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DC Government to Remain Open as Region Prepares for Former President George H.W. Bush State Funeral

Monday, December 3, 2018
Residents encouraged to use Metro and public transportation for travel in and around the District through Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018

In observance and support of the State Funeral for former President George H.W. Bush, Mayor Bowser has activated the District’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to ensure district services are well-coordinated within Washington, DC during the three-day event.

To see full maps, please visit: dc.gov/Bush.

Key Updates

  • On Wednesday, December 5, District Government and District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) will be open and operate on normal schedules.
  • Residents are strongly encouraged to take the Metro and other forms of public transportation as the District will experience significant traffic delays beginning the afternoon of Monday, December 3, through the evening of Wednesday, December 5, due to processional routes and road closures.
  • The Department of Public Works will clean all funeral processional routes.
  • The District Department of Transportation is posting flags along the routes.
  • The District’s EOC and Joint Information Center (JIC) will be operational through the evening of Wednesday, December 5.
  • Residents and motorists can register to receive important alerts from the District on their devices by signing up for AlertDC at alertdc.dc.gov or call 311 for additional information.

Parking Restrictions

District Government and federal partners have updated transportation plans for the State Funeral. While these closures are in effect, expect traffic delays and closures of side streets. Motorists are reminded to proceed with caution in and around event locations as increased pedestrian traffic is anticipated. All street closures and listed times are subject to change, based upon prevailing or unexpected conditions.

The following map demonstrates the above parking restrictions.

Parking Restrictions Map

Monday, December 3, 2018

The below route between Joint Base Andrews and the U.S. Capitol will close at 3:15 p.m. and remain closed until approximately 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018.

Motorcade Route from Joint Base Andrews to the U.S. Capitol

The motorcade will depart Joint Base Andrews via the Maryland Gate

  • Cross Allentown Road onto Forestville Road
  • Left on Suitland Parkway
  • Right onto Firth Sterling Avenue SE
  • Merge onto I-295 / I-695 / I-395
  • Exit Washington Avenue SW
  • Left on Independence Avenue SW
  • Right on 3rd Street SW
  • Right on Constitution Avenue NW
  • Right on Delaware Avenue NE
  • Motorcade arrives at the U.S. Capitol

The following map demonstrates the above route.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The below route between the U.S. Capitol and the Washington National Cathedral will close at 9:15 a.m. and remain closed until approximately 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

The route between the Washington National Cathedral and Joint Base Andrews will close at 11:00 a.m. and will remain closed until approximately 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.

Motorcade Route from the U.S. Capitol to the Washington National Cathedral

The motorcade will depart the U.S. Capitol via Delaware Avenue NE

  • Left on Constitution Avenue NW
  • Right on Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Right on 15th Street NW
  • Left on Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Continue on Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Right on 22nd Street NW
  • Left on Massachusetts Avenue NW
  • Right on Wisconsin Avenue NW
  • Right into the National Cathedral Complex

The following map demonstrates the above route.

Motorcade Route from the Washington National Cathedral to Joint Base Andrews

The motorcade will depart the National Cathedral via Wisconsin Avenue NW

  • Left on Wisconsin Avenue NW
  • Left on Massachusetts Avenue NW
  • Right on Waterside Drive NW
  • Merge onto Rock Creek Parkway NW
  • Left on Virginia Avenue NW
  • Left on Constitution Avenue NW
  • Right on 17th Street NW
  • Merge on Independence Avenue SW
  • Right on Maine Avenue SW
  • Merge onto I-395 / I-695 / I-295 South
  • Exit Right onto Suitland Parkway
  • Right on Forestville Road
  • Cross Allentown Road
  • Enter Joint Base Andrews via the Maryland Gate

The following map demonstrates the above route.

Emergency No Parking Restrictions

The public should expect parking restrictions along the streets listed below and should be guided by the posted emergency no parking signage.

All vehicles that are parked in violation of the emergency no parking signs will be ticketed and towed.

START: 10 am on 12/03/2018
END: 6 pm 12/03/2018

  • 3rd St NW/SW from Constitution Ave to Independence Ave

START: 6 pm on 12/04/2018
END: 3 pm 12/05/2018

  • Lowell Street NW between Wisconsin Ave NW and 34th St NW
  • Wisconsin Ave NW between Massachusetts Ave NW and Lowell St NW. Massachusetts Ave NW between Wisconsin Ave NW and Garfield St NW. Garfield St NW between Massachusetts Ave NW and 34th St NW
  • 34th St NW between Lowell St NW and Garfield St NW. Woodley Rd NW between Wisconsin Ave NW and 34th St NW. 36th St NW between Lowell St NW and Woodley St NW
  • 35th St NW between Lowell St NW and Woodley St NW

START: 6 pm on 12/04/2018
END: 6 pm12/05/2018

  • South side of E St NW from New Jersey Ave NW to North Capitol St

START: 5 am on 12/05/2018
END: 6 pm 12/05/2018

  • North Capitol St from D St to E St

Residents and motorists can register to receive important alerts from the District on their devices by signing up for AlertDC at alertdc.dc.gov or call 311 for additional information.
The maps presented on this release are available at dc.gov/Bush.