The Metropolitan Police Department advises the public that temporary, intermittent street closings and parking restrictions will be in effect on Tuesday, January 22, 2008, to accommodate the annual March for Life. It is anticipated that temporary street closures will include Fourth Street, NW, to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, and Constitution Avenue, NW, to First Street, NE, from approximately 1 to 4 pm. In addition, due to possible “feeder marches," there will be anticipated street closures on Seventh Street between H Street, NW and Independence Avenue, SW, and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, from Fourth Street to Seventh Street. These streets will reopen to vehicular traffic immediately after the marchers pass.
The main march is scheduled to begin at the National Mall area between Fourth Street, NW, and Seventh Street, NW, at approximately 9 am, where marchers will assemble on the Mall grounds and continue until approximately 1pm, when the group will march to the Supreme Court. The march route and streets intersecting it will be closed to vehicular traffic intermittently to accommodate the March for Life. The march will proceed north on Fourth Street to Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, east on Pennsylvania Avenue and continue onto Constitution Avenue, NW, to First Street, NE, then continue south on First Street, NE, past the Supreme Court at First and East Capitol Street, NE, then east on East Capitol Street, NE, where they will disband at Second Street, NE. It is anticipated that this march will last approximately three hours.
In conjunction with this event, no parking will be allowed at the following locations from 7 am until 2 pm on Tuesday, January 22, 2008.
- Both sides of Fourth Street from Pennsylvania Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue, SW
- Both sides of Seventh Street from F Street, NW to Jefferson Drive, SW
- North side of Constitution Avenue from Third Street to Louisiana Avenue, NW