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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.

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