Service Alert: National Mall Route Detours this Weekend for Races

DC Circulator to Detour National Mall Route for Early Morning Races This Weekend

Saturday September 9

Road closures for the Race for the Cure 5k will impact the National Mall route on 3rd Street NW at Pennsylvania Avenue on Saturday, September 9. To accommodate the event, DC Circulator will delay the start of service until 12pm (noon).

Once race activities have finished and streets reopen around 12pm (noon), the route will begin normal service to all stops.

Sunday September 10

Road closures and staging areas for the Nation’s Triathlon will impact the National Mall route near the Tidal Basin on Sunday, September 10. Therefore, starting at opening (9am), buses will operate on a modified Museum Loop. This loop serves the museums along the National Mall, but will not serve the following stops along the Tidal Basin or near the Lincoln Memorial:

  • 15th St. SW / Jefferson Dr.
  • 15th St. SW near Maine Ave.
  • Basin Dr. SW at Jefferson Memorial
  • Basin Dr. SW near Independence Ave.
  • Lincoln Memorial Circle SW
  • Constitution Ave. NW / 21st St.
  • Constitution Ave. NW / 18th St.
  • 15th St. NW / Madison Dr.


Once race activities have finished at 2pm, or as road closures allow, normal service will resume to all stops.

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