Rock N Roll USA Marathon to Impact Travel on Saturday, 3/14

The Rock N Roll USA Marathon, taking place on Saturday, March 14, 2015, will significantly affect travel in the District. Road closure times will run from 7am to 2pm, or until traffic returns to normal. Review the list below for details on road closures, Metrorail service times and detours to Metrobus and DC Circulator routes.

Road Closures:

Most road closures and detours will be in effect between the hours of 7:00 am and 2:00 pm. The race begins at 7:30 am, and streets will reopen on a rolling basis as soon as the last participant has passed and all course support materials have been removed. Streets along the earlier miles of the route will open earlier than roads along the end of the route.

View the full list of road closures, and expected reopen times: PDF.


Metrorail will open two hours earlier, and begin service at 5am. Metrobus riders who experience service interruption, due to road closures, may transfer to Metrorail for free.


The event will have a significant impact on the following Metrobus routes: 30N, 30S, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 42, 52, 54, 64, 70, 74, 79, 80, 90, 92, 96, A42, A46, A48, B2, D4, D6, D8, G2, G8, H2, L2, M6, P6, S2, S4, U2, U5, U6, V8, X2 and X8

Review the details of each route detour in the service advisory on

DC Circulator

The Woodley Park – Adams Morgan – McPherson Sq. route will be impacted as follows:
There will be no service between Columbia Road and Woodley Park Metro Station. Buses will begin the route by heading northbound, servicing stops between 14th and I St (McPherson Square) and 14th and U St. Buses will then turn around at W St and head south back toward McPherson Square.

DC Circulator suggests riders be prepared for additional detours and delays throughout the morning due to marathon related road closures. Normal service at all stops will be restored at noon, or as soon as traffic returns to normal.

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Posted on Friday, March 13, 2015 (Archive on Monday, March 23, 2015)
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