Transportation on Inauguration Day: Monday, January 21, 2013
January 16, 2013
For Patients, Visitors, Volunteers, Staff and Physicians
Sibley, like all Washington area hospitals, is preparing for the enormous number of people expected for the inauguration. Our key challenge will be to meet the regular medical care demands of the community as well as the concern that any type of incident has the potential to result in an insufficient medical response without full staffing.
Getting to the hospital will be a challenge and you are urged to plan carefully for your transportation. The United States Secret Service has created an inauguration page on their website, http://www.secretservice.gov/presidential_inaugural.shtml
with information on road closures, mass transit and other information. .
The following is a summary of restricted routes and road closures on Monday, January 21, 2013:
- 14th Street Bridge to 14th Street – All traffic will be diverted by MPD onto the Southeast/Southwest freeway beginning at 5:30 a.m.
- Roosevelt Bridge – Traffic coming across the Roosevelt Bridge will be diverted into northbound Potomac River Expressway to Pennsylvania Avenue or Whitehurst Freeway/K Street.
- Memorial Bridge – Restricted to pedestrians and authorized vehicles only
- Clara Barton Parkway operating under holiday schedule (two-way traffic all day)
- Sousa Bridge – Open to all traffic from east of the river to security checkpoint at Capitol Hill
- East Capitol Street – Open to all traffic. Roadways near RFK Stadium are primary routes for charter tour bus operators.
- 3rd Street Tunnel – Closed to all vehicular traffic and pedestrian traffic
Vehicular Road Closures:
From 3 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, January 21, the following roads will be closed and off limits to vehicles without a law enforcement escort:
- Pennsylvania Avenue NW from 18th Street NW to the U.S. Capitol
- I Street NW from 18th Street NW to 12th Street NW
- H Street NW from 18th Street NW to 12th Street NW
- G Street NW from 18th Street NW to 12th Street NW
- F Street NW from 18th Street NW to 12th Street NW
- E Street NW from 18th Street NW to 6th Street NW
- D Street NW from 18th Street NW to 6th Street NW
- C Street from 18th Street NW to 2nd Street NE
- Constitution Avenue from 17th Street NW to 2nd Street NE
- Madison Drive NW from 15th Street NW to 3rd Street NW
- Jefferson Drive SW from 15th Street SW to 3rd Street SW
- Independence Avenue from 14th Street SW to 2nd Street NE
- Maryland Avenue SW from 6th Street SW to the U S Capitol
- 17th Street from I Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
- Connecticut Avenue NW from I Street NW to H Street NW
- 16th Street NW from I Street NW to H Street NW
- Vermont Avenue NW from I Street NW to H Street NW
- 15th Street from I Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
- 14th Street from I Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
- New York Avenue NW from 18th Street NW to 12th Street NW
- 13th Street NW from I Street NW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW
- 12th Street from F Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
- 11th Street NW from F Street NW to Pennsylvania Avenue NW
- 10th Street NW from F Street NW to Constitution Avenue NW
- 9th Street from F Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
- 8th Street NW from F Street NW to D Street NW
- 7th Street from F Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
- 6th Street from F Street NW to Maryland Avenue SW
- 5th Street from D Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
- 4th Street from D Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
- 3rd Street from D Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
All vehicular road closures in Washington, D.C., will be instituted by MPD. Inquiries pertaining to road closures should be directed to the MPD Office of Public Information at 202-727-4383. Details will also be available online at www.inauguration.dc.gov
and at www.secretservice.gov
According to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Metro is preparing to be the transportation mode of choice for hundreds of thousands of visitors on Inauguration Day 2013.
On Inauguration Day:
- Metrorail will open at 4 a.m. and close at 2 a.m.
- Metrorail will provide 17 consecutive hours of rush-hour service — from 4 a.m. until 9 p.m. Peak fares will be in effect during that time.
- Normal weekday parking rates will apply at Metrorail parking facilities. Parking fees will be charged as you exit the garage and may be paid by SmarTrip® or credit card.
- Metrobus will operate weekday rush hour service in the morning, followed by an early rush hour in the afternoon. Many routes will operate on detours due to Inaugural events.
- MetroAccess will operate identical hours to Metrorail and Metrobus. MetroAccess customers are encouraged to plan extra time due to increased traffic throughout the service area.
For Sibley Employees
We will be counting on you to be here for your scheduled shift.
To ensure that you are able to report to duty as scheduled on Inauguration Day, Sibley will continue to provide shuttle service from the Tenleytown metro station.
Beginning Sunday morning, we will establish a virtual command center providing sit stats every 12 hours minimum, more if necessary.
Please watch the news and check emails for updates as information may change. For those employees without email, this information will also be posted on Sibley.org, so please pass this on.