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For Immediate Release January 15, 2017

Contact Mike Litterst, National Park Service,, 202-245-4676

Sgt. Anna Rose, U.S. Park Police,, 202-619-7163

Road Closures, Logistics Announced for Inauguration Welcome

Celebrations at Lincoln Memorial
Washington The National Park Service and the United States Park Police in cooperation with
federal, state and local law enforcement, public safety and transportation agencies, announce
security, logistics and access plans for the Voices of the People and Make America Great Again!
inaugural welcome celebrations. The events will take place on Thursday, January 19 from
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial.
Road Closures
The following roads will be closed and off-limits to vehicles starting at 4 a.m. on Thursday,
January 19:

Constitution Avenue (23rd Street to 15th Street)

23rd Street NW (Virginia Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW)
Henry Bacon Drive NW
Lincoln Memorial Circle
22nd Street NW (C Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW)
21st Street NW (Virginia Avenue NW to Constitution Avenue NW)
20th Street NW (C Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW)
19th Street NW (Virginia Avenue NW to Constitution Avenue NW)
18th Street NW (Virginia Avenue NW to Constitution Avenue NW)
Virginia Ave NW (18th Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW)
17th Street NW (New York Ave NW to Independence Avenue SW)
Independence Avenue SW (23rd Street NW to 17th Street NW)
Daniel French Drive SW
Ohio Drive SW (Independence Avenue SW to Inlet Bridge)
West Basin Drive SW (Ohio Drive SW to Independence Avenue SW)
Rock Creek Parkway (Virginia Avenue SW to Ohio Drive SW)
Parkway Drive
Arlington Memorial Bridge
Theodore Roosevelt Bridge (at 10 am on January 19th, a full closure will occur with all
traffic being diverted onto Northbound Potomac River Freeway)

Site Closures
The following National Park Service sites will be closed beginning at 4 a.m. on Thursday,
January 19 until after the end of the event, expected to be around 6 p.m.:
Lincoln Memorial
D.C. War Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
World War II Memorial
Getting There
Concert-goers are strongly advised to use public transportation. Metro stations near the Lincoln
Memorial that will remain open throughout the day include Foggy Bottom/GWU, Farragut West,
Smithsonian, Federal Triangle, Farragut North, and McPherson Square. Please visit the
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority at for more
information on transportation planning.
NOTE: Concert-goers should NOT plan to use the Arlington Cemetery Metro stop; the closest
available station will be Foggy Bottom/GWU.
Public Access
Access points will open at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 19.
Ticketed spectators will enter from Henry Bacon Drive (off Constitution Avenue NW, west of
22nd Street).
Access points for the general public (non-ticketed) will be located at the following locations;
they will remain open until the venue can no longer accommodate additional spectators:

North Elm Walk, east end of the Reflecting Pool at World War II Memorial
South Elm Walk, east end of the Reflecting Pool at World War II Memorial

Security Screenings
All attendees, including general public and ticketed guests, are subject to a thorough security
screening before entering the concert venue. Please allow additional time for the security
screening, as it is expected that lines may be long.
Automated Notification System
To receive text alerts, advisories, traffic information, and additional updates about the concert via
the Nixle community information service, text INAUG to 888777.

Prohibited Items
The following items will be prohibited at the concert:

Animals other than service/guide animals
Backpacks and bags exceeding size restrictions (18 by 13 by 7)
Drones and other unmanned aircraft systems
Glass, thermal, or metal containers
Laser pointers
Mace/pepper spray
Selfie sticks
Signs exceeding the size restrictions (20 x 3 x 1/4)
Supports for signs and placards
Toy guns
Weapons of any kind
Any other items determined to be potential safety hazards

Concert Information
For information about the inaugural welcome celebrations, including lineup and schedule for the
show, visit