Memorial Day Weekend Road Closures

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From DDOT:

On Saturday, May 26, 2012, the United House of Prayer for All People will hold its annual Memorial Day parade. This event will begin at 10:00 am and will conclude at approximately 3:00 pm. The parade will take place along the following route:

Begin: 6th & M Streets, NW
North on 6th Street to S Street, NW
West on S Street to 13th Street, NW
South on 13th Street to Logan Circle, NW
Southwest around Logan Circle to P Street, NW
East on P Street to 7th Street, NW
South on 7th Street to M Street, NW
East on M Street to 6th Street, NW where the parade will end

Thunder Alley Event

On Saturday, May 26th and Sunday May 27th from 11:00 am-5:00 pm, the Thunder Alley event will take place. It is the official vending location for Rolling Thunder. The following street closures will be in effect:

22nd Street between Constitution Avenue and C Street, NW.

Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Ride

On Sunday, May 27, 2012 the annual Rolling Thunder Rally will take place. The event will begin at approximately 11:00 am and will conclude at approximately 5:00 pm. The motorcycle ride will proceed along the following route:

Beginning in the North Pentagon parking lot (Virginia)
Crossing the Arlington Memorial Bridge into DC to 23rd Street, NW
North on 23rd Street to Constitution Avenue, NW
East on Constitution Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
East on Pennsylvania Avenue to 3rd Street, NW
South on 3rd Street to Independence Avenue, NW
West on Independence Avenue to West Basin Drive, NW
Southwest on West Basin Drive to Ohio Drive, NW
Northwest on Ohio Drive to Franklin D. Roosevelt Park, NW, where the ride will end.

Memorial Day Parade

On Monday, May 28th, 2012, the National Memorial Day Parade will take place from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm. The streets along the following route will be closed from 5:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Starting from 7th Street & Madison Drive, ending at 17th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
Also closed: 7th Street from Constitution Avenue to Independence Avenue, NW

Motorists traveling in the area of both of these events may encounter traffic delays and heavy pedestrian traffic due to the extended road closures. In addition to the roads listed above, many roads leading to these processional routes may be closed as well. Please use extreme caution when driving in these areas.

4 Comment

  • A road closure report is pretty worthless for Rolling Thunder. I’ve seen out-of-jurisdiction motorcycle cops and random bikers take it upon themselves to just block traffic and highway ramps to let through hundreds of bikers. I’m all for honoring veterans, but you don’t have to act like jerks while you’re doing it.

  • Rolling Thunder is the worst. I think we should stop fighting wars just to avoid producing more members for them. It pretty much just ruins any chance of other people enjoying traveling around the city and to the Mall on Sunday.

  • brookland_rez

    I’m a motorcycle rider (that’s me on my bike in my avatar) and I hate Rolling Thunder. I’m leaving town to go make my own thunder on my motorcycle on beautiful empty roads in West Virginia.

  • figby

    There are expected to be 500,000 of them this weekend. I hate when they ride around my neighborhood — so loud and disruptive. It’s easy to avoid The Mall, but ecchhhh.

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