Traffic Alert: U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

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TRAFFIC ALERT
U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit
Issue Date: December 9, 2022
 
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will host the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit on Tuesday, December 13 through Thursday, December 15, 2022. 

Estimated overall attendance is 500. This is not a public event. For more information, visit, www.state.gov/africasummit.

Temporary road closures and parking restrictions will be effective during the overall dates of Wednesday, December 7 through Saturday, December 17, 2022, as detailed in the traffic advisory below issued by the Metropolitan Police Department.

For timely traffic information, please visit twitter.com/DCPoliceTraffic and signup for Alert DC at alertdc.dc.govAll street closures and listed times are subject to change based upon prevailing or unexpected conditions.

The public should expect parking restrictions along the street and should be guided by the posted emergency no parking signage. All vehicles that are parked in violation of the emergency no parking signs will be ticketed and towed.

MPD TRAFFIC ADVISORY

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From Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 10:00 p.m. through Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 12:01 a.m., the U.S.–Africa Leaders Summit will take place in the District of Columbia. Numerous law enforcement agencies, including the Metropolitan Police Department, the United States Secret Service, and other law enforcement agencies will be providing security for the event to ensure the safety of visiting dignitaries, attendees, and members of the public.

Due to this event, there will be numerous impacts to vehicular traffic, pedestrians, and public transportation in the area of the Washington Convention Center (WCC). Please plan accordingly and expect delays throughout the week.

In conjunction with this event, parking restrictions began on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, and will extend through Saturday, December 17, 2022.

Street closures in the area will begin on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. and will be expanded to additional closures on Monday, December 12, 2022, at 6:00 a.m. Most street closures will remain in place until Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 12:01 a.m.

Residents and businesses inside the closure area will be accessible, but vehicles and pedestrians may be required to undergo a security sweep prior to entering the area around the WCC. Please see the list below on how to access businesses, restaurants, and residences within the closure area.

Motorists could encounter possible delays if operating in the vicinity of this event and may wish to consider alternative routes. The Metropolitan Police Department and the D.C. Department of Transportation also wishes to remind motorists in the vicinity of this event to proceed with caution as increased pedestrian traffic can be anticipated.
 
Map of Closures

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Emergency No Parking
The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking from Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 10:00 p.m. through Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 12:01 a.m.:

  • 7th Street from Massachusetts Avenue to O Street, NW
  • 9th Street from H Street to O Street, NW
  • 10th Street from New York Avenue to N Street, NW
  • 11th Street from H Street to L Street, NW
  • 12th Street from K Street to Massachusetts Avenue, NW
  • 12th Street from H Street to I Street, NW
  • 13th Street from H Street to I Street, NW
  • H Street from 13th Street to 14th Street, NW
  • K Street from 6th Street to 10th Street, NW
  • Mount Vernon Place from 7th Street to 9th Street, NW
  • L Street from 6th Street to 12th Street, NW
  • M Street from 6th Street to 10th Street, NW
  • N Street from 6th Street to 10th Street, NW
  • O Street from 6th Street to 9th Street, NW
  • New York Avenue from 6th Street to 14th Street, NW
  • Massachusetts Avenue from 6th Street to 13th Street, NW

Street Closures
The following street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. through Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 12:01 a.m.:

  • Mount Vernon Place from 7th Street to 9th Street, NW

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic from Monday, December 12, 2022, at 6:00 a.m. through Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 12:01 a.m.:

  • 7th Street from I Street to O Street, NW
  • 8th Street from N Street to O Street, NW
  • 9th Street from New York Avenue to O Street, NW
  • K Street from 6th Street to 7th Street, NW
  • K Street from 9th Street to 10th Street, NW
  • L Street from 6th Street to 10th Street, NW
  • M Street from 6th Street to 10th Street, NW
  • N Street from 6th Street to 10th Street, NW
  • New York Avenue from 6th Street to 10th Street, NW
  • Massachusetts Avenue from 9th Street to 10th Street, NW

Vehicular Access to Residential and Business Parking
For people traveling by vehicle that require access to residential parking lots and business parking lots within the closure area: Drivers will be required to enter at certain locations, show identification, and vehicles will be subject to inspection by law enforcement personnel.
 

Access Type

Location

Commercial Motor Vehicles making deliveries within the street closure areas

6th Street and New York Avenue, NW

 

Vehicle entrance for McCollough Terrace Apartment residents, WCC employees, other pre-registered and credentialed attendees of the Summit
 

7th Street and O Street, NW

Vehicle entrance for Blagden Alley, NW, Shepherd Court, NW, and valet for Courtyard by Marriott Downtown and Residence Inn Downtown
 

Alley across from 1126 10th Street, NW

Vehicle entrance for parking lots accessible from the 600 block of M Street, NW
 

6th Street and M Street, NW

Vehicle entrance for Marriott Marquis parking garage
 

10th Street and Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Vehicle entrance for residents of The Colonial Apartment Building
 

10th Street and N Street, NW

Vehicle entrance for residents of 1330 7th Street, NW apartment building
 

8th and O Street, NW

Vehicle entrance for 901 New York Avenue, NW parking garage
 

10th Street and K Street, NW

Vehicle entrance for 655 New York Avenue, NW loading dock and parking garage, McCollough Paradise apartments, and west alley of the 1100 block of 6th Street, NW
 

6th Street and L Street, NW

Vehicle entrance for 650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW parking garage and 700 K Street, NW parking garage
 

7th and I Street, NW

Vehicle entrance for Sunoco gas station at 1317 9th Street, NW

9th Street and O Street, NW

 

 

Pedestrian Access to Businesses, Restaurants, and Residences
For people wishing to visit businesses, restaurants, or attending events within the closure area, you must walk into the closure area and enter at specific locations. Pedestrians may be subject to search by law enforcement personnel.
 

Access Type

Location

Pedestrians going to the Morris American Restaurant and the 15th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health 
 

7th Street and K Street, NW 

WCC Employees
 

10th Street and L Street, NW 

Pedestrian access for the McCollough Terrace Apartment residents/visitors, Cuttin-Up Barber Shop, Composition ID, Urban Athletic Club, Union Kitchen, TallBoy, and the Unconventional Diner 

N Street and 8th Court, NW
Note: Pedestrians accessing Union Kitchen, TallBoy, and the Unconventional Diner will go through a security screening at 9th Street and N Street, NW

Pedestrian Access to Businesses, Restaurants, and Residences

For timely traffic information, please visit twitter.com/DCPoliceTraffic and signup for Alert DC at alertdc.dc.govAll street closures and listed times are subject to change based upon prevailing or unexpected conditions.

The public should expect parking restrictions along the street and should be guided by the posted emergency no parking signage. All vehicles that are parked in violation of the emergency no parking signs will be ticketed and towed.

WMATA Rail and Bus Service

  • The Mt Vernon Square-Convention Center Metro Station will be closed starting 5pm on Monday, December 12 through 12:01am on Friday, December 16.
  • Multiple buses will detour starting Saturday, December 10 at 5am until Saturday, December 17 at 12:01 a.m. Routes affected include 63, 64, 70, 74, 79, D4, G8 & S2.
  • Read WMATA's full service alert for a full list of temporary bus route detours. 

 As always, thank you for your patience and understanding as we welcome attendees of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to our community.

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