Street Closings Galore: Part Deux
DCist reported on this a couple of days ago, but the street clostings have been revised since then. Here’s an update on the street closings that are happening this weekend due to the IMF meeting, courtesy of the Secret Service:
The International Monetary Fund and World Bank will hold their semi-annual meeting in Washington, D.C. from Friday, October 1 through Sunday, October 3, 2004. Associated events will also be conducted at the Department of the Treasury, D.A.R. Constitution Hall, and the Organization of American States Pan American Union building. In this regard, the Metropolitan Police Department will close a number of streets. Information regarding these closings follows:
By 7 AM on Friday, October 1, 2004, the area bounded by F Street on the south, 20th Street on the west, Pennsylvania Avenue on the north, and 17th Street on the east will be closed to general pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Only those persons and vehicles that can show proof of need to be in the area will be admitted.
At 7 PM on Friday, the secured area will be expanded as follows: 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Streets will be closed to all vehicular traffic north of E Street and south of K Street. Only properly cleared and placarded vehicles will be allowed inside the “no vehicle zone.” 21st Street and 15th Street will be open to vehicular traffic. Vermont Avenue and 16th Street north of H Street will also be open. 17th Street south of E Street will be open. All Public Garages within the EXPANDED security zone will be closed. Anyone parking in any of these garages must remove their vehicles by 7 PM Friday or their vehicle will be towed away by MPDC.
On Sunday morning, October 3, 2004, the zone will be expanded further. All prior closings will remain in effect and 17th, 18th and 19th Streets will be closed from Constitution Avenue on the south north to and including E Street. All street closings will remain in effect until about 10 PM Sunday night. Again, only properly cleared and placarded vehicles will be allowed inside the “no vehicle zone.”