Traffic restrictions, road closures for the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

The 2016 Nuclear Security Summit, an annual event focused on preventing nuclear terrorism around the world, will be taking place this year in Washington DC March 30-April 1. Heightened security measures will be in place, and our partners at Destination DC have provided the following information to help plan around these restrictions:

Destination DC would like to share important information released from the U.S. Secret Service to help you plan, including traffic restrictions and a map of road closures. Please note:

  • Parking restrictions near the Convention Center will begin as early as
    Sunday, March 27.
  • There will be intermittent street closures around several unnamed hotels throughout the metro area.
  • Metrorail: the Yellow and Green Line trains will not stop at the Mt Vernon Sq 7th St-Convention Center station. No other Metro stops will be affected.
  • Metrobus: 7th and 9th NW Street bus stops between N St. and K St. will be diverted around the Convention Center.

As always, safety is paramount and here are a few points to note following the attacks in Brussels:

  • The Department of Homeland Security says there is no specific, credible threat to the U.S.; local officials say there is no specific threat to the region’s transportation infrastructure at this time.
  • Precautionary measures are in place
    • The Washington Post reported increased security sweeps by Metro Transit Police as a precautionary measure
    • Metro officials encourage riders to report suspicious activity by calling
      202-962-2121 or texting MyMTPD (696873)
    • TSA has increased security at major airports
  • We will be monitoring information and if there are any further developments, we will share it immediately as appropriate.
  • The best source for news about local Washington, DC developments is washingtonpost.com, wtop.com and local TV news stations.

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