Memorial Day Weekend traffic: Metro service, road closures


WASHINGTON, D.C. – With Memorial Day Weekend cookouts, parties, and parades come Memorial Day Weekend traffic, Metro service changes, and road closures.

DCW50 has you covered on everything you need to know to make your holiday travels as convenient as possible.

Metro Service Information for Monday, May 28

  • Metrorail – The system will open at 8 a.m. and close at 11:00 p.m. Trains will operate on a Sunday schedule. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day, and parking will be free at all Metrorail parking facilities. Take note of scheduled service adjustments on the Red, Orange, Silver, Blue and Yellow lines.
  • Metrobus – Buses will operate on a Sunday schedule. View bus timetables and plan your trip.
  • MetroAccess: All subscription trips will be canceled on Monday. Customers wishing to travel on the holiday should make a separate reservation online ( text only) or by calling 301-562-5360 (TTY 301-588-7535).

Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom Event: Road Closures for Sunday, May 27

The following streets will be closed Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • Constitution Avenue, NW from 23rd Street, NW to 3rd Street, NW
  • 23rd Street, NW from Constitution Avenue, NW to Memorial Bridge
  • 3rd Street, NW from Constitution Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • Independence Avenue, SW from 3rd Street, SW to 23rd Street, SW

The above streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Memorial Day Parade: Road Closures for Monday, May 28

The parade will take place in the following location and will be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • 7th Street between Independence Avenue, SW & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • Constitution Avenue, NW between 6th Street to 9th Street, NW

The parade will start at 2 p.m. and should disband at 5 p.m. in the following locations:

  • Start at 7th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
  • Proceed on Constitution Avenue, NW
  • Disband between 18th & 23rd Streets, on Constitution Avenue and Virginia Avenue NW

Total road closures will begin at approximately 1:00 pm until about 5:00 pm from 7th and Constitution Avenue Northwest to 23rd & Constitution Avenue Northwest.