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DDOT Announces Memorial Day Weekend Work Suspensions and Parking Restrictions

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts

Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Maura Danehey – (202) 306-1668, maura.danehey@dc.gov

(Washington, DC) - In observance of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will suspend construction activities on the District's roadways and sidewalks from Noon Friday, May 26, through Monday, May 29. In addition, on Monday, May 29, parking restrictions will be enforced along Constitution Avenue NW from 7th Street to 17th Street for the annual Memorial Day parade. Rush-hour reverse lanes will not be implemented on Monday.

Suspension of Work

Per DDOT standard practice, exemptions are allowed in limited cases. Exemption requests must be submitted via email to Elliott.Garrett@dc.gov. The exemption request must include the following information:

  • Public space permit number(s) for the work zone, including construction and occupancy permits
  • Location of work zone
  • Day(s) and hour(s) for the exemption
  • Nature/phase of work taking place during exemption
  • Basis/rationale for the exemption
  • 24-hour emergency contact name, phone number, and email address

Parking Restrictions and Rush-Hour Reverse Lanes

Parking restrictions along Constitution Avenue NW, from 7th Street to 17th Street, will be implemented to accommodate the annual Memorial Day parade. Emergency No Parking signs will be posted with the hours of enforcement.

Motorists could encounter possible delays if driving in the vicinity of the parade and may wish to consider alternative routes. DDOT reminds drivers to use caution around the area as increased pedestrian traffic is anticipated.

On Sunday, May 28, parking meters and residential parking restrictions will be strictly enforced in the area around Nationals Park for the afternoon baseball game. There will be no enforcement in the stadium vicinity Monday, May 29.

Parking enforcement occurs daily, including weekends and holidays, on the DC Streetcar corridor along H Street and Benning Road, NE, between 3rd Street and Oklahoma Avenue, NE. Hours of enforcement are concurrent with the DC Streetcar schedule, which can be found at https://www.dcstreetcar.com/riding/schedule/.

In all other locations, unless signage indicates otherwise, the Department of Public Works will not enforce parking meters, residential parking, and rush-hour lane restrictions or tow abandoned vehicles on Monday, May 29.

Regular weekday reverse lane restrictions and parking enforcement resume Tuesday, May 30.

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment.

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