Saturday, September 02, 2006

Beware of traffic on September 7th

A recent alert indicates that there will be a closure of 3 lanes on Conn. Ave. on Sept. 7. The notice that was distributed to the Conn. Ave. merchants and signed by Crystal Palmer came from the DC Film Office. The closure is for a premiere for "The Guardian." This premiere will be a benefit for the US Coast Guard. Apparently, the entire day is needed to prep the area, including laying the red carpet and installing pedestrian barriers, and implementing security regulations.

The two lanes that will be open to traffic from 10:30AM to 11PM will have one northbound and one southbound lane throughout this period. Police will be helping with traffic cntrol throughout the day.

Brace yourself, however.

Neighbors of the Washington Cathedral received this notice:

Dear Neighbors, you may have read about the September 7th visit to the Cathedral by former Iranian President Khatami. We expect between one and 2 thousand invited guests to attend the 7:30 p.m. event. The invited guests have been directed to take public transportation, taxicabs or be dropped off at the Cathedral. (For security reasons, the roads of the Close will be closed to traffic beginning in the afternoon.) Here is what we know at this point:

DC MPD has informed us that there will be some road closures around the Cathedral...

Ergo, both Connecticut and Wisconsin Avenues will be bottlenecked on September 7th. Combined with the ongoing Reno Road construction and the new Bridge Construction over Klingle Road, it should make for one challenging day.

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