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Road Closures Abound For Memorial Day Weekend

The Rolling Thunder Memorial Day parade is quite the sight — unless, that is, you're stuck in your car because of it.
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The Rolling Thunder Memorial Day parade is quite the sight — unless, that is, you're stuck in your car because of it.

In Washington D.C., Memorial Day isn't just about a long weekend, holiday travel and barbecues. It's also a time to bring out the the red, white, and blue and participate in a classic American pastime — parades. While parades are a joy to behold on foot, they can cause a headache for drivers. The following are road closures across the District and Northern Virginia throughout the weekend.

Sunday, May 27, The Rolling Thunder will have their annual motorcycle ride beginning at 11 a.m. from the Pentagon parking lot, which will close the following routes:

  • Memorial Bridge, to include Memorial Avenue from Route 110 to Arlington Memorial Circle
  • Ohio Drive from Independence Ave. to Virginia Ave.
  • Ohio Drive, Riverside, from the inlet Bridge to Independence Ave.
  • Independence Ave. from 1st Street, SW to 23rd Street, SW
  • Constitution Ave. from Pennsylvania Ave., NW to 23rd Street.
  • 3rd, 4th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 15th, 17th and 23rd Streets between Independence Ave. and Constitution Ave., to include one block north of Constitution and one block south of Independence Ave.
  • Henry Bacon and Daniel French Drives


On Monday May 28, will be the annual Memorial Day Parade, which will take over Constitution Avenue, NW and 7th Street, NW between Constitution Avenue and Independence Avenue. There will be no parking on Constitution Avenue, NW, between 7th and 23rd Streets. There will also be no parking on Virginia Avenue, NW between Constitution Avenue and 23rd Street, NW. These parking restrictions will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.


View Road Closing for Rolling Thunder Memorial Day Parade in a larger map



View Road Closings for the Memorial Day Parade in a larger map

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