Marine Corps Marathon to cause road closures over weekend

ARLINGTON, VA. (WUSA9) - The 42nd Marine Corps Marathon, scheduled to take place Sunday will cause several closures in Arlington and D.C.

Some 30,000 people are expected to take part in the activities. It is recommended that runners arrive about two hours before their start time for check-in and to through the security checkpoint.

Additionally, runners are being encourage to take public transportation. The Metro will open at 6 a.m. Sunday. The closest stop to the marathon is the Pentagon station. Arlington Cemetery Station is the only station that will stay closed until 8:30 a.m. Sunday. 

The following road closures will be in place on Sunday: 

4:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.    Marshall Drive from North Meade Street to Route 110

4:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.    North Meade Street from Marshall Drive to Lynn Street

4:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.    Route 110 from I-66 to Jefferson Davis Highway

4:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.    Wilson Boulevard from North Nash Street to Route 110

4:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.    Lynn Street from North Meade Street to Lee Highway

4:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.    Fort Myer Drive from North Meade Street to Lee Highway

4:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.    North Moore Street from Wilson Boulevard to Lee Highway

4:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.    19th Street North from Lynn Street to North Nash Street

4:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.    Route 110 ramp from Washington Blvd. to Pentagon North parking

7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.  Lee Highway (eastbound) from Lynn Street to North Kirkwood Street

7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.  Spout Run Parkway from southbound George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) to Lee Highway

7:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.  GWMP from Spout Run to Memorial Circle Drive

7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Francis Scott Key Bridge (all lanes)

7:35 a.m.–2:00 p.m.    HOV lanes from 14th Street SW to HOV ramp at South Eads Street

7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.    South Eads Street from South Rotary Road to Army Navy Drive

7:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.   Army Navy Drive from South Fern Street to 12th Street South

7:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m. 15th Street South from Crystal Drive to South Eads Street

7:30 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.  12th Street South from Army Navy Drive to Crystal Drive

7:30 a.m – 3:00 p.m.    Crystal Drive from 12th Street South to 23rd Street South

7:30 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.   23rd Street South from Crystal Drive to North Clark Street

7:30 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.   Longbridge Drive from 12th Street South to I-395

7:30 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.   Boundary Channel Drive from I-395 to Pentagon North Parking

7:30 a.m.– 3:00 p.m.  Washington Blvd. from Columbia Pike to Memorial Circle

(southbound lanes will reopen at approximately 9:30 a.m.)

Additionally, the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department and United States Park Police will close multiple roadways in Washington, D.C., in support of the race.  Please contact these agencies directly for information regarding their road closures.

At 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, October 21, 2017, N. Kent St. will be closed from Wilson Blvd. to N. 19th St.  N. Kent St. will reopen at the conclusion of the MCM on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

Street parking in the area will be restricted. Motorists should be on the lookout for temporary "No Parking" signs. Illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed or towed. If your vehicle is towed from a public street, call the Emergency Communication Center at 703-558-2222.

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