ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 02: A fence at the 911 Pentagon Memorial is seen on May 2, 2011, in Arlington, Virginia. Last night U.S. President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden during a special force led operation that killed Osama Bin Laden in a house outside Islamabad in Pakistan. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Memorial services on September 11 will cause multiple road closures in Arlington County on Sunday. The number of officials and dignitaries that will pay their respect at the Pentagon to those who died when American Airlines flight 77 crashed into the building caused the Secret Service to request the closures.
Virginia State Police and Arlington County Police advise that traffic on surrounding roadways will likely be affected, and motorists without business in the area should stay clear. More closures may be added on Sunday.
Here is the rundown -
Closures from 8:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Washington Boulevard eastbound will be closed at exit 8B on 395.
Washington Boulevard eastbound will be closed at the split to Northbound I-395.
Washington Boulevard southbound from Memorial Bridge.
Route 395 Southbound to Pentagon South Parking will be closed. All traffic will be diverted onto southbound Route 1 through Crystal City (Officers will be posted along this route to assist in directing motorists back to I-395 via Glebe Road and South 23rd Street).
Columbia Pike will be closed from Joyce Street to Pentagon South Parking (access to Pentagon via Boundary Channel).
395 Northbound HOV – no access to Washington Boulevard from N/B 395.
395 Northbound HOV – access to Eads Street from northbound HOV, only southbound HOV exit will be closed (northbound must exit to Army Navy Drive).
Route 110 southbound will be closed at I-66. All access to Route 110 will be blocked along Route 110 at Wilson Boulevard, Marshall Drive, Memorial Drive, George Washington Parkway and Route 27.
Route 110 northbound will be closed from Route. All access to Route 110 will be blocked south of Memorial Drive
Closures from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
Fern Street from Army Navy to the Pentagon
Eads Street from Army Navy to the Pentagon
Rotary Road closed throughout South Parking
The North /South Connector road at the Pentagon