Pope Francis DC Visit: Parking and Street Closures [UPDATED]

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Pope Francis DC Visit: Parking, Street Closures, Schedule

 

Updated 9/16/15 with new list of parking restrictions

 

Get ready, DCers. The pope is coming. If you live in the D.C. area, pretty soon everyone will be talking about it. Pope Francis will be in Washington D.C. September 22-24. He will then visit New York City and Philadelphia before returning to Rome. He is the fourth pope to visit the United States. In D.C., you can expect huge crowds and transit congestion. Here’s what to you need to know about parking and street closures during Pope Francis’ DC visit.

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Pope Francis DC Visit Street Closures

Federal government employees are encouraged to work from home during the pope’s visit. If you’re a commuter, make sure to check these road closures and allow for extra travel time.

The road closures are in effect from 12am (midnight) on September 22 through 3pm on September 23, according to the D.C. Department of Transportation. The Pope Francis DC Visit street closures are as follows:

1. Rhode Island Ave (both sides) between 17th St. and Connecticut Ave
2. M St. NW (both sides) between Connecticut Ave and almost 17th St. NW
3. Connecticut Ave (east side) between Rhode Island Ave and N St. NW
4. N St. NW (south side) between Connecticut Ave and 17th St. NW

Parking Restrictions

APOSTOLIC NUNCIATURE OF THE HOLY SEE – VATICAN EMBASSY

The following parking restriction will be implemented beginning 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, and remain in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24:

34th Street NW (east curb) between Massachusetts Avenue NW and Fulton Street NW

The following parking restriction will be implemented beginning midnight Tuesday, Sept, 22, and remain in effect until approximately 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24:

  • 34th Street NW between Massachusetts Avenue NW and Garfield Street NW
  • Fulton Street NW between 34th Place and Normanstone Drive NW

The following roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, through approximately 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24:

  • 34th Street NW between Massachusetts Avenue NW and Garfield Street NW
  • Fulton Street NW between 34th Place NW and Normanstone Drive NW

***MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE NW between Observatory Circle South and 34th Place NW will be closed to all northbound traffic. Southbound traffic will be permitted between 34th Street NW and Waterside Drive NW. All northbound truck traffic will be diverted onto Q Street NW at Sheridan Circle NW. All other northbound traffic will be diverted onto Rock Creek Parkway at Waterside Drive NW. All southbound truck traffic will be diverted east on Garfield Street NW or continue south on Wisconsin Avenue. Massachusetts Avenue NW will be closed to all traffic intermittently***

THE WHITE HOUSE

The following parking restrictions will be implemented beginning 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.22 and  remain until noon Wednesday, Sept. 23:

  • Connecticut Avenue NW between H and I Streets NW
  • 16th Street NW between H and I Streets NW
  • Vermont Avenue NW between H and I Streets NW
  • H Street NW between 17th and 15th Streets NW

The following roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning between 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22 through noon Wednesday, Sept. 23:

  • 15th Street NW between H Street NW and Maine Avenue NW
  • 17th Street NW between Pennsylvania and Independence Avenues
  • Constitution Avenue between 23rd and 12th Streets NW

*Exception* Southbound traffic on 19th Street NW will be permitted to flow westbound on Constitution Avenue to 23rd Street NW.

  • Henry Bacon Drive NW between Constitution Avenue and Lincoln Memorial Circle NW
  • H Street NW between 15th and 17th Streets NW
  • New York Avenue NW between 15th and 14th Streets NW
  • Vermont Avenue NW between H and I Streets NW
  • 16th Street NW between I and H Streets NW
  • Connecticut Avenue NW between I and H Streets NW
  • G Street NW between 18th and 14th Streets NW
  • F Street NW between 18th and 14th Streets NW
  • New York Avenue NW between 18th and 14th Streets NW
  • E Street NW between 18th and 14th Streets NW
  • D Street NW between 18th and 17th Streets NW
  • C Street NW between 18th and 17th Streets NW
  • 18th Street NW between Constitution Avenue NW and Virginia Avenue NW
  • Virginia Avenue NW between Constitution Avenue NW and 18th Street NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 13th and 15th Streets NW
  • 14th Street NW between Pennsylvania and Independence Avenues NW
  • Madison Drive NW between 7th and 15th Streets NW
  • Jefferson Drive SW between 12th and 15th Streets NW
  • 20th Street NW between C Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW
  • 21st Street NW between C Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW

THE POPEMOBILE PARADE 

The following parking restrictions will be implemented beginning noon Tuesday, Sept. 22. The restrictions will remain until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23:

