Weekend Wakeup: Half-marathon, lupus walk, HOV and road closures

WASHINGTON – As it begins to feel as though spring is actually here to stay, this weekend kicks into full gear with a charity walk, a half marathon and lots of road and Metro work.

7th Annual Walk to End Lupus

From 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Pennsylvania Avenue will be closed between 11th and 3rd Streets, NW.

Nike Women’s Half Marathon

Pennsylvania Avenue will be closed from 12:01 a.m. Saturday until 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

The race begins at 7 a.m. Sunday and is expected to end by 11 a.m. The start and finish line will be Freedom Plaza, 11th and Pennsylvania Ave NW.

Here’s the full Nike Women’s Half Marathon race route.

Metro will open at 5 a.m. Sunday for the race. Metro Center, Federal Triangle, Archives are the closest stops to the start/finish line.

New York Avenue closures

New York Avenue will be closed in both directions between Florida Ave and Penn Street NE from 10 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Sunday. Traffic control personnel will be on hand to direct drivers through the detour.

Suitland Parkway lane closures

Milling and paving will take place on the westbound Suitland Parkway from the DC/MD line to Stanton Rd SE and at the intersection of the Suitland Parkway and Firth Sterling Avenue starting at 4 a.m. Saturday until 7 a.m. Sunday. At least one lane will be open at all times.

I-395/95 HOV Lane closures

The Interstate 395/95 High Occupancy Vehicle lanes will be closed their entire length from the D.C. line to Dumfries, Va., starting at 11 p.m. Friday until 10 a.m. Saturday.

The I-395 HOV lanes between the D.C. line and Springfield, Va., will remain closed until 4 p.m. Sunday when they will open in the northbound direction.

Chantilly U.S. 50 closures

Widening work will take place on U.S. 50 at Lee Road from 8 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday. One or two lanes will be closed in each direction of U.S. 50 and there will be periodic full stops of up to 15 minutes at a time. Also the ramp from Va. 28 southbound to U.S. 50 westbound will be closed.

Loudoun Route 7 closures for bridge demo

Two of three Va. 7 eastbound lanes between Belmont Ridge Road and River Creek Parkway in Loudoun County will continue to be closed this weekend from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly through Tuesday for demolition of the Goose Creek Bridge.

Metro Track Work

All work zones are in place from 10 p.m. Friday through the system’s closing Sunday:

    Red Line

    Free shuttle buses will replace trains between the NoMa-Galludet and Takoma stations.

    The Rhode Island Avenue, Brookland and Fort Totten stations will be closed. (Fort Totten will be open for Green and Yellow Line service only).

    Trains will operate every 10 minutes during daylight hours and at regular weekend intervals at other times.

    Blue and Orange Lines

    Trains will single track between the McPherson Square and Smithsonian stations.

    Last Orange Line train from New Carollton to Vienna will depart 19 minutes earlier, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The last Blue Line train from Largo Town Center to Franconia-Springfield will depart 10 minutes earlier Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

    Trains will operate every 20 minutes throughout the weekend except Sunday between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. when they will operate every 12 minutes for the marathon.

    Green Line

    Trains will single track between two work zones: Greenbelt and College Park and between Naylor Road and Branch Avenue.

    Trains will operate every 20 minutes

    Yellow Line

    Trains will operate every 20 minutes.

    Trains will operate between Huntington and Fort Totten this weekend.

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