Inauguration Day survival guide: Road closures, parking, Metro


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With all of the official events kicking off this week, it’s great to have a ‘survival guide’ detailing areas available to park along with lines open on the metro.

District of Columbia officials have pieced together early data projecting 600,000 to 800,000 people will crowd onto the National Mall on Inauguration Day. That’s based on past attendance and data including hotel and restaurant reservations and chartered buses.

The inauguration is the biggest event every four years in the nation’s capital, followed by July 4 celebrations. The 2009 inaugural drew 1.8 million.

Metrorail will operate rush-hour service for 17 consecutive hours on Jan. 21, from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m., and will operate on a non-rush-hour schedule until 2 a.m.

Stations closed on Inauguration Day: Archives, Smithsonian, Mt. Vernon Square

On Inauguration Day, Metrobus will operate on a weekday schedule with normal rush-hour service in the morning

Road closures
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