Service Alert: DC Circulator to Modify Service on US-NY, PS, and NM Routes for 4th of July

Detours and Route Modifications to Impact Multiple Routes for 4th of July Parades and Events

National Mall Route

Road closures for 4th of July activities in and around downtown DC will impact the National Mall route in multiple locations on July 4. To accommodate the event, DC Circulator will suspend the National Mall route all day on Tuesday, July 4.

Normal service on the route will resume on Wednesday, July 5.

Union Station-Navy Yard Metro and Potomac Ave Metro-Skyland Routes

Road closures for the Barracks Row 4th of July Parade will impact the Union Station-Navy Yard Metro and Potomac Ave Metro-Skyland routes on 8th Street SE on Tuesday, July 4. To accommodate the event, the route will detour temporarily to 11th Street SE starting at 6 am.


Stops along 8th Street at E Street SE, G Street SE, and L Street SE will not be served. Instead, buses on both routes will serve temporary stops at:

  • 11th and G Streets SE,
  • 11th and I (Eye) Streets SE, and
  • 11th and M Streets SE.

Once parade activities have finished at 12pm (noon), or as road closures allow, normal service will resume to all stops.

Dupont Circle-Georgetown-Rosslyn Route

Riders using the Dupont Circle-Georgetown-Rosslyn route in the evening should be aware that the Key Bridge may be closed due to heavy pedestrian traffic. A post will be made on the DC Circulator Twitter account in the event that the Key Bridge is closed. Another post will be made when normal service is able to resume after the fireworks.

In the event of a closure of the Key Bridge, buses will only serve stops on the District side of the Potomac River, utilizing a turnaround at M Street NW and 35th Street NW. The stop in Rosslyn will not be serviced while the Key Bridge is closed.

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