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Traffic Advisory: 2022 Fourth of July Celebrations

Thursday, June 30, 2022

On Monday, July 4, 2022, the 2022 Fourth of July Celebration will take place in the District of Columbia. In addition to this event, there are other events in the city which will require extensive street closures that motorists should take into consideration.

The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking for the National Independence Day Parade on Monday, July 4, 2022 from 4:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.:

  • Pennsylvania Avenue from Constitution Avenue to 3rd Street, NW
  • 3rd Street from Independence Avenue, SW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 4th Street from Independence Avenue, SW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 6th Street from Constitution Avenue, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 7th Street from Independence Avenue, SW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 9th Street from Constitution Avenue, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 10th Street from Constitution Avenue, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 12th Street from Madison Drive, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 14th Street from Independence Avenue, SW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 15th Street from Independence Avenue, SW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 17th Street from Independence Avenue, SW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 18th Street from Constitution Avenue to E Street, NW
  • 19th Street from Constitution Avenue to E Street, NW
  • 20th Street from Virginia Avenue, NW to E Street, NW
  • 20th Street from C Street, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 21st Street from Constitution Avenue to E Street, NW
  • 22nd Street from Constitution Avenue to C Street, NW
  • 23rd Street from Constitution Avenue to E Street, NW
  • C Street from 21st to Virginia Avenue, NW
  • C Street from 19th to 17th Street, NW
  • D Street from 18th to 17th Street, NW
  • E Street from 20th to 17th Street, NW (east bound lanes only)
  • Virginia Avenue from 23rd Street to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • Constitution Avenue from 23rd Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • Ohio Drive from Independence Avenue to Ohio Drive Bridge
  • Parkway Drive NW from Ohio Drive, SW to Lincoln Memorial Circle, NW (Zone 5850)
  • Jefferson Drive from 15th to 3rd Street, NW
  • Madison Drive from 15th to 3rd Street, SW
  • Independence Avenue from 17th Street to 3rd Street, SW
  • Maryland Avenue from Independence Avenue to 3rd Street, SW

 

The following streets will be closed for the National Independence Day Parade and fireworks show from 4:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.:

  • Inbound Case Bridge ramp to 12th Street tunnel
  • Jefferson Drive from 15th to 3rd Street, SW
  • Madison Drive from 15th to 3rd Street, NW
  • Independence Avenue from 14th Street to Ohio Drive, SW
  • C Street from 21st to Virginia Avenue, NW
  • C Street from 18th to 17th Street, NW
  • D Street from 18th to 17th Street, NW
  • E Street from 20th to 17th Street, NW (east bound lanes only)
  • 10th Street from Constitution Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 12th Street from Madison Drive to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 1200 block of Maine Avenue, SW
  • 14th Street Bridge Inbound, SW (ALL Traffic will remain on E/B I-395)
  • 14th Street Bridge (HOV) Inbound, SW (ALL Traffic will remain on E/B I-395)
  • 15th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue, SW
  • 17th Street from New York Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue, SW
  • 18th Street from Constitution Avenue, NW to E Street, NW
  • 19th Street from Constitution Avenue, NW to E Street, NW
  • 20th Street from Constitution Avenue, NW to E Street, NW
  • 21st Street from Constitution Avenue, NW to E Street, NW
  • 23rd Street from Virginia Avenue to Memorial Bridge
  • Constitution Avenue from Pennsylvania Avenue to 23rd Street, NW
  • Virginia Avenue from Constitution Avenue, NW to 24th Street, NW
  • Maine Avenue from I-395 W/B to Independence Avenue, SW
  • Southbound Potomac River Freeway exits to Independence Avenue, Maine Avenue, and E Street, NW
  • TR Bridge ramp to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • TR Bridge ramp to Ohio Drive, NW
  • E/B E Street Expressway ramp to E Street, NW
  • E Street Expressway ramp from the TR Bridge
  • Southbound Rock Creek Parkway will be closed at Virginia Avenue, NW
  • Henry Bacon Drive from Constitution Avenue to Lincoln Memorial Circle, NW
  • Ohio Drive from Independence Avenue to the Ohio Drive Bridge
  • Parkway Drive from Ohio Drive to the Lincoln Memorial Circle, NW
  • West Basin Drive from Independence Avenue to Ohio Drive, SW

 

The following streets will be closed for the National Independence Day Parade and fireworks show from 1:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.:

  • 23rd Street from Virginia Avenue to Washington Circle, NW – no southbound traffic
  • 3rd Street from D Street, NW to Independence Avenue, SW

 

In addition to events on the National Mall, motorists should expect heavy traffic and delays around other Fourth of July activities taking place in the city:

The Washington Nationals will host the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park at 1500 South Capitol Street, SE. The baseball game will start at 11:05 a.m.

The Palisades Citizens Association will host their annual Palisades Parade at 11:00 a.m.

The following street will be posted as Emergency No Parking for the Palisades Parade on Monday, July 4, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.:

  • MacArthur Boulevard from Whitehaven Park to Edmunds Place, NW

 

The following street will be closed for the Palisades Parade from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:

  • MacArthur Boulevard from Whitehaven Park to Edmunds Place, NW

 

The Barracks Row Parade will take place at 10:00 a.m.

The following street will be posted as Emergency No Parking for the Barracks Row Parade on Monday, July 4, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.:

  • 8th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to Virginia Avenue, SE

 

The following street will be closed for the Barracks Row Parade from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.:

  • 8th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to Virginia Avenue, SE

 

The Takoma Park Parade will take place at 10:00 a.m.

The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking for the Takoma Park Parade on Monday, July 4, 2022 from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.:

  • Carroll Street from the DC/MD line to Maple Street, NW
  • Maple Street from Caroll Street, NW to the DC/MD line

 

The following streets will be closed for the Takoma Park Parade from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.:

  • Carroll Street from the DC/MD line to Maple Street, NW
  • Maple Street from Caroll Street, NW to the DC/MD line

 

The 3rd Street Tunnel will remain open for travel into and out of the city.

While you are at the 2022 Independence Day Celebration events, it is important you have the latest information at your fingertips. For official information from DC Government related to the 2022 Independence Day Celebrations, text JULY4DC to 888-777 to receive free alerts on weather, traffic, transit, and more.

Residents and visitors of the District are urged to be vigilant and follow the motto, “if you see something, say something.” To report immediate threats or emergencies, call 911. To report suspicious activity or behavior, call 202-727-9099 or text 50-411. For more information visit https://mpdc.dc.gov/capitalwatch.

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. As always, do not drink and drive.

Motorists are reminded that stopping or standing is prohibited on any city streets or roadways to observe the fireworks. Motorists shall expect to be ticketed and/or towed if found in violation.

For timely traffic information, please visit twitter.com/DCPoliceTraffic,

Please visit https://www.wmata.com for alternative public transportation options into and out of the city, as well as any metro closures.

Please visit http://home.nps.gov/subjects/nationalmall4th/closures.htm for additional information from National Park Service.

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.

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