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Presidential Inaugural Joint Information Center Press Release: Joint Transportation Plan Released

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      Attached/embedded is a press release announcing the transportation plan and security restrictions for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural.  Maps of the affected areas are included in the PDF file.  Questions regarding this release may be directed to the agencies listed in this release.

       

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      Press Release

       

      2013 Presidential Inaugural Law Enforcement and Public Safety Public Affairs Subcommittee Announces Joint Transportation Plan

                                                                                                                                                                 

      January 7, 2013

      JIC-01

      Contact:           District Department of Transportation, 202-673-6813

                              Maryland State Highway Administration, 410-545-0303

                              Metropolitan Police Department, 202-727-4383

      U.S. Capitol Police, 202-224-1677

      U.S. Park Police, 202-619-7163

      U.S. Secret Service, 202-406-5708

                              Virginia State Police, 804-263-5547   

      Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 202-962-1051

                 

      (Washington, D.C.) – Today, the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Law Enforcement and Public Safety Public Affairs Subcommittee announced the Joint Transportation Plan for the 57th Presidential Inauguration.  Events and activities celebrating the Inauguration, a designated National Special Security Event, will take place on Sunday, January 20 and Monday, January 21, 2013.

       

      This transportation plan provides the general outlines for vehicular restricted zones, road closures, charter vehicles, public transportation and pedestrian routes.  Additional information is available online for residents of the District, Virginia and Maryland, as well as for charter operators, through the websites listed at the end of this plan.  Additions to this plan may be made prior to the Inaugural and will be updated on these websites. Specific questions regarding this transportation plan should be directed to the participating agencies as identified. 

       

      Security and transportation plans for the Inaugural have been developed by a partnership of local, state and federal law enforcement and public safety agencies, including the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, the Virginia State Police, the Maryland Department of Transportation, the United States Secret Service, the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), the United States Capitol Police and the United States Park Police.

       

      Access into Washington, D.C., will be limited on Monday, January 21, 2013.  The following is a summary of routes and their status that day:

       

      • 14th Street Bridge to 14th Street – All traffic will be diverted by MPD onto the Southeast/Southwest freeway beginning at 5:30 a.m.
      • Roosevelt Bridge – Traffic coming across the Roosevelt Bridge will be diverted into northbound Potomac River Expressway to Pennsylvania Avenue or Whitehurst Freeway/K Street.  
      • Memorial Bridge – Restricted to pedestrians and authorized vehicles only
      • Key Bridge – Open to all traffic
      • Chain Bridge - Open to all traffic
      • South Capitol Street Bridge – Open to all traffic
      • Southeast/Southwest Freeway – Open to all traffic
      • Rock Creek Parkway – Open to traffic (holiday traffic schedule in effect throughout the park)
      • Clara Barton Parkway operating under holiday schedule (two-way traffic all day)
      • 11th Street Bridges – Open to all traffic
      • Sousa Bridge – Open to all traffic from east of the river to security checkpoint at Capitol Hill
      • East Capitol Street – Open to all traffic. Roadways near RFK Stadium are primary routes for charter tour bus operators.
      • Benning Road – Open to all traffic
      • New York Avenue – Open to all traffic
      • 3rd Street Tunnel – Closed to all vehicular traffic and pedestrian traffic
      • Woodrow Wilson Bridge – Open to all traffic

       

      Washington, D.C. Vehicular Restrictions

       

      Vehicle Restricted Zone: Vehicular restrictions in Washington, D.C., will be instituted by the Metropolitan Police Department and the U.S. Park Police.  While the outer perimeter of the vehicle restricted zone will be open to traffic, drivers should expect delays. Drivers and passengers should be prepared to provide proof of residence, work identification or a reasonable verbal justification to enter the restricted area.

       

      MetroAccess vehicles carrying passengers with disabilities will have access to the vehicle restricted zone to load/unload passengers only.  MetroAccess vehicles may not park on the street in any area designated Emergency No Parking.

       

      Vehicles or individuals in vehicles displaying Americans with Disabilities Act or handicap identification (such as an authorized parking tag or license plate) may access the vehicle restricted zone and may park in operating parking garages or lots. These vehicles may not park on the street in any area designated Emergency No Parking.

       

      Vehicles transporting individuals with a medical emergency or accessing necessary medical care may access the restricted area.

       

      The following areas may be enforced as Emergency No Parking beginning 7 a.m. on Sunday, January 20, through 7 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22.  From 3 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, January 21, many of these areas will be posted by law enforcement personnel and vehicular traffic will be limited.

