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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: 2019 Emancipation Day Celebration

Thursday, April 11, 2019

On Saturday, April 13, 2019, the Emancipation Day Celebration will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

 

The following streets will be closed and posted as No Emergency Parking on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. for the Freedom Plaza concert and event. The concert is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m.

 

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

 

The following streets will be closed and posted as Emergency No Parking from approximately 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the parade staging area:

 

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

 

The following streets will be closed from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for the Parade. The Parade is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m.

 

  • Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 9th Street, NW to 12th Street, NW
  • 10th Street, NW between E Street, NW and Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 11th Street, NW between E Street, NW and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 12th Street, NW between E Street, NW and Constitution Avenue, NW

 

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

The public should expect parking restrictions along the street and should be guided by the posted emergency no parking signage. All vehicles that are parked in violation of the emergency no parking signs will be ticketed and towed.

 

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.