Street closures planned for March on the Polls Saturday

WASHINGTON — Saturday’s Women’s March on the Polls will briefly close some streets in downtown D.C. as marchers cross from the National Mall toward Lafayette Square.

Starting about noon, 17th Street will close between Constitution Avenue and H Street, according to D.C. police.

The closure will also affect traffic on cross streets along that corridor including: Pennsylvania Avenue plus G, F, and E streets NW.

The event includes a rally at the Lincoln Memorial from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by the march to the park, which sits across from the White House.

A National Park Service permit was issued for a crowed of roughly 5,500 participants.

The closures are not expected to create major traffic delays, D.C. police said.

Similar events are planned in cities around the country. Last January, more than 500,000 people took part in the Women’s March on Washington.

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