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Here are the Road Closures for the Inauguration from Thursday, January 19th to Saturday, January 21st

by Prince Of Petworth January 6, 2017 at 2:40 pm 24 Comments

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Thanks to the Golden Triangle BID for passing on from the Secret Service:

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Full release in PDF

“Today, the 2017 Presidential Inaugural Subcommittees announce the Joint Transportation Plan for the 58th Presidential Inauguration. Events and activities celebrating the Inauguration, a designated National Special Security Event, will take place from Thursday, January 19 to Saturday, January 21, 2017.

This Transportation Plan provides the general outlines for vehicular restricted zones, road closures, charter vehicles, public transportation and pedestrian routes. Additional information is available online for residents of the District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland, as well as for charter operators, through the websites listed at the end of this plan. Additions to this plan may be made prior to the Inaugural and will be updated on these websites. Specific questions regarding this transportation plan should be directed to the participating agencies as identified.

Security and transportation plans for the 2017 Inauguration were developed by a partnership of local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety agencies, including the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the Virginia State Police, the Maryland Department of Transportation, the United States Secret Service, the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), the United States Capitol Police and the United States Park Police.

Inaugural Ceremony and Parade
The below listed vehicle restrictions and street closures are in effect for the 58th Inaugural Ceremony and Parade beginning at 3:00 am on Thursday, January 19 (unless otherwise noted) until the parade concludes at approximately 6:00 pm on January 20.

Street and Bridge Closures

Inaugural Ceremony and Parade

The below listed vehicle restrictions and street closures are in effect for the 58th Inaugural Ceremony and Parade beginning at 3:00 am on Thursday, January 19 (unless otherwise noted) until the parade concludes at approximately 6:00 pm on January 20.

Street and Bridge Closures

  •   14th St. Non- HOV Bridge – Open to all traffic. ALL traffic diverted to I-395.
  •   14th St. Bridge HOV (North and South) – Closed to all traffic
  •   Theodore Roosevelt Bridge – Open to all traffic (Traffic diverted north on

    Potomac Freeway)

  •   Memorial Bridge – Closed to all traffic. Pedestrians and Emergency Vehicles

    Only

  •   Key Bridge – Open to all traffic
  •   Chain Bridge – Open to all traffic
  •   South Capitol St. Bridge – Open to all traffic
  •   Southeast/Southwest Freeway – Open to all traffic
  •   Rock Creek Parkway – Open to traffic north of Virginia Ave (Holiday traffic

    schedule is in effect throughout the park)

  •   Clara Barton Parkway operating under Holiday schedule (2 way traffic all day)
  •   11th St. Bridges – Open to all traffic
  •   Sousa Bridge – Open to all traffic
  •   East Capitol St. – Open to all traffic but roadways around RFK may have

    increased bus and pedestrian traffic in the area

  •   Benning Road – Open to all traffic
  •   New York Ave. – Open to all traffic
  •   3rd St. Tunnel – Closed to all traffic (Closure at 6:00 am, Friday, January 20)
  •   9th St. Tunnel – Closed to all traffic
  •   12th St. Tunnel – Closed to all traffic
  •   E St. Tunnel – Closed to all traffic
  •   Independence Ave/Maine Ave from 12th St., SW to Memorial Bridge – Closed to

    all traffic

  •   Ohio Dr. from Inlet Bridge to 23rd St – Closed to all traffic
  •   Ohio Dr. from Independence Ave to Rock Creek Parkway – Closed to all traffic

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Red Zone – Street Closures

Vehicle traffic restricted to authorized vehicles only with proper vehicle placard.

Parking Restrictions (Posted Emergency No Parking with Ticketing & Towing Enforcement)

o Start – 12:00 pm, Wednesday, January 18th o End – 1:00 am, Monday, January 23rd

  •   Zei Alley NW from 15th St NW to 14th St NW
  •   H St NW from 18th St NW to 12th St NW
  •   H St NW from 5th St NW to 3rd St NW
  •   Pennsylvania Ave NW from 18th St to 15th St NW
  •   New York Ave NW from 15th St NW to 12th St NW
  •   G St NW from 18th St NW to 17th St NW
  •   G St NW from 15th St NW to 12th St NW
  •   G St NW from 6th St NW to 3rd St NW
  •   G Pl NW from 5th St NW to 4th St NW
  •   F St NW from 18th St NW to 17th St NW
  •   F St NW from 15th St NW to 3rd St NW
  •   E St NW from 18th St NW/E St Expy to 17th St NW
  •   Pennsylvania Ave NW/E St NW from 15th St NW to 3rd St NW
  •   E St NW from N Capitol St NW to Columbia Cir NE
  •   Pennsylvania Ave NW from 15th St NW to 3rd St NW
  •   D St NW from 18th St NW to 17th St NW
  •   D St NW from 9th St NW to Louisiana Ave NW
  •   Indiana Ave NW from 7th St NW to D St NW
  •   Louisiana Ave NW from Constitution Ave NW to 1st St NW
  •   Louisiana Ave NW from D St NE to N Capitol St NW
  •   Massachusetts Ave NW from N Capitol St NW to 2nd St NE
  •   C St NW from 18th St NW to 17th St NW
  •   C St NW from 7th St NW to 1st St NW
  •   Virginia Ave NW from 18th St NW to Constitution Ave NW
  •   Constitution Ave NW from Virginia Ave NW to Louisiana Ave NW
  •   Madison Dr NW from 15th St SW to 3rd St SW
  •   Jefferson Dr SW from 15th St SW to 3rd St SW
  •   Independence Ave SW from 17th St NW to Washington Ave SW
  •   Independence Ave SE from 1st St SE to 2nd St SE
  •   Washington Ave SW from Independence Ave SW to D St SW
  •   L’Enfant Plaza SW from Independence Ave SW to Frontage Rd SW

