WASHINGTON – Tuesday is Emancipation Day in the District, and that means there are some changes to typical weekday parking rules.
The District Department of Transportation says that roads with reversible lanes like Connecticut Avenue, 16th Street NW, Independence Avenue and Rock Creek Parkway will all operate with their typical weekday alignments.
Rush hour parking restrictions on other roads will also be enforced.
D.C.’s Department of Public Works says all other parking regulations are suspended Tuesday. That means drivers do not have to feed parking meters or worry about sweet sweeping or residential parking rules.
With the Emancipation Day Parade and Festival scheduled at Freedom Plaza, roads will be closed throughout the area.
The following streets will be closed from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m.:
The following streets will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The following streets will be closed from 10 a.m to 2 p.m.
There is also no trash collection in D.C. Tuesday:
Celebrated each year on April 16, D.C. Emancipation Day marks the day in 1862 when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Act that freed about 3,000 slaves living within the District’s boundaries.
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