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Road Closures, Parking and Pedestrian Restrictions

Last Updated: September 22, 2015 10:01 am

Road closures, parking restrictions and changes to public transportation routes and public works services will be necessary during the 2015 Papal Visit in the areas of the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See (Vatican Embassy), the White House, Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, Conference of Catholic Bishops, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, St. John Paul II Seminary, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, the U.S. Capitol, and various PEPCO locations.

Parking restricted areas will be posted with “Emergency No Parking” signage. Fencing, other physical barriers and uniformed law enforcement officers will also be utilized to enforce vehicle and pedestrian restricted zones.

The District will deploy additional intersection Traffic Control Officers, modify traffic signal timings and establish Emergency No Parking areas along detour routes.

Maps of Road Closures:

Visitors are advised that roads are closed to cars, pedestrians and bicyclists. Note: this means bicyclists won’t be able to walk their bikes through the restricted areas.

Secret Service Pedestrian Advisories

Following is a rundown of parking restrictions and road closures:

Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See – Vatican Embassy

The following parking restriction will be implemented beginning 10 am Monday, September 21. The restriction will remain in effect until approximately 4 pm Thursday, September 24:

  • 34th Street NW (east curb) between Massachusetts Avenue, NW and Fulton Street, NW

The following parking restriction will be implemented beginning 12 am Tuesday, September 22. The restriction will remain in effect until approximately 4 pm Thursday, September 24:

  • 34th Street NW between Massachusetts Avenue, NW and Garfield Street, NW
  • Fulton Street NW between 34th Place and Normanstone Drive, NW

The following roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning 9 am Tuesday, September 22  through approximately 4 pm on Thursday, September 24:

  • 34th Street NW between Massachusetts Avenue NW and Garfield Street NW
  • Fulton Street NW between 34th Place NW and Normanstone Drive NW  

***MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE NW between Observatory Circle South and 34th Place NW will be closed to all northbound traffic. Southbound traffic will be permitted between 34th Street NW and Waterside Drive NW. All northbound truck traffic will be diverted onto Q Street NW at Sheridan Circle NW.  All other northbound traffic will be diverted onto Rock Creek Parkway at Waterside Drive NW.  All southbound truck traffic will be diverted east on Garfield Street NW or continue south on Wisconsin Avenue. Massachusetts Avenue NW will be closed to all traffic intermittently***

The White House

The following parking restrictions will be implemented beginning 10 pm Tuesday, September 22. The restrictions will remain until 12 pm Wednesday, September 23:

  • Connecticut Avenue NW between H and I Streets NW
  • 16th Street NW between H and I Streets NW
  • Vermont Avenue NW between H and I Streets NW
  • H Street NW between 17th and 15th Streets NW

The following roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning between 9 pm and 10:30 pm Tuesday, September 22 through 12 pm on Wednesday, September 23:

  • 15th Street NW between H Street NW and Maine Avenue SW
  • 17th Street NW between Pennsylvania and Independence Avenues
  • Constitution Avenue between 23rd and 12th Streets NW

*exception* Southbound traffic on 19th Street NW will be permitted to flow westbound on Constitution Avenue to 23rd Street NW

  • Henry Bacon Drive NW between Constitution Avenue and Lincoln Memorial Circle NW
  • H Street NW between 15th and 17th Streets NW
  • New York Avenue NW between 15th and 14th Streets NW
  • Vermont Avenue NW between H and I Streets NW
  • 16th Street NW between I and H Streets NW
  • Connecticut Avenue NW between I and H Streets NW
  • G Street NW between 18th and 14th Streets NW
  • F Street NW between 18th and 14th Streets NW
  • New York Avenue NW between 18th and 14th Streets NW
  • E Street NW between 18th and 14th Streets NW
  • D Street NW between 18th and 17th Streets NW
  • C Street NW between 18th and 17th Streets NW
  • 18th Street NW between Constitution Avenue NW and Virginia Avenue NW
  • Virginia Avenue NW between Constitution Avenue NW and 18th Street NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 13th and 15th Streets NW
  • 14th Street NW between Pennsylvania and Independence Avenues NW
  • Madison Drive NW between 7th and 15th Streets NW
  • Jefferson Drive SW between 12th and 15th Streets SW
  • 20th Street NW between C Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW
  • 21st Street NW between C Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW

