Road Closures for Weekend Events

DDOT has issued the following list of road closures due to several events scheduled this weekend:

(Washington, D.C.) Several special events are scheduled in District this weekend and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has provided the following information about related road closures and parking restrictions.

2009 17th Annual Caribbean Carnival

On Saturday, June 27, 2009 and Sunday, June 28, 2009, the District of Columbia will host the 2009 Caribbean Carnival. The parade portion of this event will utilize the entire roadway of Georgia Avenue between Missouri Avenue, NW, and Barry Place, NW. During the course of this parade no traffic will be permitted northbound or southbound on Georgia Avenue, NW, along the parade route. The times, routes and street closings of the parade and festival are listed below.

Parade: Saturday, June 27

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and may last until approximately 4 p.m. The parade will start at Georgia and Missouri Avenues, NW, proceeding southbound on Georgia Avenue, westbound on V Street, NW, and disband.

There will be no parking on Georgia Avenue, NW, between Missouri Avenue and V Street, NW, from 12 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. Metro Buses will also operate northbound and southbound on an alternate route.

Street closures will be as follows:

  • Beginning at 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. , Georgia Avenue, NW, from Missouri Avenue to 9th Street, and Barry Place, NW, from Georgia Avenue to Sherman Avenue
  • Beginning at 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Georgia Avenue, NW, from Missouri Avenue to Barry Place, and V Street, NW, from Georgia Avenue to 9th Street.
  • Beginning at 7:30 a.m. until further notice on Sunday, June 28, 2009, 9th Street, NW, from Barry Place to Euclid Street

Festival, Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28

The festival to be held at Banneker Field will begin on both days at noon and last until approximately 7 p.m.

There will be no parking beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2009, until 6:00 .m. on Sunday, June 28, 2009, at the following locations:

  • Barry Place, NW, (both sides of the street) between Georgia Avenue and Sherman Avenue
  • 9th Street, NW, between Barry Place and Euclid Street
  • Sherman Avenue, NW, between Barry Place and Euclid Street
  • V Street, NW, between Georgia Avenue and 9th Street

National Capital Barbeque Battle

Event Dates: Saturday, June 27, 2009 and Sunday, June 28, 2009

Event Locations: Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, between 9th and 14th Streets, 10th through 13th Streets, NW, between Constitution Avenue and E Street

Event Time: 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2009
11 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2009

Street Closures: Beginning on Friday, June 26, 2009, at 7 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 27, 2009:

  • Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, between 9th Street and 14th Street, NW
  • 10th through 13th Streets, NW, between Constitution Avenue and E Street

Gospel Rescue Ministries Summerfest

Event Date: Saturday, June 27, 2009

Event Location: 800 block of 5th Street, NW, between H and I Streets, NW

Event Time: 12 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Street Closures: From 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 27th, 2009 at the above event location.

Eastern Market Grand Reopening

Event Date: Saturday, June 27, 2009

Event Location: 7th Street, SE between Pennsylvania Avenue and N. Carolina Avenue, SE

Event Time: 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Street Closures: From 5 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2009, at the above event location

Festa Italiana 2009

Event Date: Sunday, June 28, 2009

Event Location: 595 3rd Street, NW

Event Time: 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Street Closures: From 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2009, 3rd Street, NW between E and G Streets, and F Street, NW, between 3rd and 4th Streets

Motorists traveling in the area of these events may experience delays and should consider alternative routes if possible. The Metropolitan Police Department and the District Department of Transportation would like to remind motorists to pay full time and attention whenever operating any motor vehicle and to be mindful of heavy pedestrian traffic that may be associated with special events. These street closings are subject to change without notice based upon unanticipated events and prevailing conditions.

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