Roads reopen at Rock Creek Parkway at Kennedy Center

The construction on Rock Creek Parkway at the Kennedy Center finished early Saturday and roads were reopened around 8 p.m.

The span of Rock Creek and Potomac parkways was closed 8 p.m. Friday and was expected to remain closed until Monday morning. However, thanks to a “very early start, excellent site coordination and a fortunate change in the weather, the work was completed early,” a spokesman for the Kennedy Center said in a statement.

The portion of Rock Creek Trail that was also closed, opened at 3:30 p.m., as soon as cranes stopped hoisting materials.

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The roads were closed to vehicles between Virginia Avenue Northwest and the Interstate 66/Potomac River Freeway interchange behind the Lincoln Memorial. For bicyclists and pedestrians, roads was closed between F Street Northwest at the Kennedy Center and the Roosevelt Bridge.

The closures are related to the construction of a pedestrian bridge over the parkway, part of the Kennedy Center’s REACH expansion, which is due to open Sept. 7.

WTOP’s Abigail Constantino contributed to this report.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

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