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.