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Vehicle Restrictions For Inauguration Starting Sunday, Jan. 20

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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Vehicle restrictions due to the 57th Presidential Inauguration begin on Sunday, Jan. 20 through early morning on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Washington, D.C. Vehicular Restrictions

Vehicle Restricted Zone: DC Police and the U.S. Park Police will be asking drivers and passengers for proof of residence, work indentification or a reasonable verbal justification to enter the restricted area.

MetroAccess vehicles carrying passengers with disabilities will have access to the vehicle restricted zone to load/unload passengers only.

Vehicles transporting individuals with a medical emergency or accessing necessary medical care may access the restricted area.

The following areas may be enforced as Emergency No Parking beginning 7 a.m. on Sunday, January 20, through 7 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22. From 3 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, January 21, many of these areas will be posted by law enforcement personnel and vehicular traffic will be limited.

• South of K Street NW from Washington Circle to 11th Street NW
• Washington Circle from K Street NW to 23rd Street NW
• Pennsylvania Avenue NW from Washington Circle to the U.S. Capitol
• I Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 11th Street NW
• H Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 3rd Street NW
• G Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 3rd Street NW
• F Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 3rd Street NW
• E Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 3rd Street NW
• Virginia Avenue from 23rd Street NW to 2nd Street SW
• D Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 1st Street NW
• C Street NW from 23rd Street NW to 3rd Street NW
• Constitution Avenue from 23rd Street NW to 2nd Street NE
• Madison Drive NW from 15th Street NW to 3rd Street NW
• Jefferson Drive SW from 15th Street SW to 3rd Street SW
• Independence Avenue from 23rd Street SW to 2nd Street SE
• C Street SW from 7th Street SW to 2nd Street SW
• D Street SW from 7th Street SW to 2nd Street SW
• E Street SW from 7th Street SW to 2nd Street SW
• Maryland Avenue SW from 7th Street SW to the U.S. Capitol
• 23rd Street from Washington Circle NW to Independence Avenue SW
• 22nd Street NW from K Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
• 21st Street NW from K Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
• 20th Street NW from K Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
• 19th Street NW from K Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
• 18th Street NW from K Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
• 17th Street from K Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
• Connecticut Avenue NW from K Street NW to H Street NW
• 16th Street NW from K Street NW to H Street NW
• Vermont Avenue NW from K Street NW to H Street NW
• 15th Street from K Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
• 14th Street from K Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
• New York Avenue NW from 18th Street NW to 11th Street NW
• 13th Street NW from K Street NW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW
• 12th Street from K Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
• 11th Street NW from K Street NW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW
• 10th Street NW from H Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
• 9th Street from H Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
• 8th Street NW from H Street NW to D Street NW
• 7th Street from H Street NW to E Street SW
• 6th Street from H Street NW to E Street SW
• 5th Street from H Street NW to D Street NW
• 4th Street from H Street NW to E Street SW
• 3rd Street from Massachusetts Avenue NW to E Street SW
• Henry Bacon Drive NW from the Lincoln Memorial to Constitution Avenue NW
• Daniel French Drive SW from the Lincoln Memorial to Independence Avenue SW

Virginia Vehicular Restrictions

All vehicular road restrictions will be coordinated between the Virginia State Police, the Virginia Department of Transportation and local jurisdictions.

• I-395 HOV northbound lanes will close at 9 a.m. on January 21. HOV lanes on I-395 will re-open southbound upon the conclusion of the Inaugural address.
• I-395 main lanes and I-66 will be open to all traffic
• Memorial Bridge will be open to pedestrian traffic and authorized vehicle traffic only
• Key Bridge, Chain Bridge, Woodrow Wilson Bridge and the American Legion Bridge will be open to all traffic
• North Washington Street at Montgomery Street (City of Alexandria City) to Reagan National Airport will be open

Access into Washington, D.C., will be limited on Monday, January 21, 2013. The following is a summary of routes and their status that day:

• 14th Street Bridge to 14th Street - All traffic will be diverted by MPD onto the Southeast/Southwest freeway beginning at 5:30 a.m.
• Roosevelt Bridge - Traffic coming across the Roosevelt Bridge will be diverted into northbound Potomac River Expressway to Pennsylvania Avenue or Whitehurst Freeway/K Street.
• Memorial Bridge - Restricted to pedestrians and authorized vehicles only
• Key Bridge - Open to all traffic
• Chain Bridge - Open to all traffic
• South Capitol Street Bridge - Open to all traffic
• Southeast/Southwest Freeway - Open to all traffic
• Rock Creek Parkway - Open to traffic (holiday traffic schedule in effect throughout the park)
• Clara Barton Parkway operating under holiday schedule (two-way traffic all day)
• 11th Street Bridges - Open to all traffic
• Sousa Bridge - Open to all traffic from east of the river to security checkpoint at Capitol Hill
• East Capitol Street - Open to all traffic. Roadways near RFK Stadium are primary routes for charter tour bus operators.
• Benning Road - Open to all traffic
• New York Avenue - Open to all traffic
• 3rd Street Tunnel - Closed to all vehicular traffic and pedestrian traffic
• Woodrow Wilson Bridge - Open to all traffic

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