TRAFFIC: Weekend road closures in DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- There will be several scheduled street closures this weekend in D.C. for various events.

The DC Funk Parade will take place in DC on Saturday. There will be several closures due to this event.

The parade will assemble on Vermont Ave NW between Florida Ave NW & U Street NW at 5:00 pm.

Parade Route: The parade will start at Vermont Ave NW & V Street NW. The Parade will travel west on V Street NW and south on Ben Ali Way then disband in the alley prior to U Street NW.

The Metropolitan Police Department and Department of Transportation also said there are scheduled closures for Sunday due to the Race for Hope 5K.

The following streets around Freedom Plaza will be closed at 4:30 a.m. for set up and will not re-open until 1 p.m.:

Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 14th Street, NW to 12th Street, NW

13th Street, NW from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to E Street, NW

The race route is as following:

The race will start at 9:00 am and all streets will re-open no later than 11:00 am:

-Southeast on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 12th Street, NW to 3rd Street, NW (Start)
- South on 3rd Street, NW to Independence Avenue, SW

- West on Independence Avenue, SW to 4th Street, SW

- South on 4th Street, SW to E Street, SW
- East on E Street, SW to 3rd Street, SW

- North on 3rd Street, SW to Maryland Avenue, NW
- Northeast on Maryland Avenue, NW to First Street, NW

- North on First Street, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
- West on Constitution Avenue, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

- Northwest on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to 12th Street, NW (Finish)

There will be additional closures on Sunday for the 2014 Capitol Hill Classic.

The race will start at South side Stanton Park at 5th Street and C Street, SE at 8:30 and will finish at 11:30 am:


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