  • 18th Street between E Street NW and Constitution Avenue
  • 17th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue NW and Independence Avenue
  • 15th Street between H Street NW and Maine Avenue
  • 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Independence Avenues
  • Constitution Avenue between 19th and 12th Streets NW

*Exception* beginning 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22

  • New York Avenue between 17th and 18th and 15th and 14th Streets NW
  • E Street between 17th and 18th Streets NW
  • D Street between 17th and 18th Streets NW
  • C Street between 17th and 18th Streets NW
  • Jefferson Drive between 15th and 12th Streets NW

*Exception* beginning 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22

  • Madison Drive between 15th and 12th Streets, NW

*Exception* beginning 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22

  • Pennsylvania Avenue (North) between 15th and 14th Streets NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue (South) between 15th Street and 14th Streets NW
  • F Street NW between 15th and 14th and 18th and 17th Streets NW
  • Virginia Avenue between 19th Street NW and Constitution Ave
  • Independence Avenue between Ohio Drive and 12th Street NW
  • *Exception* beginning 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22
  • G Street NW between 18th and 17th and 15th and 14th Streets NW

CATHEDRAL OF ST. MATTHEW THE APOSTLE

The following parking restrictions will be implemented beginning midnight Wednesday, Sept. 23, and remain until 3 p.m. Sept. 23.

  • Rhode Island Avenue – Both Sides of Street between 17th Street NW and Connecticut Avenue NW
  • M Street NW – Both Sides of Street between Connecticut Avenue NW, past the corner of BB and T Bank on M Street
  • Connecticut Avenue NW – East Side of Street between Rhode Island Avenue NW, past the corner of Brooks Brothers
  • N Street NW – South Side of the Street between Connecticut Avenue NW, 100 feet eastbound, past St. Matthews Court (alleyway)
  • Saint Matthews Court – Both sides of the Street between Citibank and 17th Street NW

The following road will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 through 3 p.m. Sept. 23:

  • Rhode Island Avenue NW between Connecticut Avenue and 17th Street NW

The following roads will be closed intermittently to all vehicular traffic beginning 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23,  through 1 p.m. Sept. 23:

  • M Street NW between Connecticut Avenue and 17th Street NW
  • Connecticut Avenue between Desales and 18th Street NW
  • 17th Street NW between M and N Streets NW

CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS / BASILICA / SEMINARY

The following parking restrictions will be implemented beginning 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. and  remain until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23:

  • 4th Street NE between Michigan Avenue NE and Franklin Street NE
  • Harewood Road NE between Michigan Avenue NE and Taylor Road NE
  • Michigan Avenue NE between Irving and 10th Streets NE
  • John McCormack Drive NE between Michigan Avenue NE and Taylor Street NE
  • 7th Street NE between Monroe Street NE and Michigan Avenue NE
  • Monroe Street NE between Michigan Avenue NE and 7th Street NE
  • Lincoln Road NE between Franklin and 4th Streets NE
  • Taylor Street NE from North Capitol Street NE to John McCormack Drive NE

The following roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning midnight Wednesday, Sept. 23 through 8 p.m. Sept. 23:

  • Michigan Avenue NE between Irving and 10th Streets NE
  • Irving Street NE from North Capitol Street NE entrance/exit ramps to Michigan Avenue NE
  • Marshall Road NE between North Capitol Street NE and Harewood Road NE
  • Harewood Road NE between Michigan Avenue NE and Taylor Street NE
  • John McCormack Drive NE between Michigan Avenue NE and Taylor Street NE
  • 7th Street NE between Monroe Street NE and Michigan Avenue NE
  • Monroe Street NE between Michigan Avenue NE and 7th Street NE
  • 4th Street NE between Franklin Street NE and Michigan Avenue NE
  • Lincoln Road NE between Franklin and 4th Streets NE

The following road will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, through 8 p.m. Sept. 23:

  • Taylor Street NE from North Capitol Street NE to Hawaii Avenue NE

ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

The following parking restrictions will be implemented beginning 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 and remain  until 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24:

  • G Street – Both Sides of Street between 8th and 11th Streets NW
  • G Place – Both Sides of Street between 9th and 10th Streets NW
  • 9th Street – Both Sides of Street between H and F Streets NW
  • 10th Street – Both Sides of Street between H and F Streets NW

The following roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 through 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24:

  • G Street NW between 8th and 11th Streets NW
  • G Place NW between 9th and 10th Streets NW
  • 9th Street NW between H and F Streets NW
  • 10th Street NW between H and F Streets NW

