Road closures announced for Cherry Blossom Parade

D.C.’s Cherry Blossom Parade is set for Saturday near the National Mall, and that of course means road closures along the route.

Here’s what to expect.

The following streets will be closed to parking and traffic from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

  • Seventh Street, from Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest to Independence Avenue Southwest.
  • Constitution Avenue, from Pennsylvania Avenue to 14th Street Northwest.
  • 12th Street, from Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest to Madison Drive Northwest.
  • 14th Street, from Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest to Independence Avenue Southwest.

The following streets will be closed to traffic from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

  • Southeast/Southwest Freeway: Access to 12th Street Tunnel from the I-395 ramp.
  • Constitution Avenue, from 14th to 23rd streets Northwest.
  • Inbound I-395 (14th Street Bridge, including HOV lanes): All traffic will be sent eastbound on I-395.
  • 17th Street, from New York Avenue Northwest to Independence Avenue Southwest.
  • 18th Street, from E Street to Constitution Avenue Northwest.
  • 19th Street, from E Street to Constitution Avenue Northwest.
  • Virginia Avenue, from 24th Street to Constitution Avenue Northwest.

Ahead of the parade, festival organizers encouraged those attending to consider riding on the Metro because of the road closures.

D.C. police reminds the public that these plans are subject to change. You can find the latest traffic information on their Twitter feed.

Jack Pointer

Jack contributes to WTOP.com when he's not working as the afternoon/evening radio writer. In a previous life, he helped edit The Dallas Morning News and Chicago Tribune.

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