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Street Closings and Parking Restrictions for Independence Day Celebration

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Street Closings and Parking Restrictions for Independence Day Celebration

This is to advise the public of parking restrictions and street closings to facilitate activities for the Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, July 4, 2006.

Emergency No-Parking
Parking will be restricted in the following locations from 5 am until 11 pm Tuesday, July 4th, 2006:

  • 3rd Street, from Independence to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 4th Street, from Independence to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 7th Street, from Independence to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (both sides)
  • 14th Street, from Independence to Constitution Avenue, NW (both sides)
  • Constitution Avenue, both sides, from Pennsylvania Avenue, west to 23rd Street, NW
  • Southbound 12th Street, SW, between Independence Avenue and C Street
  • Westbound C Street, SW between 12th and 14th Street
  • Westbound Virginia Avenue, SW, between 6th and 7th Street
  • Northbound 7th Street, SW, between Virginia and D Street (right curb lane)
  • Maryland Avenue between 6th and 7th Street
  • Southbound10th Street, NW, between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Northbound 14th Street, NW, between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenue
  • C Street, NW, from 17th to 18th Street (both sides)
  • Virginia Avenue, NW, from Constitution Avenue to 21st Street (both sides)
  • Independence Avenue, SW, between 12th and 14th Street (both sides)
  • Southbound 14th Street, SW, between Independence and C Street SW (right curb lane)

Road Closures
As part of the extensive security measures implemented for this event, several streets traversing the National Mall will be closed on July 4th, 2006. The following streets will be closed at approximately 6 am and will remain closed throughout the day:

Streets Closed from 6 am until approximately 11 pm

  • 4th Street from Independence Avenue to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 7th Street from Independence Avenue to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 15th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Main Avenue, SW
  • 17th Street from Independence Avenue to E Street, NW
  • 19th Street, NW, from C Street to Constitution Avenue
  • 21st Street, NW, from C Street to Constitution Avenue
  • 23rd Street, NW from Independence Avenue to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • Constitution Avenue from 14th Street to 23rd Street, NW.
  • Independence Avenue from 14th Street to 23rd Street, NW

The following streets will be closed at approximately 11:30 am for the Independence Day Parade and will remain closed for the remainder of the day:

Streets Closed from approximately 11:30 am until approximately 11 pm

  • 3rd Street from Independence Avenue to Constitution Avenue, NW (when pedestrian flow dictates)
  • 14th Street from Independence Avenue to Constitution Avenue, NW

The 9th Street Tunnel and the 12th Street Tunnel will remain open except during the Independence Day Parade, which will begin at approximately 11:45 am and continue until approximately 2:30 pm.

Metro Bus and Rail Service
During the Independence Day Parade, all buses that would normally use Constitution Avenue will be re-routed onto Independence Avenue.

Metro Rail will be operating on a holiday schedule the entire day. Trains will run from 8 am on July 4th until 1 am on July 5th. Note: In support of the restrictions put in place by the US Park Police, the Smithsonian Metro Station will be closed for the entire day.  Trains will not stop at this location to discharge or pick up passengers.