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Temporary Detours: Independence Day, July 4th

Advisory Effective: 7/4/20 - 7/4/20

Updated: Thursday, July 2 at 3:00 p.m.  

Saturday, July 4 | 4 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. 

Routes Affected: 31, 30N, 30S, 32, 36, 52, 54, 70, S2, S4, X2 

Buses will detour due to road closures associated with the Independence Day parade and fireworks celebration in Downtown DC. Detours are subject to change and customers are advised to check back before traveling. 

Independence Day Event | Friday, July 4 

 • Independence Day Fireworks Display from approximately 9:07 p.m. to 9:42 p.m.  

Street Closures from 6 a.m. until approximately 10 p.m: 

• Arlington Memorial Bridge and Arlington Memorial Circle on the Virginia end, to and including Lincoln Memorial Circle in the District 

• Rock Creek Parkway south of Virginia Avenue NW to Lincoln Memorial Circle, including all approaches and ramps 

• Parkway Drive from Rock Creek Parkway to Lincoln Memorial Circle 

• Henry Bacon Drive NW 

• Daniel Chester French Drive SW

• Lincoln Memorial Circle and all approaches and ramps into and out of Lincoln Memorial Circle, including Henry Bacon Drive N, Daniel Chester French Drive SW, 23rd Street NW and 23rd Street SW 

• Ramp from Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge to Constitution Avenue NW and Independence Avenue SW and Ohio Drive SW; all inbound traffic from the bridge will be directed to the E Street Expressway 

• Constitution Avenue NW from 23rd Street NW to 14th Street NW

• 7th Street NW from Constitution Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW 

• 4th Street NW from Constitution Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW

• 15th Street NW from E Street NW south to Raoul Wallenberg Place SW 

• 17th Street, NW from E Street NW south to Independence Avenue SW 

• 18th Street NW between Constitution Avenue NW and Virginia Avenue NW 

• 19th Street NW from Constitution Avenue NW to C Street NW 

• 20th Street NW from Constitution Avenue NW to C Street NW 

• 21st Street NW from Constitution Avenue NW to C Street NW
 
• 22nd Street NW from Constitution Avenue NW to C Street NW 

• Virginia Avenue NW from Constitution Avenue NW to 18th Street NW 

• C Street NW from 17th Street NW to 18th Streets NW 

• D Street NW from 17th Street NW to 18th Street NW 

• Raoul Wallenberg Place SW to Maine Avenue SW 

• Independence Avenue SW from 14th Street SW to 23rd Street SW, including merge with Rock Creek Parkway 

• Madison Drive NW from 15th Street NW to 3rd Street NW 

• Jefferson Drive SW from 15th Street SW to 3rd Street SW 

• Ohio Drive, SW from the Inlet Bridge to Independence Avenue, SW 

• West Basin Drive SW from Ohio Drive SW to Independence Avenue, SW 

• East Basin Drive SW east of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial to Ohio Drive SW

• Ramp from southbound and northbound George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) to Memorial Avenue /Circle 

• Ramp from northbound Va. Route 110 to Memorial Avenue/Circle 

• Ramp from Va. Route 27 to Memorial Avenue/Circle 

• The right lane of northbound George Washington Memorial Parkway from the 14th Street Bridge to Theodore Roosevelt Island. Closed from 11 a.m. until approximately 10 p.m. 

• 3rd Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Maryland Avenue SW 

• Constitution Avenue NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to 14th Street NW 

• 14th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW 

• Right lane of northbound George Washington Memorial Parkway from the 14th Street Bridge to Theodore Roosevelt Island
 
Metro continues to operate reduced service levels due to Covid-19. Visit wmata.com for a list of routes that are operating. 

1. Sign up for MetroAlerts to stay informed of delays. 
2. Avoid the area by using Metrorail if possible.  
3. Plan ahead of time and expect delays.  
4. Face coverings are required when traveling on Metrobus and Metrorail. 

The following routes will turnback and detour: 

30N, 30S Friendship Heights-Southeast 
32, 36 Pennsylvania Avenue 

Eastbound buses begin detouring on Washington Ave SW at Independence Ave, resuming regular route on Pennsylvania Ave SE at 6th St.  

30N, 30S Friendship Heights-Southeast 
32, 36 Pennsylvania Avenue 

Westbound buses will operate between Naylor Rd and Southern Ave Metrorail stations and a temporary bus stop located on Independence Ave SE at New Jersey Ave (stop ID# 1000734). 

31 Wisconsin Avenue 

Buses will operate between Friendship Heights Metrorail station and a bus stop located on Pennsylvania Ave NW at 26th St (stop ID# 1001299). 

52, 54 14th Street 

Buses will operate between Takoma Metrorail station and 14th & Colorado and a bus stop located on 14th St NW at N St (stop ID# 1001360). 

S2, S4 16th Street 

Buses will operate between the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center (Silver Spring Metrorail station) and a bus stop located on 16th St NW at P St (stop ID# 1002880).  

X2 Benning Rd-H Street  

Buses will operate between Minnesota Ave Metrorail station and a bus stop located on H St NW at North Capitol St (stop ID# 1001135). 

70 Georgia Avenue-7th Street northbound toward Silver Spring  

Buses begin service at a temporary bus stop located on 7th St NW at N St (stop ID# 1001369), resuming regular route along 7th St.  

70 Georgia Avenue-7th Street southbound toward Archives Buses begin detouring on Rhode Island Ave NW at 7th St, ending service at a temporary bus stop on 7th St NW at N St (stop ID# 1001369).