Street Closures for Today’s March for Life

Photo by PoPville flickr user JRoseC

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department and the Department of Transportation would like to inform the public of street closures in conjunction with the 2015 March for Life Activities scheduled for Thursday, January 22, 2015.

The following streets will be closed from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm

§ F Street NW between 6th Street N.W., and 7th Street N.W.

The following streets will be closed from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

§ Street Closures on 7th Street N.W., from F Street to Jefferson Drive N.W., starting at approximately 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

The following streets will be closed from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

§ Street Closures on Constitution Avenue, N.W., from 14th Street NW to 1st Street NE, starting at approximately 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

§ The 12th Street Expressway between Constitution Avenue NW, and Independence Avenue NW.

§ Northbound 14th Street Bridge traffic will be diverted onto 395 eastbound.”

14 Comment

  • Heads up: It’s March for Life, not March of Life.

  • Oh, goody. We’ll be treated to a lifetime of liter in just one day. I can’t wait to see those signs on the sidewalks for the next 6 weeks.

  • It’s funny when it rains and they scatter in all directions like a bunch of wet rats.

  • Had thought about distributing condoms to these kiddos, but they would probably leave that as trash as well. Urgh.

  • Does anyone know about the permitting process for things like this? It seems like most of the marches use the “ceremonial” parts of town around the Mall, not straight through the middle of the “business” parts of town. Is it harder/more expensive to be more disruptive to DC locals?

  • Accountering

    Stupidest march of the year. Many of the regional religious schools force their kids to participate. They then bus them in with a bunch of dumb signs, and then litter all over the mall at the end of it and head back to the burbs.

  • I find them incredibly annoying, but reassure myself by remembering that when I was fourteen and a virgin, my politics were different than they are now. I think a great many will grow out of this.

  • I counted what must have been 50 tour buses parked on streets by the National Basilica last night, most were on and idling. Looks like the bus invasion was related to their march. Is there a fine for commercial vehicles that idle while parked in the city? Really sucked to breath in all those nasty fumes at the end of my run.

    • I can confirm this. I made the unfortunate decision to go to the Library of Congress at noon today, not realizing this was happening. Brookland station was STUFFED with teenagers and children, and a few wide-eyed adults carrying lots of ridiculous signs. The streets around the LoC were crazy, too.

  • Just don’t tell them there is a chic-fil-A opening in Columbia heights and they won’t have any reason to leave the mall.

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