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Street Closures for Multiple Weekend Events Saturday, April 13 , 2013 and Sunday, April 14, 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013

Street Closures for Multiple Weekend Events Saturday, April 13 , 2013 and Sunday, April 14, 2013

The Metropolitan Police Department wishes to advise the public that multiple events are scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013 and Sunday, April 14, 2013. In order to facilitate these events there will be no vehicular traffic allowed along the routes. Motorists should expect delays during these events.  Citizens who have issues to be resolved or questions regarding traffic access during these events should call (202) 727-9099.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sakura Matsuri (Japanese Street Festival)

This event will begin at 11:00 am and end approximately at 6:00 pm.  In order to facilitate this event there will be no vehicular traffic allowed along the routes of the street festival.

The following streets will begin closing down at 7:00 pm on April 12, 2013 and scheduled to reopen on April 13, 2013 at 11:00 pm.

 

  • Pennsylvania Avenue between 9th Street, NW and 14th Street, NW
  • 13th Street, NW between Pennsylvania Avenue and E Street, NW
  • 12th Street NW, between Constitution Avenue and E Street, NW
  • 11th Street, NW, between Pennsylvania Avenue and E Street, NW
  • 10th Street, NW between Constitution Avenue and E Street, NW

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

The following streets will be closed for rehearsal on Saturday, April 13, 2013 beginning at 4:30 am and scheduled to re-open at approximately 1:00 pm.

Assemble and Rehearsal Area:

 

  • 7th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue SW.
  • Constitution Avenue between 6th Street, NW and 9th Street, NW.

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade road closures will begin at 9:30 am with the parade beginning at 10:00 am:

 

  • Constitution Avenue, NW from 7th Street, NW  to 23rd Street, NW

Parade Route:

 

  • North on 7th Street, NW and proceed west onto Constitution Avenue, NW
  • Continue west on Constitution Avenue, NW to 17th Street, NW where the parade will disband.

Justin’s Café Block Party

The Justin’s Café Block Party is a celebration of the return of the Nationals baseball team. Beginning Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm the following street will be closed.

*       First Street, Southeast between L and K Street, Southeast

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Race to Stop the Silence 8K

The Race to Stop the Silence 8K is an event to help stop child sexual abuse. The following streets will be closed on Sunday, April 14, 2013 beginning at 5:00 am and scheduled to re-open at approximately 12:00 pm. The race is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am and end at approximately 11:00 am. For more information please see http://www.active.com/running/washington-dc/race-to-stop-the-silence-8k---10th-annual-2013

Freedom Plaza:

 

  • Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 12th to 14th Streets
  • 13th Street from E Street, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Race Route:

The race will form on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW between 12th and 13th Streets, NW and proceed over the following route:

 

  • East on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • East on Constitution Avenue, to Louisiana Avenue, NW
  • Northeast on First Street, NW to Columbus Circle, NW
  • East on D Street, NW to Delaware Avenue, NW
  • North on First Street, NW to Columbus Circle, NW
  • U-turn at Columbus Circle, NW
  • South on First Street, NW to parking lot
  • North on First Street, NW to D Street, NW
  • West on D Street, NW to Louisiana Avenue, NW
  • West on Louisiana Avenue, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • West on Constitution Avenue, NW to 3rd Street, SW
  • South on 3rd Street, SW to Independence Avenue, SW
  • East on Independence Avenue, SW to Washington Avenue, SW
  • Southeast on Washington Avenue, SW to 2nd Street, SW
  • West on E Street, SW to 3rd Street, SW
  • North on 3rd Street, SW to Independence Avenue, SW
  • West on Independence Avenue, SW to 7th Street, SW
  • U-turn prior to 7th Street, SW
  • East on Independence Avenue, SW to 3rd Street, SW
  • North on 3rd Street, SW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • West on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to 10th Street, NW
  • South on 10th Street, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW (U-turn)
  • North on 10th Street, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • West on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to 12th Street, NW (finish and disband)

The above streets will be closed to motorists during the specified date and times. All street closures and listed times are subject to change based upon prevailing or unexpected conditions.

Due to the heavy pedestrian crowds associated with these events, motorists are encouraged to exercise caution when traveling in these areas.  In addition, those wishing to attend these events are encouraged to use public transportation.