o Including around US Postal Service and L’Enfant Plaza  C St SW from 14th St SW to 12th St SW

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  •   D St SW from Washington Ave SW to 1st St SE
  •   18th St NW from I St NW to Virginia Ave NW
  •   17th St NW from I St NW to Independence Ave SW
  •   17th St NW/Connecticut Ave NW/Jackson Pl NW from I St NW to PennsylvaniaAve NW
  •   16th St NW from I St NW to H St NW
  •   15th St NW/Vermont Ave NW/Madison Pl NW from I St NW to PennsylvaniaAve NW
  •   15th St NW from I St NW to Independence Ave SW
  •   Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW from Independence Ave SW to Maine Ave SW
  •   14th St NW from I St NW to C St SW
  •   13 1⁄2 St NW from Pennsylvania Ave NW
  •   13th St NW from I St NW to Pennsylvania Ave NW
  •   13th St NW from Madison Dr NW to Jefferson Dr SW
  •   12th St NW from I St NW to C St SW
  •   11th St NW from F St NW to Pennsylvania Ave NW
  •   10th St NW from E St NW to Constitution Ave NW
  •   9th
  •   8th
  •   7th
  •   6th
  •   5th
  •   4th
  •   4th
  •   3rd
  •   2nd St NW from C St NW to Constitution Ave NW
  •   1st St NW from D St NW to Louisiana Ave NW

St NW from E St NW to Independence Ave SW St NW from E St to D St NW
St NW from E St NW to Independence Ave SW St NW from G St NW to Constitution Ave NW St NW from H St to D St NW

St NW from H St NW to D St NW
St NW from Pennsylvania Ave NW to Independence Ave SW St NW from H St NW to Madison Dr NW

Green Zone – Vehicle Restricted Zone

Vehicle traffic restricted to residents or businesses within the restricted area. National Guard personnel will assist with verifying traffic entering into the Green Zone.

Parking Restrictions (Posted Emergency No Parking with Ticketing & Towing Enforcement)

o Start – 7:00 am, Thursday, January 19th o End – 1:00 am, Saturday, January 21st

  •   K St NW from Washington Cir NW to 11 St NW
  •   Pennsylvania Ave NW from Washington Cir NW to 18th St NW
  •   I St NW from 23rd St NW to 20th St NW

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  •   I St NW from Pennsylvania Ave NW to 18th St NW
  •   I St NW from 12th St NW to 11th St NW
  •   H St NW from 23rd St NW to 18th St NW
  •   H St NW from Pennsylvania Ave NW to 18th St NW
  •   New York Ave NW from 12th St NW to 11th St NW
  •   H St NW from 12th St NW to Massachusetts Ave NW
  •   Massachusetts Ave NW/Columbia Cir NW from H St NW to 2nd St NW
  •   G St NW from 23rd St NW to 18th St NW
  •   G St NW from 12th St NW to 7th St NW
  •   G St NW from 3rd St NW to Massachusetts Ave NW
  •   G Pl NW from 10th St NW to 9th St NW
  •   F St NW from 23rd St NW 18th St NW
  •   F St NW from 3rd St NW to N Capitol St NW
  •   E St NW from 23rd St NW to 18th St NW
  •   E St Express Way from 23rd St NW to 18th St NW
  •   E St NW from 3rd St NW to Columbia Cir NW
  •   D St NW from 23rd St NW to Virginia Ave NW
  •   Virginia Ave NW from 23rd St NW to 18th St NW
  •   Virginia Ave NW to E St NW
  •   C St NW from 23rd St NW to Virginia Ave NW
  •   Constitution Ave NW from 23rd St NW to Virginia Ave NW
  •   Henry Bacon Dr NW from Lincoln Memorial Cir. NW to Constitution Ave NW
  •   Daniel French Dr SW from Lincoln Memorial Cir. SW to Independence Ave SW
  •   Homefront Dr from 17th St NW to Independence Ave SW
  •   Independence Ave. SW/Kutz Bridge from 23rd St NW to 15th St SW
  •   C St SW from 9th St SW to 7th St SW
  •   Maryland Ave SW from 7th St SW to Independence Ave SW
  •   C St SW from 12 St SW to 2nd St SW
  •   D St SW from 14th St SW to Virginia Ave SW
  •   Virginia Ave SW from 9th St SW to 4th St SW
  •   D St SW from 4th St SW to 2nd St SW
  •   E St SW from 7th St SW to North Carolina Ave SE
  •   North Carolina Ave SE from E St SE to 1st St SE
  •   School St SW from 6th St SW to 4th St SW
  •   Frontage Rd SW from 7th St SW to Tunnelo Including northbound and southbound routes to D St SW and 12th St Expressway
  •   Maine Ave SW from 9th St SW to 12 St SW
  •   Maine Ave SW from 9th St SW to 14th St SW
  •   Maine Ave SW from 9th St SW to Independence Ave SW

