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These Are All The Roads, Bridges And Metro Stations That Will Remain Closed For Inauguration Day

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These Are All The Roads, Bridges And Metro Stations That Will Remain Closed For Inauguration Day

All closures are effective immediately and will remain in place until Thursday, January 21.

On Sunday night, January 17, the Secret Service released an updated map with new and expanded street closures ahead of the presidential inauguration. All restrictions are set to take effect immediately along with other bridge and metro station closures and will remain in place until Thursday, January 21. 

Photo courtesy of DC Mayor’s Office

Mayor Bowser also urged all DC residents to avoid traveling through the restricted area until after the inauguration. Security officials also stated changes could be made to the current closures should it be necessary.

Here’s a full load down of all the roads, bridges and Metro Stations being closed ahead of inauguration:

Street Closures:

  • 10th St NW from F St NW to Constitution Ave NW
  • 11th St NW from F St NW to Pennsylvania Ave NW
  • 12th St NW from F St NW to C St SW
  • 13 ½ St NW from Pennsylvania Ave NW
  • 13th St NW from K St NW to Pennsylvania Ave NW
  • 14th St NW from K St NW to C St SW
  • 15th St NW from K St NW to Independence Ave SW
  • Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW from 15th St. SW to Maine Ave. SW
  • 16th St NW from K St NW to H St NW
  • 17th St NW from N St NW to K St. NW, from N St NW to Independence Ave SW, from H St. to Independence Ave, and 17th St. NW/Connecticut Ave from K St. NW to H St. NW
  • Rhode Island Ave. NW from Bataan St. NW to N St. and from Bataan to Connecticut Ave. NW.
  • M St. from 18th St. NW to Connecticut Ave. NW and from 18th St. NW to 17th St. NW.
  • Connecticut Ave. NW from Jefferson Pl NW to K St. NW
  • Desales St. NW from Connecticut Ave. NW to 17th St. NW
  • L St. NW from 17th St. NW from 16th St. NW
  • 18th St NW from K St NW to Constitution Ave NW
  • 19th St NW from K St NW to Constitution Ave NW
  • 1st St NW from D St NW to Constitution Ave. NW
  • 1st St. NE/SE from Mass. Ave to North Carolina Ave. SE
  • 2nd St SW from Washington Ave SW to E St SW
  • 3rd St NW/SW from Mass. Ave/H St. NW to E St SW
    4th St NW from H St NW to D St NW  and from Pennsylvania Ave NW to C St. SW
  • 5th St NW from H St. NW to D St. NW
  • 6th St NW from G St NW to Constitution Ave NW and SW from Independence Ave. SW to C St. SW
  • 7th St NW from F St NW to C St. SW
  • 8th St NW from F St to D St NW
  • 9th St NW from F St NW to Capitol Square Pl SW
  • C St NW from 19th St NW to 17th St NW and from 6th St NW to 3rd  St NW
  • C St. SW from 14th SW to 12th SW, from 6th St. SW to 2nd St. SE and from 14th St SW to 2nd St SW/SE
  • Constitution Ave NW from 23rd St NW to 2nd St. NE
  • D St NW from 18th St NW to 17th St NW
  • D St NW/NE from 9th St NW to 2nd St. NE
  • D St SW from 4th St SW to 1st St. SE
  • Daniel French Dr NW from Lincoln Memorial Circle NW to Independence Ave NW
  • E St NW from 19th St NW/E St Expy to 3rd St NW
  • F St NW from 15th St NW to 12th St. NW, from 6th St. NW to 3rd St. NW, from 19th St NW to 17th St NW and from New Jersey Ave NW to N Capitol St NW
  • G St NW from 15th St NW to 12th St NW, from 19th St NW to 17th St NW and from 6th St NW to 3rd St NW
  • H St NW from 19th St NW to 12th St NW
  • Henry Bacon Dr NW from Lincoln Memorial Circle NW to Constitution Ave NW
  • Home Front Dr from 17th St NW to Independence Ave SW
  • I St. NW from 19th NW to 12th St. NW
  • Independence Ave SW from 17th St NW to Washington Ave SW and from Ohio Dr. SW to 17th St. SW
  • Independence Ave. SW/Kutz Bridge from 23rd St NW to 15th St SW
  • 23rd St. SW at Independence Ave. SW
  • Indiana Ave NW from 7th St NW to D St NW
  • Jefferson Dr SW from 15th St SW to 3rd St SW
  • K St NW from 19th St NW to 12th St NW
  • Louisiana Ave NW from Constitution Ave NW to Mass. Ave. NW
  • Madison Dr NW from 15th St SW to 3rd St SW
  • Maine Ave SW from 12th St SW to Kutz Bridge
  • New Jersey Ave SE from Independence Ave SE to E St SW
  • New York Ave NW from 15th St NW to 12th St NW
  • Ohio Drive SW from Ohio Dr. Bridge to Rock Creek Pwky
  • Pennsylvania Ave NW from 15th St NW to 3rd St NW and from 19th St to 15th St NW
  • Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW from Independence Ave SW to Maine Ave SW
  • S Capitol St SE from Independence Ave. SW to E St SE
  • Virginia Ave NW from 19th St NW to Constitution Ave NW
  • Washington Ave SW from Independence Ave SW to E St SW and from Independence Ave SW to S Capitol St SE

