Travelers beware: Road closures and Orange Line shutdowns this weekend

Metrorail is the subway system in the D.C. area. (WTOP/Amanda Iacone)

WASHINGTON — The shutdown of two Orange Line stations and major road closures for events like Capital Pride could slow travelers this weekend.

The Pride Parade on Saturday will cause road closures in the Dupont Circle and Logan Circle areas in afternoon and evening.

Under D.C. police parking policies, those closures also mean significant restrictions on parking in the area.

Roads are scheduled to be closed Saturday morning around the National Mall for the Purple Stride 5K until about 2 p.m. and in the Georgetown area for the Lawyers Have Heart run until about 10:30 a.m.

Closures in and around Georgetown include the Whitehurst Freeway, M Street NW, K Street NW and E Street Expressway.

Other road closures are planned Saturday in Arlington, Virginia, for the first leg of the Armed Forces Cycling Classic’s Clarendon Cup bike race.

Parts of Wilson, Clarendon and Washington boulevards are scheduled to be closed from early Saturday morning until about 4 p.m.

Special no parking rules are also in place along the race route.

The Armed Forces Cycling Classic will continue Sunday with its Crystal City leg from early in the morning until about 5 p.m.

The closures include Crystal Drive, Route 110 between Rosslyn and Crystal City, and Long Bridge Drive.

In addition to other road races, graduations and similar events across the region could slow traffic. Pennsylvania Avenue NW in the District is scheduled to be closed Sunday between 3rd Street and 7th Street for the Capital Pride Festival and concert.

Metro work

Vienna and Dunn Loring stations are closed on the Orange Line Saturday and Sunday. Shuttle buses will be running, but riders driving to the stations will likely be better off parking at other Orange or Silver Line stops.

Elsewhere in the Metro system, there is no track work scheduled during daytime hours given the significant crowds expected for Capital Pride and other events this weekend.

After 10 p.m., on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Red Line trains are scheduled to run every 24 minutes with single-tracking between Farragut North and Judiciary Square.

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