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WASHINGTON, DC – The Metropolitan Police Department and the Department of Transportation would like to inform the public of street closures in conjunction with the 2016 Cherry Blossom Parade scheduled for Saturday.

The Parade will form on the National Mall and proceed westbound on Constitution Avenue, NW from 7th Street to 20th Street NW. Street closures for the event are as follows:

Early closure 3:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • 7th Street between Constitution Ave NW and Independence Ave SW

Closures from 10:00 a.m.  to 1:00 p.m.

  • 9th Street between Pennsylvania Ave. NW and Constitution Ave. NW
  • 10th Street between Pennsylvania Ave. NW and Constitution Ave. W
  • 12th Street between Pennsylvania Ave. NW and Independence Ave SW
  • Access to 12th Street Tunnel from I395 ramp SW
  • 14th Street between Pennsylvania Ave. NW to Independence Ave. SW
  • 14th Street Bridge SW (inbound) all traffic diverted East onto I395 freeway
  • 15th Street between “E” Street to Constitution Ave. NW
  • 17th Street between New York Ave NW to Independence Ave. SW
  • 19th Street between “E” Street to Constitution Ave. NW
  • Virginia Ave between 20th Street to Constitution Ave. NW

 

Motorists traveling in the area of this event may experience delays and should consider alternative routes, if possible. The Metropolitan Police Department and the District Department of Transportation would like to remind motorists to pay full attention whenever operating any motor vehicle and to be mindful of heavy pedestrian traffic that may be associated with special events.  These street closings are subject to change without notice based upon unanticipated events and prevailing conditions.