Road Closures and Metro Changes for Marine Corps Marathon

by ARLnow.com October 29, 2010 at 11:54 am 5,082 13 Comments

It’s going to be very hard to get around certain parts of Arlington on Sunday. The Marine Corps Marathon will shut down streets in Rosslyn, Crystal City and Pentagon City. The Key Bridge and a stretch of Lee Highway will also be closed.

The good news is that Metro will be opening at 5:00 a.m., two hours earlier than usual, to accommodate marathon runners and spectators (the race starts at 8:15 a.m.). Metro will be running additional Blue Line trains for much of the day, but the agency says riders should expect the system to be especially busy.

“Customers can expect crowded conditions, especially after the race as people will have to wait in long lines to get back into the rail stations,” Metro said in a statement.

Also due to the marathon, buses that normally serve the Pentagon Transit Center will be relocated to the Pentagon City station until 4:00 p.m.

The Arlington County Police Department’s full road closure list, after the jump.

From 4 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • Eastbound Washington Boulevard closed at I-395

From 4 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

  • Route 110 completely closed in both directions
  • N. Meade Street, from Fairfax Drive to Marshall Drive
  • No access to N. Lynn Street or N. Meade Street from Route 50 (Arlington Boulevard)
  • N. Lynn Street, from Route 50 to N. 19th Street
  • Ft. Myer Drive, from N. 19th Street to Route 50
  • N. Moore Street, from N. 19th Street to Wilson Boulevard (except for buses)

From 4 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

  • Wilson Boulevard east of N. Nash Street

From 4 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.:

  • Westbound Washington Boulevard from Memorial Circle to I-395

From 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.:

  • Eastbound Lee Highway, from N. Kirkwood Road to N. Lynn Street
  • Westbound Lee Highway, from N. Scott Street to N. Kirkwood Road (Closed to thru traffic. Local traffic will have access by taking N. Scott Street to N. Veitch Street. Citizens leaving the area can use westbound Lee Highway to Spout Run Drive and exit the area via the George Washington Parkway.)

From 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.:

  • The Key Bridge, all lanes

From 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

  • Southbound I-395 HOV from D.C

From 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • S. 12th Street, from S. Eads Street to Crystal Drive (local traffic permitted S. Eads Street to Army Navy Drive)
  • Crystal Drive, closed from S.12th Street to S. 23rd Street
  • Rotary Road closed throughout South parking
  • Columbia Pike closed at S. Joyce Street (access to Pentagon via Boundary Channel)

From 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • Army Navy Drive, from Fern Street to 12th Street S.

Flickr pool photo by BrianMKA

  • Stop saying “after the jump”; it’s inaccurate and not very descriptive

    You can find some helpful course maps at this link. …

  • Rob

    Will the sidewalks on the Key Bridge be open?

  • PGFDE121

    Sidewalks were open last year on both bridges as I remember.

  • Eric

    Ought to mention that both Memorial Bridge (marathon) and Chain Bridge (construction) will also be closed.

    • According to this list the Memorial Bridge will be open: http://www.marinemarathon.com/AssetFactory.aspx?did=5247

      • Eric

        Someone should double-check that — that list shows Lincoln Circle — the DC end of the bridge — closed from 8:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Even if the bridge is technically “open” (I’m pretty sure it’s been closed in prior years), won’t anyone trying to drive across be stuck on the bridge for hours?

  • CM18

    The marathon actually starts at 8 am for runners. Wheelchair and hand-cycle participants start at 7:45.

  • Ray

    And next weekend’s Arlington road closures will be for the Billy-Bob Jim-Ray Junior Use Cars of Manassas Bike-A-Thon. I’m so fed up with road closures – next lease renewal, I am *SO* out of Arlington.

    • SoArlRes

      Bye bye, Ray!

      • Reall, you should learn some new routes. I think I’ve been here three decades-plus, and these road tie-ups have never affected me.

    • john

      LOL! I’m a real estate broker. I can help with that! John Medaris Exit Advantage Realty 703-855-HOUSE(4687). Lic DC,MD,VA

  • Hildie

    Don’t forget !!! CHAIN BRIDGE IS CLOSED THIS WEEKEND TOO for continuation of the underside painting. I believe it is being done by Zen Monks using q-tips. Leaves what? Wilson and American Legion as the only ways across the river.

  • john

    Hey does anyone know if Arlington Cemetery Metro stop is open? It wasn’t last year and it was a pain getting to the start from Rosslyn


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