Red White & Travel Advisory

Fireworks, celebration and road closings oh my! The District Department of Transportation is advising participants to take notice of advisories that will impact July 4th travel on Thursday. As always, both motorists and pedestrians should be smart, aware and alert while traveling.

A Capitol 4th Celebration on the National Mall:

No Parking Restrictions from 5 AM to 11 PM:

• 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 Avenue, 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, NW.

Streets Closed from 6 AM to 11 PM

• 4th Street from Independence Avenue, SW to Constitution Avenue, NW

• 7th Street from Independence Avenue, SW to Constitution Avenue, NW

• 15th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Maine Avenue, SW

• 17th Street from Independence Avenue, SW to E Street, NW

• 19th Street, NW from C Street to Constitution Avenue

• 20th Street, NW from C Street to Constitution Avenue

• 21st Street, NW from C Street to Constitution Avenue

• 22nd Street, NW from C Street to Constitution Avenue

• 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

July 4th Parade:

The total amount of time for the parades will be from about 1:30 AM to 5 PM. However, from 9 AM to 6 PM, Constitution Avenue NE will be closed between 7th and 23rd Streets. Also closed, 7th Street NW from Constitution Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW.

Palisades & Capitol Hill Parades:

Both of these parades will have rolling closures throughout. They take place in the middle of the day, with the Palisades lasting from 12-2 and Capitol Hill running from 10-12.

After the evening’s fireworks, DDOT will be running Operation Fast-Forward to allow organizations to manage traffic and test evacuation plans. Signals will be retimed to allow those exiting the city more time; the total operation should take about 60 minutes. The routes are as follows:

• Constitution Avenue NW from Pennsylvania to Theodore Roosevelt Bridge

• Eastbound Pennsylvania from 3rd Street NW to Southern Avenue SE

• Southbound 14th Street from Pennsylvania NW to C Street SW

• Westbound K Street NW from 17th Street to Whitehurst Freeway, Canal Road and Chain Bridge

DDOT reminds everyone that parking will be very restricted on the 4th, and laws will be heavily enforced. Public transportation is recommended. For more information visit their website.

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