Memorial Day will mean various closings and service disruptions around the D.C. area. Here's a rundown of what will be affected.
Memorial Day will mean various closings and service disruptions around the D.C. area.
Per usual, federal government and local government offices will be closed, as will schools, courts, banks and post offices.
Here’s a rundown of what else will be affected.
Roads and Transit
Traffic, of course, will be heavy as tourists stream in and residents stream out of the area.
Metro will run on a Sunday schedule (8 a.m.–11 p.m.) on Memorial Day.
A summer shutdown at several Blue and Yellow Line stations began May 25. Affected are the Franconia-Springfield, Van Dorn Street, Huntington, Eisenhower Avenue, King Street and Braddock Road stations. Shuttle service will be provided.
Virginia Railway Express, which does not provide weekend service, also will not provide service on May 27. Maryland’s MARC trains, too, will not be running on Memorial Day.
The National Memorial Day Parade is the nation’s largest Memorial Day event and will draw hundreds of thousands to an area near the National Mall.
The parade, set for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., runs on Constitution Avenue Northwest, from 7th to 17th streets Northwest. D.C. police warn the public to expect parking restrictions and road closures in these areas, and to consider alternate routes.
Trash and recycling will not be collected on Memorial Day. Those pickups will be made the following Tuesday, May 28.
Ride On transit service from MCDOT will run on a Sunday schedule during the holiday; parking will be free on county-owned lots, garages and on-street spaces.
Various parks-and-recreation facilities and administrative offices will be closed on Memorial Day, but aquatics programs and facilities will be open. (Visit MontgomeryParks.org for a full list of what’s open.)
Department of Liquor Control stores will be open 10 a.m.–6 p.m.