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With the Presidential Inauguration around the corner, visitors to Arlington National Cemetery can expect congestion, delays and detours leading up to Inauguration Day. The best way to get to Inaugural events is to take public transportation, bike or walk. There is no long-term parking in at Arlington National Cemetery. Be sure to plan ahead.
Jan. 19, 2017, Bridge Closures that may affect ANC Access
•Restricted to pedestrians and authorized vehicles only starting at 7 a.m. on January 19.
Advice for the Day
•Be prepared for congestion, delays and detours.
•Heavy volume is expected on roads, bridges and highways across the region.
•If you must drive, be sure to have a full tank of gas before you leave, or you may become stranded while waiting in traffic.
Jan. 20, 2017, Road & Bridge Closures on Inauguration Day
You can expect congestion, delays and detours on Inauguration Day.
•Best way to get to Inaugural events: take public transportation (expanded service), bike or walk.
•No long term parking in Arlington. Be sure to plan ahead.
Road Closures and Restrictions
•I-395 HOV northbound lanes will close at 3 a.m. on January 20. HOV lanes on I-395 will re-open southbound at the end of the Inaugural address.
•I-395 main lanes and I-66 will be open to all traffic.
14th Street Bridge; Teddy Roosevelt Bridge
•All traffic will be diverted by MPD onto the Southeast/Southwest freeway beginning at 5:30 a.m.
•Traffic coming across the Roosevelt Bridge will be diverted into northbound Potomac River Expressway to Pennsylvania Avenue or Whitehurst Freeway/K Street.
Key Bridge; Chain Bridge
•Open to all traffic
Memorial Bridge (Complete)
•Restricted to pedestrians and authorized vehicles only starting at 5 a.m.