Capitol Hill Temporary Road Closures

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The District Department of Transportation is reporting that a prayer vigil scheduled for today on the west front of the Capitol may cause minor traffic disruptions throughout the day. While they don’t expect road closures, the heavy pedestrian traffic may temporarily close these streets:

  • Maryland Avenue from 1st to 3rd streets SW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue from 1st to 3rd streets NW
  • 1st Street between Independence and Constitution avenues

Dar-ul-Islam from Elizabeth, NJ has organized this Jummah Prayer meeting (a congregational prayer that Muslims hold every Friday) on Capitol Hill. The “Day of Islamic Unity” is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m., and the organization expects nearly 50,000 worshippers.  However, in its report, the DDT estimates only 10,000 people during the day.

Cathy was fortunate to spend a year in Paris – traveling to all surrounding countries and touring all that is worthy. Upon realizing that there is no place like home (she does hail from Kansas City – but did not click her heels to get back – thank you, Air France), she returned to America where she set out to explore every last inch of our massive country. From her base in the nation’s capital, she has worked in marketing and event planning for the past 4 years. Mail any and all DC related tips to Cathy (at) WeLoveDC (dot) com.

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