Weekend Traffic Advisory

cherry-blossomsDue to the National Cherry Blossom Parade and the Japanese Street Festival, the following Traffic Advisory has been issued. From the looks of things, I’d advise you make your life easier and rely on Metro as much as possible. Cars and Cherry Blossoms don’t mix.

***TRAFFIC ADVISORY***

National Cherry Blossom Parade and Japanese Street Festival This Weekend

Street Closings and Parking Restrictions

Heavy Pedestrian Traffic Anticipated, Visitors Encouraged to Take Metro

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This weekend, parking restrictions and street closings will be in effect to facilitate the National Cherry Blossom Parade and the Japanese Street Festival in downtown DC.

JAPANESE STREET FESTIVAL

From 11:00 pm on Friday, April 3, 2009 until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2009, the following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic and parking restrictions will be in effect:

  • Pennsylvania Avenue between 10th Street and 14th Street, NW
  • Streets from the north and south that intersect Pennsylvania Avenue between 10th and 14th Street, NW

Parking Restrictions:

From 11:00 pm on Friday, April 3, 2009 until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2009, vehicles will not be allowed to park along Pennsylvania Avenue, NW from 10th Street to 14th Street, NW.

NATIONAL CHERRY BLOSSOM PARADE

The route for the parade is westbound on Constitution Avenue, NW from 7th Street to 17th Street, NW.  To facilitate the parade, which is scheduled to begin at 9:45 am, the following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5:30 am until 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2009:

  • 7th Street between Independence Avenue, SW and Constitution Avenue, NW
  • Constitution Avenue between 6th Street and 23rd Street, NW

Parking Restrictions:

From 5:00 am until 3:00 pm, vehicles will not be allowed to park on the following streets:

  • 4th Street from Independence Avenue to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 7th Street from Independence Avenue to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • Constitution Avenue from 4th Street to 23rd Street, NW
  • Virginia Avenue from Constitution Avenue to 21st Street, NW
  • 19th Street from Constitution Avenue to E Street, NW
  • 20th Street from Constitution to E Street, NW

Motorists should expect significant delays if operating in the area of these events. Street closings can also be subject to change without prior notice due to prevailing conditions.

Visitors are encouraged to take Metro.  The District wishes to take this opportunity to thank the public for their cooperation and understanding in this matter.

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