Steering Clear of the Dragon

Chinese New Year parade makes driving downtown a bit tricky

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Several streets in the area around the Verizon Center will be closed for Sunday's Chinese New Year parade, which starts at 2:00 pm ET.

In addition, no vehicles will be allowed to park along the parade route from 7:00 a.m., Sunday morning to the conclusion of the parade.

Here is a list of the streets affected, as originally noted by OnFrozenBlog.com:

  • H Street NW between 6th and 7th Street - closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • I Street NW between 5th and 6th Street - 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • I Street NW between 5th and 7th Street - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • 7th Street NW between I and G Street - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • G Street NW between 7th and 9th Street - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • 8th Street NW between G and H Street - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • H Street NW between 8th and 6th Street - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
  • 6th Street NW between Massachusetts Avenue and G Street - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For updates on the Traffic and Transit in the area, click here.

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