Inaugural Transportation Plan Announced
1/9/2013, 3:19 p.m.
The 2013 Presidential Inaugural Law Enforcement and Public Safety Public Affairs Subcommittee have announced a joint transportation plan for the 57th Presidential Inauguration. The plan surrounds events and activities that will take place on Sunday, Jan. 20 and Monday, Jan. 21.
The extensively detailed plan provides general outlines for vehicular restricted zones, road closures, charter vehicles, public transportation and pedestrian routes.
Access into Washington, D.C., will be limited on Monday, Jan. 21. 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, Jan. 20, through 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22. From 3 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 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