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All the Caps’ Stanley Cup-related street closures to know about

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There are major traffic restrictions around Capital One Arena

2018 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game One Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Update: D.C. sent the following update to the road closures list for all future Stanley Cup Final home games:

  • G Street from 7th Street – 9th Street, NW (12:00 p.m./noon – midnight)
  • 8th Street from G Street to H Street, NW (12:00 p.m./noon – midnight)
  • F Street from 7th Street – 9th Street, NW (3:30 p.m. – midnight)
  • 8th Street from E Street to F Street, NW (3:30 p.m. – midnight)
  • 7th Street from E Street to H Street, NW (3:30 p.m. – midnight)

Original post: D.C. pride for the Capitals is in full-force as the team heads into the Stanley Cup Final Game 3 at home this Saturday. As you can imagine, the Penn Quarter/Chinatown area will be a zoo, and D.C. sent out a notice with all the Caps-related closures during the Stanley Cup.

In the blocks around around the Capital One Arena, the following streets are currently closed for an entire week — until approximately 3:00 p.m. on June 11:

  • F Street, NW from 5th Street to 7th Street, NW
  • 6th Street, NW from E Street to H Street, NW (accessible only to local residents and monthly parking pass holders)
  • G Street, NW between 5th Street and 6th Street (accessible only to local residents and monthly parking pass holders)

During home games, even more streets will be closed. Here are the closures for Saturday’s game (these street closures will be in effect from 3:30 p.m. until midnight at subsequent home games):

  • G Street from 7th Street – 9th Street, NW (6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.)
  • 8th Street from G Street to H Street, NW (6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.)
  • F Street from 7th Street – 9th Street, NW (3:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.)
  • 8th Street from E Street to F Street, NW (3:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.)
  • 7th Street from E Street to H Street, NW (3:30 p.m. – midnight)

The lockdown even includes bikes: for four hours before home games, Capital Bikeshare stations will be closed at 5th and F Streets NW and at 7th and F Streets NW, and will reopen four hours after the game. There will be a Capital Bikeshare bike corral for any one biking to home games.