30 June, 2010

Traffic Advisory: Weekend Street Closures for Multiple Events

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.

44th 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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