(Washington, DC) The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has issued the following advisory for Monday, January 24, 2011.
The annual March for Life will take place in the District of Columbia with events at several locations. In conjunction with these events, there will be several street closures and parking restrictions that motorists should take into consideration.
Beginning at approximately 9:00 am, there will be a Youth Rally and Mass for Life at the Verizon Center. At approximately 11:00 am, the participants at the Verizon Center will march to the National Mall. The group will proceed south on 7th Street, NW from the Verizon Center to the Mall. 7th Street will be closed to traffic during this event, as will all roads that lead directly to it. The streets will re-open as the procession passes.
The March for Life rally on the National Mall will begin at approximately 11:00 am on the parcel between 4th Street and 7th Street. 4th Street will be closed at approximately 9:30 am between Independence Avenue, SW, and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. 4th Street will remain closed until the completion of the event. At approximately 1:30 pm, participants of the rally will march to the U.S. Supreme Court along the following route:
- North on 4th Street from the Mall
- East on Constitution Avenue, NW
- South on 1st Street, NE to the US Supreme Court
Motorists will find the above listed roads closed until the last of the participants has passed the intersection. In addition, roads that lead directly to the march route will be closed to thru traffic.
Motorists and pedestrians are asked to use extreme caution when traveling in this area due to heavy pedestrian, vehicle, and bus traffic in the above areas.