       

      • South of K Street NW from Washington Circle to 11th Street NW
      • Washington Circle from K Street NW to 23rd Street NW
      • Pennsylvania Avenue NW from Washington Circle to the U.S. Capitol
      • I Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 11th Street NW
      • H Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 3rd Street NW
      • G Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 3rd Street NW
      • F Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 3rd Street NW
      • E Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 3rd Street NW
      • Virginia Avenue  from 23rd Street NW to 2nd Street SW
      • D Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 1st Street NW
      • C Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 3rd Street NW
      • Constitution Avenue from 23rd Street NW to 2nd Street NE
      • Madison Drive NW from 15th Street NW to 3rd Street NW
      • Jefferson Drive SW from 15th Street SW to 3rd Street SW
      • Independence Avenue from 23rd Street SW to 2nd Street SE
      • C Street SW from 7th Street SW to 2nd Street SW
      • D Street SW from 7th Street SW to 2nd Street SW
      • E Street SW from 7th Street SW to 2nd Street SW
      • Maryland Avenue SW from 7th Street SW to the U.S. Capitol
      • 23rd Street from Washington Circle NW to Independence Avenue SW
      • 22nd Street NW from K Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
      • 21st Street NW from K Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
      • 20th Street NW from K Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
      • 19th Street NW from K Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
      • 18th Street NW from K Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
      • 17th Street from K Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
      • Connecticut Avenue NW from K Street NW to H Street NW
      • 16th Street NW from K Street NW to H Street NW
      • Vermont Avenue NW from K Street NW to H Street NW
      • 15th Street from K Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
      • 14th Street from K Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
      • New York Avenue NW from 18th Street NW to 11th Street NW
      • 13th Street NW from K Street NW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW
      • 12th Street from K Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
      • 11th Street NW from K Street NW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW
      • 10th Street NW from H Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
      • 9th Street from H Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
      • 8th Street NW from H Street NW to D Street NW
      • 7th Street from H Street NW to E Street SW
      • 6th Street from H Street NW to E Street SW
      • 5th Street from H Street NW to D Street NW
      • 4th Street from H Street NW to E Street SW
      • 3rd Street from Massachusetts Avenue NW to E Street SW
      • Henry Bacon Drive NW from the Lincoln Memorial to Constitution Avenue NW
      • Daniel French Drive SW from the Lincoln Memorial to Independence Avenue SW

       

      Vehicular Road Closures: From 3 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, January 21, the following roads will be closed and off limits to vehicles without a law enforcement escort:

       

      • Pennsylvania Avenue NW from 18th Street NW to the U.S. Capitol
      • I Street NW from 18th Street NW to 12th Street NW
      • H Street NW from 18th Street NW to 12th Street NW
      • G Street NW from 18th Street NW to 12th Street NW
      • F Street NW from 18th Street NW to 12th Street NW
      • E Street NW from 18th Street NW to 6th Street NW
      • D Street NW from 18th Street NW to 6th Street NW
      • C Street from 18th Street NW to 2nd Street NE
      • Constitution Avenue from 17th Street NW to 2nd Street NE
      • Madison Drive NW from 15th Street NW to 3rd Street NW
      • Jefferson Drive SW from 15th Street SW to 3rd Street SW
      • Independence Avenue from 14th Street SW to 2nd Street NE
      • Maryland Avenue SW from 6th Street SW to the U S Capitol
      • 17th Street from I Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
      • Connecticut Avenue NW from I Street NW to H Street NW
      • 16th Street NW from I Street NW to H Street NW
      • Vermont Avenue NW from I Street NW to H Street NW
      • 15th Street from I Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
      • 14th Street from I Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
      • New York Avenue NW from 18th Street NW to 12th Street NW
      • 13th Street NW from I Street NW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW
      • 12th Street from F Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
      • 11th Street NW from F Street NW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW
      • 10th Street NW from F Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
      • 9th Street from F Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
      • 8th Street NW from F Street NW to D Street NW
      • 7th Street from F Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
      • 6th Street from F Street NW to Maryland Avenue SW
      • 5th Street from D Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
      • 4th Street from D Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
      • 3rd Street from D Street NW to Independence Avenue SW

       

      Capitol Hill: Road closures on Capitol Hill will be instituted by the U.S. Capitol Police in cooperation with the Metropolitan Police Department. Access to the perimeter will be restricted to properly authorized and credentialed personnel only. No public parking will be provided.

       

      The following street closures will go into effect starting at 3 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2013:

       

      ·         Louisiana Avenue NE between Columbus Circle and Constitution Avenue NW

      ·         Delaware Avenue NE between Columbus Circle and D Street NE

      ·         1st Street between Columbus Circle and D Street SE

      ·         North Capitol Street between E Street NW and Louisiana Avenue NE

      ·         New Jersey Avenue NW between D Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW

      ·         D Street between New Jersey Avenue NW and 2nd Street NE

      ·         1st Street between D Street NW and Washington Avenue SW

      ·         C Street NW between 2nd Street NW and New Jersey Avenue NW

      ·         2nd Street NW between C Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW

      ·         2nd Street NE between Massachusetts Avenue NE and C Street SE

      ·         C Street SE between 2nd Street SE and 1st Street SW

      ·         D Street between 1st Street SE and Washington Avenue SW

      ·         Washington Avenue SW between South Capitol Street and Independence Avenue SW

      ·         Independence Avenue between 2nd Street SE and 3rd Street SW

      ·         3rd Street between E Street SW and D Street NW

      ·         Constitution Avenue between 2nd Street NE and 3rd Street NW

      ·         Maryland Avenue NE between 1st Street NE and 2nd Street NE

      ·         East Capitol Street between 1st Street NE and 2nd Street NE

      ·         2nd Street SW between Washington Avenue SW and E Street SW

      ·         C Street SW between 3rd Street SW and Washington Avenue SW

      ·         D Street SW between 3rd Street SW and 2nd Street SW

      ·         South Capitol Street between E Street SW and D Street SW

      ·         I-295 South on-ramp from Washington Avenue SW

      ·         I-395 North off-ramp onto Washington Avenue SW

      ·         I-395 North off-ramp onto C  Street NW

      ·         I-395 South on-ramp from 2nd Street SW

      ·         I-395 South off-ramp onto 2nd Street SW

      ·         I-395 North on-ramp from Washington Avenue SW

      ·         I-295 North off-ramp onto Washington Avenue SW

       

      Streets will reopen once the parade concludes at approximately 5 p.m.

