The Metropolitan Police Department wishes to advise the public of street closings and parking restrictions in conjunction with the 2008 NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE. The event will take place on Monday, May 26, 2008, along Constitution Avenue, NW. The parade is scheduled to begin at 2 pm and end at approximately 4:30 pm. Streets along the parade route will be closed until the conclusion of this event. The specific details surrounding the event are listed below.
- PARADE ROUTE
The parade will begin at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, and proceed westbound along Constitution Avenue before ending at 18th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW. At that point, the parade will proceed northbound along Virginia Avenue, NW, into the dispersal area.
- STREET CLOSURES
Streets along the parade route will be closed to traffic beginning at approximately 1:15 pm on the day of the event until its completion. Seventh Street, NW, between Constitution Avenue, NW, and Independence Avenue, SW, will be closed to traffic beginning at 6 am on the day of the event
- PARKING RESTRICTIONS
There will be no parking on the day of the event along the parade route on Constitution Avenue, NW, between 7th Street, NW, and 23rd Street, NW. There will also be no parking on Virginia Avenue, NW, between Constitution Avenue, NW, and 23rd Streets, NW. These restrictions will be in effect beginning at approximately 6 am until 5 pm.
Motorists may experience delays if they are traveling in the area of this event. The Metropolitan Police Department and the DC Department of Transportation recommend that motorists use extreme caution when traveling in the downtown area this weekend as pedestrian traffic could be extremely heavy with respect to several Memorial Day related events. All closures are subject to unanticipated changes.
Other Street Closures on Memorial Day Weekend