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Traffic Advisory for October 17 Weekend Events

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

(Washington, DC) – The Metropolitan Police Department wishes to inform the public and members of the media about a planned event that will affect traffic around the city this Saturday, October 18, 2014.  There are many street closures associated with these events.

Best Buddies Challenge

This event is scheduled for Saturday, October 18, 2014. The following streets will be closed as early as 6:00 am and expected to reopen by 11:30 am: 

  • Clara Barton Parkway , Chain Bridge Road to Glen Echo  (turn-a-round) access to MacArthur Boulevard NW (closed 6:00 am – 930 am) 
  • Canal Road, from 36th Street to Chain Bridge Road NW (closed 6:00 am – 10:00 am)
  • M Street NW Eastbound from Reservoir Road (closed 6:00 am-10:00 am)
  • Reservoir Road from V Street to Canal Road (minimal access to Fletcher’s Boat House, follow police direction)
  • Whitehurst Freeway NW (closed 6:00 am – 10:00 am)
  • M Street will be open westbound (M Street will be closed eastbound only from Canal Street to the Key Bridge)  (closed 6:00 am – 10:00 am)
  • Ohio Drive SW (access to Potomac Golf Course only)
  • Memorial Bridge NW (closed 6:00 am-10:30 am)
  • Independence Avenue from 14th Street to 23rd Street (closed 6:00 am-10:30 am)
  • 17th Street from Independence Avenue SW to Constitution Avenue NW (closed 6:00 am – 10:30 am)
  • 15th Street from Maine Avenue to E Street  SW (closed 6:00 am – 9:00 am)
  • 15th Street from Independence Avenue SW to Constitution Avenue NW (closed 3:30 am – 12:30 pm)
  • Westbound Constitution Avenue NW and Westbound Pennsylvania Avenue SW at 3rd Street, SW  (closed 6:00 am – 9:00 am)- 3rd Street remains open
  • 14th Street from Independence Avenue SW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW (closed 6:00 am – 9:00 am)
  • Pennsylvania Avenue between 3rd Street and 15th Street NW (closed 6:00 am -9:00 am)
  • Madison Drive from 3rd Street to 15th Street NW (No traffic northbound towards Constitution Avenue from 6:00 am - 9:00 am)
  • East Basin Drive-395 South ramp to Ohio Drive river side SW (closed 6:00 am-10:30am)
  • Buckeye Drive-395 North to Ohio Drive river side SW (closed 6:00 am-10:30am)
  • Constitution Avenue NW from 15th Street to 3rd Street NW (closed 6:00 am – 9:00 am)
  • 395 ramp to Maine Avenue SW  (closed 6:00 am – 10:30 am)
  • 12th Street tunnel inbound from Virginia to Constitution--traffic will only be able to exit D street Ramp SW and L’Enfant Promenade SW (6:00 am to 9:00 am)

Light the Night Walk

This event is scheduled for Saturday, October 18, 2014. The staging area will be closed from 8:00 am until 12:00 am.  The following streets will be closed as early as 7:00 pm and expected to reopen by 9:30 pm:

  • Staging area will be on Pennsylvania Avenue from 12th Street, NW to 14th Street, NW
  • Begin at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and 12th Street, NW
  • Proceed East on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • Turn Right on 3rd Street, NW
  • Cross onto East path leading to Capitol Reflecting Pool
  • Proceed around the Capitol Reflecting Pool
  • After one lap around the Reflecting Pool (West), proceed onto 2nd path leading back to 3rd Street
  • Turn right onto Maryland Avenue, SW
  • Right onto Independence towards 4th Street, SW
  • Turn right onto 4th Street, NW
  • Turn left onto Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • Proceed back to the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and 13th Street, NW

TRAFFIC ADVISORY:  Howard University Homecoming Parade

 

On Saturday, October 18, 2014, the 2014 Howard University Homecoming Parade will take place in the District of Columbia.  In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

The staging area time will be 7:00 am in front of Johnson Administration Building (2400 6th Street NW) on the campus of Howard University. The parade start time will be 10:00 am and will conclude approximately at 12:30 pm at which time the roadways will re-open to traffic.

Parade Route

  • North on 6th Street, NW
  • Left onto Fairmont Street, NW
  • Left onto Georgia Avenue, NW
  • Southbound on Georgia Avenue, NW
  • Left onto Florida Avenue, NW
  • Continue eastbound on Florida Avenue, NW
  • Left onto 5th Street, NW
  • Northbound on 5th Street, NW
  • Right onto T Street, NW
  • Eastbound on T Street, NW
  • Left onto 4th Street, NW
  • Continue Northbound on 4th Street, NW
  • Left on Howard Street NW (End of the parade)

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.

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