TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Memorial Celebration for Mayor Marion Barry Jr.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Contact: Lt. Sean Conboy (MPD) (202) 727-4383
(Washington, DC) On Thursday, December 4, 2014, through Saturday, December 6, 2014, the family of Mayor Marion Barry Jr. will have a Celebration of Life Remembrance Ceremony to honor Mayor Marion Barry Jr. The following street and route closures for this celebration will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will also be several temporary street closures that motorists should take into consideration:
On Thursday, December 4, 2014, from 8 am to midnight, Mayor Marion Barry Jr., will lie in repose at the Wilson Building. During these hours, the road ways on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, between 12th Street and 14th Street, NW, will have intermitted street closures as needed.
On Friday, December 5, 2014, from 6 am until 9 am, Mayor Marion Barry Jr., will lie in repose at the Wilson Building. The road ways on Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., between 12th Street and 14th Street, NW, will have intermitted street closures as needed.
Following the viewing, there will be intermitted street closures from 9 am until 12:30 pm, for the citywide processional, which will begin at the Wilson Building and conclude at the Temple of Praise Church, located at 700 Southern Avenue, SE.
On Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 7 am to 10 am, street closures will occur at the Washington Convention Center for Mayor Barry’s Memorial Ceremony. Street closures will be on L Street, between 7th and 9th Street, NW.
Immediately after the memorial service, there will be intermitted street closures from 10 am until 11 am along the processional route from Convention Center to the Congressional Cemetery, located at 1801 E Street, SE
The Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia will put the following intermitted street closures affecting vehicular traffic from December 4, 2014, through December 6, 2014, as needed. The intermitted street closures will be lifted when the event has concluded and does not pose a safety hazard to the public.