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Map of Beach Drive AM Alternate Detour Routes
Beach Drive AM Alternate Detour Routes

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There are several alternate routes that can be used to travel southbound towards the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway. The following are descriptions of suggested alternate routes to Beach Drive.

Beach Drive Reconstruction AM Alternate Route Description

West of Beach Drive into Downtown DC:

  • Travel southbound on Connecticut Avenue NW into downtown DC.
  • Travel southbound on Reno Road NW to 34th Street NW and make a left turn onto Massachusetts Avenue NW. Continue southeast into downtown DC.
  • Travel southeast on Massachusetts Avenue NW towards downtown DC.

West of Beach Drive to access the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW:

  • Travel southbound on Connecticut Avenue NW , turn right onto 24th Street NW and continue south onto Shoreham Drive NW to access the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW.
  • Travel southbound on Connecticut Avenue NW and turn left onto Cathedral Avenue to access the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW.
  • Travel southbound on Reno Road NW to 34th Street NW and make a left turn onto Massachusetts Avenue NW. Continue on Massachusetts Avenue NW and make a right turn onto Waterside Drive NW to access the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW.
  • Travel in the southeast direction on Massachusetts Avenue NW and make a right turn onto Waterside Drive NW to access the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW.
East of Beach Drive into Downtown DC:

  • Travel southbound on Georgia Avenue NW, 13thStreet NW, 14th Street NW, and 16th Street NW directly into Downtown DC.
  • When Traveling from Piney Branch Road NW turn left onto Georgia Avenue NW or continue onto 13th Street NW. Continue traveling on either of these roads southbound directly into Downtown DC.
  • Arkansas Avenue NW can be used to access southbound Georgia Avenue NW, 13th Street NW, 14th Street NW, and 16th Street NW directly into Downtown DC.

East of Beach Drive to access the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW

  • Travel southbound on Georgia Avenue NW, 13thStreet NW, 14th Street NW, or 16th Street NW and turn right onto westbound Columbia Road NW. Follow westbound Columbia Road NW, turn left onto Connecticut Avenue NW then right onto Florida Avenue NW and follow southbound Florida Avenue NW until it becomes 23rd Street and make a right turn onto P Street NW. On P Street NW turn left onto the ramp to the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW.
  • Travel southbound on Georgia Avenue NW, 13thStreet NW, 14th Street NW, or 16th Street NW and turn right onto westbound Columbia Road NW. Follow westbound Columbia Road NW and turn right onto Calvert Street NW. On Calvert Street NW turn left onto Shoreham Drive NW to access the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW.


 
Map of Beach Drive PM Alternate Detour Routes
Beach Drive PM Alternate Detour Routes

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Beach Drive Reconstruction PM Alternate Route Descriptions

From northbound Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway to Northwest DC and Maryland:

  • Exit Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway onto Waterside Drive NW and turn left onto westbound Massachusetts Avenue NW:
  • Continue on Massachusetts Avenue NW and turn right onto northbound 34th Street NW. Continue onto Reno Road NW towards the Maryland/District of Columbia boundary.
  • Continue on Massachusetts Avenue NW and turn right onto Wisconsin Avenue NW.Continue towards the Maryland/District of Columbia boundary.
  • Exit Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway onto Shoreham Drive and continue onto 24th Street then turn left onto northbound Connecticut Avenue NW.Continue northbound towards the Maryland/District of Columbia boundary.
  • Exit Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway onto Shoreham Drive:
  • Turn left onto Calvert Street NW. Continue on Calvert Street NW and follow Cleveland Avenue NW to 34th Street NW. Continue onto Reno Road towards the Maryland/District of Columbia boundary.
  • Turn right onto Calvert Street NW. Continue on Calvert Street NW and turn left on the Columbia Road. Follow Columbia Road and turn left onto northbound 16th Street NW, 14th Street NW, 13th Street NW or Georgia Avenue NW and follow them towards the Maryland/DC boundary.


From Downtown DC Origins\

  • Use northbound 22nd Street NW onto Florida Avenue NW and turn right onto U Street NW. From U Street, turn left onto northbound 16th Street NW, 14th Street NW, or 13th Street NW and follow them towards the Maryland/DC boundary.
  • From northbound Connecticut Avenue,turn right onto Columbia Road NW. Follow Columbia Road NW until it becomes Harvard Street and turn left onto northbound 16th Street NW, 14th Street NW, 13th Street NW, or Georgia Avenue NW and follow them towards the Maryland/DC boundary.
  • From northbound Connecticut Avenue, turn right onto eastbound Calvert Street NW and then turn left onto Columbia Road NW. Follow Columbia Road NW until it becomes Harvard Street and turn left onto northbound 16th Street NW, 14th Street NW, 13th Street NW, or Georgia Avenue NW and follow them towards the Maryland/DC boundary.
  • From northbound Connecticut Avenue NW turn right onto Nebraska Avenue NW. On Nebraska Avenue, make a right turn onto Military Road NW. Continue eastbound on Military Road and turn right onto Joyce Road NW onto Beach Drive.
  • Travel northbound on Georgia Avenue NW, 13th Street NW, 14th Street NW, and 16th Street NW from Downtown DC and follow them towards the Maryland/DC boundary.
  • Arkansas Avenue NW can be used to access 16thStreet NW, 14th Street NW, 13th Street NW, and Georgia Avenue NW depending on your final destination.


Last updated: September 19, 2016

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