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D.C. Road Closures For Fourth Of July Events

Fireworks on the National Mall in 2009.
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Fireworks on the National Mall in 2009.

There dozens of road closures that go along with events planned for the Fourth of July in D.C. today. A list of the most prominent closures follows; for more information on attending festivities on the National Mall, visit the National Park Service's website.

Closures for most of the day surrounding the immediate National Mall area:

  • Arlington Memorial Bridge to Memorial Circle on the Virginia end of the bridge;
  • Rock Creek Parkway south of Virginia Avenue,NW to Lincoln Memorial Circle, including all approaches and ramps;
  • Lincoln Memorial Circle and all approaches and ramps into and out of Lincoln Memorial Circle, including Henry Bacon Drive, NW and Daniel Chester French Drive, SW;  
  • Ramp from Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge to Constitution Avenue, NW and Ohio Drive, SW; 
  • Inbound traffic on I-66 will be directed to the "E" Street Expressway;   
  • Constitution Avenue, NW from 23rd Street, NW to 14th Street, NW;
  • 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd Streets, NW between Constitution Avenue, NW and C Street, NW;
  • 18th Street, NW between Constitution Avenue, NW and Virginia Avenue, NW; 
  • Virginia Avenue, NW between Constitution Avenue, NW and 18th Street, NW;
  • 17th Street, NW from E Street, NW south to Independence Avenue, SW;  
  • C and D Streets, NW from 17th to 18th Streets, NW; 
  • 15th Street, NW from E Street, NW south to Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW;
  • Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW to Maine Avenue, SW;  
  • Independence Avenue, SW west of 14th Street, SW to 23rd Street, SW, including merge with Rock Creek Parkway;     
  • Madison Drive, NW from 15th Street, NW to 3rd Street. NW;  
  • Jefferson Drive, SW from 15th Street, SW to 3rd Street, SW;     
  • 7th Street, NW between Constitution Avenue, NW and Independence Avenue, SW;
  • 4th Street, NW between Constitution Avenue, NW and Independence Avenue, SW;
  • Ohio Drive, SW from the Inlet Bridge to Independence Avenue, SW;
  • West Basin Drive, SW from Ohio Drive, SW to Independence Avenue, SW;
  • Ramp from southbound and northbound GWMP to Memorial Avenue /Circle;
  • Ramp from northbound Route 110 to Memorial Avenue;
  • Ramp from VA-27 to Memorial Avenue/Circle;  
  • 3rd Street, NW between Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and Maryland Avenue, SW;
  • 14th Street, NW between Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and Independence Avenue, SW will be closed at 11:00 a.m. until after the fireworks;
  • Eastbound Route 50 ramps to the GWMP and roads in the immediate area of U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial;      
  • Southbound GWMP ramp to 14th Street Bridge;
  • Northbound GWMP ramp to 14th Street Bridge;
  • East Basin Drive, SW @ ramp to 14th Street Bridge

 

No Parking restrictions 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.:

  • 3rd Street, from Independence to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 4th Street, from Independence to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 7th Street, from Independence to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 14th Street, from Independence to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 15th Street, from Constitution to E Street NW
  • 17th Street, from Constitution to E Street NW
  • Constitution Avenue, both sides, from Pennsylvania Avenue, west to 23rd Street, NW
  • 10th Street, NW, between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues, NW
  • 14th Street, NW, between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues, NW
  • C Street, NW, from 17th to 18th Street (Both Sides)
  • Virginia Avenue, NW from Constitution Avenue to 21st Street, NW.

Streets closed from approximately 6:00 a.m. until approximately 11:00 p.m.:

  • 4th Street from Independence Avenue, SW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 7th Street from Independence Avenue, SW to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 15th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Maine Avenue, SW
  • 17th Street from Independence Avenue, SW to E Street, NW
  • 19th Street, NW from C Street to Constitution Avenue
  • 20th Street, NW from C Street to Constitution Avenue
  • 21st Street, NW from C Street to Constitution Avenue
  • 22nd Street, NW from C Street to Constitution Avenue
  • 23rd Street, NW from Independence Avenue, SW to C Street, NW
  • Virginia Avenue, NW from 18th Street to 20th Street
  • Constitution Avenue, NW from 14th Street to 23rd Street.
  • Independence Avenue, SW from 14th Street to 23rd Street

Streets closed from approximately 11:30 a.m. until approximately 11:00 p.m.:

  • 14th Street from Independence Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 3rd Street from Maryland Avenue, SW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Streets closed from approximately 11:30 a.m. until approximately 3:00 p.m. for the parade:

  • 7th Street at Constitution Avenue, NW
  • Constitution Avenue from 7th Street to 17th Street NW
  • 9th Street Tunnel from Pennsylvania Avenue to the SE/SW Freeway
  • 12th Street Tunnel from the SE/SW Freeway to Pennsylvania Avenue

Closures in other areas of D.C. for other events:

National Archives July 4th Declaration of Independence Reading will close Constitution Avenue NW, between 7th and 9th Streets NW from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Palisades Annual July 4th Parade: The parade begins at Whitehaven Parkway and MacArthur Boulevard, NW and proceeds Northwest on MacArthur, left on Edmunds Place, left on Sherrier Place, and a right into the Palisades Recreation Center. Road closures begin at 12:00 pm and conclude at approximately 1:30 pm. MacArthur Boulevard will be closed from Reservoir Road to Arizona Avenue for this event. There will be rolling street closures during this event.

Capitol Hill July 4th Parade: The annual parade on Capitol Hill will form at 8th & I Streets, SE at 8:00 am. The parade will begin at 10:00 am and end at 12:00 pm. The parade will proceed north on 8th Street, and west on D Street, SE. to the park at 7th and D Street, SE where it will disband. There will be rolling street closures during this event.

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