Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Plan ahead

The National Marathon will be on Saturday March 20th. According to the website Pennsylvania Ave from Fairlawn Ave to Minnesota Ave will be closed from 8:55 AM to 1:10 PM. Based on my experience the last few years, the traffic on Pennsylvania Ave can back up all the way to Southern Ave. It's not pretty.

My advice is:
  • Avoid any non-essential travel
  • Find an alternative route (i.e. Suitland Parkway, I-495)
  • Avoid Pennsylvania Ave or add 1 hour to your trip if you don't and make sure you have plenty of gas to idle
  • Use Metrorail
  • If you use the Bus, make sure the line is running. Some bus lines are suspended during the race.
Below is the map of the marathon route.

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