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Law Enforcement and Public Safety Agencies Announce Security Restrictions for the 2014 US – Africa Leaders Summit

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Law Enforcement and Public Safety Agencies Announce Security Restrictions for the 2014 US – Africa Leaders Summit

Contact: Metropolitan Police Department, (202) 727-4383
District Department of Transportation, (202) 671-3490
District Department of Public Works, (202) 671-2375
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, (202) 962-1051
Federal Aviation Administration, (202) 267-3883
US Coast Guard, (202) 767-1194
US Secret Service, (202) 406-5708

(Washington, DC) – The 2014 US – Africa Leaders Summit will take place from Monday, August 4 through Thursday, August 7 in Washington, DC.

Security and transportation plans have been developed by a partnership of local and federal law enforcement and public safety agencies. Road closures, parking restrictions, and changes to public transportation routes and public works services will be necessary during the US – Africa Leaders Summit. Additions or updates to this plan may be made prior to the start of the event.

Area Road Closures/Parking Restrictions/Pedestrian Screening:

Closures will be coordinated by the District Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Police Department. The closures will be staggered in implementation based on the locations of Summit Events. Beginning and ending times and dates have been included with each days’ closures. All of the following areas will be posted with Emergency No Parking signage. Fencing and other physical barriers will also be in place as will uniformed law enforcement officers. Vehicular traffic will be limited to law enforcement, official participants, employees, and in certain locations, guests.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

  • No road closures

Sunday, August 3, 2014

  • 29th St. NW between K St. NW and M St. NW from 7/30/14 (12 am) to 8/8/14 (12 am)
  • F St. NW between 14th St. NW and 15th St. NW from 8/3/14 (12 am) to 8/8/14 (12 am)
  • 23rd St. NW Southbound Curb Lane from E St. NW to Constitution Ave. NW from 8/3/14 (6 am) to 8/7/13 (6 pm)
  • 29th St. NW between the Canal Channel to M St. NW from 8/3/14 (12 am) to 8/8/14 (12 am)

Monday, August 4, 2014

  • Desales St. NW between Connecticut Ave. NW to 17th St. NW from 4 pm to 12 am
  • 22nd St. NW between C St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW from 12 am to 6 pm
  • Maine Ave. SW Westbound between 9th St. SW and 12th St. SW from 8/4/14 (10 pm) to 8/5/14 (6 pm)
  • Maine Ave. SW Eastbound between Ohio Dr. SW and 9th St. SW from 8/4/14 (10 pm) to 8/5/14 (6 pm)
  • Maine Ave. Frontage Rd. between the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and 14th St. SW & D St. SW from 8/4/14 (10 pm) to 8/5/14 (6 pm)
  • Maine Ave. Ramp between Southwest Freeway and 14th St. SW from 8/4/14 (10 pm) to 8/5/14 (6 pm)
  • D St. SW between 12th St. SW and 14th St. SW from 8/4/14 (10 pm) to 8/5/14 (6 pm)
  • 12th St. SW between Independence Ave. and Maine Ave. restricted to visitors with official business and owners and employees from 8/4/14 (10 pm) to 8/5/14 (6 pm)
  • 13th St. SW between C St. SW and D St. SW from 8/4/14 (10 pm) to 8/5/14 (6 pm)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

  • Maryland Ave. SW will be Eastbound only from 12th St. SW for vehicles exiting parking garages off 12th St. South of Maryland Ave. from 6 am to 6pm
  • 15th St. NW Southbound Curb lane only between H St. NW and E St. NW \ Pennsylvania Ave. NW from 2 pm to 11 pm
  • 17th St. NW Northbound curb lane only between C St. NW and H St. NW from 2 pm to 11 pm

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

  • Constitution Ave. Ramp Westbound between 23rd St. NW and Rock Creek Parkway Merge to the Roosevelt Bridge from 12 am to 6:30 pm
  • Constitution Ave. Ramp Eastbound between E St. (exit off the Roosevelt Bridge) to 23rd St. from 12 am to 6:30 pm. All traffic must exit onto Independence Ave. and proceed to the Tidal Basin to 17th St. NW, continue on Independence Ave. Eastbound or Ohio Dr. eastbound
  • Constitution Ave. Westbound two outermost lanes will be closed from 19th St. NW to Henry Bacon Dr. from 12 amto 6:3o pm. Eastbound traffic is open with lane restrictions to Henry Bacon, northbound on Henry Bacon to Lincoln Memorial Circle, to the Arlington Memorial Bridge (see exception below)
  • Virginia Ave. Eastbound only between 23rd St. NW and 18th St. NW from 12 am to 6:30 pm. Virginia Ave. Westbound will remain open
  • Constitution Ave. both directions between 17th St. NW and 23rd St. NW from 12 pm to 2:30 pm. Traffic southbound from 18th/19th St. will be allowed to flow eastbound on Constitution Ave. NW during this time
  • Constitution Ave. Eastbound all lanes open with restricted access to Henry Bacon. All Westbound Constitution traffic will be forced onto Henry Bacon and over the Memorial Bridge. Arlington Memorial Bridge and Rock Creek Parkway will funnel through Lincoln Memorial Circle to Henry Bacon Ave. to Constitution
  • C St. NW both sides between Virginia Ave. NW and 23rd St. NW from 12 am to 6:30 pm
  • D St. NW between E St. Expressway and Virginia Ave. NW from 12 am to 6:30 pm
  • 19th St. NW Southbound curb lane only between E St. NW and Virginia Ave. NW from 12 am to 6:30 pm
  • 20th St. NW between C St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW from 12 am to 6 pm
  • 21st St. NW between C St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW from 12 am to 6:30 pm
  • 21st St. NW between E St. NW and Virginia Ave. NW from 12 am to 6:30 pm
  • 22nd St. NW between C St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW from 12 am to 6:30 pm
  • 23rd St. NW both sides between Lincoln Memorial Circle NW and E St. NW from 12 am to 6:30 pm

