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D.C. police and the secret service have released the traffic control plan for the upcoming inauguration. Those traveling around the city inauguration weekend should expect parking restrictions, closed streets and bridges and plenty of gridlock.

Access into Washington D.C. will be restricted. The Memorial Bridge will be closed except to pedestrian traffic, and vehicle traffic coming over the Roosevelt and 14th Street bridges will be diverted to avoid Constitution Avenue and access to the National Mall Area. The 3rd Street Tunnel will be closed to all traffic, including pedestrian. The full list of D.C. access points is as follows: 

  • 14th Street Bridge to 14th Street – All traffic will be diverted by MPD onto the Southeast/Southwest freeway beginning at 5:30 a.m.
  • Roosevelt Bridge – Traffic coming across the Roosevelt Bridge will be diverted into northbound Potomac River Expressway to Pennsylvania Avenue or Whitehurst Freeway/K Street.  
  • Memorial Bridge – Restricted to pedestrians and authorized vehicles only
  • Key Bridge – Open to all traffic
  • Chain Bridge - Open to all traffic
  • South Capitol Street Bridge – Open to all traffic
  • Southeast/Southwest Freeway – Open to all traffic
  • Rock Creek Parkway – Open to traffic (holiday traffic schedule in effect throughout the park)
  • Clara Barton Parkway operating under holiday schedule (two-way traffic all day)
  • 11th Street Bridges – Open to all traffic
  • Sousa Bridge – Open to all traffic from east of the river to security checkpoint at Capitol Hill
  • East Capitol Street – Open to all traffic. Roadways near RFK Stadium are primary routes for charter tour bus operators.
  • Benning Road – Open to all traffic
  • New York Avenue – Open to all traffic
  • 3rd Street Tunnel – Closed to all vehicular traffic and pedestrian traffic
  • Woodrow Wilson Bridge – Open to all traffic

The plan includes emergency no parking zones on many of the streets immediately surrounding the National Mall and the U.S. Capitol. These zones will be in effect from 7 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 to 7 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22. For the majority of the day Monday — Inauguration Day — law enforcement officials will be posted in the zones and vehicular traffic may be restrcited. The streets included in the zone are: 

  • South of K Street NW from Washington Circle to 11th Street NW
  • Washington Circle from K Street NW to 23rd Street NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW from Washington Circle to the U.S. Capitol
  • I Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 11th Street NW
  • H Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 3rd Street NW
  • G Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 3rd Street NW
  • F Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 3rd Street NW
  • E Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 3rd Street NW
  • Virginia Avenue  from 23rd Street NW to 2nd Street SW
  • D Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 1st Street NW
  • C Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 3rd Street NW
  • Constitution Avenue from 23rd Street NW to 2nd Street NE
  • Madison Drive NW from 15th Street NW to 3rd Street NW
  • Jefferson Drive SW from 15th Street SW to 3rd Street SW
  • Independence Avenue from 23rd Street SW to 2nd Street SE
  • C Street SW from 7th Street SW to 2nd Street SW
  • D Street SW from 7th Street SW to 2nd Street SW
  • E Street SW from 7th Street SW to 2nd Street SW
  • Maryland Avenue SW from 7th Street SW to the U.S. Capitol
  • 23rd Street from Washington Circle NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • 22nd Street NW from K Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 21st Street NW from K Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 20th Street NW from K Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 19th Street NW from K Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 18th Street NW from K Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 17th Street from K Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • Connecticut Avenue NW from K Street NW to H Street NW
  • 16th Street NW from K Street NW to H Street NW
  • Vermont Avenue NW from K Street NW to H Street NW
  • 15th Street from K Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • 14th Street from K Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • New York Avenue NW from 18th Street NW to 11th Street NW
  • 13th Street NW from K Street NW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • 12th Street from K Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • 11th Street NW from K Street NW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • 10th Street NW from H Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 9th Street from H Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • 8th Street NW from H Street NW to D Street NW
  • 7th Street from H Street NW to E Street SW
  • 6th Street from H Street NW to E Street SW
  • 5th Street from H Street NW to D Street NW
  • 4th Street from H Street NW to E Street SW
  •  3rd Street from Massachusetts Avenue NW to E Street SW
  • Henry Bacon Drive NW from the Lincoln Memorial to Constitution Avenue NW
  • Daniel French Drive SW from the Lincoln Memorial to Independence Avenue SW 

