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TRAFFIC ALERT In Prince George’s County, on the Outer Loop of the Beltway before St. Barnabas Road, traffic gets by on the far left lane.

Sunday streetcar drill will block District streets

WASHINGTON — The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and other local agencies will be conducting a Streetcar Emergency Preparedness Drill, Sunday Aug. 24. The drill will close H Street NE between 12th and 13th streets.

The expected road closure begins at 6 a.m. and runs through 11 a.m. There will also be parking restrictions in effect on 12th and H Streets.

Residents are advised to expect a significant emergency personnel presence on the site but bear in mind that this is only a drill.

The following detours will be in place;

  • Westbound traffic on H Street NE will be detoured south at 13th Street, then west at G Street.
  • Eastbound traffic on H Street NE will be detoured north at 12th Street, then east at I Street.
  • 12th Street NE traffic will be directed to I Street to travel east.
  • 13th Street NE traffic will be directed to G Street to travel west.


Map of road closures for streetcar drill.

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