Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rolling Thunder Traffic Closures

Several roads will be closed on Sunday May 29, 2011 to accommodate the “Rolling Thunder” event.

At about 11:30 am, the following roads will be closed. They are expected to be reopened at about 4:00 pm.

Memorial Bridge and Memorial Avenue from Route 110 to Arlington Memorial Circle

Ohio Drive from Independence Avenue to Virginia Avenue

Ohio Drive, riverside, from Inlet Bridge to Independence Avenue

Independence Avenue from 1st Street SW to 23rd Street SW

Constitution Avenue from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to 23rd Street NW

3rd, 4th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 15th 17th, and 23rd Streets between Independence Avenue and Constitution Avenue and one block north of Constitution Avenue and one block south of Independence Avenue at those streets

Henry Bacon Drive and Daniel French Drive

At 5:00 am West Potomac Park will be closed between Inlet Bridge and the intersection of 23rd Street and Independence Avenue SW.

There will be United States Park Police Officers in all of these areas to assist motorists and pedestrians.

Visitors to areas affected by these closures, such as the National Mall and the Monuments and Memorials will find public transportation to be the best method to arrive. These visitors should allow some extra time for their trip.