Update: By 2:30 p.m. , D.C. police say, most of the closed roads were open again. Major traffic delays were caused in some areas across the city.
D.C. road closures due to Saturday races
It's race day in D.C.! The 2012 Rock N Roll SunTrust National Marathon and the CareFirst BlueCross/BlueShield National Half Marathon and Relay Races are taking place on Saturday, March 17, 2012.
Some roads are expected to be closed as early as 3 a.m. Saturday, though the races won't begin until about 8 a.m. All closed roads are expected to be reopened at around 2:30 p.m.
The marathons will form at 19th and C Street, NE.
The D.C. Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) reported that no vehicles will be allowed along the following race routes:
Marathon Routes: Start on 19th & C Street NE West on C Street NE West on North Carolina Avenue NE South on 13th Street SE at Lincoln Circle West on E. Capitol Street SE North on 11th Street SE West on E. Capitol Street NE North on 2nd Street NE West on Constitution Avenue NE West on Pennsylvania Avenue NW West on Constitution Avenue NW (turnaround) East on Constitution Avenue NW at 20th Street NW North on 18th Street NW North/Northwest on Connecticut Avenue NW North on Columbia Road NW East on Harvard Street NW South on 5th Street NW East on Bryant Street NW South on N. Capitol Street NW East on K Street NE South on 4th Street NE East on H Street NE South on 13th Street NE East on Constitution Avenue NE East on North Carolina Ave NE Merge onto C ST NE South onto 22nd ST NE West into RFK LOT 3 - Finish HALF MARATHON CONCLUDES
FULL MARATHON CONTINUES West on C Street NE South on 13th Street SE at Lincoln Circle West on E. Capitol Street SE North on 11th Street SE West on E. Capitol Street NE North on 2nd Street NE West on Constitution Avenue NE West on Pennsylvania Avenue NW West on Constitution Avenue NW South on 9th Street NW (tunnel) East on Maine Avenue SW South on 6th Street Extension SW South on Water Street SW Merge onto the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail East on P Street SW South on 2nd Street SW East on V Street SW North on First Street SW East on Potomac Avenue SW South onto S. Capitol Street SE East on S. Capitol Bridge access road North on S. Capitol Bridge access road East on Anacostia Drive SE (turnaround) West on Anacostia Drive SE South on Nicholson Street SE East on Fairlawn Avenue SE Southeast on Pennsylvania Avenue SE North on L'Enfant Square SE Merge east on Minnesota Avenue SE Continue northeast on Minnesota Avenue SE East on E. Capitol Street SE on ramp West on E. Capitol Street SE Merge northwest onto C ST SE Merge northwest onto 22nd ST NE Enter Lot 3 at RFK Stadium MARATHON CONCLUDES Citizens with inquiries about the traffic control plan for these races are advised to call 202-727-9099.