunday between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Loy E. Harris Pavilion. The festival will feature over a dozen wineries, food, and three jazz headliners.
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