       

      Charter Buses

       

      Transportation and security planners anticipate up to 2,500 private buses carrying approximately 135,000 participants to Washington, D.C., for the Inaugural events. Parking is only available at RFK Stadium and must be reserved in advance. From RFK Stadium, passengers will be able to walk, or, in limited cases, take shuttle buses to the Inaugural events.

       

      Charter buses will not be able to park and/or drop off passengers at any Metro station in Washington D.C., Virginia or Maryland. All transportation providers planning to travel to the District of Columbia during Inauguration Week with chartered buses, motor carriers, etc., must obtain a trip permit from the District Department of Motor Vehicles and must reserve parking in advance. Registration for permits and parking for charter buses must be completed no later than Friday, January 18, 2013. No registrations will be accepted after this date.

       

      Additional information, including registration details, is available at http://www.inauguration.dc.gov.  

       

      Virginia Vehicular Restrictions

       

      All vehicular road restrictions will be coordinated between the Virginia State Police, the Virginia Department of Transportation and local jurisdictions. 

       

      ·         I-395 HOV northbound lanes will close at 9 a.m. on January 21.  HOV lanes on I-395 will re-open southbound upon the conclusion of the Inaugural address.

      ·         I-395 main lanes and I-66 will be open to all traffic

      ·         Memorial Bridge will be open to pedestrian traffic and authorized vehicle traffic only

      ·         Key Bridge, Chain Bridge, Woodrow Wilson Bridge and the American Legion Bridge will be open to all traffic

      ·         North Washington Street at Montgomery Street (City of Alexandria City) to Reagan National Airport will be open

       

      U.S. Park Police Closures

       

      Access to the following roads will be coordinated by the U.S. Park Police. On January 21, 2013:

       

      • The George Washington Memorial Parkway will be open in both directions
      • Traffic will be allowed to exit Washington Reagan National Airport onto northbound or southbound George Washington Memorial Parkway

       

      Maryland Transportation Information

       

      While there are no anticipated road closures or restrictions in Maryland, officials are discouraging individuals from driving into the District and encouraging the use of mass transit. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration is supporting Inaugural activities by:

       

      • Conducting extended emergency traffic patrols along interstate and primary highways approaching the National Capital Region
      • Providing real time traffic public information by means of Dynamic Message Signs, Highway Advisory Radios and CHART (the Coordinated Highways Action Response Team) on the Internet
      • Assisting motorists and removing abandoned and disabled vehicles from travel lanes and reporting on travel conditions
      • Providing traffic control support to conduct ramp closures and other operations warranted to maintain traffic
      • Log onto http://www.marylandtransportation.com for transit and travel information

       

      Public Transportation

       

      Inaugural event attendees are encouraged to use public transportation as many streets in and around the Capitol Grounds and the National Mall area will be closed to private automobiles for much of the day.

       

      Metrorail will operate rush hour service for 17 consecutive hours on January 21, from

      4 a.m. to 9 p.m., and will operate on a non-rush hour schedule until 2 a.m. During the rush-hour service, Metro will charge peak fares.  Due to security measures that will be in place, the Archives and Mt. Vernon Square stations on Metro's green and yellow lines and the Smithsonian station on the blue and orange lines, will be closed all day on Inauguration Day, Monday, January 21.

       

      Metro’s commemorative one-day pass with a special Inauguration design is currently being sold for $15 online or at Metro sales offices.  Individuals should purchase their farecards, one-day passes or SmarTrip cards in advance of Inauguration Day if possible to avoid lines that day.

       

      Metro has approximately 60,000 parking spaces in 29 lots and 22 garages throughout the Washington region for private motorists to park on Inauguration Day.   Parking lots and garages are expected to fill very quickly, so it is advisable to have a back-up plan in place should the lots be filled. Parking fares are to be paid upon exit and only value from a SmarTrip card or credit card will be accepted as forms of payment. Cash will not be accepted. Tour and charter buses will not be permitted to park or discharge their passengers on Metro property.

       

      On Inauguration Day, Metrobus will operate on a weekday schedule with normal rush hour service in the morning, followed by an early rush hour in the afternoon. However, with street closures around the National Mall and Pennsylvania Avenue for the parade, all Metro bus routes near the National Mall will be subject to detours and delays. Bus riders are encouraged to visit http://www.wmata.com for details and to allow extra time on Inauguration Day.

       

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