If you’re planning on driving anywhere in the District this afternoon starting around 3pm, you’re going to want to take a look at this map, because at 3pm a crowd of protestors is going to make its way from Meridian Park on 16th Street in Adams Morgan down to the Mall, stopping traffic in the pre-rush-hour time. This will stop all east-west traffic on any street they cross, as well as all traffic on 16th St during the time of the march. Making matters more inconvenient, 15th Street will be blocked down near the White House as the protest wends its way to the Mall. Police are estimating that the protest should hit the Mall by 4:30, so rush hour should be free of street closures, but much of that depends on the speed of the marchers.
My advice? Metro.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs