Arlington County is closing some roads and services in observance of Independence Day.
Since the Fourth of July falls on a Sunday this year, county facilities and services will close or operate on holiday schedules on Monday. Libraries and indoor parks and recreation centers will be closed Sunday and Monday, and the county will not enforce parking meter limits either day.
Courts and state DMV offices will also be closed on Monday.
Arlington Transit will run buses along a few of its routes on Sunday schedules on both Sunday and Monday, but otherwise, bus service will not be available. Trash, recycling and yard waste collection, by contrast, will operate as usual on Monday.
The road closures, meanwhile, “are designed to facilitate the safe passage of large crowds for the Independence Day events and fireworks,” according to a county press release.
There will be a display at the National Mall this year, but, like last year Arlington will have no formal viewing events. Crowds will likely gather at the usual spots: the Iwo Jima memorial, the Air Force Memorial, Long Bridge Park, Rosslyn Gateway Park and Key Bridge, for example.
“Motorists should expect significant delays, particularly leading up to and after the fireworks display,” said the press release. “The Arlington County Police Department is reminding drivers that stopping or standing in a lane of traffic to observe the fireworks is illegal and violators may be issued a citation.”
Street parking near the Iwo Jima memorial, Long Bridge Park and the Air Force Memorial will be restricted, according to the release, which advises attendees to use Metro.
The following roadways will be closed to accommodate the festivities, per ACPD:
Route 50 – Near Rosslyn – 3:30 to 11:00 PM Closure
- Exit Ramp from Westbound Route 50 to N. Lynn Street (Rosslyn exit)
- Exit Ramp from Eastbound Route 50 to N. Meade Street (Rosslyn exit)
US Marine Corps War Memorial – 3:30 PM to 11:00 PM Closure
- N. Meade Street at Marshall Drive
- Exit Ramp from N. Meade Street to Route 50 Eastbound
- Route 110 South onto Marshall Drive
- N. Meade Street near the Route 50 Ramps
Radnor/Fort Myer Heights – Near the US Marine Corps War Memorial – 3:30 PM to 11:00 PM Closure
- Ramp from Arlington Boulevard East to N. Rhodes/Rolfe/Queen Street (Emergency Vehicles Only)
- N. Rhodes Street and Arlington Boulevard Access Road (Emergency Vehicles Only)
- N. Rhodes Street and N. 14th Street (Local Traffic Only)
- N. Nash Street and Arlington Boulevard Access Road
- Arlington Boulevard Access and N. Meade Street
- N. Nash Street and N. 14th Street
- N. Meade Street and N. 14th Street
Foxcroft Heights – Near the Air Force Memorial – 4:30 PM to 11:00 PM Closure
- Columbia Pike in both directions at S. Oak Street
- The exit from Westbound Washington Boulevard to Eastbound Columbia Pike/S. Orme Street
- Columbia Pike and S. Joyce Street
- Southgate Road and S. Oak Street
- Columbia Pike and Southgate Road
- Columbia Pike and S. Ode Street
From 6 a.m. to midnight, Memorial Bridge and Memorial Circle to and including Lincoln Memorial Circle will be closed, according to the National Park Service.
The following roadways may be subject to closures, according to ACPD’s release:
Route 50 East – Near Courthouse
- Route 50 East exit for 10th Street (All Eastbound traffic)
- N. 10th Street and N. Wayne Street
- N. Courthouse Road and the ramp for Route 50 East
- N. Courthouse Road and N. Barton Street
Long Bridge Park
- Long Bridge Drive at Boundary Channel Drive
- Long Bridge and S. 12th Street
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