(Washington, DC) – The District of Columbia government offices will be closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 15, 2018). Below is information regarding critical, on-going District operations for these days:
The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will suspend sanitation services and most parking enforcement and will resume on Tuesday, January 16.
- Trash and recycling collections in once-a-week collection neighborhoods will “slide” to the next day for the remainder of the week.
- In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday’s and Thursday’s collections will slide to Tuesday and Friday. Tuesday’s and Friday’s collections will slide to Wednesday and Saturday.
- The Fort Totten and Benning Road transfer stations will be closed on the holiday, reopening the following day.
- Sanitation and holiday tree collection services will be suspended for the day.
As a reminder, residents should put their Christmas trees and holiday greenery out where their recycling is collected between January 13 and February 2. Holiday trees and greenery will be collected on residents’ regularly scheduled recycling days during this period (during the week of January 15, recycling days will “slide” to the next day because of the holiday). Trees should only be placed at the curb if that is where a resident’s recyclables are normally collected. This collection service is only available to residents who are serviced by DPW. DPW collects trash and recyclables from single-family homes and apartment/condo buildings with three or fewer living units.
Streetcar parking enforcement is daily, including weekends and holidays, e.g., Martin Luther King Jr. Day, along H Street and Benning Road, NE, between 3rd Street and Oklahoma Avenue, NE. On Sundays and holidays, streetcar parking enforcement is between 8 am and 11 pm. Enforcement on Mondays—Thursdays is 6 am to midnight; and on Fridays and Saturdays, enforcement runs between 6 am and 2 am. Normal enforcement citywide of other parking violations resumes January 16.
All DC Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) locations will be closed:
- Saturday, January 13
- Monday, January 15
Customers visiting a DMV Service Center on other days are encouraged to plan ahead and “Know Before You Go” for services requiring an in-person visit, as customer volume is high before and after a holiday closing. To check customer volume at a specific center, residents can check the service center’s webcams which are refreshed every 60 seconds during normal business hours at dmv.dc.gov. Additionally, DC DMV has more than 55 online services at dmv.dc.gov that enable customers to skip the in-person trip.
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will suspend construction activities on the District's roadways and sidewalks on Monday, January 15, 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 activities. Approved activities may resume Tuesday, January 16, 2018, during permitted work hours.
- DDOT will not apply reversible lane operations on Monday, January 15, 2018, with normal operations resuming Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
- DDOT encourages permit holders to take extra measures to secure their work sites and to contact DDOT’s Public Space Regulation Division for guidance.
- Parking enforcement will be suspended Monday, January 15, 2018, with normal operations resuming Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
- Streetcar parking enforcement is daily, including weekends and holidays along H Street and Benning Road NE, between 3rd Street and Oklahoma Avenue NE. On Sundays and holidays, streetcar parking enforcement is between 8 am and 11 pm. Enforcement on Mondays to Thursdays is 6 am to midnight; and on Fridays and Saturdays, enforcement runs between 6 am and 2 am.
- Normal enforcement citywide of other parking violations resumes January 16.
All DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) facilities will be closed on Monday, January 15th
- The permits office will be closed on these dates.
- All grass fields are closed for the season.
- Parks, playgrounds and synthetic fields will be open for general use, however, gated locations will remain locked.
- Previously permitted events on unlocked synthetic fields can take place as scheduled.
Most DC Public Libraries will be closed except for the following which will be open from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm.
- Ward 1 – Mt. Pleasant
- Ward 2 – West End Library
- Ward 3 – Tenley-Friendship
- Ward 4 – Petworth
- Ward 5 – Woodridge
- Ward 6 – Shaw (Watha T. Daniel)
- Ward 7 – Benning (Dorothy I. Height)
- Ward 8 – Anacostia
The libraries, one in each ward, were selected based on their size and close proximity to public transportation.
Residents needing Department of Human Services assistance can dial the Shelter Hotline at (202) 399-7093 or 311 for questions or to arrange transportation.
- Low-Barrier shelters for individuals operate year-round and will be open all day on Monday, January 15
- New York Avenue Shelter at 1355-57 New York Avenue, NE
- East Shelter at 801 Making Life Better Lane, SE
- Adams Place Shelter 2210 Adams Place, NE
- Community for Creative Non Violence (CCNV) 425 Second Street, NW, Drop In Center
- Nativity Shelter at 6010 Georgia Avenue, NW
- Harriet Tubman, DC General Building at 27 1900 Massachusetts Avenue, SE
- Patricia Handy Place for Women at 810 5th Street, NW
- mhtr423CCNV 425 Second Street, NW-2 South
- Seasonal Shelters are open daily from 9 pm to 7 am November, 2017 through March, 2018.
- King Greenleaf Recreation Center, 201 N Street, SW
- Emery Recreation Center, 5801 Georgia Avenue, NW
- Hypothermia Shelters are open from 7 pm to 7 am anytime a Hypothermia Alert is called, except in recreation centers, where, due to previously scheduled programming, the shelter opens at 9 pm
- Sacred Heart Church at 16th Street and Park Road, NW
- Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV) at 425 Second Street, NW
- Salvation Army at 3335 Sherman Ave NW
- Banneker Recreation Center at 2500 Georgia Avenue, NW
- Kennedy Recreation Center at 1401 7th Street NW
- New Covenant Baptist at 1301 W Street, SE
- Nativity Shelter at 6010 Georgia Avenue, NW
- Sherwood Recreation Center at 640 10th St, NE
- Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV) at 425 2nd Street, NW
- Community of Christ at 3526 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Families seeking emergency shelter can call the DC Shelter Hotline at (202) 399-7093 or 311 at any time day or night. When the DC Government is open, families may also visit the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center at 920 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, Monday - Thursday between 8 am and 4:30 pm and Friday between 8 am and 12:30 pm.