The body of the late President George H.W. Bush will be transported from the U.S. Capitol to the Washington National Cathedral Wednesday, closing associated streets along the route at 9:15 a.m. until around 11 a.m. Expect numerous traffic delays.

Motorcade Route - Capitol to Cathedral:

  • Motorcade will depart the U.S. Capitol via Delaware Avenue NE
  • Left on Constitution Avenue NW
  • Right on Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Right on 15th Street NW
  • Left on Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Continue on Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Right on 22nd Street NW
  • Left on Massachusetts Avenue NW
  • Right on Wisconsin Avenue NW
  • Right into the National Cathedral Complex

Motorcade Route - Cathedral to Joint Base Andrews:

  • Motorcade will depart the National Cathedral via Wisconsin Avenue NW
  • Left on Wisconsin Avenue NW
  • Left on Massachusetts Avenue NW
  • Right on Waterside Drive NW
  • Merge onto Rock Creek Parkway NW
  • Left on Virginia Avenue NW
  • Left on Constitution Avenue NW
  • Right on 17th Street NW
  • Merge on Independence Avenue SW
  • Right on Maine Avenue SW
  • Merge onto I-395 / I-695 / I-295 South
  • Exit Right onto Suitland Parkway
  • Right on Forestville Road
  • Cross Allentown Road
  • Enter Joint Base Andrews via the Maryland Gate

Emergency No Parking on the Following Streets

START: 6:00 PM on Tuesday | END: 3:00 PM on Wednesday

  • Lowell Street NW between Wisconsin Ave NW and 34th St NW
  • Wisconsin Ave NW between Massachusetts Ave NW and Lowell St NW. Massachusetts Ave NW between
  • Wisconsin Ave NW and Garfield St NW. Garfield St NW between Massachusetts Ave NW and 34th St NW.
  • 34th St NW between Lowell St NW and Garfield St NW. Woodley Rd NW between Wisconsin Ave NW and 34th St NW. 36th St NW between Lowell St NW and Woodley St NW
  • 35th St NW between Lowell St NW and Woodley St NW

START: 6:00 PM on Tuesday | END: 6:00 PM on Wednesday

  • South side of E St NW from New Jersey Ave NW to North Capitol St

START: 5:00 AM on Wednesday | END: 6:00 PM on Wednesday

  • North Capitol St from D St to E St

Other notes about commuting today:

METRO: Metrorail and Metrobus will operate regular hours and service levels Wednesday. Some Metrobus routes may be subject to detours and delays due to road closures and motorcades and the Yellow Line bridge closure continues.

LOUDOUN COUNTY BUS: Loudoun County has cancelled all commuter bus services into Rosslyn, the Pentagon, Crystal City and Washington DC on this day.

All Metro Connection bus services will operate on REGULAR schedules on Wednesday, December 5th.

As plans are still being finalized for various state events, please monitor your email for further details, as well as check www.loudoun.gov/buschanges for more information

TRAIN

VRE will run an “S” schedule on this day (trains marked with an “S” on our schedule will be only trains that will operate). Full service will resume on Thursday, December 6th.

Due to the expected low ridership during Wednesday’s National Day of Mourning, VRE’s Toys for Tots collection will be rescheduled from December 5th to next Wednesday, December 12th.

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