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July 4th Festivities Traffic Advisory
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This notice comes to us from Tisha Washington:

On Monday, July 4, 2011, there will be several events taking place in the District of Columbia in relation to the Independence Day Festivities. In conjunction with these events, there will be numerous street closures and parking restrictions that motorists should take into consideration:

A Capitol 4th – Celebration on the National Mall: No Parking Restrictions 5:00am to 11:00pm

• 3rd Street, from Independence to Constitution Avenue, NW • 4th Street, from Independence to Constitution Avenue, NW • 7th Street, from Independence to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW • 14th Street, from Independence to Constitution Avenue, NW • 15th Street, from Constitution to E Street NW

• 17th Street, from Constitution to E Street NW • Constitution Avenue, both sides, from Pennsylvania Ave., west to 23rd Street, NW • 10th Street, NW, between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues, NW • 14th Street, NW, between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues, NW • C Street, NW, from 17th to 18th Street, Both Sides. • Virginia Avenue, NW from Constitution Avenue to 21st Street.

Streets Closed from approximately 6:00am until approximately 11:00pm

• 4th Street from Independence Avenue SW to Constitution Avenue NW • 7th Street from Independence A venue SW to Constitution A venue NW • 15th Street from Pennsylvania A venue NW to Maine A venue SW • 17th Street from Independence Avenue SW to E Street NW

• 19th Street NW , from C Street to Constitution A venue • 20th Street NW , from C Street to Constitution A venue • 21st Street NW , from C Street to Constitution A venue • 22nd Street NW , from C Street to Constitution A venue • 23rd Street NW from Independence Avenue SW to C Street NW • Virginia Avenue NW from 18th Street to 20th Street

• Constitution Avenue NW from 14th Street to 23rd Street. • Independence Avenue SW from 14th Street to 23rd Street

(MORE)Streets Closed from approximately 11:30am until approximately 11:00pm

14th Street from Independence Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW 3rd Street from Maryland Avenue SW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Streets Closed from approximately 11:30am until approximately 3:00pm (for the Parade)

9th Street Tunnel from Pennsylvania Avenue to the SE/SW Freeway 12th Street Tunnel from the SE/SW Freeway to Pennsylvania Avenue

Motorists should be advised that the 14th Street Bridge and the Roosevelt Bridge will remain open throughout the day. Motorists are reminded that there is no parking or stopping on the bridges. Any vehicles that stop on the bridge will be immediately ticketed and towed.

National Archives July 4th Declaration of Independence

Reading:

From 7:30am-11:30am, Constitution Avenue NW, between 7th and 9th Streets will closed for this event.

45th Annual Palisades July 4th Parade:

The parade begins at Whitehaven Parkway and MacArthur Blvd. NW., and proceeds Northwest on MacArthur, left on Edmunds Pl, left on Sherrier Pl, and a right into the Palisades Recreation Center.

Road closures begin at 12:00pm and conclude at approximately 1:30pm. MacArthur Blvd. will be closed from Reservoir Road to Arizona Ave. for this event. There will be rolling street closures during this event.

Capitol Hill July 4th Parade:

The annual parade on Capitol Hill will form at 8th & I Streets, SE at 8:00am. The parade will begin at 10:00am and end at 12:00pm. The parade will proceed north on 8th Street, and west on D Street, SE. to the park at 7th and D Street, SE where it will disband. There will be rolling street closures during this event.

Due to the extremely heavy pedestrian crowds associated with these events, motorists are encouraged to exercise extreme caution when traveling in these areas. In addition, those wishing to attend these events are encouraged to use public transportation.

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