Weekend events may affect travel to campus

Weekend events may affect travel to campus
March 22, 2018

[Updated: March 22, 2018; 10:55 a.m.] The weekend of March 24–25, 2018, two simultaneous events taking place in Washington, D.C. may make traveling to and from the Foggy Bottom campus difficult.  On March 24, one of the more than 800 March for Our Lives events will take place in Washington, D.C. near the U.S. Capitol, Pennsylvania Avenue and National Mall.  Also, the city’s Annual Cherry Blossom Festival opens on March 25. Local officials are expecting more than 500,000 visitors to the city, affecting roads and public transportation.

Starting as early as Thursday evening, road closures are expected in some areas of the city. Road closures that could impact your route to campus include:

Thursday, March 22 from 7 p.m. to Sunday, March 25 at 10 p.m.

  • 300 Block of Pennsylvania, NW

Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m. to Sunday, March 25 at 10 p.m.

  • Constitution Ave. from 3rd St., NW to the East Crossover with Pennsylvania Ave., NW
  • Pennsylvania Ave., NW from 3rd St., NW to 4th St., NW

Saturday, March 24 3:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • Louisiana Avenue, NW, from 1st St., NW, to Constitution Ave., NW
  • Pennsylvania Ave., NW, from 4th to 14th Streets, NW
  • Constitution Ave., NW, from 1st to 12th Streets, NW
  • Madison Drive, NW, from 3rd to 14th Streets, NW
  • Jefferson Drive, SW, from 3rd to 15th Streets, NW
  • 3rd St., from D Street, NW to Independence Ave., SW
  • 4th St., from Independence Ave., SW to Pennsylvania Ave., NW
  • 4th St., from E to D Streets, NW
  • 5th St., from E to D Streets, NW
  • 6th St., from Constitution Ave., NW to E St., NW
  • 7th St., from Independence Ave., SW to E St., NW

This map provides an overview of road closures and other details for the March for Our Lives event.

Based on the crowd estimates and road closures for the March for Our Lives event, the opening of the Cherry Blossom Festival originally slated for Saturday has been moved to Sunday, March 25. 

Members of the university community are encouraged to visit Campus Advisories throughout the weekend for details and updates that may affect GW’s Foggy Bottom Campus. For the most up-to-date information on road closures and traffic in and around the city this weekend, tune into local media stations including WTOP Radio and The Washington Post.