U. S. CAPITOL

The following roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, through 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24:

  • Maryland Avenue SW between 3rd and 1st Streets SW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 3rd and 1st Streets SW

The following roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning midnight Thursday, Sept. 24, through noon Sept. 24:

  • Constitution Avenue between 3rd and 2nd Streets NW
  • Independence Avenue between 3rd and 2nd Streets SE
  • 3rd Street NE/SE between D Street SW and C Street NW Independence Avenues
  • D Street NE/NW between 2nd Street NE and New Jersey Avenue NW
  • First Street NE/SE between Massachusetts Avenue NE and D Street SE
  • Delaware Avenue NE between Columbus Circle NE and Constitution Avenue NE
  • North Capitol Street NE/NW between E Street and Louisiana Avenue NW
  • New Jersey Avenue NW between D Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW
  • South Capitol Street SE/SW between E Street SE/SW and Independence Avenue SW
  • C Street SE between 2nd and 3rd Streets SW
  • Second Street SW between Independence Avenue SW and E Street SW
  • First Street NE/SE between D Street SE and Independence Avenue SE

The following roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning midnight Thursday, Sept. 24, through 4 p.m. Sept. 24:

  • East Capitol Street NE/SE between 2nd and 1st Streets SE/SW
  • Louisiana Avenue NE/NW between New Jersey and Constitution Avenues NW
  • Washington Avenue SW between South Capitol Street SE/SW and Independence Avenue SW

The following parking restrictions will be implemented beginning midnight Tuesday, Sept. 22, and remain until 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24:

  • O Street NW (South side) between 12th and 11th Streets NW
  • 12th Street NW (East side) between O and N Streets NW
  • 11th Street NW (West side) between O and N Streets NW

The following parking restrictions will be implemented beginning midnight Tuesday, Sept. 22 and remain until 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24:

  • 12 St. NE (West side) between Jackson and Irving Streets NE
  • Jackson St. NE (South side) between 10th and 12th Streets NE
  • Irving St. NE (North side) between 10th and 12th Streets NE

The following parking restrictions will be implemented beginning midnight Thursday, Sept. 24 remain until 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept.24:

  • New Jersey Ave NW (East side) between E Street NE and Washington Court Hotel Entrance
  • E St. NW (North side) between New Jersey Ave NW and North Capitol Street NW

The following parking restrictions will be implemented beginning midnight Tuesday, Sept 22remain until 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24:

  • L Street NW (South side) between 9th and 10th Streets NW
  • 10th Street NW (East and West side) between L Street NW and Massachusetts Avenue NW

The following parking restrictions will be implemented beginning midnight Tuesday, Sept. 22remain until 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24:

  • L Street NW (South side) between 12th and 11th Streets NW
  • 12th Street NW (East side) between L and K Streets NW
  • 11th Street NW (East and West sides) between L and K Streets NW

The following parking restriction will be implemented beginning midnight Tuesday, Sept. 22 remain until 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24:

  • F Street NW (South side) between 22nd and 21st Streets NW
  • 20th Street NW (East side) between I Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue NW (North side) between 19th and 20th Streets NW

The Pope’s D.C. Schedule

Pope Francis will be the third pope to meet with a U.S. president during a visit to the United States. He is scheduled to meet with President Obama on 9/23. Here’s the official schedule. We’ve also pasted it below.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

  • 4pm: Pope Francis arrives in D.C. at Joint Base Andrews at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

  • 9:15 a.m: White House Welcoming Ceremony and personal meeting with President Barack Obama
  • 11:30 a.m: Midday Prayer with U.S. bishops at Saint Matthew’s Cathedral in D.C.
  • 4:15 p.m: Junipero Serra Canonization Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday, September 24, 2015

  • 9:20 a.m: Speech to the Senate and House of Representatives (Joint Session of Congress)
  • 11:15 a.m: Visit to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in D.C. and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
  • 4 p.m: Departure for New York from Joint Base Andrews (D.C.)
  • 5 p.m. Arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York)
  • 6:45 p.m. Evening prayer at St. Patrick’s Cathedral (New York)

Map of Pope Francis’ D.C. Schedule

Links about Pope Francis’ D.C. Visit

1. FAQ: Pope Francis visits Washington
2. The Archdiocese of Washington is coordinating the pope’s visit. Click here to updates via text or email.
3. Francis chooses Jeep Wrangler as US popemobile
4. You can follow Pope Francis on Twitter: @Pontifex
5. NY Times Interactive Map of Pope Francis’ Schedule

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