Lane closures on Rock Creek, Potomac Parkway causing delays near Kennedy Center

UPDATE, 1:25 p.m. : All lanes of Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway have reopened.

WASHINGTON — Northbound lanes of Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway are closed until 3 p.m. Saturday, causing significant delays near the Kennedy Center.

The roads are closed between Virginia Avenue and Beach Drive in Northwest D.C. Ramps to the northbound Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway at K Street, P Street and Massachusetts Avenue Northwest are also closed.

Northbound traffic is being diverted onto Virginia Avenue Northwest. Drivers can still use the southbound lanes of Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway.

Some commuters in the area are taking illegal U-turns, causing some box blocking, reports Dave Dildine from WTOP’s Traffic Center.

The closures are to allow maintenance workers to remove and replace deteriorated sections of the surface of Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway.

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