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March to Confront White Supremacy expected to arrive in D.C. on Wednesday.

March to Confront White Supremacy expected to arrive in D.C. on Wednesday.


Transit Disruptions for Sept. 5-8, 2017

** Updated with time and location of March to Confront White Supremacy estimated arrival time and location: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Francis Scott Key Bridge. **

Hurricane Irma, the first day of school for Maryland and some Virginia districts, the return of Congress, and an anti-white supremacy march headline prospective transit disruptions this week across the National Capital Region.

Is Hurricane Irma visiting the East Coast sometime next week or curving harmlessly out to sea? Forecasters are predicting with a fair degree of certainty that it have at least a close encounter with Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and the Bahamas. Beyond that, confidence in forecasts plummet. Stay tuned and stock your shelves just in case.

Both the House and Senate are back in session starting Tuesday, so be prepared for a surge in Metrorail and highway traffic heading toward Capitol Hill. The Nationals also return to D.C. for a homestand against the Phillies starting Thursday night, so be on the lookout for extra game traffic on the roads, I-395 and I-695, and the Metro.

A big wildcard will be arrival of the March to Confront White Supremacy, which is expected to arrive in D.C. to participate in acts of civil disobedience sometime Wednesday. Up to 100 marchers has been making its way from Emancipation Park in Charlottesville to Washington since Aug. 28. The group will march 12 miles from Centreville to Merrifield on Tuesday, then 11 miles from Merrifield to Washington on Wednesday.

The marchers’ website states: “Starting on September 6th, we’re taking over Washington D.C. We will hold our ground and launch wave after wave of nonviolent civil disobedience demanding Trump be removed from office and that an agenda be advanced that heals the wounds of white supremacy. This is will be a sustained civil disobedience campaign, so bring what you need to stay.”

Projected path of Hurricane Irma, as of Monday night.

Projected path of Hurricane Irma, as of Monday night.


The group is expected to arrive at Francis Scott Key Bridge at 3 p.m. Wednesday. You can keep tabs on the group by following @cville2dc on Twitter.


  • Tuesday: 88/68, partly cloudy, 20% precip, 63% humidity
  • Wednesday: 70/59, thunderstorms, 90% precip, 95% humidity
  • Thursday: 74/57, mostly sunny, 20% precip, 66% humidity
  • Friday: 73/56, mostly sunny, 10% precip, 61% humidity


Red Line: From 10 p.m. until closing through Friday, single-tracking between Dupont Circle & Van Ness stations to allow for preventive maintenance, rail and fastener renewal. Trains will arrive every 20-25 minutes.

All other Metrorail lines will operate with regular weekday service.


Metrobus: Due to construction on Wheeler Road SE between Mississippi Avenue and Southern Avenue, Metrobus Routes A2, A6, A7, W1, W2 and W3 may experience delays. Construction is scheduled to take place Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m.

Roads and Highways

Virginia lane closures are available at this link. Highlights include:

Francis Scott Key Bridge: Alternating lane closures for bridge deck repairs continue through Oct. 6, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Alternating sidewalk closures occur on Sunday-Friday during this period.

I-395 Southbound Ramp 6B: Right lane and right shoulder will be closed for repairs from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday through Friday.

Virginia Route 267 Eastbound / Westbound (Dulles Greenway) from mm 7.6 to mm 14: Alternating lane closures start at 10 a.m. Monday and conclude at 5 a.m. Saturday in both directions.

Commuter Rail

MARC / VRE: Normal weekday service resumes Tuesday.

Upcoming Events


  • First day of school for Maryland, Arlington County and Fredericksburg.



  • 7:05 p.m.: Phillies at Nationals (Nationals Park)


  • 7:05 p.m.: Phillies at Nationals (Nationals Park)


  • 7:05 p.m.: Phillies at Nationals (Nationals Park)


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