Road closures and restrictions near the Downtown Campus April 11-14

April 6, 2010

A Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) that will bring nearly 50 heads of state to D.C. is scheduled to take place April 12-13. It's expected to be one of the largest gatherings of heads of state in history.

Road Closures

The following roads will be closed from approximately 10 p.m. Sunday, April 11 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13:

  • New York Avenue NW, eastbound and westbound from 6th Street NW to 7th Street NW and 9th Street NW to 11th Street NW;
  • K Street NW, eastbound and westbound from 6th Street NW to 7th Street NW and 9th Street NW to 10th Street NW - Traffic will be allowed to run eastbound and westbound on K Street NW between 7th Street NW and 9th Street NW but will then be diverted southbound on one of those two streets;
  • Massachusetts Avenue NW, eastbound and westbound from 9th Street NW to 11th Street NW;
  • L Street NW, eastbound and westbound from 6th Street NW to 10th Street NW;
  • M Street NW, eastbound and westbound from 6th Street NW to 10th Street NW;
  • N Street NW, eastbound and westbound from 6th Street NW to 10th Street NW;
  • 7th Street NW, northbound and southbound from O Street NW to Massachusetts Avenue NW;
  • 8th Street NW, northbound and southbound from O Street NW to N Street NW;
  • 9th Street NW, northbound and southbound from O Street NW to New York Avenue NW;
  • 10th Street NW, southbound from L Street NW to New York Avenue NW;
  • There will be intermittent closures of other intersections in the vicinity of the Convention Center that will temporarily affect vehicular and pedestrian movement.

Pedestrian traffic inside the restricted areas will be limited to residents and employees of local businesses that fall within the secure area.

Parking

Parking restrictions will be enforced from Sunday, April 11 at 7 p.m. to Wednesday, April 14 at 12 p.m.:

  • 7th Street NW from Massachusetts Avenue NW to O Street NW;
  • 8th Street NW from N Street NW to O Street NW;
  • 9th Street NW from New York Avenue NW to O Street NW;
  • 10th Street NW from New York Avenue NW to N Street NW;
  • 11th Street NW from H Street NW to I Street NW and K Street NW to L Street NW (1150 mid-block);
  • 12th Street NW from H Street NW to I Street NW and K Street NW to L Street NW (1150 mid-block);
  • 13th Street NW from H Street NW to I Street NW and the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue NW;
  • 14th Street NW near the intersection of New York Avenue NW;
  • N Street NW from 6th Street NW to 12th Street NW;
  • M Street NW from 6th Street NW to 10th Street NW;
  • L Street NW from 6th Street NW to 12th Street NW;
  • K Street NW from 6th Street NW to 10th Street NW;
  • Massachusetts Avenue NW from 6th Street NW to 13th Street NW;
  • New York Avenue NW from 6th Street NW to 14th Street NW (mid-block);
  • H Street NW from 13th Street NW to 14th Street NW (mid-block);
  • I Street NW and intersection of 11th Street NW;
  • Rhode Island Avenue NW (1100 block - Connecticut Avenue NW, including Logan Circle) from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, April 12 and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13.

Public Transportation

The Mt. Vernon Square (7th St-Convention Center Metrorail Station, Yellow and Green Lines) will close on Sunday, April 11 at midnight and will reopen at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14. Trains will be able to pass through the station, but passengers will not be allowed to access the station.

Metro Access will not be able to provide paratransit service within the security zone.

Thirteen Metrobus routes are expected to be impacted: 42, 63, 64, 70, 71, 79, 80, D4, G8, P6, S2, S4, and X2. Metrobuses will continue to operate; however, with street closures around the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, those buses will be detoured. Specific Metrobus detour information will be available on Metro's website.

Metrobus riders whose routes are impacted by the street closures should plan for their bus trips to take a significant amount of additional travel time starting at 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 11. Regular Metrobus service is expected to resume the morning of Wednesday, April 14.