District Issues Traffic Advisory for Rep. Lewis Funeral Services

July 26, 2020 by Dan McCue
The casket of the late Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., arrives to lie in repose at Troy University on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Troy, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

The District of Columbia has issued a traffic advisory for the funeral procession for Rep. John Lewis which will occur Monday in the District of Columbia before arriving at the United States Capitol to lie in state.

Individuals planning to observe the procession are reminded of the District’s requirement to wear masks and advised to stay hydrated.

On Monday, if the temperature or heat index in the District is 92 degrees or higher, the District will activate a Heat Emergency and open cooling centers across the city. Residents and visitors can register to receive Heat Emergency alerts on their devices at alertdc.dc.gov.

In conjunction with this event, there will be increased police activity in support of the procession and temporary road closures in the following locations between approximately 11:30 am and 1:00 pm:

  • Suitland Parkway
  • I-695 and I-395
  • Maine Avenue, SW
  • Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
  • Independence Avenue, SW from 14th Street to Lincoln Memorial Circle
  • 23rd Street from Lincoln Memorial to Constitution Avenue, NW
  • Constitution Avenue from 23rd Street to 3rd Street, NE
  • 17th Street from Constitution Avenue to K Street, NW
  • H Street from 17th to 15th Street, NW
  • 15th Street from Constitution Avenue to K Street, NW
  • 12th Street Tunnel
  • Pennsylvania Avenue from 15th Street to 3rd Street, NW
  • 3rd Street from Constitution Avenue to Independence Avenue, SW
  • Independence Avenue from 3rd Street, SW to 2nd Street, SE
  • 2nd Street, SE from Independence Avenue to Constitution Avenue, NW

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

The city went on to advise the public that it should expect parking restrictions along the street 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.

In addition, the city said motorists could encounter possible delays if operating in the vicinity of this event and may wish to consider alternative routes.  The Metropolitan Police Department and the D.C. Department of Transportation also reminded motorists in the vicinity of this event to proceed with caution as increased pedestrian traffic can be anticipated.

In The News

New Report Claims Presidential Election Legitimacy in Jeopardy
2020 Elections
New Report Claims Presidential Election Legitimacy in Jeopardy
August 3, 2020
by Reece Nations

BERKELEY, Calif. - A new report from a political reform nonprofit has outlined major risks to the nation’s democratic election process.  MapLight, a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, examined the most significant risks to the 2020 presidential election in the report. Some of the issues highlighted were turnout... Read More

Poll Shows Many Younger Voters Aren’t Prepared To Vote By Mail
Opinion Polls
Poll Shows Many Younger Voters Aren’t Prepared To Vote By Mail
August 3, 2020
by Gaspard Le Dem

WASHINGTON - New polling data shows that while younger U.S. voters are increasingly interested in voting by mail, many aren’t prepared to do so in 2020. According to a survey released this week by Democratic pollster Global Strategy Group, 38% of young voters say they’re most... Read More

Judge Defines Bitcoin as Currency Under D.C. Money Laundering Law
Law
Judge Defines Bitcoin as Currency Under D.C. Money Laundering Law
August 3, 2020
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - A federal judge’s recent ruling gave prosecutors nationwide a new tool for pursuing money launderers by redefining bitcoin as a form of currency. The ruling was based on the prosecution of a man who tried to evade criminal charges after he allegedly transferred more... Read More

Fed’s Kashkari Urges Congress to Act, Suggests Fresh Lockdown
Economy
Fed’s Kashkari Urges Congress to Act, Suggests Fresh Lockdown

The surging U.S. savings rate means the country can afford to support Americans laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic, while a “hard” lockdown could deliver a faster economic recovery, a senior Federal Reserve official said on Sunday. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari... Read More

White House and Congress Still Far from Agreement on Coronavirus Relief Bill
Political News
White House and Congress Still Far from Agreement on Coronavirus Relief Bill

WASHINGTON — As millions of Americans drifted toward financial crisis, the two parties remained deadlocked after weekend talks on another round of economic relief intended to ease the burden of job losses from the worsening coronavirus outbreak. Administration officials and Democratic congressional leaders spent hours Saturday... Read More

Trump Plans ‘Emergency’ to Stay in Office, Top Democrat Says
2020 Elections
Trump Plans ‘Emergency’ to Stay in Office, Top Democrat Says

President Donald Trump has no intention of “peacefully” transferring power if he loses the November election, according to House Majority Whip James Clyburn. Trump, who floated the idea of delaying the vote last week over fraud concerns, neither plans to leave the White House nor hold... Read More

News From The Well
scroll top