Saturday, July 4, 2015

Weather Notification for National Mall July 4th Celebration

The National Park Service and United States Park Police will be enacting our safe haven plan in anticipation of severe thunderstorms with 30 MPH wind gusts. Storm arrival is anticipated to arrive between 4:30pm and 5:30pm. Visitors may seek shelter in the following locations:

Air & Space 400-700 Jeff. Drive
Natural History 900-1200 Madison Drive
American History 1300-1400 Madison Drive
Hirshorn Museum 700-900 Jefferson Drive
Smithsonian Castile 10th and Jefferson Drive
Freer Art Museum 12 and Jefferson Drive
African Art Museum Independence Ave and 10th 
Ripley Center Independence Ave and 10th 
Sackler Gallery Jefferson Drive and 10th
American Indian Museum 300 Jefferson Drive
Jefferson Memorial East Basin Drive
Lincoln memorial 23rd and Independence
Survey Lodge 17th and Independence
Monument Lodge 15th betwn Madison/Jefferson
Dept. of Commerce 14th and Constitution
Dept. of Education 400 Maryland Avenue SW
Cohen Building 330 Independence Ave SW
Mellon Auditorium 1200 blk Constitution Ave
IRS Building 1111 Constitution Ave
Reagan Building 1300 Penn. Ave NW
GSA 1800 F Street NW
HHS(Health & Human Services) 200 Independence Ave SW
Holocaust Museum 15th and Independence Ave
Kennedy Center 2700 F Street
Women in Military Service Ent. To ANC
Reagan National Airport Main Terminal Building
Pentagon City Mall Arlington VA
Union Station 50 Massachusetts Ave NE

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

George Washington Memorial Parkway Road Closures

Southbound George Washington Memorial Parkway traffic has been diverted onto Route 123, and the ramp from Route 123 onto southbound GW Parkway will remain closed until further notice.

Motorists can enter the GW Parkway southbound at Spout Run. It is unknown how long the repairs will take, but work will continue throughout the day, weather permitting. All northbound lanes of GW Parkway are open.

To assist with travel into Washington, D.C. recommendations for alternate routes from 495 into DC and to Reagan National Airport are as follows:

495 to Exit 31 Eastbound 97 (Georgia Ave.)
495 to Exit 33 Eastbound 185 (Connecticut Ave.)
495 to Exit 41 (Clara Barton Parkway)
495 to Exit 50 Rt. 50 (Arlington Blvd) towards DC
495 to Exit 52 (236) follow to North Washington Street go north to DC or Airport
495 to Northbound 395

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Concert for Valor - Prohibited Items

The following items will be prohibited ath the concert:
  • Alcohol
  • Ammunition
  • Animals other than helper/guide dogs
  • Balloons
  • Bicycles
  • Hard shelled coolers
  • Explosives/fireworks
  • Glass containers
  • Illegal firearms
  • Laser pointers
  • Mace/pepper spray
  • Folding tables, tents, chairs (and other items that could be considered "structures")
  • Weapons
  • Unmanned aerial systems
  • Any other items determed to be a potnetial hazard

The following additional items are prohibited within the reserved seating and ticketed areas of the concert, the area approximately from 3rd Street to 6th Street, between Madison Drive NW to the north and Jefferson Drive SW to the south.

  • Aerosols
  • All firearms