Travel Information for March on Washington Anniversary – Wed. Aug. 28

mowmap
Map via WMATA

Travel Information for March on Washington Anniversary – Wed. Aug. 28 from WMATA:

“Wednesday, August 28

General Information

Metrorail will open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight (normal hours).
Trains will operate on a regular weekday schedule throughout the day.

Getting There

For the Assembly Location at 600 New Jersey Ave NW, take Metrorail to:

Union Station Red
Judiciary Square Red

For the National Mall, take Metrorail to:

Foggy Bottom
Farragut West
Farragut North Red
Archives

Arlington Cemetery is not a recommended station, because Memorial Bridge will be closed to pedestrian traffic by US Park Police.

Smithsonian Station is not a recommended station due to the potential for crowding.”

From the Mayor’s office:

“After an immensely successful Statehood Rally this past Saturday, which attracted over 5,000 participants, we have another opportunity tomorrow Wednesday to support our Mayor and your City.

Please join the closing ceremony of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial at 11:00am on Wednesday, August 28, 2013
. Bring your DC flags and T-shirts.

The Mayor will speak approximately at 11:10am. President Barack H. Obama is also going to be among the guest speakers.”

Complete site and road closures from MPD after the jump.

SITE CLOSURES
These NPS sites will be closed beginning 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday August 28 until the end of the event expected to be around 4:00 p.m.

Lincoln Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
World War II Memorial
DC War Memorial

TRAFFIC/ROAD CLOSURES

The following road closures will go into effect at 3:15 a.m. Wednesday August 28th for U.S. Park Police primary jurisdiction. (See attached map)

Road closures will include pedestrian closures at each closure site. Commercial vehicles will not be permitted on Constitution Avenue between 1:00 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Arlington Memorial Circle will remain open, however, Arlington Memorial Bridge will be closed

F Street traffic will be allowed to access the northbound lanes of the Rock Creek Parkway to eastbound Virginia Avenue
Rock Creek Parkway from Virginia Avenue to Parkway Drive – It is recommended that drivers utilize Connecticut Avenue or 16th Street as an alternate route
Parkway Drive from Rock Creek Parkway to Lincoln Memorial Circle
Independence Avenue from 15th Street to 23rd Street
Ohio Drive from Inlet bridge to Parkway Drive, including the A, B and C parking lots
Theodore Roosevelt Bridge will remain open, however users of the Ohio Drive exit will be forced to U-turn north onto the Potomac Freeway
Maine Avenue from 15th Street to Independence Avenue, including Tidal Basin parking lot
North and Southbound lanes of 17th Street between Independence Avenue and Constitution Avenue
Daniel French Drive
23rd Street from Independence Ave to Constitution Ave
Henry Bacon Drive

In addition the NPS roads closed above – the Metropolitan Police Department will be closing the following streets beginning at 3:00 am and should reopen by 6:30 pm (Note, these are not indicated in attached map)

Westbound ramp from I395 to Maine Avenue, SW-All traffic will be diverted to the 12th Street Tunnel
Ramp from 9th Street tunnel to westbound Maine Avenue, SW-all traffic will be diverted to outbound I395
200 block Maiden Lane merge with Maine Avenue, SW-all traffic will be diverted to northbound 14th Street, SW
Southbound Potomac River Freeway and ramp to Independence Avenue-traffic will be diverted to the outbound Theodore Roosevelt Bridge
Ramp from eastbound Teddy Roosevelt Bridge to Independence Avenue NW

10 Comment

  • Wait…I thought Memorial Bridge was closed to pedestrians? Not according to the map…

  • What about buses? Metro didn’t say a thing about buses. Anyone have an idea what the buses to downtown will be like around 10 am tomorrow?

    • The buses will be stuck with the rest of the street traffic, so probably not great. I assume that buses will be on a regular schedule (since running extra buses in stuck traffic doesn’t do much good) and that WMATA isn’t recommending buses as a way to get around downtown tomorrow morning.

  • Any Feds planning to work from home tomorrow? I am planning the regular metro from Columbia Heights to Crystal City. I assume that it will get pretty crazy south of where I am, but that I’ll already be on metro by that point.

    Thoughts? Input?

  • The March is scheduled to start at 9, so if you take Metro you can, it may sense to go into work later – getting on at 9, once most of the crowd is already there.

  • Thoughts on L’Enfant Plaza tomorrow? I haven’t seen it suggested to marchers, or seen any indication that it’ll be crowded (as with Smithsonian). Since most of the action is north of the Mall, I’m hoping it will be okay.

Comments are closed.