Road closures in Georgetown for Halloween start this evening

WASHINGTON — Whether you’re taking kids trick-or-treating Tuesday or planning to hit the town, D.C. police want residents to know about road closures and safe ways to get home on Halloween.

“It’s the time of year we’re very concerned about public safety and we don’t anticipate there will be any problems,” said D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham.

There are celebrations at each police district but Newsham expects it might be an earlier night than in years past.

“People have to go to bed early on Tuesday night to get up early to go to school or work on Wednesday, which makes for an earlier night for us usually,” he said.

Drivers should expect evening delays around road closures in Georgetown in the neighborhood grid above M street.

The road closures in Georgetown are bordered by Q and M streets NW and extend on both sides of Wisconsin Avenue from Georgetown University to Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Additionally, D.C.’s Department of Transportation will place “Emergency No Parking” signs from 4 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday along M and K streets and Water and 26th streets.

Specific areas where parking will be limited:

  •  K St, NW from 30th Street to Wisconsin Avenue, NW
  •  Water Street, NW from 32nd Street west to the mouth of the Capital Crescent Trail
  •  1000 — 1300 Blocks of Wisconsin Ave. NW
  •  M Street NW, from 25th Street to the Key Bridge
  •  1100 block of 26th Street NW

Neighborhood street closures are as follows, per D.C. Police:

  • 3300-3400 blocks of Cady’s Alley NW (Residents only)
  • 1000 Block of Grace Street NW (Residents only)
  • 3200 Block of Cecil Place NW (Residents Only)
  • 3100 Block of South Street NW (Employees and Residents only)
  • 3100 Block of Oak Alley NW (Residents and Employees only)
  • 3100 Block of Blues Alley (Residents and Employees only)
  • 1200-1500 blocks of 27th Street (Residents and Employees Only)
  • 1200-1500 blocks of 28th Street (Residents and Employees Only)
  • 1000-1500 blocks of 29th Street (Residents and Employees Only)
  • 1000-1500 blocks of 30th Street (Residents and Employees Only)
  • 1000-1500 blocks of 31st Street (Residents and Employees Only)
  • 1000 Block of Thomas Jefferson Street NW (Employees and Residents Only)
  • 1200-1600 blocks of 33rd Street (Residents and Employees Only)
  • 1200-1700 blocks of 34th Street NW (Residents and Employees Only)
  • 3200-3600 blocks of Prospect St. NW (Residents and Employees Only)
  • 2700-2900 blocks of Olive St. NW (Residents and Employees Only)
  • 2700 block of Poplar Ln NW (Residents and Employees Only)
  • 2700-3600 blocks of N St NW (Residents and Employees Only)
  • 2600-3100 blocks of Dumbarton St NW (Residents and Employees Only)
  • 2600-3600 blocks of O St NW (Residents and Employees Only)
  • 2600-3100 blocks of P Street NW (Residents and Employees Only)
  • 1500 blocks of 32nd Street (Residents and Employees Only)

Editor’s Note: This story has been changed to remove the free ride promotion through Lyft, which ended the weekend before Halloween and is no longer available.

Megan Cloherty

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