Dildine said the 9th Street tunnel, which is an important outbound route from downtown, ends at the Wharf, so Dildine believes that could be a tough ride during the opening. Dildine said the long-term impact on traffic from The Wharf remains relatively unknown.
People headed to The Wharf are encouraged to take public transportation.
To make space for ride share and taxi pickups, a portion of street side parking along Maine Avenue will be made unavailable. Uber and Lyft drivers will be able to meet riders on the South curb of Maine Avenue between Fish Market and 7th Street. A Taxi stand will be in place on the North curb from 7th Street through 9th Street.
Also on Thursday, The Potomac River Boat Company will begin Water Taxi service to the Wharf from Alexandria or Georgetown.
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