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  •   Ohio Dr SW from Independence Ave SW to Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway NW
  •   Washington Cir NW from K St NW to 23rd St NW
  •   23rd St NW from K St NW to Independence Ave SW

o Lincoln Memorial Cir. NW between 23rd St NW and Independence Ave NW

  •   22nd St NW from K St NW to Virginia Ave NW
  •   22nd St NW from C St NW to Constitution Ave NW
  •   21st St NW from K St NW to Constitution Ave NW
  •   20th
  •   20th
  •   19th
  •   18th
  •   18th
  •   17th
  •   17th
  •   15th
  •   15th
  •   14th
  •   14th
  •   13th
  •   12th
  •   12th
  •   12th
  •   11th
  •   10th

St NW from K St NW to Virginia Ave NW
St NW from C St NW to Constitution Ave NW
St NW from K St NW to Constitution Ave NW
St NW from K St NW to I St NW
St NW from Virginia Ave NW to Constitution Ave NW
St NW/Connecticut Ave NW/Jackson Pl NW from K St NW to I St NW St NW from K St NW to I St NW
St NW from K St NW to I St NW
St NW/Vermont Ave NW/Madison Pl NW from K St NW to I St NW St NW from K St NW to I St NW
St SW from C St SW to Maine Ave SW
St NW from K St NW to I St NW
St NW from K St NW to I St NW
St SW from C St SW to Maine Ave SW/395
St SW from Independence Ave SW to Frontage Rd SW
St NW from K St NW to F St NW
St NW from H St NW to F St NW

  •   9th
  •   9th
  •   8th
  •   7th
  •   7th
  •   6th
  •   6th
  •   4th
  •   3rd
  •   2nd St NW from Massachusetts Ave NW to D St NW
  •   2nd St SW from Washington Ave SW to E St SW
  •   1st St NE from New Jersey Ave NE to D St NE
  •   New Jersey Ave NE from Massachusetts Ave NW to D St NE
  •   Washington Ave SW from Independence Ave SW to E St SW
  •   Washington Ave SW from Independence Ave SW to S Capitol St SE

St NW from H St NW to F St NW
St SW from Independence Ave SW to Frontage Rd SW St NW from H St NW to G St NW
St NW from H St NW to F St NW
St SW from Independence Ave SW to Frontage Rd SW St NW from H St NW to G St NW
St SW from Independence Ave SW to Frontage Rd SW St SW from Independence Ave SW to E St SW
St SW from Independence Ave SW to E St SW

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  •   N Capitol St NW from Massachusetts Ave NW to E St NE
  •   S Capitol St SE from D St SE to E St SE
  •   1st St SE from D St SE to North Carolina Ave SECapitol Hill

    Road closures on Capitol Hill will be instituted by the U.S. Capitol Police in cooperation with the Metropolitan Police Department. Vehicle traffic restricted to authorized vehicles only with proper vehicle placard. No public parking will be available.

    The following street closures will go into effect starting at 5:00 pm on Thursday, January 19 (in addition to roads regularly restricted on Capitol Grounds):

  •   Washington Ave SW from C St. SW to Independence Ave SW (Northbound Only)
  •   East Capitol St. from First St to Second St.In addition to the earlier closures, the following street closures will go into effect starting at 11:00 pm on Thursday, January 19 (in addition to roads regularly restricted on Capitol Grounds):
    •   Louisiana Ave NE between Columbus Circle and Constitution Ave NW
    •   Delaware Ave NE between Columbus Circle and D St. NE
    •   1st St. between Columbus Circle and D St. SE
    •   North Capitol St. between E St. NW and D St. NE
    •   New Jersey Ave NW between D St. NW and Constitution Ave NW
    •   D St. between New Jersey Ave NW and 2nd St. NE
    •   1st St. between D St. NW and Washington Ave SW
    •   C St. NW between 2nd St. NW and Second St.NE
    •   2nd St. NW between C St. NW and Constitution Ave NW
    •   2nd St. NE between Massachusetts Ave NE and C St. SE
    •   C St. SE between 2nd St. SE and 4th St. SW
    •   D St. between 1st St. SE and 4th St. SW
    •   Washington Ave SW between South Capitol St. and Independence Ave SW
    •   Independence Ave between 3rd St. SE and 4th St. SW
    •   3rd St. between E St. SW and D St. NW
    •   Constitution Ave between 2nd St. NE and 3rd St. NW
    •   Maryland Ave NE between 1st St. NE and Constitution Ave, NE
    •   2nd St. SW between Washington Ave SW and E St. SW
    •   South Capitol St. between E St. SW and D St. SW
    •   I-295 South on-ramp from Washington Ave SW
    •   I-395 North off-ramp onto Washington Ave SW
    •   I-395 North off-ramp onto C St. NW
    •   I-395 South on-ramp from 2nd St. SW
    •   I-395 South off-ramp onto 2nd St. SW

