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    Contact: Gwendolyn Crump Traffic Advisory: Street Closures and Parking Restrictions will Occur in Conjunction with Weekend Events The Metropolitan Police
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 14, 2012
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      Contact: Gwendolyn Crump

      Traffic Advisory: Street Closures and Parking Restrictions will Occur in Conjunction with Weekend Events

      The Metropolitan Police Department and the Department and the Department of Transportation wish to aadvise the public that the National Cherry Blosssom Festival Parade and the Sakura Matsuri (Japanese Street Festival) will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2012. Additionally, the Emancipation Day Parade is scheduled to be held on Monday, April 16, 2012. In conjunction with these events, there will be several street closures and parking restrictions that motorists should take into consideration.
      The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

      The following street will be closed for rehearsal on Saturday, April 14, 2012 beginning at 5:00 am.
      · 7th Street between Independence Avenue, SW & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
      National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade road closures will begin at 9:00 am with the parade beginning at 10:00 am and ending at approximately 12:30 pm.
      · Constitution Avenue, NW from 7th Street to 17th Street, NW
      · There will be no access to 14th street or 12th Streets from the freeway
      · No traffic will flow north or south crossing the route
      · All roads are expected to reopen by 2:00 pm

      Sakura Matsuri (Japanese Street Festival)

      The Sakura Matsuri (Japanese Street Festival) is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 14, 2012. The event will begin at approximately 11:00 am and end approximately at 6:00 pm. In order to facilitate this event there will be no vehicular traffic allowed along the routes of the street festival:

      The following streets will begin closing down at 8:00 pm on April 13, 2012
      · Pennsylvania Avenue between 9th Street and 14th Streets
      · 13th Street, NW between Pennsylvania Avenue and E Street, NW
      · 12th Street NW, between Constitution Avenue and E Street, NW
      · 11th Street, NW, between Pennsylvania Avenue and E Street, NW
      · 10th Street, NW between Constitution Avenue and E Street, NW
      · Freedom Plaza

      Emancipation Day Parade and Festival
      The Emancipation Day Parade and Festival is scheduled to be held on Monday, April 16, 2012. The parade will begin at 11:00 am and end approximately at 2:00 pm. Street closings will begin at 8:00 am. All streets affected by this event are expected to be reopened at approximately 3:00 pm. However, some streets will remain closed until 11:00 pm due to fireworks display. Motorists should expect delays.
      The following streets will be closed from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm for the Emancipation Day Parade
      · Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and the surrounding streets will be closed between 3rd and 14th Streets, NW

      The following streets will be closed from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm for the Emancipation Day Festival
      · Constitution Avenue, NW and the surrounding streets will be closed for staging for the parade between 7th Street and west cross over at Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
      · Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and the surrounding streets will be closed between 12th and 14th Streets, NW
      · E Street, NW will be closed from 13th and 14th Streets, NW (for vendors)
      · 12th Street, NW will also be closed between E Street and Constitution Avenue, NW

      The following Streets will be closed from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm for fireworks display.
      · 12th Street, NW will also be closed between E Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
      All street closures and listed times are subject to change based upon prevailing or unexpected conditions. Motorists could encounter possible delays if operating in the vicinity of this event and may wish to consider alternative routes. The Metropolitan Police Department and the DC Department of Transportation also wish to remind motorists in the vicinity of this event to proceed with caution as increased pedestrian traffic can be anticipated.Due to the extremely heavy pedestrian crowds associated with this event, motorists are encouraged to exercise extreme caution when traveling in these areas. In addition, those wishing to attend these events are encouraged to use public transportation.
      Note: The surrounding areas and streets leading to these events may be closed or affected as well.




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      Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Day!
      "Commemorating the Struggle for Freedom, Justice and Equality"
      Monday, April 16, 2012 - District of Columbia Official Holiday - Parade, Festival, Fireworks
      Learn more at www.emancipation.dc.gov
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