Parade

The following parking restrictions will be implemented beginning 12 p.m. Tuesday, September 22. The restrictions will remain until 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 23:

  • 18th Street between E Street NW and Constitution Avenue
  • 17th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue NW and Independence Avenue
  • 15th Street between H Street NW and Maine Avenue
  • 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Independence Avenues
  • Constitution Avenue between 19th and 12th Streets NW

*exception* beginning 9 pm Tuesday, September 22

  • New York Avenue between 17th and 18th and 15th and 14th Streets NW
  • E  Street between 17th and 18th Streets NW
  • D  Street between 17th and 18th Streets NW
  • C  Street between 17th and 18th Streets NW
  • Jefferson Drive between 15th and 12th Streets SW

*exception* beginning 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 22

  • Madison Drive between 15th and 12th Streets, NW

*exception* beginning 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 22

  • Pennsylvania Avenue  (North) between 15th and 14th Streets NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue  (South) between 15th Street and 14th Streets NW
  • F Street NW between 15th and 14th  and 18th and 17th Streets NW
  • Virginia Avenue between 19th Street NW and Constitution Avenue
  • Independence  Avenue between Ohio Drive and 12th Street SW

*exception* beginning 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 22

  • Maine  Avenue between Independence Avenue and 12th Street SW
  • G Street NW between 18th and 17th  and 15th and 14th Streets NW

Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

The following parking restrictions will be implemented beginning 12 a.m. Wednesday, September 23. The restrictions will remain until 3 p.m. September 23.

  •  Rhode Island Avenue - Both Sides of Street between 17th Street NW and Connecticut Avenue NW
  • M Street NW - Both Sides of Street between Connecticut Avenue NW, past the corner of BB and T Bank on M Street    
  • Connecticut Avenue NW - East Side of Street between Rhode Island Avenue NW, past the corner of Brooks Brothers
  • N Street NW - South Side of the Street between Connecticut Avenue NW, 100 feet eastbound,  past St. Matthews Court (alleyway)
  • Saint Matthews Court – Both sides of the Street between Citibank and 17th Street NW

The following road will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning 6 am Wednesday, September 23 through 3 pm September 23:

  • Rhode Island Avenue NW between Connecticut Avenue and 17th Street NW

The following roads will be closed intermittently to all vehicular traffic beginning 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2015 through 1 p.m. on September 23:

  • M Street NW between Connecticut Avenue and 17th Street NW
  • Connecticut Avenue between Desales and 18th Street NW
  • 17th Street NW between M and N Streets NW

Conference of Catholic Bishops / Basilica / Seminary

The following parking restrictions will be implemented beginning 6 p.m. Tuesday, September 22. The restrictions will remain until 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 23:

*Please note * Catholic University of America will issue no parking notifications for campus

  • 4th Street NE between Michigan Avenue NE and Franklin Street NE
  • Harewood RoadNE between Michigan Avenue NE and Taylor Street NE
  • Michigan AvenueNE between Irving and 10th Streets NE
  • John McCormack DriveNE between Michigan Avenue NE and Taylor Street NE
  • 7th Street NE between Monroe Street NE and Michigan Avenue NE
  • Monroe Street NE between Michigan Avenue NE and 7th Street NE
  • Lincoln Road NE between Franklin and 4th Streets NE
  • Taylor Street NE from North Capitol Street NE to John McCormack Drive NE

The following roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning 12 a.m. Wednesday, September 23 through 8 p.m. September 23:

  • Michigan Avenue NE between Irving and 10th Streets NE
  • Irving Street NE from North Capitol Street NE entrance/exit ramps to Michigan Avenue NE
  • Marshall Road NE  between North Capitol Street NE and Harewood Road NE
  • Harewood Road NE between Michigan Avenue NE and Taylor Street NE
  • John McCormack Drive NE between Michigan Avenue NE and Taylor Street NE
  • 7th Street NE between Monroe Street NE and Michigan Avenue NE
  • Monroe Street NE  between Michigan Avenue NE and 7th Street NE
  • 4th Street NE between Franklin Street NE and Michigan Avenue NE
  • Lincoln Road NE between Franklin and 4th Streets NE

The following road will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, through 8 p.m. September 23:

