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See Road Closures, Public Access Points for DC's Fourth of July Celebrations

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    As D.C. gears up to celebrate the Fourth of July, the District has released its list of planned road closures and public access entry points.

    As always, expect D.C. to be crowded on the Fourth of July, and driving and parking to be challenging. Consider taking Metro or other forms of public transportation if possible. Those who must drive should remember that they'll encounter more pedestrians than usual and should drive with caution, officials said.

    Road Closures Around the National Mall

    The following streets will be closed and posted as Emergency — No Parking from about 4 a.m. to 11 p.m.:

    • Theodore Roosevelt Bridge (TR Bridge) inbound to Constitution Avenue; all traffic will be diverted to the E Street Expressway
    • Independence Avenue SW from 15th Street to 23rd Street SW
    • 23rd Street NW (northbound) from Constitution Avenue to Virginia Avenue NW; southbound 23rd Street NW will be allowed to flow and access outbound TR Bridge
    • 22nd Street NW from C Street to Constitution Avenue NW
    • 21st Street NW from C Street to Constitution Avenue NW
    • 20th Street NW from C Street to Constitution Avenue NW
    • 19th Street NW from Virginia Avenue to Constitution Avenue NW
    • 18th Street NW from Virginia Avenue to Constitution Avenue NW
    • 17th Street NW from New York Avenue to Constitution Avenue NW
    • 15th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue to Independence Avenue SW
    • 14th Street NW from Pennsylvania to Independence Avenue SW
    • 12th Street NW from Pennsylvania to Constitution Avenue NW
    • 9th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Constitution Avenue NW
    • 7th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW
    • 6th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Constitution Avenue NW
    • 4th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW
    • 3rd Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW
    • Henry Bacon Drive NW from Constitution Avenue to Lincoln Memorial Circle NW
    • Constitution Avenue from 3rd Street to 23rd Street NW
    • Arlington Memorial Bridge (to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic)
    • Southbound Rock Creek Parkway will be closed at Virginia Avenue, NW
    • Maine Avenue SW will be closed at I-395 to all westbound traffic
    • Access to East Potomac Park from I-395 will be by National Park Service permit only
    • The northbound HOV lanes of the 14th Street Bridge will be diverted to eastbound I-395. The northbound main lanes of the 14th Street Bridge will also be diverted to eastbound I-395.

    The following tunnels will be closed for the event from about 4 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

    • 9th Street Tunnel
    • 12th Street Tunnel
    • The 3rd Street Tunnel will remain open for travel into and out of the city

    Drivers should remember that stopping or standing is prohibited on any city streets or roadways to observe the fireworks. Drivers who violate this rule should expect to be ticketed and/or towed, officials warn.

    Public Entry Points for Fourth of July Celebration

    The National Mall's public entry access points will open at 10 a.m. on July Fourth. You can find them at the following locations:

    • Constitution Avenue and 20th Street NW
    • Constitution Avenue and 17th Street NW
    • Madison Drive and 15th Street NW
    • Westside of 14th Street, north of Independence Avenue SW
    • Maine Avenue and Raoul Wallenberg Place SW (formerly 15th Street)
    • East Basin Drive, just south of the Jefferson Memorial (visitors won't be able to access the National Mall from this checkpoint)
    • East Basin Drive at the Inlet Bridge

    Details on Other July Fourth Events in the District

    Officials warned that drivers should expect heavy traffic and delays around not only the National Mall but also other Fourth of July activities taking place in D.C.

    The Washington Nationals will host the Miami Marlins at the Nats Park (1500 S. Capitol St. SE). The game will start at 11:05 a.m.

    The annual Palisades Parade will start at 11 a.m. The following street will be closed and posted as Emergency — No Parking for the Palisades Parade from about 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:

    • MacArthur Boulevard NW from Whitehaven Park to Edmunds Place NW

    Fourth of July on Barracks Row is set for 10 a.m. The following street will be closed and posted as Emergency — No Parking for the parade from about 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.:

    • 8th Street SE from D Street to I Street SE

    The following streets will be closed for the parade from about 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.:

    • E Street SE between 7th Street and 9th Street SE
    • G Street SE between 7th Street and 9th Street SE

    All street closures and listed times are subject to change based on conditions, officials said.

    Any vehicles parked in violation of the Emergency — No Parking signs will be ticketed and towed.

    DC Government Offers Free Text Alerts

    You can get free alerts on weather, traffic, transit and more info related to the July Fourth celebrations by texting JULY4DC to 888-777.

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