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  •   I-395 North on-ramp from Washington Ave SW
  •   I-295 North off-ramp onto Washington Ave SWStreets will reopen upon the parade’s conclusion at approximately 5 pm

    Lincoln Memorial Event

    The below listed vehicle restrictions and street closures are in effect for the perimeter surrounding the Lincoln Memorial beginning at 5:00 am until the event concludes at approximately 7:00 pm on January 19.

    Street and Bridge Closures

    Vehicle traffic restricted to authorized vehicles only with proper vehicle placard.

  •   Constitution Ave (23rd St. to 15th St.) – Closed
  •   23rd St. NW (Virginia Ave to Independence Ave) – Closed
  •   Henry Bacon Dr. – Closed
  •   Lincoln Memorial Cir. – Closed
  •   22nd St. NW (C St. to Constitution Ave) – Closed
  •   21st St. NW (Virginia Ave to Constitution Ave) – Closed
  •   20th St. NW (C St. to Constitution Ave) – Closed
  •   19th St. NW (Virginia Ave to Constitution Ave) – Closed
  •   18th St. NW (Virginia Ave to Constitution Ave) – Closed
  •   Virginia Ave (18th St. to Constitution Ave) – Closed
  •   17th St. NW (New York Ave to Independence Ave) – Closed
  •   Independence Ave (23rd St to 17th St.) – Closed
  •   Daniel French Dr. – Closed
  •   Ohio Dr. (Independence Ave to Inlet Bridge) – Closed
  •   West Basin Dr. (Ohio Dr. to Independence Ave) – Closed
  •   Rock Creek Parkway (Virginia Ave to Ohio Dr.) – Closed
  •   Parkway Dr. – Closed
  •   Memorial Bridge – Closed
  •   Theodore Roosevelt Bridge — *10:00 am on January 19th, a full closure will occurwith all traffic being diverted onto Northbound Potomac River Freeway

    Parking Restrictions (Posted Emergency No Parking with Ticketing & Towing Enforcement)

o Start – 10:00 pm, Wednesday, January 18th o End – 7:00 pm, Thursday, January 19th

  •   Constitution Ave from 23rd St NW to 15th St NW
  •   23rd St. NW from Virginia Ave to Constitution Ave NW
  •   22nd St. NW from C St NW to Constitution Ave NW

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  •   21st St. NW from Virginia Ave to Constitution Ave NW
  •   20 St. NW from C St. to Constitution Ave NW
  •   19th St. NW from Virginia Ave to Constitution Ave NW
  •   18th St. NW from Virginia Ave to Constitution Ave NW
  •   17th St. NW from New York Ave to Independence Ave NW
  •   Independence Ave NW from Ohio Dr. to 17th St. NW
  •   Ohio Dr. NW from Independence Ave NW to Inlet bridge
  •   West Basin Dr. NW from Ohio Dr. NW to Independence Ave NW
  •   Rock Creek Pkwy from Ohio Dr. NW to Virginia Ave NW
  •   Lincoln Memorial Cir.
  •   Parkway Dr. NW from Ohio Dr. NW to Lincoln Memorial Cir.Union Station Event

    The below listed vehicle restrictions and street closures are in effect for the perimeter surrounding Union Station beginning at 12:00 pm until 11:00 pm on January 19.

    Street Closures

    Vehicle traffic restricted to authorized vehicles only with proper vehicle placard.

    Parking Restrictions (Posted Emergency No Parking with Ticketing & Towing Enforcement)

o Start – 1:00 am, Thursday, January 19th o End – 1:00 am, Monday, January 20th

  •   Massachusetts Ave NE (North Capitol St. NE to 3rd St NE) – Closed
  •   Columbus Cir. NE (All Lanes. All Directions) – Closed
  •   Louisiana Ave NE (North Capitol St. NE to Columbus Cir. NE) – Closed
  •   1st St NE (K St NE to Massachusetts Ave NE)

o Only local traffic with garage passes and identification

  •   G St NE (North Capitol St. NE to 1st St NE) – Closed
  •   G Pl. NE (North Capitol St. NE to 1st St NE) – Closed
  •   H St NE (North Capitol St. NE to 3rd St NE)

o May be subject to temporary closures from 12 pm to 11 pm

  •   2nd St NE (I St NE to Massachusetts Ave NE)o Only local traffic with garage passes and identification
  •   G St NE (2nd St NE to 3rd St NE) – Closed
  •   F St NE (2nd St NE to 3rd St NE) – Closed
  •   E St NE (2nd St NE to 3rd St NE) – Closed

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Washington Convention Center

The below listed vehicle restrictions and street closures are in effect for the perimeter surrounding the Washington Convention Center beginning on January 20 at 10:00 am until the events conclude at approximately 11:00 pm on January 20.

