22 January, 2009

March for Life

Road Closures and Parking Restrictions for March for Life

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) advises residents and motorists that temporary road closures and parking restrictions will be in effect on Thursday, January 22, 2009, for the annual March for Life.

Following a rally at noon on the National Mall, participants will march to the US Supreme Court. Beginning at approximately 2:15 pm they will march north on 4th Street, NW to Pennsylvania Avenue, then east to Constitution Avenue and up Capitol Hill to the intersection of 1st Street, NE and East Capitol Street. Police will temporarily close the route and cross streets to vehicular traffic during the march.

Police also anticipate closing 4th Street, from Independence Avenue, SW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, from approximately 9:30 am until the marchers have left the Mall.

In addition, at approximately 11:30 am, many participants are expected to march to the mall following an event at the Verizon Center. This will require temporary closures along 7th Street, NW, from F Street to Madison Drive.
In conjunction with this event, there will be temporary parking restrictions on January 22 at the following locations:

* 7th Street,from Jefferson Drive, SW to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, from 7am to 7pm
* Constitution Avenue,NW from 9th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, from 7am to 7 pm
* 4th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue,NW to Independence Avenue,SW,from 7am to6pm

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