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Washington Monument Park Closure

Monday, February 10, 2014

Washington Monument Park Closure

Street and park closures begin at 2:45 pm on February 10

The following media advisory is from the US Secret Service. For questions concerning this release, please contact the US Secret Service Office of Government and Public Affairs at (202) 406-5708.


On Monday, February 10, 2014, Washington Monument Park and surrounding streets will be closed during the listed times due to activities related to a State Visit. The following security measures will be in place:

  • Street and Park Closures: The U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Park Police will put the following street closures affecting vehicular and pedestrian traffic into effect during the specified times on Monday, February 10, 2014.
    • Closed to vehicular traffic from 2:45-3:05 pm and 7:00-7:20 pm
      • 17th Street, NW from Independence Avenue NW, to G Street, NW
      • Independence Street, NW (westbound) from the MLK Memorial to 15th Street, NW
      • Constitution Avenue, NW from 18th Street, NW to 15th Street, NW
         
    • Closed to pedestrian traffic from 1-3:30 pm and 5:30-7:30 pm
      • Washington Monument Park
         
  • Prohibited Items: As a security precaution, the following items will be prohibited from park property in conjunction with the aforementioned closures:
    • Aerosolso
    • Ammunition
    • Animals (other than helper/guide dogs)
    • Backpacks
    • Bags and signs exceeding size restrictions
    • Bicycles
    • Balloons
    • Coolers
    • Explosives
    • Firearms
    • Glass or Thermal containers
    • Pepper spray/mace
    • Laser pointers
    • Packages
    • Structures
    • Weapons of any kind

For questions about this event, please contact the US Secret Service Office of Government and Public Affairs (202-406-5708) or the US Park Police (202-556-9181).

A map illustrating the closed park areas is attached.

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