Street Closures

Vehicle traffic restricted to authorized vehicles only with proper vehicle placard.

Parking Restrictions (Posted Emergency No Parking with Ticketing & Towing Enforcement)

o Start – 6:00 am, Thursday, January 19th o End – 9:00 am, Sunday, January 22nd

  •   7th St NW from O St NW to Massachusetts Ave NW
  •   9th St NW from O St NW to New York Ave NW
  •   New York Ave NW from 6th St NW to 10th St NW
  •   Massachusetts Ave NW from 6th St NW to 10th St NW
  •   K St NW from 6th St NW to 10th St NW
  •   Mt Vernon Pl NW from 7th St NW to 9th St NW
  •   L St NW from 7th St NW to 9th St NW
  •   M St NW from 7th St NW to 9th St NW
  •   N St NW from 7th St NW to 9th St NW
  •   8th St NW from O St NW to N St NW
  •   McCullough Ter from N St NW to M St NW
  •   Public Alley between 9th St NW and 8th St NW from O St NW to N St NWVehicle Restricted Zone

    Vehicle traffic restricted to residents or businesses within the restricted area.

    Parking Restrictions (Posted Emergency No Parking with Ticketing & Towing Enforcement)

o Start – 6:00 am, Thursday, January 19th o End – 9:00 am, Sunday, January 22nd

  •   L St NW from 6th St NW to 7th St NW
  •   L St NW from 9th St NW to 10th St NW
  •   M St NW from 6th St NW to 7th St NW
  •   M St NW from 9th St NW to 10th St NW
  •   N St NW from 6th St NW to 7th St NW
  •   N St NW from 9th St NW to 10th St NW

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  •   Blagden Alley NW from N St NW to M St NW
  •   Blagden Alley NW from 9th St NW to 10th St NW
  •   Shepherd Ct NW from M St NW to 10th St NW
  •   Naylor Ct NW from O St NW to N St NW
  •   Naylor Ct NW from 9th St NW to 10th St NWEmergency No Parking Only

    No restrictions on vehicle traffic within the designated area

    Parking Restrictions (Posted Emergency No Parking with Ticketing & Towing Enforcement)

o Start – 6:00 am, Friday, January 20th o End – 6:00 am, Saturday, January 21st

  •   6th St NW from O St NW to K St NW
  •   10th St NW from O St NW to K St NW
  •   O St NW from 6th St NW to 7th St NWNational Cathedral – 01/21/2017

    The below listed vehicle restrictions and street closures are in effect for the perimeter surrounding the National Cathedral beginning at 7:30 am until the event concludes at approximately 12:00 pm on January 21.

    Street Closures

    Vehicle traffic restricted to authorized vehicles only with proper vehicle placard.

  •   36th St NW from Woodley Rd to Lowell St NW
  •   35th St NW from Woodley Rd to Lowell St NW
  •   Woodley Rd from 34th NW to Wisconsin Ave NW
  •   Wisconsin Ave. from Woodley Rd to Massachusetts Ave NW
  •   Massachusetts Ave from Wisconsin Ave. to Garfield St. NW
  •   Pilgrim Rd from Garfield St NW to Massachusetts Ave NW
  •   Entrance to St. Alban School on Garfield St. NW
  •   South Rd at Wisconsin Ave NWAll street closures are subject to changes due to prevailing public safety concerns and traffic patterns that could adversely impact public safety.

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Virginia Vehicular Restrictions

All vehicular road restrictions will be coordinated between the Virginia State Police, the Virginia Department of Transportation and local jurisdictions.

  •   I-395 HOV northbound lanes will close at 9 a.m. on January 21. HOV lanes on I- 395 will re-open southbound upon the conclusion of the Inaugural address
  •   I-395 main lanes and I-66 will be open to all traffic
  •   Memorial Bridge will be open to pedestrian traffic and authorized vehicle trafficonly
  •   Key Bridge, Chain Bridge, Woodrow Wilson Bridge and the American LegionBridge will be open to all traffic
  •   North Washington St. at Montgomery St. (City of Alexandria City) to ReaganNational Airport will be open
  •   The George Washington Memorial Parkway will be open in both directions
  •   Traffic will be allowed to exit Washington Reagan National Airport ontonorthbound or southbound George Washington Memorial Parkway

    Maryland Transportation Information

    While there are no anticipated road closures or restrictions in Maryland, officials are discouraging individuals from driving into the District and encouraging the use of mass transit. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is supporting Inaugural activities in the following manner:

  •   SHA crews and Maryland State Police may temporarily close ramps from primary interstate roads onto secondary roads to manage congestion;
  •   The Maryland State Police will tow immediately any abandoned or illegally parked vehicles along state and interstate routes;
  •   Be prepared for stopped traffic;
  •   Rest areas in Maryland, including the Chesapeake House, Maryland House and the northbound Laurel Rest Area, will be open 24-hours a day between January 17-20
  •   SHA is working with other agencies in Maryland, as well as Virginia, the District of Columbia and the federal government to ensure safety along Maryland highways and provide up-to-the-minute informationPlease use the Maryland State Highway Administration website: www.roads.maryland.gov The Maryland Transit Administration is offering special MARC service on Inauguration Day and their release is here. SHA will deploy extra highway response technicians to help clear disabled vehicles and crashes.

