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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: March for Our Lives

Friday, March 16, 2018

On Saturday, March 24, 2018, the District of Columbia will be hosting the “March for Our Lives,” a First Amendment Activity. 

 

We will be hosting a press briefing on Tuesday, March 20 at noon at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to review District planning around this event. Additional details on the press briefing will be advised on Monday, March 19.

 

Additional information will be included and updated for the public here: https://marchforourlives.dc.gov/

 

In order to ensure the safety of this activity, the following street closures and Emergency No Parking will be established:

 

7:00 PM, Thursday, March 22, 2018, until 10:00 PM, Sunday, March 25, 2018:

 

  • 300 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

 

This area will have Emergency No Parking for the duration of the closure.

 

7:00 PM, Friday, March 23, 2018, until 10:00 PM, Sunday, March 2018:

 

  • Constitution Ave from 3rd Street, NW to the East Crossover with Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 3rd Street, NW to 4th Street, NW

 

These areas will have Emergency No Parking for the duration of the closure.

 

Saturday, March 24, 2018 (0300 hours until approximately 1800 hours):

 

  • Louisiana Avenue, NW, from 1st Street, NW, to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • First Street from Maryland Avenue, SW to Constitution Avenue, NW – To Include Grant and Peace Circles
  • Maryland Avenue from Independence Avenue to First Street, SW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, from 1st Street, NW to 14th Street, NW
  • Constitution Avenue, NW, from 1st Street, NW to 12th Street, NW
  • Madison Drive, NW from 3rd to 14th Street, NW
  • Jefferson Drive, SW from 3rd to 15th Street, NW
  • 3rd Street, from D Street, NW to Independence Avenue, SW

 

*This closure may be made upon overall public safety and traffic safety considerations.

 

  • 4th Street from Independence Avenue, SW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 4th Street from E Street, NW to D Street, NW
  • 5th Street from E Street, NW to D Street, NW
  • 6th Street from Constitution Avenue, NW to E Street, NW
  • 7th Street from Independence Avenue, SW to E Street, NW
  • 8th Street from E Street, NW to D Street, NW
  • 9th Street from E Street, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 10th Street from E Street, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 11th Street from E Street, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

 

  • *12th Street from E Street, NW to Constitution Avenue, NW

*Access to the Trump Hotel will be permitted from the 12th Street side based upon public safety considerations.

 

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

 

  • *13th ½ Street from D Street, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

*Access to the Ronald Regan Building will be permitted from the 14th Street side based upon public safety considerations.

 

  • C Street, NW from 3rd Street to 6th Street, NW
  • D Street, NW from 3rd Street to Indiana Ave, NW
  • D Street, NW from 6th Street to 9th Street, NW
  • L’Enfant Plaza, SW will only be allowed to Exit to D Street, SW from the Plaza Area

 

Traffic will be allowed to travel Eastbound and Westbound, but will not be able to travel Northbound from the following streets:

 

  • C Street, SW from 3rd to 6th Street, SW
  • D Street, SW from 3rd to 6th Street, SW
  • School Street, SW from 4th to 6th Street, SW
  • Maryland Avenue, SW from 3rd Street, SW to 7th Street, SW

 

Traffic will not be allowed to travel Northbound on the following streets:

 

  • 3rd Street, SW from E Street, SW to Independence Ave, SW
  • 4th Street, SW from E Street, SW to Independence Ave, SW
  • 6th Street SW from E Street, SW to Independence Ave, SW
  • 7th Street, SW from D Street, SW to Independence Ave, SW
  • 8th Street, SW from C Street, SW to Independence Ave, SW
  • 9th Street, SW from C Street, SW to Independence Ave, SW
  • 12th Street, SW from C Street, SW to Independence Ave, SW

 

The streets above will also have Emergency No Parking for the duration of the closures.

 

It is noted that Independence Avenue from 3rd to 14th Street, SW will be open to travel in both directions, but Independence Avenue may be closed to all vehicle traffic should public safety concerns dictated.

 

  • The 12th Street Tunnel from I-395 Eastbound will be open. All traffic must travel Westbound on Constitution Avenue, NW. The tunnel MAY be closed based upon public safety concerns.
  • The 9th Street Tunnel will be closed for the duration of the event.
  • The 3rd Street Tunnel from I-395 will be open in both directions of travel.

 

Based upon public safety concerns, during the event on Saturday, March 24, 2018, additional closures MAY occur in the following area:

 

  • 1st Street, NW to 18th Street, NW
  • E Street, NW to E Street, SW

 

The streets above will also have Emergency No Parking for the duration of the closures.

 

 

 

 

The Federal Triangle METRO Station WILL be closed for the duration of the event. In addition, the 441 entrance to Judiciary Square Metro Station will also be closed.

 

Motorists traveling in the area of this event may experience delays and should consider alternative routes. The Metropolitan Police Department would like to remind motorists to pay full attention whenever operating any motor vehicle and to be mindful of heavy pedestrian traffic that may be associated with special events. These street closings are subject to change without notice based upon unanticipated events and prevailing conditions.

 

For updates on closures while the event occurs, please check our two Twitter accounts:

@DCPoliceDept and @DCPoliceTraffic