There are a couple of key road closures planned for rush hour this evening in downtown D.C. due to the National Christmas Tree lighting. D.C. officials are urging drivers to avoid the area, and Metro is advising bus customers whose routes traverse downtown D.C. of potential delays and detours around the White House. The ceremony is expected to begin at 4:30 p.m. with street closures expected between 4:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The following streets are expected to be closed:
Traffic impacts are expected to affect:
As a result, the following Metrobus routes will be subject to delays and detours this evening:
3Y, 11Y, 16Y, 32, 36, 37, 38B, 39, 42, 43, 52, 53, 80, D1, D2, D3, D5, D6, G8, L2, N2, N3, N4, P6, P17, P19, S1, S2, S4, S9, W13, X1, X2, X9