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Public Transportation

Inaugural events attendees are encouraged to use public transportation, as many streets in and around the Capitol Grounds and the National Mall area will be closed to private automobiles for much of the day. Metro plans to run special rail service on Inauguration Day to support large crowds traveling to and from the National Mall and other events in the region.

On Inauguration Day, January 20:

Metrorail

  •   Metrorail will open at 4 a.m. and close at midnight. Peak fares will be in effect from 4 a.m. until 9 p.m. After 9 p.m., off-peak fares will be in effect.
  •   Five of Metro’s 91 stations — Archives, Mt Vernon Square, Federal Triangle, Smithsonian and Pentagon – will be closed due to enhanced security measures.
  •   For 17 consecutive hours — from opening until 9 p.m. — trains will run frequently on all lines, including “Rush Plus” service on the Yellow Line between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt.
  •   Riders planning to use Metro are encouraged to purchase their SmarTrip card in advance to avoid long lines on Inauguration Day. (Each rider age 5 or older needs his/her own SmarTrip card to enter and exit the system.) Before January 13, visit wmata.com/inauguration to purchase a special $10 one-day pass good for unlimited Metrorail and Metrobus trips on Inauguration Day.
  •   Metro recommends that riders plan their trip to the National Mall without transferring between lines. There is a station near the National Mall on each Metro line.Metrobus
  •   Metrobus will operate “Saturday Supplemental” service (Saturday schedule with additional trips on selected routes). Check wmata.com for details.
  •   Approximately 50 routes will operate with detours due to Inauguration events and road closures. Expect delays and detours. Please allow additional time.
  •   Routes that normally cross the National Mall will turn around at special locations outside the secure area; use Metrorail instead. Visit wmata.com/inauguration for information.
  •   Temporary bus stops will be marked around the security perimeter of the event where bus routes will end.MetroAccess

 MetroAccess paratransit service for customers with disabilities will operate identical hours to rail and bus schedules.

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  •   MetroAccess customers are encouraged to plan extra time to travel due to increased traffic throughout the service area. Due to road closures, MetroAccess vehicles will only be able to drop off customers several blocks from the National Mall and parade route.
  •   MetroAccess vehicles will not be permitted access to streets that are closed. All MetroAccess users should be prepared for detours and extended travel times.Parking
  •   Metro has approximately 60,000 parking spaces in 29 lots and 22 garages throughout the Washington region for private motorists to park on Inauguration Day. Many of these facilities are located near major highways, such as I-95/I-495 (Capital Beltway).
  •   Tour buses are not permitted to park at Metro stations or use Metro bus facilities or roadways. Follow tour bus instructions on dc.gov.
  •   Regular weekday parking rates will be charged as you exit the garage and may be paid by credit card.
  •   Parking facilities at Metro stations may reach capacity early on Inauguration Day. Have a backup plan in the event that your selected parking facility is full.Metro’s website is wmata.com. For important real-time updates regarding Metro service and parking availability, follow @wmata, @metrorailinfo and @metrobusinfo, and sign up for Metro Inauguration Alerts by texting POTUS to 90360. For Metro travel information by phone, call (202) 637-7000 [TTY 202- 962-2033].

    Charter Buses

    Transportation and security planners anticipate up to 1,500 private buses carrying approximately 100,000 participants to Washington, D.C. for the Inaugural events. Parking is only available at RFK Stadium and must be reserved in advance at http://goground.com/pi2017/home. From RFK Stadium, passengers will be able to take Metrorail, walk, or, in limited cases, take shuttle buses to the Inaugural events.

    Charter buses will not be able to park and/or drop off passengers at any Metro station in Washington D.C., Virginia or Maryland. All transportation providers planning to travel to the District of Columbia during Inauguration Week with chartered buses, motor carriers, etc., must obtain a trip permit from the District Department of Motor Vehicles if they do not have apportioned tags and must reserve parking in advance. Parking for charter buses is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Pedestrian Routes

    The following streets are pedestrian routes to the National Mall (a pedestrian map is attached):

