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Emancipation Day Rush Hour Lane Operations and Suspension of Work

Friday, April 14, 2017


Media Contacts

Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, [email protected]
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, [email protected]

(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 17, 2017. Although 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 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 17, 2017. 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 18, 2017, 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 enforce parking restrictions Monday, April 17, along the streetcar line on H Street/Benning Road, NE. “Blocked” Streetcar Parking Enforcement occurs every day, including weekends and holidays, along H Street and Benning Road, NE, between 3rd Street and Oklahoma Avenue, NE. On Sundays and holidays, enforcement occurs between 8 am and 11 pm. Enforcement on Mondays to Thursdays occurs between 6 am to midnight; and on Fridays and Saturdays, enforcement runs between 6 am and 2 am. Normal enforcement citywide resumes Tuesday, April 18.

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