TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Road closure for the ‘Unite The Right’ Rally in DC

Several members of an alt right group have gathered in Charlottesville, Va to express their first amendment rights. In the photos, you can see a group people carrying long guns as they walk through the streets of Virginia on August 12, 2017.

WASHINGTON, DC — On Sunday, August 12, 2018, there will be several First Amendment Activities occurring within the District of Columbia. It is anticipated that there will be impacts to traffic that may include full road closures and rolling road closures based upon overall public safety considerations.

The expected area that will be impacted between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. will be:

  • 15th Street, NW from Constitution Avenue to K Street, NW
  • 17th Street, NW from Constitution Avenue to K Street, NW
  • 18th Street, NW from E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 19th Street, NW from E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 20th Street, NW from E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 21st Street, NW from E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 22nd Street, NW from E Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 23rd Street, NW from Virginia Avenue to Washington Circle, NW
  • H Street, NW from 17th Street to 15th Street, NW
  • I Street, NW from 17th Street to 15th Street, NW
  • K Street, NW from 17th Street to 15th Street, NW
  • Connecticut Avenue, NW from H Street to I Street, NW
  • Vermont Avenue, NW from H Street to I Street, NW
  • G Street, NW from 17th Street to 23rd Street, NW
  • F Street, NW from 17th Street to 23rd Street, NW
  • E Street, NW from 17th Street to 23rd Street, NW

All street closures and listed times are subject to change based upon prevailing or unexpected conditions.

 Additionally, the public should expect parking restrictions along the entire route and should be guided by the posted emergency no parking signage.  All vehicles that are parked along the route and in violation of the emergency no parking signs will be ticketed and towed.

 Motorists could encounter possible delays if operating in the vicinity of this event and may wish to consider alternative routes.  The Metropolitan Police Department and the D.C. Department of Transportation also wishes to remind motorists in the vicinity of this event to proceed with caution as increased pedestrian traffic can be anticipated.

Members of the public are reminded that DC CODE:  § 7-2509.07 expressly prohibits anyone from carrying a firearm within 1,000 feet of any First Amendment activity, to include members of the public who have been issued a Concealed Carry Permit in the District of Columbia.