Here are the (many) road closures and CMV restrictions for the Presidential Inauguration

Several key bridges will be open to passenger vehicle traffic but closed to commercial vehicles.

Federal authorities and transportation officials are shutting down multiple road amid heightened security for the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the U.S. Secret Service recently released a joint transportation plan surrounding the 2021 Presidential Inauguration. 

Drivers are asked to avoid the area and plan alternate routes if possible as heavy traffic delays have already been reported.

See below for road closure information.

VDOT Road Closures

From 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 through 6 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 21, I-66 and I-395 bridges into D.C. will be closed and traffic will be diverted as follows:

I-66: Eastbound traffic will be diverted at Route 110 (Exit 75).
I-395: Northbound traffic will be diverted at the George Washington Memorial Parkway (Exit 10B).
I-395 Express Lanes: When the lanes are northbound, all traffic will be diverted at the Eads Street exit. (Updated 1/18/21)

Ramp and bridge closures:

I-395

  • I-395 NB Express Lanes (Rochambeau Memorial Bridge)
  • I-395 NB main lanes (Arland Williams, Jr. Memorial Bridge)
  • I-395 NB Express Lanes slip ramp from the main lanes (last left-side slip ramp in Virginia also known as “Ramp G”)
  • I-395 NB main lanes will be diverted at GW Parkway exit
  • I-395 NB Express Lanes will be diverted at the Eads Street exit. (Updated 1/18/21)
  • Route 1 NB from Reagan National Airport (DCA) to I-395 NB (Arland Williams, Jr. Memorial Bridge)
  • Eads Street NB ramp to I-395 NB Express Lanes
  • OPEN: I-395 SB (George Mason Memorial Bridge)

I-66

  • I-66 EB at the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge closed; all traffic diverted to Route 110 SB
  • Route 50 EB ramp to I-66 EB

George Washington Memorial Parkway

  • GW Parkway SB ramp to I-66 EB
  • GW Parkway NB ramp to I-395 NB
  • GW Parkway SB ramp to I-395 NB

Arlington Memorial Bridge will be closed by the National Park Service.

United States Secret Service Road Closures

The following bridges will be closed to vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists beginning Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. These closures will remain in effect until 6 am, Thursday, January 21. See below for information specific to each of the affected bridges:

  • Theodore Roosevelt Bridge – East bound traffic will be closed to all vehicles entering the city. West bound traffic will flow normally, leaving the city.
  • Arlington Memorial Bridge – No traffic allowed in either direction.
  • I-395 & 14th Street Bridge – North bound traffic will be closed to all vehicles entering the city. South bound traffic will flow normally, leaving the city.

The following bridges will have commercial vehicle restrictions, but remain open to local vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists beginning on January 19, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. Motorists should expect delays and allow for extra time as commercial vehicles will not be allowed access. These will remain in effect until 6:00 a.m., Thursday, January 21. See below for information specific to each of the affected bridges:

  • 11th Street Bridge – Travel lanes into the Navy Yard area will have commercial vehicle restrictions but remain open to local traffic.
  • John Phillip Sousa (Pennsylvania Ave.) Bridge – Travel lanes west toward downtown will have commercial vehicle restrictions but open to local traffic. South bound traffic will flow normally, toward Maryland.
  • Key Bridge – will remain open, but access to Whitehurst Freeway will be closed. Traffic from the Key Bridge will make a left turn onto Canal Rd/MacArthur Blvd and local traffic may go right on M Street. East bound on M Street will have commercial vehicle restrictions.

Freeway and Tunnel Information

  • Southeast/Southwest Freeway – Closed.
  • Potomac River Freeway – Open Northbound, closed Southbound from Jan. 16 at 6 a.m. through Jan. 21 at 6 a.m. Access to Theodore Roosevelt Bridge remains open.
  • Rock Creek Parkway at Ohio Drive – Closed. Jan. 19 at 6 a.m. through Jan. 21 at 6 a.m. 
  • 3rd Street Tunnel – Remains open with all exits closed. The tunnel will close Jan. 19 at 6 a.m. through Jan. 21 at 6 a.m.
  • 9th Street Tunnel – Closed to all traffic.
  • 12th Street Tunnel – Closed to all traffic.
  • E Street Tunnel – Closed from Potomac River Freeway northbound and southbound.
  • Independence Ave/Maine Ave from 12th Street, SW to Memorial Bridge – Closed to all traffic.

