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2022 National Memorial Day Concert Traffic Information

May 20, 2022
Press Release

On Sunday, May 29, 2022, the National Memorial Day Concert will be broadcast live from the West Front of the United States Capitol on PBS and streaming online to honor our servicemen and women, their families, and all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Between Monday, May 16, 2022 and Thursday, June 2, 2022, the below traffic restrictions, road closures and parking impacts will occur on the U.S. Capitol Grounds.

The concert venue is not open to the public as the Capitol complex continues its phased re-opening.

For more information about the broadcast of the National Memorial Day Concert, please visit www.pbs.org/national-memorial-day-concert.

 

Tuesday, May 17 2022

Road Closure

  • Until Block of First Street, NW/SW between Peace Circle and Garfield Circle
    • Two-way traffic available, the northbound curb lane closed to traffic.

 

Wednesday May 18, 2022 – Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 12:01 am.

Road Closure

  • Unit Block of First Street, NW/SW between Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and Maryland Avenue, SW will have the following restrictions:
    • One-way traffic Northbound from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm.
    • One-way traffic Southbound from 5:00 pm to 6:00 am.

 

Friday, May 27, 2022 at 12:01 am to Monday, May 30, 2022 at 4:00 am

Road Closures

  • First Street between Constitution Avenue, NW and Independence Avenue, SW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue between First Street, NW and Third Street, NW
  • Maryland Avenue between First Street, SW and Third Street, SW

 

Parking Restrictions

  • Pennsylvania Avenue between First Street, NW and Third Street, NW for all areas.
  • Maryland Avenue between First Street, SW and Third Street, SW for all areas.
  • First Street between Constitution Avenue, NW and Independence Avenue, SW for all areas.
  • Note: First Street between Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and Maryland Avenue, SW will continue to be closed until approximately 6:00 pm.

 

Traffic Restriction

  • Tour buses will not be able to access the normal drop locations and must relocate to alternate areas, to include:
    • Independence Avenue between 3rd Street, SW and 4th Street, SW

 

Friday, May 27, 2022 at 5:00 pm through Monday, May 30, 2022 at 4:00 am

Parking Restrictions

  • Independence Avenue between First Street and 2nd Street, SW, north curb only
  • Washington Avenue between First Street, SW and Independence Avenue, SW, north curb only
  • New Jersey Avenue between Constitution Avenue, NW and C Street, NW
  • Note: These restricted areas will be reserved for concert support and staff parking with appropriate event placards.

 

Monday, May 30, 2022, at 6:00 pm to Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Road Closure

  • Unit Block of First Street, NW/SW between Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and Maryland Avenue, SW will have the following restrictions:
    • One-way traffic Northbound from 6:00 am to 5:00 pm.
    • One-way traffic Southbound from 5:00 pm to 6:00 am.

 

All traffic impacts are expected to be lifted by Thursday, June 2, 2022, at 7:00 pm.