The annual race, organized by alumni of historically black colleges and universities, is scheduled to shut down several streets to traffic near Howard University Saturday morning, according to HBCU’s website.
Streets scheduled to close from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m include:
- Georgia Avenue NW from Harvard Street to Barry Place NW.
- W Street NW from 4th to 6th streets NW.
- 6th Street NW from W to Gresham streets NW.
- 5th Street NW from Gresham Street to Howard Place NW.
- 4th Street NW from Howard Place to W Street NW.
Photo via Facebook/DC Metro HBCU Alumni Alliance
(Updated at 9:17 a.m.) D.C. Police have reopened one of the two streets that were closed following a shooting that occurred there early this morning.
UPDATE: • 1000 Block of 18th Street, NW • 18th & L Street, NW Are now open to pedestrian and vehicular traffic
— DC Police Traffic (@DCPoliceTraffic) January 4, 2016
Police said someone was shot shortly before 3 a.m. on the 1800 block of L Street NW and that an investigation is currently ongoing.
18th Street between the 1000 block and the 1100 block and the 1900 block of L Street NW were closed early this morning “due to the police activity.”
Authorities did not immediately provide additional details about the shooting.
Have you heard? The pope is coming, and with his visit comes road closures, transit changes and extra security across the District. But will it be the end of the world? Pope-alypse? Pope-mageddon? Probably not.
Residents across the Borderstan coverage area will likely feel the effects of Pope Francis’ visit on Wednesday, when the pope will hold mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Dupont Circle after parading around the White House.
Here’s our big infodump-y list of what to expect from the Pope’s visit:
Where Pope Francis Will Be
- Pope Francis will meet with President Obama Wednesday morning, which will be followed by a parade around the White House along Constitution Avenue NW and 15th and 17th streets NW
- The pope’s motorcade will then go from the White House to the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle at 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW, where he will hold a midday prayer with U.S. bishops.
- He will then head to Catholic University to hold mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
- LGBT Catholics will gather outside of the Human Rights Campaign offices at 17th Street NW and Rhode Island Avenue NW to greet the pope as his motorcade passes en route to the cathedral
Where Pope Francis Will Not Be
Those looking to avoid the pope and road closures altogether should stay north of O Street NW. Places to avoid include Massachusetts Avenue near the Naval Observatory on Tuesday night, Farragut Square, Dupont, Catholic University and Brookland on Wednesday and the U.S. Capitol and downtown on Thursday.
- Rhode Island Avenue NW between Connecticut Avenue NW and 17th Street NW will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday
- Several roads around the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle will close intermittently between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. including:
– M Street NW between Connecticut Avenue NW and 17th Street NW
– Connecticut Avenue NW between 18th Street NW and Desales Street NW
– 17th Street NW between M and N streets NW
- Parking will be prohibited between midnight and 3 p.m. Wednesday in a one-block radius from the Cathedral including:
– Rhode Island Avenue NW between 17th Street NW and Connecticut Avenue NW
– M Street NW between Connecticut Avenue NW and the BB&T bank halfway down the block
- Parking will be limited from midnight tonight until 6 p.m. Thursday between 11th and 12th streets NW and between K and O streets NW
- Service on all lines will be increased during the midday and evenings. Metro does not have the capacity to increase service during rush hours and expects trains to be very crowded at those times
- Bicycles and large coolers will not be allowed on Metro trains Wednesday or Thursday
- Bags, packages and containers may be searched at Metro stations
- There is no scheduled track work on any lines during the Pope’s visit
- Updated information will be made available online
- 37, D1, D3, H1 and S1 buses will not operate on Wednesday or Thursday
Several bus routes have been shortened from due to road closures along their routes. Those bus lines are:
- 42 and 43 will only operate between Mt. Pleasant and 9th Street NW and F Street NW from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 2 p.m. Thursday
- N2 and N4 will only operate between Friendship Heights and the National Cathedral at 34th Street NW and Garfield Street NW from 9 a.m. Tuesday to 4 p.m. Thursday.
- N3 and N6 will only operate between Friendship Heights and Dupont Circle from 9 a.m. Tuesday to 4 p.m. Thursday
- S2 and S4 will only operate between Silver Spring and McPherson Square from 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to 2 p.m. Wednesday
- The Dupont Circle-Georgetown-Rosslyn and Woodley Park-Adams Morgan-McPherson Square lines will run every 15 minutes starting at noon on Wednesday and lasting until Thursday evening
- D.C. Public Schools will all be open for the entirety of the Pope’s visit. School officials warn that road closures and crowds may affect transportation to and from school and said parents can contact the Parent Resource Center at 202-576-5000 for transportation-related questions during the Pope’s visit.
Several charter schools will be closed on Wednesday, including:
- All Carlos Rosario International Charter School locations
- All Center City Public Charter School locations
- E.L. Hayned Public Charter School
- All KIPP D.C. locations
Places to Celebrate
- Embassy Row Hotel in Dupont Circle will hold a pope-themed rooftop party Tuesday night with foods from Pope Francis’ native Argentina. Tickets are $25
- Rumors Bar and Grill has a special pope sandwich on their menu this week
- Posto restaurant on 14th Street NW will offer a tasting menu of Roman dishes in honor of the pope’s visit
- Here’s a list of pope drink specials popping up across town
The Metropolitan Police Department and the District Department of Transportation issued the following information regarding street closures.
Closed from 4 am until 11 pm, Tuesday, April 16: E Street NW from 14th to 13th streets, NW; Pennsylvania Avenue NW from 14th to 12th streets NW; and 13th Street NW from E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
Closed from 9 am until 2 pm, Tuesday, April 16: Constitution Avenue NW from 9th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue NW; 7th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to Independence Avenue SW.
Closed from 10 am until 2 pm, Tuesday, April 16: Pennsylvania Avenue from 12th Street to 3rd Street NW; and all streets crossing Pennsylvania Avenue from 12th to 4th Street will be closed between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW.
It is an official holiday in DC, with schools and government offices closed. While regular parking regulations will not be enforced Tuesday, only rush hour restrictions, there will be no trash pick up on Monday. Rush hour parking restrictions will be enforced on Monday, April 16, from 7 to 9:30 am and from 4 to 6:30 pm. In addition, reversible lane operations will remain in effect during rush hours.