Bridge closures over Potomac and Anacostia rivers

Note:  Bridge closures will take effect on Tuesday, January 19, at 6 a.m. until Thursday, January 21, at 6 a.m.

  • 14th Street Non-HOV Bridge – Remains open to all traffic until Jan. 19 at 6 a.m. through Jan. 21 6 a.m. All traffic diverted to I-395.
  • 14th Street Bridge HOV (North and South) – Remains open to all traffic until Jan. 19 at 6 a.m. through Jan. 21 at 6 a.m.
  • Theodore Roosevelt Bridge – Remains open to all traffic until Jan. 19 at 6 a.m. through Jan. 21 at 6 a.m. Following closure, west bound traffic will remain open. Traffic will be diverted north on Potomac Freeway.
  • Memorial Bridge – Open for northbound access around Lincoln Circle to 23rd only. Southbound traffic may enter the Lincoln Circle from 23rd St. to access Memorial Bridge. All access is scheduled to be closed Jan. 19 at 6 a.m. through Jan. 21 at 6 a.m.
  • Key Bridge – Remains open until Jan. 19 at 6 a.m. through Jan. 21 at 6 a.m. Following closure, no access to Whitehurst Freeway and no right turn will be permitted on M St. All traffic must turn left on Canal St.
  • Chain Bridge – Open to all traffic.
  • South Capitol Street Bridge on the 295 side – Remains open to all traffic until Jan. 19 at 6 a.m. through Jan. 21 at 6 a.m. Following closure, northbound traffic will be closed and southbound traffic will remain open.
  • Southeast/Southwest Freeway – Closed.
  • Potomac River Parkway – Open Northbound, closed Southbound from Jan. 16 at 6 a.m. through Jan. 21 at 6 a.m. Access to Theodore Roosevelt Bridge remains open.
  • Rock Creek Parkway at Ohio Drive– Closed.
  • 11th Street Bridges – Remain open to all traffic until Jan. 19 at 6 a.m. through Jan. 21 at 6 a.m. Following closure, northbound traffic will be closed and southbound traffic will remain open.
  • 695 Bridge/Southeast Freeway – Remains open to all traffic until Jan. 19 at 6 a.m. through Jan. 21 at 6 a.m.
  • Sousa Bridge – Remains open to all traffic until Jan. 19 at 6 a.m. through Jan. 21 at 6 a.m. Following closure, northbound traffic will be closed and southbound traffic will remain open.
  • 3rd Street Tunnel – Remains open with all exits closed. The tunnel will close Jan. 19 at 6 a.m. through Jan. 21 at 6 a.m.
  • 9th Street Tunnel – Closed to all traffic.
  • 12th Street Tunnel – Closed to all traffic.
  • E Street Tunnel – Closed from Potomac River Freeway northbound and southbound.
  • Independence Ave/Maine Ave from 12th Street, SW to Memorial Bridge – Closed to all traffic.

Metro Stations

Metro announced it would be closing 13 stations within the security perimeter until January 21. During this time, trains will pass through said stations without stopping. Trains will also operate on a Saturday schedule every 12 minutes on the Red Line and every 15 minutes on all other lines.

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The following stations are closed:

  • Red Line stations closed: Farragut North, Judiciary Square, Union Station
  • Yellow/Green Line station closed: Archives
  • Blue Line station closed: Arlington Cemetery
  • Blue Line, Orange Line and Silver Line stations closed: Farragut West McPherson Square, Federal Center SW, Capitol South, Smithsonian, Federal Triangle

The following stations will remain closed until Jan. 21:

  • Metro Center
  • Gallery Place
  • Pentagon Station will be closed on Inauguration Day only.

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