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Metro to work on three lines this weekend

[This post has been updated.]

On Father’s Day weekend, the main outdoor activity may be backyard barbecues and the main indoor event could be watching World Cup soccer. But for those who are getting around by transit, be aware that Metro plans work on the Red, Orange and Blue lines, which will disrupt train schedules.

Judiciary Square station Off-peak riders wait at Judiciary Square (Robert Thomson – The Washington Post)

Purple Stride Run/Walk
On Saturday, Metrobus routes 32, 34, 36, 54, 64, 70, 74, 79, P6, S2, S4 and V8 will be detoured around the Purple Stride DC 5k Walk/Run. The run, raising money for the fight against pancreatic cancer, begins at 8:30 and the walk at 8:35 a.m. The start and end are at Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th Street NW. See a pdf map of the course on the event’s Web site. The Metrobus detours will be in effect from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. See more route details on Metro’s Web site.

Lawyers Have a Heart 10k
The Lawyers Have a Heart 10k begins at 7 a.m. Saturday and ends about 11 a.m. D.C. streets along the route close during the event. This is the route:

From K and 31st streets NW in Georgetown, east on K Street to the Whitehurst Freeway ramp, left onto the Whitehurst Freeway westbound lanes to M Street NW, onto westbound Canal Road, to Reservoir Road, where participants make a U-turn, then head east on Canal Road to M Street to the Whitehurst Freeway and back to K Street. See a map on the event’s Web site.

Columbia Pike Blues Festival
The festival is scheduled for 1 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday on Walter Reed Drive at Columbia Pike in Arlington County. Police will close these streets till 10 p.m.: Walter Reed Drive from Columbia Pike to South Ninth Street, South 9th Road from South Garfield Street to Walter Reed Drive, South Ninth Street from South Highland Street to Walter Reed Drive. See a map.

Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk
The Sunday event begins and ends at Pentagon Row at 1101 S. Joyce St. in Arlington County. The four-mile run starts at 8:30 a.m. and the one-mile run at 8:35 a.m. Sunday. See a course map on the Zero Prostate Cancer Web site.

Metrorail changes
These are the schedule changes between 10 p.m. Friday and midnight Sunday for Metro’s rebuilding program.

Red Line. Crews will work on the tracks between Shady Grove and Twinbrook, and on the tracks, fences and light poles between Judiciary Square and Rhode Island Avenue. Trains are scheduled to leave the ends of the line at Shady Grove and Glenmont every 24 minutes. More trains will be in service between Grosvenor and Judiciary Square from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, so in that zone, trains should reach platforms about every 12 minutes.

Orange Line. Crews will work on platforms, tracks and communications equipment between Stadium-Armory and Cheverly. All along the line, trains are scheduled to operate every 20 minutes through the weekend.

Blue Line. Fence replacement and light pole installation will be underway between Van Dorn Street and Braddock Road. Trains are scheduled to operate every 20 minutes.

Robert Thomson is The Washington Post’s “Dr. Gridlock.” He answers travelers’ questions, listens to their complaints and shares their pain on the roads, trains and buses in the Washington region.

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