D.C. prepares for street closures, parking changes on Tuesday

Local,DC,Alan Blinder,Metro and Traffic

The D.C. government and several major roads in the city will be closed on Tuesday as the District celebrates Emancipation Day.

Beginning at 4 a.m., Pennsylvania Avenue will be closed between 12th and 14th streets in Northwest. Parts of E Street Northwest and 13th Street Northwest will also be blocked off through 11 p.m.

Constitution Avenue will be closed from Ninth Street Northwest to Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest beginning at 9 a.m., along with Seventh Street Northwest from Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest to Independence Avenue Southwest. Those streets are scheduled to re-open at 2 p.m.

And most of Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest -- between 3rd and 12 streets Northwest -- will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. And all streets that cross Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest between Fourth Street Northwest and 12th Street Northwest will be shuttered between E Street Northwest and Constitution Avenue Northwest.

Parking meters and residential parking zones won't be enforced on Tuesday, but the District said rush-hour parking restrictions will remain in place.

Tuesday marks the 151st anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the District.

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