Many other streets will also be closed from 3 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, although they may not be manned by police of transportation officials, including: 

  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW from 18th Street NW to the U.S. Capitol
  • I Street NW from 18th Street NW to 12th Street NW
  • H Street NW from 18th Street NW to 12th Street NW
  • G Street NW from 18th Street NW to 12th Street NW
  • F Street NW from 18th Street NW to 12th Street NW
  • E Street NW from 18th Street NW to 6th Street NW
  • D Street NW from 18th Street NW to 6th Street NW
  • C Street from 18th Street NW to 2nd Street NE
  • Constitution Avenue from 17th Street NW to 2nd Street NE
  • Madison Drive NW from 15th Street NW to 3rd Street NW
  • Jefferson Drive SW from 15th Street SW to 3rd Street SW
  • Independence Avenue from 14th Street SW to 2nd Street NE
  • Maryland Avenue SW from 6th Street SW to the U S Capitol
  • 17th Street from I Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • Connecticut Avenue NW from I Street NW to H Street NW
  • 16th Street NW from I Street NW to H Street NW
  • Vermont Avenue NW from I Street NW to H Street NW
  • 15th Street from I Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • 14th Street from I Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • New York Avenue NW from 18th Street NW to 12th Street NW
  • 13th Street NW from I Street NW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • 12th Street from F Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • 11th Street NW from F Street NW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • 10th Street NW from F Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 9th Street from F Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • 8th Street NW from F Street NW to D Street NW
  • 7th Street from F Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • 6th Street from F Street NW to Maryland Avenue SW
  • 5th Street from D Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • 4th Street from D Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • 3rd Street from D Street NW to Independence Avenue SW

U.S. Capitol Police will also enforce the following closures on Capitol Hill beginning at 3 a.m. and ending after the inaugural parade, most likely around 5 p.m.: 

  • Louisiana Avenue NE between Columbus Circle and Constitution Avenue NW
  • Delaware Avenue NE between Columbus Circle and D Street NE
  • 1st Street between Columbus Circle and D Street SE
  • North Capitol Street between E Street NW and Louisiana Avenue NE
  • New Jersey Avenue NW between D Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW 
  • D Street between New Jersey Avenue NW and 2nd Street NE
  • 1st Street between D Street NW and Washington Avenue SW
  • C Street NW between 2nd Street NW and New Jersey Avenue NW
  • 2nd Street NW between C Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW
  • 2nd Street NE between Massachusetts Avenue NE and C Street SE
  • C Street SE between 2nd Street SE and 1st Street SW
  • D Street between 1st Street SE and Washington Avenue SW
  • Washington Avenue SW between South Capitol Street and Independence Avenue SW
  • Independence Avenue between 2nd Street SE and 3rd Street SW
  • 3rd Street between E Street SW and D Street NW
  • Constitution Avenue between 2nd Street NE and 3rd Street NW
  • Maryland Avenue NE between 1st Street NE and 2nd Street NE
  • East Capitol Street between 1st Street NE and 2nd Street NE
  • 2nd Street SW between Washington Avenue SW and E Street SW
  • C Street SW between 3rd Street SW and Washington Avenue SW
  • D Street SW between 3rd Street SW and 2nd Street SW
  • South Capitol Street between E Street SW and D Street SW
  • I-295 South on-ramp from Washington Avenue SW
  • I-395 North off-ramp onto Washington Avenue SW
  • I-395 North off-ramp onto C  Street NW
  • I-395 South on-ramp from 2nd Street SW 
  • I-395 South off-ramp onto 2nd Street SW 
  • I-395 North on-ramp from Washington Avenue SW 
  • I-295 North off-ramp onto Washington Avenue SW  
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