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DDOT Press Release: Emancipation Day Rush Hour Lane Operations and Suspension of Work

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


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DDOT Press Release: Emancipation Day Rush Hour Lane Operations and Suspension of Work

(Washington, DC) — The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced today that some rush-hour lane operations will be impacted by the Emancipation Day holiday, Monday, April 16, 2018. Emancipation Day is a District holiday, the federal government and private offices will be open.

There will be no reversible lane operations on the following roadways:

  • Connecticut Avenue NW, between Legation Street and Woodley Road
  • 16th Street NW, between Arkansas Avenue and Irving Street

Drivers should anticipate congestion on the inbound lanes during the morning rush and the outbound lanes during the evening rush hours. DDOT will run reversible lane operations on the following roadways:

  • Canal Road between Chain Bridge and Foxhall Road NW
  • Independence Avenue between 4th Street SW, and 2nd Street SE
  • Rock Creek Parkway (controlled by the National Park Service)

Work Suspension
In observance of DC Emancipation Day, there will be a suspension of work in the District Monday, April 16, 2018. Lane closures will not be allowed for non-emergency work in roadways and sidewalks within the District’s right of way. This includes manhole access and construction-related deliveries. Approved activities may resume Tuesday, April 17, 2018, during permitted work hours.

The Department of Public Works (DPW) announced that parking regulations, including weekday rush-hour parking restrictions, expired meters, residential parking, and street sweeping will be suspended for the holiday.

DPW will not enforce parking meters, residential parking, rush hour lane restrictions or tow abandoned vehicles Monday, April 16, except along the streetcar line. “Blocked” Streetcar Parking Enforcement is daily, including weekends and holidays, along H Street and Benning Road, NE, between 3rd Street and Oklahoma Avenue, NE. The hours of enforcement are concurrent with the streetcar schedule, which can be found at https://www.dcstreetcar.com/riding/schedule/.


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