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  •   H St. NW from Massachusetts Ave. NW to Pennsylvania Ave. NW
  •   I St. NW from New York Ave. NW to Pennsylvania Ave. NW
  •   K St. NW from 9th St. NW to Washington Cir. NW
  •   18th St. from K St. NW to Constitution Ave. NW
  •   19th St. from K St. NW to Virginia Ave. NW
  •   Virginia Ave NW from 23rd St. to Constitution Ave. NW
  •   Constitution Ave. NW from 23rd St. to 7th St. NW
  •   Arlington Memorial Bridge from Virginia, around Lincoln Cir. to ConstitutionAve. NW or Independence Ave SW
  •   Massachusetts Ave. from E St. NW to 3rd St. NW
  •   3rd St. NE and Massachusetts Ave. NE to D St. SE to New Jersey Ave. SE to I St.SE/SW to 7th St. SW
  •   East Capitol St. NE from 19th St. NE to North Carolina Ave. SE 3rd St. SE to ISt. SE/SW to 7th St. SW
  •   M St. SW from 4th St. SW to I St. SW to 7th St. SW
  •   7th St. SW from I St. SW to Independence Ave. SW
  •   12th St. SW from Maine Ave. SW to Independence Ave. SW
  •   Independence Ave. SW from 23rd St. SW to 7th St. SWNational Mall access points (Includes Bag Checks):
  •   Constitution Ave. NW at 7th St. NW, 12th St. NW and 17th St. NW
  •   Independence Ave. SW at 7th St. SW, 12th St. SW, 15th St. SW, and 17th St. SWThe following streets are pedestrian routes to the Inaugural Parade:
  •   H St. NW from Pennsylvania Ave. NW to 7th St. NW
  •   I St. NW from Pennsylvania Ave. NW to New York Ave. NW
  •   K St. NW from Washington Cir. NW to 9th St. NW
  •   Arlington Memorial Bridge from Virginia, around Lincoln Cir. to ConstitutionAve. NW
  •   Virginia Ave. NW from 23rd St. NW to Constitution Ave. NW
  •   Constitution Ave. NW from 23rd St. NW to 7th St. NW
  •   Independence Ave. SW from L’Enfant Plaza SW to 17th St. SW to ConstitutionAve. NW
  •   East Capitol St. NE from 19th St. NE to Massachusetts Ave. NE to E St. NE/NW
  •   I St. SE from New Jersey Ave. SE to 7th St. SW to Constitution Ave. NW
  •   M St. SE from First St. SE to 4th St. SW to I St. SW to 7th St. SWFor pedestrians walking to the National Mall, Union Station is the recommended east/west divide on the north side of the parade route. It is 3.0 miles from Columbus Cir. NE to 7th St. and Independence Ave. SW (going around the U.S. Capitol) and 3.1 miles from Massachusetts Ave. NE to 12th St. and Constitution Ave. NW (going around the White House) using these pedestrian routes.

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Recommended Metro exits for individuals with tickets include Capitol South, Eastern Market, Union Station, NoMa-Gallaudet U (New York Ave.), Judiciary Square, Gallery Pl.-Chinatown, Federal Center SW or L’Enfant Plaza. Additional information on the Inauguration ceremonies is available at http://www.inaugural.senate.gov.

Viewing the Inaugural ceremonies from the National Mall does not require tickets. However, bags will be checked. The non-ticketed area of the National Mall begins at 4th St. NW, and extends past the Washington Monument to 17th St. NW. The Washington Monument viewing area will be restricted to the grounds between 17th St. NW and 15th St. NW.

Prohibited Items

  •   Aerosols
  •   Ammunition
  •   Animals other than service/guide animals
  •   Backpacks and bags exceeding size restrictions (18” by 13” by 7”)
  •   Bicycles
  •   Balloons
  •   Coolers
  •   Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems
  •   Explosives
  •   Firearms
  •   Glass, thermal, or metal containers
  •   Laser pointers
  •   Mace / Pepper spray
  •   Packages
  •   Selfie Sticks
  •   Signs exceeding the size restrictions (20’ x 3’ x 1/4”)
  •   Structures
  •   Supports for signs and placards
  •   Toy guns
  •   Weapons of any kind
  •   Any other items determined to be potential safety hazardsREMINDER: FIREARMS IN DC

    The open carrying of firearms is prohibited in the District of Columbia. To carry a concealed firearm within District of Columbia, you must have a District of Columbia issued concealed carry permit, and be in compliance with all applicable requirements,

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restrictions, and prohibitions under the law. There is no reciprocity with other validly issued out of District permits. Even with a valid District of Columbia issued permit, a permit holder is still prohibited from carrying in certain designated areas, to include, but not limited to, demonstrations, federal buildings, the National Mall, the White House complex, the U.S. Capitol grounds, and gatherings or special events open to the public such as the Presidential Inauguration.

Capital Bikeshare Corrals / Bike Parking / Streetcar / Circulator

Capital Bikeshare will establish two corrals on Inauguration Day to serve members attending the Inauguration and Inaugural Parade Capital Bikeshare Corrals will be operational at:

  •   17th St. and K St. NW
  •   4th and E St. SWBike parking will be free at 16th St. and I St. NW.
    DC Streetcar will operate from 4 am Friday, January 20 until 2 am Saturday, January 21.

    Bikeshare stations in the National Mall area will be closed January 19 and 20. Riders are subject to any losses or damage for bikes left at closed stations.

    DC Circulator will suspend service on four routes; Union Station- Navy Yard, National Mall, Rosslyn-Dupont and Georgetown-Union Station.

