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Traffic closures for Veterans Day concert on the National Mall

WASHINGTON -- The National Park Service is urging drivers to prepare for road closures around the National Mall this Veterans Day for HBO's Concert for Valor.

Although the concert will be an evening affair, roads will be closed all day in preparation for big crowds.

Beginning around 6 a.m., police will block most of Constitution and Independence avenues and the numbered streets that cross the Mall, including busy 14th Street.

Delays could also result from motorcades destined for the various ceremonies planned near the downtown memorials.

Metro will offer enhanced service in the hours leading up to the concert by adding extra Yellow Line trains. Blue Line trains, however, will run less frequently. The Smithsonian station will be closed for security reasons. All other Metro stations will be open.

The National Park Service plans on closing the follow roads on Tuesday:

  • Constitution Avenue NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to 18th Street NW
  • Madison Drive NW from 3th Street NW to 15th Street NW
  • Jefferson Drive SW from 3rd Street SW to 15th Street SW
  • Independence Avenue SW from 3rd Street SW to 17th Street SW
  • Maryland Avenue SW from Independence Avenue SW to 7th Street SW
  • 3rd Street from Constitution Avenue NW to C Street SW
  • 4th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to C Street SW
  • 6th Street NW from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Constitution Avenue NW
  • 6th Street SW from Independence Avenue SW to C Street SW
  • 7th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to C Street SW
  • 10th Street from Pennsylvania Avenue NW to Independence Avenue SW
  • 12th Street ramp from I-395 to Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • 14th Street from E Street NW to C Street SW
  • 15th Street from E Street NW to Maine Avenue SW
  • 17th Street from C Street NW to Independence Avenue SW
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