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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.

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Map of road closures for streetcar drill.

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