  • Taylor Street NE from North Capitol Street NE to Hawaii Avenue NE

St. Patrick's Catholic Church

The following parking restrictions will be implemented beginning 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 23. The restrictions will remain in effect until 2 p.m. Thursday, September 24:

  • G Street - Both Sides of Street between 8th and 11th Streets NW
  • G Place - Both Sides of Street between 9th and 10th Streets NW
  • 9th Street – Both Sides of Street between H and F Streets NW
  • 10th Street – Both Sides of Street between H and F Streets NW

The following roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning 9 p.m. Wednesday, September 23 through 2 p.m. Thursday, September 24:

  • G Street NW between 8th and 11th Streets NW
  • G Place NW between 9th and 10th Streets NW
  • 9th Street NW between H and F Streets NW
  • 10th Street NW between H and F Streets NW

US Capitol

For detailed information regarding parking restrictions surrounding the US Capitol, please visit www.uscapitolpolice.gov.

The following roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, through 4 p.m. Thursday, September 24:

  • Maryland Avenue SW between 3rd and 1st Streets SW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 3rd and 1st Streets NW

The following roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning 12 a.m. Thursday, September 24,  through 12 p.m. September 24:

  • Constitution Avenue between 2nd Street NE and 3rd Street NW
  • Independence Avenue between 3rd Street SW and 2nd Street SE
  • 3rd Street NW/SW between C Street NW and C Street SW
  • D Street NE/NW between 2nd Street NE and New Jersey Avenue NW
  • First Street NE/SE between Massachusetts Avenue NE and D Street SE 
  • Delaware Avenue NE between Columbus Circle NE and Constitution Avenue NE
  • North Capitol Street NE/NW between E Street and Louisiana Avenue NW
  • New Jersey Avenue NW between D Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW
  • South Capitol Street SE/SW between E Street SE/SW and Independence Avenue
  • C Street SW between 2nd and 3rd Streets SW
  • Second Street SW between Independence Avenue SW and E Street SW
  • First Street NE/SE between Massachusetts Avenue NE and D Street SE

The following roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning 12 a.m. Thursday, September 24, through 4 p.m. September 24:

  • East Capitol Street NE/SE  between 2nd and 1st Streets NE/SE
  • Louisiana Avenue NE/NW between Columbus Circle NE and Constitution Avenue NW
  • Washington Avenue SW between South Capitol Street SE/SW and Independence Avenue SW

The following parking restrictions will be implemented beginning 12 a.m. Tuesday, September 22. The restrictions will remain until 6 p.m. Thursday, September 24:

  • O Street NW (South side) between 12th and 11th Streets NW
  • 12th Street NW (East side) between O and N Streets NW
  • 11th Street NW (West side) between O and N Streets NW

The following parking restrictions will be implemented beginning 12 a.m. Tuesday, September 22. The restrictions will remain until 6 p.m. Thursday, September 24:

  • 12 St. NE (West side) between Jackson and Irving Streets NE
  • Jackson St. NE (South side) between 10th and 12th Streets NE
  • Irving St. NE (North side) between 10th and 12th Streets NE

The following parking restrictions will be implemented beginning 12 a.m. Thursday, September 24.. The restrictions will remain until 2 p.m. Thursday, September 24:

  • New Jersey Ave NW (East side) between E Street NW and Washington Court Hotel Entrance
  • E St. NW (North side) between New Jersey Ave NW and North Capitol Street NW

The following parking restrictions will be implemented beginning 12 a.m. Tuesday, September 22. The restrictions will remain until 6 p.m. Thursday, September 24:

  • L Street NW (South side) between 9th  and 10th Streets NW
  • 10th Street NW (East and West side) between L Street NW and Massachusetts Avenue NW

The following parking restrictions will be implemented beginning 12 a.m. Tuesday, September 22. The restrictions will remain until 6 p.m. Thursday, September 24:

  • L Street NW (South side) between 12th and 11th Streets NW
  • 12th Street NW (East side) between L and K Streets NW
  • 11th Street NW (East and West sides) between L and K Streets NW

The following parking restriction will be implemented beginning 12 a.m. Tuesday, September 22. The restriction will remain until 6 p.m. Thursday, September 24:

  • F Street NW (South side) between 22nd and 21st Streets NW
  • 20th Street NW (East side) between I Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW (North side) between 19th and 20th Streets NW