Service Alert: National Mall Route to Delay Start for the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade on 4/13

DC Circulator to Detour National Mall Route Service for the Cherry Blossom Festival Parade on Saturday, April 13

The Cherry Blossom Festival Parade will lead to road closures affecting the National Mall route. To accommodate the event, the following service changes will be in effect:

Road closures on Constitution Avenue, Madison Drive, and Jefferson Drive impact the National Mall route in multiple locations. Therefore, the National Mall route will begin service on Saturday, April 13 in a Modified Tidal Basin Loop using Independence Avenue to connect Union Station with the Tidal Basin until 2pm.

The following stops will not be served:

  • 2: Madison Dr. NW / 4th
  • 3: Madison Dr. NW / 7th
  • 4: Madison Dr. NW / 12th
  • 5: 15th SW / Jefferson Dr.
  • 9: Lincoln Memorial Circle SW
  • 10: Constitution Ave. NW / 21st
  • 11: Constitution Ave. NW / 18th
  • 12: 15th NW / Madison Dr.
  • 13: Jefferson Dr. SW / 12th
  • 14: Jefferson Dr. SW / 7th

Temporary stops will be in use along Independence Avenue during this detour. These stops will be located at existing Metrobus stops in both directions of travel at 4th St SW and 12th St SW.

Once parade activities have finished at 2pm, or as road closures allow, normal service will resume to all stops.

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