Roads Close in Conjunction with March on Washington Rally

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Several roads will be closed in anticipation of the March on Washington Realize the Dream March and Rally, Saturday morning.

Metropolitan police have decided to close a number of streets starting at 5 a.m.

The following roads will be closed from 5 a.m. until the end of the rally:

  • Buckeye Drive between the Southeast/Southwest Freeway and Ohio Drive on the Potomac River side
  • Ohio Drive from Potomac Freeway to Parkway Drive
  • Ohio Drive from exit of Hains Point to the Potomac Freeway to include A, B, and C Lots
  • Rock Creek Parkway between Virginia Avenue and Parkway Drive
  • Independence Avenue SW between 15th and 23rd Streets to include the Tidal Basin Parking Lot
  • 15th and Maine Avenue to the merge at Independence Avenue
  • 17th Street between Constitution Avenue and Independence Avenue
  • Henry Bacon and 23rd Street
  • Lincoln Memorial Circle
  • West Basin Drive

In addition to those closures, the National Park Service will also close the following roads from 5 a.m. – 6 p.m.:

  • Westbound ramp from I395 to Maine Avenue, SW-All traffic will be diverted to the 12th ST Tunnel
  • Ramp from 9th Street tunnel to westbound Maine Avenue, SW-all traffic will be diverted to outbound I 395
  • 1200 block Maiden Lane merge with Maine Avenue, SW-all traffic will be diverted to northbound 14th Street, SW
  • Southbound Potomac River Freeway and ramp to Independence Avenue-traffic will be diverted to the outbound Theodore Roosevelt Bridge
  • Ramp from outbound E Street Expressway to Ohio Drive-all traffic will be diverted to outbound Theodore Roosevelt Bridge

For more information on events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, click here.

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