Let’s maintain it easy: When you can keep away from going anyplace close to downtown till after Inauguration Day on January 20, you need to. It’s going to be a large number.
But when it’s a must to get downtown, it helps to know the place you’ll run into street closures, barricades, and all the opposite safety measures which are proliferating forward of the inauguration after a violent mob breached the Capitol final week.
Safety measures are regular for inaugurations, however this 12 months the twin threats of right-wing violence and the coronavirus have sparked extraordinary measures.
Officers are asking folks not to attend the inauguration, and about 20,000 National Guard troops are anticipated to be deployed within the District on Inauguration Day. On Thursday, the Post reported that the entire National Mall, the place spectators usually come to look at inauguration ceremonies, will probably be closed to the general public on Inauguration Day.
Transit won’t get you around the closures: Starting this weekend, Metro is closing 13 stations and detouring Metrobus routes across the closures. Trains will go via the closed stations with out stopping.
With a number of federal and native sources reporting closures, we compiled what’s been reported to date right into a map. Word, nonetheless, that the state of affairs is fluid, and officers have warned to look out for adjustments.