Restricted Parking Zones

Vehicular parking restrictions will be coordinated and enforced by the District Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Police Department. All affected areas will be posted with Emergency No Parking signage.

August 3, 2014 (6 am) – August 7, 2014 (6 pm):

  • F St. between 15th St. NW and 14th St. NW
  • 29th St. NW between K St. and M St. NW
  • 23rd St. NW Southbound Curb Lane Constitution Ave. NW to E St. NW
  • Water St. NW between 34th St. NW and 33rd St. NW

August 5, 2014 (12 am) – August 5, 2014 (6 pm)

  • Maine Ave. SW Eastbound between Ohio Dr. SW and 6th St. SW
  • Maine Ave. SW Westbound between 6th St. SW and 14th St. SW
  • D St. SW between 14th St. SW and 12th St. SW
  • C St. SW between 14th St. SW and 12th St. SW
  • 13th St. SW between C St. SW and D St. SW
  • 12th St. SW between Independence Ave. and Maine Ave. Eastbound
  • 9th St. SW between 9th St. Tunnel Southbound exit and Maine Ave. Eastbound
  • 7th St. SW between G St. SW and Maine Ave. Eastbound
  • Maine Ave. Ramp both sides between Southwest Freeway at 12th St. Expressway and 14th St. SW

August 5, 2014 (12 am) – August 5, 2014 (11 pm)

  • 15th St. NW Southbound between H St. NW and Pennsylvania Ave. NW
  • 17th St. NW Northbound between C St. NW and H St. NW

August 6, 2014 (12 am) – August 6, 2014 (6:30 pm)

  • Constitution Ave. Ramp Westbound between 23rd St. NW and Rock Creek Parkway Merge to Roosevelt Bridge
  • Constitution Ave. Ramp Eastbound between E St. exit from Roosevelt Bridge to 23rd St. NW
  • Constitution Ave. NW between 23rd St. NW and 17th St. NW
  • 23rd St. NW between Lincoln Memorial Circle NW and E St. NW
  • D St. NW between 23rd St. NW and Virginia Ave. NW
  • Virginia Ave. NW between 23rd St. NW and 19th St. NW
  • 21st St. NW between E St. NW and Virginia Ave. NW
  • C St. NW between Virginia Ave. NW and 23rd St. NW
  • 19th St. NW between E St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW
  • 20th St. NW between C St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW
  • 21st St. NW between C St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW
  • 22nd St. NW between C St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW
  • Henry Bacon Dr. between Lincoln Memorial Circle and Constitution Ave. NW

Guidance for Residents/Businesses near the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Employees, guests, official summit participants, other business owners and their employees:
Beginning at 12 am on Tuesday, August 5, vehicular access to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel will be facilitated through a security checkpoint on D St. NW between 12th St. and 13th St. Other businesses are accessible by foot only. Parking garages near the hotel will be open to monthly pass holders only. Monthly pass holders must show their monthly parking pass to proceed through the security checkpoint at 12th St. and D St. All other vehicles will be turned away. Employees and guests wishing to access the Mandarin Oriental Hotel will be required to submit to a screening of packages, baggage and persons. The US Postal Service and other commercial delivery businesses will be permitted to make deliveries to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel after submitting to a security screening.

Guidance for Employees and Official Guests near the State Department

Employees, guests, official summit participants, other business owners and their employees:
Beginning at 2 am on Wednesday, August 6, vehicle access for those with Summit-issued placards, to the Harry S Truman Building, Department of State will be facilitated through a security checkpoint located on 21st and Virginia Ave., NW. Vehicle access to the Department of Interior and Federal Reserve Building will be facilitated through a security checkpoint located on C St. and Virginia Ave., NW. Official participant access to the Harry S Truman Building will be facilitated through a security checkpoint located at 23rd and East St., NW. Other buildings in the secure area, to include the National Academy of Science and the American Pharmacists Association will be accessible by foot only. Employees and participants wishing to access the secure area will be required to submit to a screening of packages, baggage, and persons.

