Emancipation Day: Rush-hour restrictions in place

WASHINGTON – Regular rush-hour restrictions will be enforced by the D.C. Department of Transportation on Emancipation Day.

Emancipation Day is a legal holiday in the District, but federal government offices will be open.

Weekday reversible lane operations will occur on the following roadways:

  • Connecticut Avenue, NW between Legation Street and Woodley Road
  • 16th Street, NW between Arkansas Avenue and Irving Street
  • Canal Road between Chain Bridge and Foxhall Road
  • Independence Avenue between 4th Street, SW and 2nd Street, SE
  • Rock Creek Parkway

The Emancipation Parade will line up at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and 3rd Street NW around 9:30 a.m., and the Emancipation Day Street Festival will kick off around 11 a.m. Monday at Freedom Plaza.

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