Obama Inauguration, Jan. 20 2009 - Near Southeast and Southwest Street Closures
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Information on this page taken from http://inauguration.dc.gov/parking_areas.asp. Please note that these are not ALL street closures in Washington--just in the areas shown on this map. See this Washington Post map for city-wide information.

RED STREETS:

The red streets have two restrictions:

1. Emergency No Parking zones from Monday, January 19th, 3:00pm through Wednesday, January 21st, 7:00am to implement the Charter Bus Parking zones. These areas will be posted by transportation officials from Tuesday, January 20th, 4:00am through Tuesday, January 20th, 7:00pm. When posted with transportation personnel, vehicular traffic will be limited to charter buses, metro buses, taxis, postal vehicles, law enforcement vehicles and emergency vehicles, as well as residents with government issued identification or vehicle registration showing residency inside the restricted area.

2. Closed to traffic from Tuesday, January 20th, 12:01am through Wednesday, January 21st, 12:01am, to implement and remove the Charter Bus Parking zones. The Road Closure areas will be limited to charter buses, metro buses, taxis, postal vehicles, law enforcement vehicles, emergency vehicles and residents with government issued identification or vehicle registration showing residency inside the restricted area.

PURPLE STREETS:

Roads closed to traffic from Tuesday, January 20th, 12:01am through Wednesday, January 21st, 12:01am, to implement and remove the Charter Bus Parking zones. The Road Closure areas will be limited to charter buses, metro buses, taxis, postal vehicles, law enforcement vehicles, emergency vehicles and residents with government issued identification or vehicle registration showing residency inside the restricted area.

GREEN STREETS/PEDESTRIAN ACCESS TO THE MALL:

In Near Southeast, both I Street and New Jersey Avenue (from from North Carolina Avenue SE to I) are designated as pedestrian-only routes to the Mall. According to this map released by the city, South Capitol Street and M Street are also considered "pedestrian-priority routes."

PARKING AT NATIONALS PARK:

Auto parking: Nationals Park is offering covered parking for the Inauguration starting on Friday in Parking Lot B, at N and South Capitol, though read all of the restrictions carefully:

"Beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday January 15 {sic?} and continuing through midnight on Monday, January 19, Parking Lot B will be open to the public on a 24-hour basis. The garage will operate on a cash only, first-come, first-served basis. No advance reservations will be taken. Vehicles can be left overnight and will be charged the full day rate for each night in the garage. Rates are $20.00 for daytime parking and $35.00 for overnight. No in and out privileges will be allowed.
"Due to the security requirements for the inauguration, no additional cars will be allowed to park in the garage after midnight on Monday, January 19. If a customer has previously parked their vehicle in the garage prior to midnight on Monday, they can exit the garage but will be required to defer to security and police requirements for exit routes from the area which could be severely restricted. Any vehicle can be retrieved after 6 p.m. on January 20 when the travel and parking restrictions are released."

Bus parking: According to Tommy Wells, "DDOT will allow up to 325 buses to park in the Nationals Stadium parking lots (entry and exit will be controlled via the Frederick Douglass / South Capitol Street Bridge)." As of Jan. 15, the Click and Park web site indicates that all Nationals Park bus parking is filled.



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