Metro News Release

For immediate release: December 6, 2012

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Metrobus delays possible in Downtown DC due to National Christmas Tree Lighting

Metro is advising bus customers whose routes traverse Downtown DC of potential delays and detours around the White House this evening due to the National Christmas Tree Lighting.

The ceremony is expected to begin at 4:30 p.m. with street closures expected between 4:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The following streets are expected to be closed:

  • 15th Street NW from Constitution Ave. to Pennsylvania Ave. 
  • 17th Street NW from Constitution Ave. to New York Ave.

In addition, Constitution Ave. NW between 15th and 17th streets may be closed if necessary.

Traffic impacts are expected to affect:

  • 18th Street NW
  • 13th Street NW
  • 14th Street NW
  • H Street NW
  • I Street NW
  • K Street NW

As a result, the following Metrobus routes will be subject to delays and detours this evening:

3Y, 11Y, 16Y, 32, 36, 37, 38B, 39, 42, 43, 52, 53, 80, D1, D2, D3, D5, D6, G8, L2, N2, N3, N4, P6, P17, P19, S1, S2, S4, S9, W13, X1, X2, X9

Travel Advice

  • All bus routes beginning, ending or passing through the Downtown area may be subject to delays or detours as a result of this event.
  • Specific detour information will be provided to customers via MetroAlerts.  Customers are encouraged to sign up to receive route-specific messages at wmata.com/metroalerts.  
  • Board buses outside the Downtown area by walking or using Metrorail to travel beyond Downtown congestion. Customers using a SmarTrip card receive a $0.50 discount when transferring between Metrobus and Metrorail.

 

 

News release issued at 10:50 am, December 6, 2012.


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