TRAFFIC advisory: Annual Elephant Walk

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Streets will be closing at 7:30 p.m. and re-opening at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, for the Elephant Walk which will proceed from Capitol Hill to Verizon Center.

Officials say the walk will form at the New Jersey Avenue and Virginia Avenue, NW (Capitol Power Plant). The following roads will be closed to traffic during the walk:

North on South Capitol Street to Washington Avenue, SE Northwest on Washington Avenue to Independence Avenue, SE West on Independence Avenue to 3rd Street, SE North on 3rd Street to G Street, NW West on G Street, NW to the loading dock at the Verizon Center where they will disband.

Drivers and pedestrians are reminded to be careful when traveling in this area due to heavy pedestrian, vehicle, and bus traffic in the above mentioned areas.

Visit: to view the route.

For arrival time updates call the Parade Hotline at 1-866-683-3670 or follow on Twitter @DCElephantWalk

All street closures and listed times are subject to change based upon prevailing or unexpected conditions.

Drivers could experience possible delays when traveling in this area and may wish to take a different route, officials say.


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