The parking spaces on C St. (21st/22nd) in front of the National Academy of Sciences will be posted “NO PARKING” Friday, August 1, Monday, August 4, and Thursday, August 7.

All parking spaces on C St. (21st to 23rd) will be posted “NO PARKING” on August 6, 2014.

Public Transportation

Metrorail: Metrorail service is not expected to be impacted. On weekdays, Metrorail opens at 5 am and closes at midnight. The closest Metrorail station to the State Department is Foggy Bottom Station on the Orange, Silver, and Blue lines. The closest stations to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel are the Smithsonian Station on the Orange, Silver, and Blue lines, and L’Enfant Plaza Station on the Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow and Green lines. For schedule and fare information, please visit wmata.com or call (202) 637-7000.

Metrobus: Several Metrobus routes will be detoured due to street closures around Summit Event locations, including routes A9, A42, A46, A48, D51, H1, L1, N3, S1, V7, X1, W9, 31, 32, 36, 39, 52, 80, 3Y, 7Y, 11Y and 16Y. Riders traveling on these routes are encouraged to allow additional travel time on Monday, Aug. 4, and Tuesday, Aug. 5. For specific detour information by route, visit wmata.com/alerts/bus. For real-time delay information, please follow @metrobusinfo on Twitter or subscribe to email or text alerts at wmata.com/metroalerts.

MetroAccess: Due to street closures, MetroAccess vehicles may not be able to provide para-transit service to certain locations within the security zone. For assistance, Metro Access customers may call (301) 562-5350.

Waterways: There will be an enhanced security presence on the waterways of the Potomac River around Washington, DC. Inquiries should be directed to the US Coast Guard via
marine band radio VHF channel 16 or the Metropolitan Police Department Harbor Patrol at (202) 727-4582. The waterside initiatives are one of many layers of increased security during the event. The Coast Guard will continue to perform its standard missions of search, rescue and law enforcement in addition to their homeland security responsibilities.

Airspace: An interagency airspace security plan will be implemented to provide secure airspace over the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) advisory listing enhanced restrictions was released on July 16, 2014. The enhanced airspace restrictions can be accessed online at the FAA web page at www.faa.gov. Pilot inquiries should be directed to (866) 598-9522. The NOTAM discussed in the July advisory may change with little or no notice. Pilots are advised to check NOTAMs frequently for possible changes prior to operations in the Washington, DC area. Pilots are strongly advised to contact a Flight Service Station at (800) 992-7433 prior to flight to check for all current NOTAMs.

Public Works

DPW will begin ticketing and towing vehicles from designated streets once the Emergency No Parking restrictions go into effect. Please call (202) 576-6071 to locate vehicles that may have been towed.

Trashcan/Newspaper Bin Removal

Newspaper bins and trashcans will be removed from sidewalks on the following streets:

  • F St. NW between 15th St. NW and 14th St. NW
  • 29th St. NW between K St. NW and M St. NW
  • 23rd St. NW from E St. NW to Constitution Ave. NW

Monday, August 4, 2014

  • 22nd St. NW between C St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW
  • 23rd St. NW Southbound Curb Lane from E St. NW to Constitution Ave. NW
  • 29th St. NW between the Canal Channel to M St. NW
  • Desales St. NW between Connecticut Ave. NW to 17th Street NW

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

  • 23rd St. NW from E St. NW to Constitution Ave. NW
  • Maryland Ave. SW between 12th St. SW and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel
  • Maine Ave. SW between 6th St. SW and 14th St. SW
  • D St. SW between 14th St. SW and 12th St. SW
  • 12th St. SW between Independence Ave. and Maine Ave. restricted to visitors with official business and owners and employees
  • 13th St. SW between C St. SW and D St. SW
  • 15th St. NW between H St. NW and E St. NW \ Pennsylvania Ave. NW
  • 17th St. NW between C St. NW and H St. NW

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

  • Constitution Ave. NW between 19th St. NW and 23rd St. NW
  • Virginia Ave. Eastbound only between 23rd St. NW and 18th St. NW
  • C St. NW both sides between Virginia Ave. NW and 23rd St. NW
  • D St. NW between E St. Expressway and Virginia Ave. NW
  • 19th St. NW between E St. NW and Virginia Ave. NW
  • 20th St. between C St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW
  • 21st St. NW between C St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW
  • 21st St. NW between E St. NW and Virginia Ave. NW
  • 22nd St. NW between C St. NW and Constitution Ave. NW
  • 23rd St. NW both sides between Lincoln Memorial Circle NW and E Street NW

Online Information

Information and updates will be available online through the following websites:

Information and updates will be available prior to and during the Summit through official social media channels on third party social media sites, including Twitter. The following agencies will utilize Twitter to communicate official information from the Summit’s public safety and security partners:

  • DC Department of Transportation - @ddotdc
  • Office of the DC Mayor - @MayorVinceGray
  • US Park Police - @usparkpolicepio
  • US Secret Service - @SecretService
  • US Department of Homeland Security - @DHSgov
  • National Terrorism Advisory System - @NTASAlerts
  • WMATA - @wmata