Road closures, parking restrictions set for Bowser’s 2nd swearing-in

WASHINGTON — Muriel Bowser is set to begin her second term as D.C.’s mayor, with a swearing-in ceremony Wednesday morning at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Attorney General Karl Racine, council chairman Phil Mendelson, and six other council members will also be sworn-in during Wednesday’s ceremony.

The event starts at 9:30 a.m.

Street closures and parking restrictions have been posted around the convention center from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the day of the event:

Road closures:

  • L Street between 7th and 9th streets, Northwest

No parking:

  • West curb of 7th Street, NW blocks 1000 and 1100
  • East curb of 9th Street, NW blocks 1000 and 1100
  • North curbs of K Street, NW blocks 900 and 6000

Bowser became the first woman re-elected to the mayor’s office in a landslide on Nov. 5, securing almost 80 percent of the vote with a 70 point lead over independent candidates Ann Wilcox and Dustin Canter, as well as Libertarian candidate Martin Moulton.

The ceremony will be streamed live at the D.C. government’s website.

Alejandro Alvarez

Alejandro Alvarez joined WTOP as a digital reporter and editor in June 2018. He is a writer and photojournalist focusing on politics, political activism and national affairs, with recent multimedia contributions to Reuters, MSNBC and PBS.

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