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2015 Papal Visit

2015 Papal Visit

Pope Francis' First U.S. Visit, Sept. 22-27

Pope in D.C.: List of Road Closures for Pope Francis' Visit

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Stretch of Mass. Ave. Shuts Down for Papal Visit

    A portion of northbound Massachusetts Avenue closed Tueday morning, well in advance of Pope Francis' planned arrival Tuesday afternoon. News4 Transportation reporter Adam Tuss has more on how the roadblocks could affect you. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015)

    Pope Francis arrived in Washington, D.C., Tuesday afternoon, and road closures in the city began even before his arrival.

    Massachusetts Avenue, the busy road outside the Vatican's Apostolic Nunciature, or embassy, closed at 9 a.m. Tuesday. A portion of the street will be closed through the pope's visit. 

    Pope Francis landed at Joint Base Andrews at 4 p.m. Rolling road closures preceded the presidential motorcade out to Joint Base Andrews, and will preceded the motorcade back to Washington.

    Closures will be in place for every papal event in the District. Below is a list of road closures in D.C. from Sept. 22 until Sept. 24:

    Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See – Vatican Embassy

    The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic from 9 a.m. Sept. 22 until 4 p.m. Sept. 24:

    • 34th Street NW between Massachusetts Avenue NW and Garfield Street NW
    • Fulton Street NW between 34th Place NW and Normanstone Drive NW
    • Massachusetts Avenue NW between Observatory Circle South and 34th Place NW will be closed to all northbound traffic. Southbound traffic will be permitted between 34th Street NW and Waterside Drive NW.
    • Massachusetts Avenue NW will be closed to all traffic intermittently

    White House

    The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic from 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Sept. 22 until noon on Sept. 23:

    • 15th Street NW between H Street NW and Maine Avenue SW
    • 17th Street NW between Pennsylvania and Independence Avenues
    • Constitution Avenue between 23rd and 12th Streets NW
      • Southbound traffic on 19th Street NW will be permitted to flow westbound on Constitution Avenue to 23rd Street NW
    • Henry Bacon Drive NW between Constitution Avenue and Lincoln Memorial Circle NW
    • H Street NW between 15th and 17th Streets NW
    • New York Avenue NW between 15th and 14th Streets NW
    • Vermont Avenue NW between H and I Streets NW
    • 16th Street NW between I and H Streets NW
    • Connecticut Avenue NW between I and H Streets NW
    • G Street NW between 18th and 14th Streets NW
    • F Street NW between 18th and 14th Streets NW
    • New York Avenue NW between 18th and 14th Streets NW
    • E Street NW between 18th and 14th Streets NW
    • D Street NW between 18th and 17th Streets NW
    • C Street NW between 18th and 17th Streets NW
    • 18th Street NW between Constitution Avenue NW and Virginia Avenue NW
    • Virginia Avenue NW between Constitution Avenue NW and 18th Street NW
    • Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 13th and 15th Streets NW
    • 14th Street NW between Pennsylvania and Independence Avenues NW
    • Madison Drive NW between 7th and 15th Streets NW
    • Jefferson Drive SW between 12th and 15th Streets SW
    • 20th Street NW between C Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW
    • 21st Street NW between C Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW

    Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

    The following road will be closed from 6 a.m. Sept. 23 until 3 p.m. Sept. 23:

    • Rhode Island Avenue NW between Connecticut Avenue and 17th Street NW

    The following roads will be closed intermittently from 11 a.m. Sept. 23, 2015 until 1 p.m. Sept. 23:

    • M Street NW between Connecticut Avenue and 17th Street NW
    • Connecticut Avenue between Desales and 18th Street NW
    • 17th Street NW between M and N Streets NW

    U.S. Capitol

    The following roads will be closed from 5 p.m. Sept. 23 until 4 p.m. Sept. 24:

    • Maryland Avenue SW between 3rd and 1st Streets SW
    • Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 3rd and 1st Streets NW

    The following roads will be closed from midnight Sept. 24 until noon Sept. 24:

    • Constitution Avenue between 2nd Street NE and 3rd Street NW
    • Independence Avenue between 3rd Street SW and 2nd Street SE
    • 3rd Street NW/SW between C Street NW and C Street SW
    • D Street NW/SW between 2nd Street NE and New Jersey Avenue NW
    • First Street NE/SE between Massachusetts Avenue NE and D Street SE
    • Delaware Avenue NE between Columbus Circle NE and Constitution Avenue NE
    • North Capitol Street NE/NW between E Street and Louisiana Avenue NW
    • New Jersey Avenue NW between D Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW
    • South Capitol Street SE/SW between E Street SE/SW and Independence Avenue
    • C Street SW between 2nd and 3rd Streets SW
    • Second Street SW between Independence Avenue SW and E Street SW
    • First Street NE/SE between Massachusetts Avenue NE and D Street SE

    The following roads will be closed from midnight Sept. 24 until 4 p.m. Sept. 24:

    • East Capitol Street NE/SE between 2nd and 1st Streets NE/SE
    • Louisiana Avenue NE/NW between Columbus Circle NE and Constitution Avenue NW
    • Washington Avenue SW between South Capitol Street SE/SW and Independence Avenue SW

    Conference of Catholic Bishops / Basilica / Seminary

    The following roads will be closed from midnight Sept. 23 until 8 p.m. Sept. 23:

    • Michigan Avenue NE between Irving and 10th Streets NE
    • Irving Street NE from North Capitol Street NE entrance/exit ramps to Michigan Avenue NE
    • Marshall Road NE between North Capitol Street NE and Harewood Road NE
    • Harewood Road NE between Michigan Avenue NE and Taylor Street NE
    • John McCormack Drive NE between Michigan Avenue NE and Taylor Street NE
    • 7th Street NE between Monroe Street NE and Michigan Avenue NE
    • Monroe Street NE between Michigan Avenue NE and 7th Street NE
    • 4th Street NE between Franklin Street NE and Michigan Avenue NE
    • Lincoln Road NE between Franklin and 4th Streets NE

    The following road will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5 p.m. Sept. 23 until 8 p.m. Sept. 23:

    • Taylor Street NE from North Capitol Street NE to Hawaii Avenue NE

    St. Patrick's Catholic Church

    The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic from 9 p.m. Sept. 23 until 2 p.m. Sept. 24:

    • G Street NW between 8th and 11th Streets NW
    • G Place NW between 9th and 10th Streets NW
    • 9th Street NW between H and F Streets NW
    • 10th Street NW between H and F Streets NW