Sunday Road Closures Include I-395, Route 110

by ARLnow.com September 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm 6,301 2 Comments

Anyone driving in the Pentagon City area on Sunday, the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, should expect numerous road and highway closures.

Arlington County Police, Virginia State Police and the Pentagon Force Protection Agency will be closing numerous routes near the Pentagon at the request of the U.S. Secret Service.

“Motorists are encouraged to make alternate travel arrangements to avoid the area around the Pentagon,” Arlington police said in a statement. “As conditions change it is possible these road closures will be broadened. Those traveling through this area should expect significant delays for the majority of the day and are strongly encouraged to avoid the area.”

According to a list provided by police, the closures include:

Closures from 8:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • Washington Boulevard eastbound will be closed at exit 8B on 395.
  • Washington Boulevard eastbound will be closed at the split to Northbound I-395.
  • Washington Boulevard southbound from Memorial Bridge.
  • Route 395 Southbound to Pentagon South Parking will be closed. All traffic will be diverted onto southbound Route 1 through Crystal City (Officers will be posted along this route to assist in directing motorists back to I-395 via Glebe Road and South 23rd Street).
  • Columbia Pike will be closed from Joyce Street to Pentagon South Parking (access to Pentagon via Boundary Channel).
  • 395 Northbound HOV – no access to Washington Boulevard from N/B 395.
  • 395 Northbound HOV – access to Eads Street from northbound HOV, only southbound HOV exit will be closed (northbound must exit to Army Navy Drive).
  • Route 110 southbound will be closed at I-66. All access to Route 110 will be blocked along Route 110 at Wilson Boulevard, Marshall Drive, Memorial Drive, George Washington Parkway and Route 27.
  • Route 110 northbound will be closed from Route. All access to Route 110 will be blocked south of Memorial Drive

Closures from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • Fern Street from Army Navy to the Pentagon
  • Eads Street  from Army Navy to the Pentagon
  • Rotary Road closed throughout South Parking
  • The North /South Connector road at the Pentagon


    I drove into DC at 830am to pick up a friend. On the way back into Arlington to try to go from I-395 to I-66 they shut down I-395 South and dumped all that traffic into Crystal City. Was that really necessary?

    I can totally see shutting down the services roads nearest to the Pentagon but shutting down a major interstate highway when the President wasn’t even onsite seemed a bit much. I still made it to my destination on time despite the detour but later in the day traffic was backed up well into DC. Then when I was returning home I drove across the city to avoid 395 only to get detoured again off of Rock Creek Parkway as it meets the foot of Memorial Bridge.

    DC is tough enough to navigate but knowing my way around it was not an issue but for all those people that didn’t it was a bad day to be traveling out of DC.

  • SS3345

    Totally agree. Had the same thing happen to me as well.


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