Road Closures

  • 10th St NW from F St NW to Constitution Ave NW (Red Zone)
  • 11th St NW from F St NW to Pennsylvania Ave NW (Red Zone)
  • 12th St NW from F St NW to C St SW (Red Zone)
  • 13 1/2th St NW from Pennsylvania Ave NW (Red Zone)
  • 13th St NW from K St NW to Pennsylvania Ave NW (Red Zone)
  • 14th St NW from K St NW to C St SW (Red Zone)
  • 15th St NW from K St NW to Independence Ave SW (Red Zone)
  • Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW from 15th St. SW to Maine Ave. SW
  • 16th St NW from K St NW to H St NW (Red Zone)
  • 17th St NW from N St NW to K St. NW
  • 17th St NW from N St NW to Independence Ave SW (Red Zone)
  • Rhode Island Ave. NW from Bataan St. NW to N St.
  • Rhode Island Ave. NW from Bataan to Connecticut Ave. NW
  • M St. from 18th St. NW to Connecticut Ave. NW
  • M. St. from 18th St. NW to 17th St. NW
  • Connecticut Ave. NW from Jefferson Pl NW to K St. NW
  • DeSales St. NW from Connecticut Ave. NW to 17th St. NW
  • L St. NW from 17th St. NW from 16th St. NW
  • 17th St. NW/Connecticut Ave from K St. NW to H St. NW
  • 17th St. NW from H St. to Independence Ave.
  • 18th St NW from K St NW to Constitution Ave NW (Red Zone)
  • 19th St NW from K St NW to Constitution Ave NW (Red Zone)
  • 1st St NW from D St NW to Constitution Ave. NW
  • 1st St. NE/SE from Mass. Ave to North Carolina Ave. SE
  • 2nd St SW from Washington Ave SW to E St SW
  • 3rd St NW/SW from Mass. Ave/H St. NW to E St SW
  • 4th St NW from H St NW to D St NW
  • 4th St NW from Pennsylvania Ave NW to C St. SW
  • 5th St NW from H St. NW to D St. NW
  • 6th St NW from G St NW to Constitution Ave NW
  • 6th St. SW from Independence Ave. SW to C St. SW
  • 7th St NW from F St NW to C St. SW
  • 8th St NW from F St to D St NW
  • 9th St NW from F St NW to Capitol Square Pl SW
  • C St NW from 19th St NW to 17th St NW
  • C St NW from 6th St NW to 3rd  St NW
  • C St. SW from 14th SW to 12th SW
  • C St. SW from 6th St. SW to 2nd St. SE
  • C St SW from 14th St SW to 2nd St SW/SE
  • Constitution Ave NW from 23rd St NW to 2nd St. NE
  • D St NW from 18th St NW to 17th St NW
  • D St NW/NE from 9th St NW to 2nd St. NE
  • D St SW from 4th St SW to 1st St. SE
  • Daniel French Dr. NW from Lincoln Memorial Circle NW to Independence Ave NW
  • E St NW from 19th St NW/E St Expy to 3rd St NW
  • F St NW from 15th St NW to 12th St. NW
  • F St. NW to 6th St. NW to 3rd St. NW
  • F St NW from 19th St NW to 17th St NW
  • F St NW from New Jersey Ave NW to N Capitol St NW
  • G St NW from 15th St NW to 12th St NW
  • G St NW from 19th St NW to 17th St NW
  • G St NW from 6th St NW to 3rd St NW
  • H St NW from 19th St NW to 12th St NW
  • Henry Bacon Dr. NW from Lincoln Memorial Circle NW to Constitution Ave NW
  • Home Front Dr. from 17th St NW to Independence Ave SW
  • I St. NW from 19th NW to 12th St. NW
  • Independence Ave SW from 17th St NW to Washington Ave SW
  • Independence Ave. SW/Kutz Bridge from 23rd St NW to 15th St SW
  • Independence Ave. SW from Ohio Dr. SW to 17th St. SW
  • 23rd St. SW at Independence Ave. SW
  • Indiana Ave NW from 7th St NW to D St NW
  • Jefferson Dr. SW from 15th St SW to 3rd St SW
  • K St NW from 19th St NW to 12th St NW
  • Louisiana Ave NW from Constitution Ave NW to Mass. Ave. NW
  • Madison Dr. NW from 15th St SW to 3rd St SW (Red Zone)
  • Maine Ave SW from 12th St SW to Kutz Bridge
  • New Jersey Ave SE from Independence Ave SE to E St SW (Red Zone)
  • New York Ave NW from 15th St NW to 12th St NW (Red Zone)
  • Ohio Drive SW from Ohio Dr. Bridge to Rock Creek Parkway (Red Zone)
  • Pennsylvania Ave NW from 15th St NW to 3rd St NW (Red Zone)
  • Pennsylvania Ave NW from 19th St to 15th St NW (Red Zone)
  • Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW from Independence Ave SW to Maine Ave SW (Red Zone)
  • S Capitol St SE from Independence Ave. SW to E St SE (Red Zone)
  • Virginia Ave NW from 19th St NW to Constitution Ave NW (Red Zone)
  • Washington Ave SW from Independence Ave SW to E St SW (Red Zone)
  • Washington Ave SW from Independence Ave SW to S Capitol St SE (Red Zone)