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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: IMF/World Bank Complex, Cherry Blossom Parade, and the 54th Annual Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival

Thursday, April 10, 2014

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: IMF/World Bank Complex, Cherry Blossom Parade, and the 54th Annual Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival

Street closures for the IMF/World Bank Complex

  • Starting at 7pm on Friday, April 11, 2014, 19th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to G Street, NW will be closed until Sunday, April 13, 2013, at 8:00 pm.

Cherry Blossom Parade

Saturday, April 12, 2014, the Cherry Blossom Parade and the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival will take place in the District of Columbia.  The Cherry Blossom Parade will be held from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival will be held from 10:30 am to 6:00 pm. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

All road closures will begin at 8:30 am until approximately 1:00 pm. Roads will be closed from 9th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW to 23rd Street and Constitution Avenue, NW. 

Assembly Area

The parade will assemble on 7th Street between Independence Avenue, SW and Constitution Avenue, NW and Constitution Avenue, NW between 6th Street to 9th Street NW from 4:00 am to 1:00 pm.

 

Parade Route

The parade will start at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW and will disband west of 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW.

54th Annual Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival

The street closures will go into effect on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 6:30 pm and will reopen at 11:59 pm at which time the roadways mentioned below will be closed to traffic.

·         Pennsylvania Avenue between 9th and 14th Streets, NW

·         12th Street between Constitution Avenue and E Street, NW

·         10th Street between Constitution Avenue and E Street, NW

·         11th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and E Street, NW

·         13th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and E Street, NW

For more information go to: http://www.sakuramatsuri.org/

All street closures and listed times are subject to change based upon prevailing or unexpected conditions.

Motorists could encounter possible delays if operating in the vicinity of this event and may wish to consider alternative routes.  The Metropolitan Police Department and the D.C. Department of Transportation also wishes to remind motorists in the vicinity of this event to proceed with caution as increased pedestrian traffic can be anticipated.