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Street Closures for Independence Day 2018

(Washington, DC) - The Metropolitan Police Department and the Department of Transportation would like to inform the public of street closures in conjunction with the 2018 Fourth of July Celebration.

The following streets will be closed, except to emergency vehicles, from 5 am until approximately 11 pm:

  • Theodore Roosevelt Bridge Inbound to Constitution Avenue. All traffic will be diverted to the E Street Expressway.
  • Independence Avenue, Southwest, from 15th Street to 23rd Street
  • 23rd Street Northbound from Constitution Avenue to Virginia Avenue, Northwest. Southbound 23rd Street will be allowed to flow and access outbound Theodore Roosevelt Bridge.
  • 22nd Street, Northwest, from C Street to Constitution Avenue
  • 21st Street, Northwest, from C Street to Constitution Avenue
  • 20th Street, Northwest, from C Street to Constitution Avenue
  • 19th Street, Northwest, from Virginia Avenue to Constitution Avenue
  • 18th Street, Northwest, from Virginia Avenue to Constitution Avenue
  • 17th Street, Northwest, from New York Avenue to Constitution Avenue
  • 15th Street, Northwest, from Pennsylvania Avenue to Independence Avenue, Southwest
  • Henry Bacon Drive Lincoln Memorial Circle to Constitution Avenue NW
  • Constitution Avenue from 6th Street to 23rd Street, NW

Arlington Memorial Bridge

  • Southbound Rock Creek Parkway closed at Virginia Avenue, NW
  • 7th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest, to Independence Avenue, Southwest
  • 4th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest, to Independence Avenue, Southwest
  • 3rd Street from Pennsylvania Avenue to Independence Avenue, Southwest

The following streets will be closed from approximately 1400 until 2300 hours:

  • 3rd Street from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and Maryland Ave, SW

The 3rd Street tunnel will remain open for the entire day. The 9th Street and 12th Street tunnels will be closed during the Independence Day Parade from approximately 1115 hours until approximately 1600 hours.

Pedestrian Entry Points

There will be eight entry points along the perimeter through which citizens may enter the Mall. The pedestrian access points are as follows and open at 1000 hours:

  • Constitution Avenue, NW between 23rd Street, NW and Henry Bacon Drive, NW
  • Constitution Avenue, NW and 17th Street, NW (opens at 1400 hours)
  • West side of 15th Street, NW at Madison Drive, NW (opens at 1400 hours)
  • West side of 14th Street, SW at Jefferson Drive, SW
  • Maine Avenue, SW and Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW (15th Street, SW)
  • East Basin Drive just south of the Jefferson Memorial (visitors will not be able to access the National Mall from here)
  • Ohio Drive at Inlet Bridge SW
  • West end of Memorial Bridge

Capitol Grounds Pedestrian Entrance Points:

  • 3rd and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 3rd and Maryland Avenue, SW

Barracks Row Parade

The following roads will be closed from approximately 9 AM until 1130 AM:

  • 8th Street , SE from Pennsylvania Ave, SE to Va Ave, SE
  • D Street, SE from 7th to Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
  • E Street, SE from 7th to 9th Street, SE
  • G Street, SE from 7th to 9th Street, SE
  • I Street, SE from 7th to 9th Street, SE

Palisades Parade

The following roads will be closed from approximately 830 AM until 12 PM:

  • MacArthur Boulevard from Whitehaven Parkway to Edmunds Place, NW
  • Sherier Place, NW from MacArthur Boulevard to Edmunds Place, NW

On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, National Archives July 4th Declaration of Independence Reading will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be one street closure that motorists should take into consideration:

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 7:30 am to 11:30 pm

  • Constitution Avenue, NW between 7th St and 9th St NW

The public should expect parking restrictions along the route and should be guided by the posted emergency no parking signage. All vehicles that are parked along the route and in violation of the emergency no parking signs will be ticketed and towed.

All street closures and listed times are subject to change based upon prevailing or unexpected conditions. Motorists could encounter possible delays if operating in the vicinity of this event and may wish to consider alternative routes. The Metropolitan Police Department and the D.C. Department of Transportation also wishes to remind motorists in the vicinity of this event to proceed with caution as increased pedestrian traffic can be anticipated.

Motorists could encounter possible delays if operating in the vicinity of this event and may wish to consider alternative routes. The Metropolitan Police Department and the D.C. Department of Transportation also wishes to remind motorists in the vicinity of this event to proceed with caution as increased pedestrian traffic can be anticipated