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Track work will impact all six Metro lines this weekend

Track work continues in various Metro lines this weekend. In this file photo, crews work near Ballston. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

June brings several organized races to the Washington region, including the Race for Respect this Saturday, which will close some streets in downtown.  If you plan on taking Metro, keep in mind that track work will impact all six Metro lines. If you’re driving, be on the look out for road crews across the region.

The good news is the weather will be nice, with sunshine and low humidity. Friday kicks off the weekend with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s, according to the Capital Weather Gang forecast. Saturday remains enjoyable, with plenty of sunshine and highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. Chances of rain return Sunday.

DC United takes on L.A. Galaxy 7 p.m. Saturday at RFK Stadium.  If you’re getting to the stadium by Metro, make sure to add extra time to your travels and plan around the segment shutdown on the Orange Line.

Here are some details about the Metro work, road work and street closures that are likely to snarl your travels this weekend:


Track work will affect all Metro lines this weekend, meaning less frequent service through Sunday.

Metro to shut down parts of Green, Red and Yellow lines in next round of maintenance blitzes once SafeTrack ends

Red Line. Trains will share a track between Medical Center and Grosvenor. As a result, trains will operate every 18 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont.  Additional trains will run between Farragut North and Silver Spring from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Orange Line. The track shutdown between Stadium-Armory and New Carrollton continues as part of Metro’s Safetrack program. Trains will run every 16 minutes between Vienna and Largo Town Center. The following stations are closed: New Carrollton, Landover, Cheverly, Deanwood and Minnesota Avenue.

Blue Line. Work on other lines will impact train frequency on the Blue Line.  Trains will run every 16 minutes Saturday and Sunday.

Silver Line. As part of the SafeTrack Surge 15, trains will operate every 16 minutes between Wiehle-Reston East and Stadium-Armory only. Customers traveling to/from other stations should use Orange or Blue line trains to complete their trip.

Yellow Line. Trains will operate every 16 minutes between Huntington and Mount Vernon Square, Saturday and Sunday. Passengers traveling to and from stations north of Mount Vernon Square should transfer to the Green line.

Green Line. Trains will share a track between Fort Totten and Georgia Avenue-Petworth.  Frequency will be every 16 minutes all weekend.


In the District, the Race4Respect 5K will close several streets on Saturday. The following streets will be closed from 2 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 14th Street, NW to 9th Street, NW
  • 13th Street, NW from E Street, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 12th Street, NW from E Street, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 11th Street, NW from E Street, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 10th Street, NW from E Street, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW

The race starts at 9 a.m., and will form on Pennsylvania Avenue, between 13th & 12th Streets, NW. Here’s a map of the route from organizers:

Police urge drivers to consider alternative routes.

Road Work

There isn’t much significant road work scheduled for this weekend, but here are a few projects that are likely to be disruptive:

In the District, drivers should anticipate  lane closures all day Saturday on the southbound Francis Scott Key Bridge. The right lane will be closed to traffic as part of the ongoing Key Bridge Rehabilitation Project.

In Northern Virginia, drivers on Interstate 95 South should be prepared for extra delays around the Dale City area. Deck repairs scheduled on the bridge over Neabsco Creek, just south of Potomac Mills Mall, will require some lane closures. Traffic will get by on two of the three southbound lanes from 10 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday.

In Maryland, drivers in Montgomery County will encounter lane closures on MD 355 (Rockville Pike) between Wilson Drive and Woodmont Avenue beginning 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday as crews continue to do some clearing and curb work.