Portion of Rock Creek Parkway closed Saturday

WASHINGTON — The northbound lanes of Rock Creek Parkway will be closed between the Kennedy Center and Woodley Park on Saturday.

The closure, along with the long-term closure of Beach Drive, puts a nearly four-mile long stretch of scenic byways off-limits to drivers traveling north.

The National Park Service said hazardous tree removal is scheduled on the parkway from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Northbound lanes will be closed between Virginia and Massachusetts avenues.

Ramps to the northbound lanes from K Street, P Street and Waterside Drive will also be closed.

Last weekend, NPS tree crews closed outbound lanes of Spout Run Parkway for similar work.

Beyond the tree work on the Rock Creek Parkway, Beach Drive remains closed for extensive roadwork between Calvert Street and Tilden Street near Peirce Mill. Traffic is still able to cross Beach Drive by way of Piney Branch Parkway and Porter Street.

A portion of Canal Road in the District is also scheduled to be closed on Saturday and Sunday, between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. The road will be closed between Arizona Avenue and Foxhall Road, with drivers detoured toward MacArthur Boulevard through Palisades.

On the George Washington Parkway, southbound drivers will likely encounter delays beyond Route 123 due to bridge work. Single lane closures are scheduled near the Windy Run Bridge through mid-afternoon.

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