Road closures posted for DC Half Marathon

Police have posted road closures for the D.C. Half Marathon set to take place Sunday, Sept. 18.

Billed as a “hometown celebration of the District’s running community and culture,” the half-marathon and relay race will take runners on a loop around the Rock Creek Parkway, Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park.

See the event’s official website for a course map and details on attending.



D.C. police will close the following roads to vehicle traffic from around 6 a.m. until noon on Sunday, Sept. 18:

  • 1200 block of Maine Avenue SW
  • Maine Avenue from I-395 Westbound to Independence Avenue SW
  • Southbound Potomac River Freeway Split to Route 66 NW
  • Theodore Roosevelt Bridge Ramp to Ohio Drive NW
  • Westbound E Street Expressway ramp to Southbound Potomac River Freeway NW
  • 9th Street Tunnel ramp to Maine Avenue SW

Additionally, U.S. Park Police will close the following roads between 6 a.m. and noon on Sunday, Sept. 18:

  • Ohio Drive from 23rd Street to East Basin Drive SW
  • Independence Avenue from 14th Street to 23rd Street SW
  • Rock Creek Parkway from Ohio Drive, NW to Shoreham Hill
  • East and West Potomac Parks
  • East Basin Drive SW
  • Raoul Wallenberg Place from 15th Street to Maine Avenue SW
  • Ramp from Memorial Circle to Ohio Drive SW
  • Homefront Drive SW
  • Daniel Chester French Drive from Independence Avenue to Lincoln Memorial Circle SW
  • Maine Avenue at ramp from East Basin Drive to Independence Avenue SW
  • 17th Street from Constitution Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • Parkway Drive, NW from Lincoln Memorial Circle to Rock Creek Parkway
  • 15th Street from Constitution Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • Madison Drive from 14th Street to 15th Street NW
  • Jefferson Drive from 14th Street to 15th Street SW

Drivers should expect parking restrictions in the area and be aware of posted emergency no parking signage. Vehicles parked in violation of signage will be ticketed and towed.

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Alejandro Alvarez

Alejandro Alvarez joined WTOP as a digital journalist and editor in June 2018. He is a reporter and photographer focusing on politics, political activism and international affairs.

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