    For more information on Capital Bikeshare, visit http://www.capitalbikeshare.com. Social Media

    Information will be available prior to and during Inauguration Day on social media sites, including Twitter and Facebook. To see Inauguration related material, please use #inaug2017. Some of the Twitter sites being used to communicate information from the Inaugural public safety and security partners include:

  •   Secret Service – @SecretService
  •   Joint Task Force-National Capital Region – @MDW_USARMY
  •   U.S. Department of Homeland Security – @DHSgov
  •   National Terrorism Advisory System – @NTASAlerts
  •   Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies – @JCCIC /#inauguration2017
  •   D.C. Government Agencies – @inaug2017 / #inaug2017
  •   Inauguration Information – #inaug2017

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 Text Alerts: To receive free emergency alerts and public notifications regarding the Inauguration, text the word “INAUG” to 888777. Text messaging fees may apply according to your cellular plan.

Online Information

Additional information is available online for residents of the District, Virginia and Maryland, as well as charter operators, through the following websites:

  •   DDOT – http://www.ddot.dc.gov
  •   National Capital Region Updates – http://www.capitalregionupdates.gov
  •   VDOT – http://www.511virginia.org
  •   Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority – http://www.wmata.comIn addition, Inaugural information is available on the following sites to help those planning to attend the inaugural events:
  •   Presidential Inaugural Committee – http://www.58pic2017.org
  •   Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies –http://www.inaugural.senate.gov
  •   District Government – http://www.inauguration.dc.gov
  •   United States Secret Service – http://www.secretservice.govEmergency Services

    The District of Columbia Department of Human Services (DHS) serves as the lead agency mandated with coordinating Mass Care Services as it relates to any event that should happen to occur and causes multiple people in the District to be displaced and in need of emergency temporary sheltering as well as other mass care needs. DHS will provide the following emergency care assistance:

  •   First aid shelters
  •   Emergency shelters
  •   Warming sites
  •   Warming tents
  •   Family reunification sitesSite locations and other information can be found at: http://www.inauguration.gov ###

  • Cleveland Park runner

    This is going to be brutal.

  • Hill Denizen

    Get. Me. Out. Of. Here.

  • stacksp

    Staying at home and away from all of this…..Treating it like a snow day and grabbing everything I need before the 18th so that I can just stay in the house….

  • ParkViewneighbor

    So leaving the city for the whole weekend… The influx of protesters and tourists will be unbearable

    • It’s just me

      Me too. unfortunately, I can’t leave until Friday morning. So, I’ll be on the metro early to get to the airport. Fun stuff.

      • Hill Denizen

        I’m heading out too. Unfortunately, I still have no idea if my office will be closed on Friday, so I can’t buy my flights. Price keeps going up and up….grrrrrr.

  • m

    Any idea if DC government employees have Inauguration Day off? My office seems seriously confused on this and my boss is less than competent…

    • Q

      I don’t know about the city, but the feds get it off. I feel bad for anyone whose boss thinks that it will be reasonable to ask their staff to come in that day. Getting around town is going to absolutely impossible.

      • Kd

        The library is closed on the 20th but after reading this I’m really hoping it’s closed the 19th too

    • Nelle

      Yes D.C. Gov has it off. It’s on the D.C. Gov website…

  • That Man A

    so glad im leaving
    i live right behind the capital so i already know my block will be a shit show

  • NH Ave Hiker

    I’m flying back in to Baltimore that night, hoping it shouldn’t be too bad to get back home.

  • dc_anon

    2009 was a heck of a lot worse when half the streets in Shaw, NoMa, and the southwest were all closed for bus parking. The se/sw freeway and Key bridge, and all of 395 across the river was closed. Dug this up for comparison: http://kelsocartography.com/blog/?p=1449

  • dcd

    Wow – I am leaving town at about noon on Thursday, but it doesn’t look like I should even go to work for a half day.

  • lemeow

    Nice. I get to work from home.

  • maxwell smart

    I’m still really, really hoping D.C. gets an epic snow/ice storm starting Wednesday night that shuts the city down all weekend.

  • eb

    During the Obama inauguration there was a metal detector zone you had to pass through even on foot. Is that the red line? My office has announced we are open for inauguration AND we are inside the red zone.

  • DC gov worker

    @M

    Yes, DC Government is closed on inauguration day: http://dchr.dc.gov/page/holiday-schedules

  • dotdash

    Does anyone think it will be possible to drive to the Navy Yard by late at night on 1/20? Or is the city packed all night as well as all day? Alternative is to park in Shady Grove and Metro in. Thanks for advice.

    • Nelle

      I have a parking space you can rent in sw waterfront if you want.

      • Angela Lewis

        Is it close to this ?

        Hampton Inn & Suites Washington, D.C. – Navy Yard
        1265 1st Street SE, Southeast, Washington, DC,

  • CapitalDame

    So, does that mean that everything in the first section will be closed to vehicle traffic from noon on the 18th-1am on the 23rd? That seems crazy to me…

  • smrtcar

    I hope the DC Cabbies/Uber/Lyft won’t have a crippling fees on Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday. The Caps and Wizards are smart, they left town.

  • Lala

    So, Ubering to DCA from Logan Circle at 5am on Thursday morning. Best route is to take Key Bridge?

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