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This Week’s US-Africa Leaders Summit Will Involve Major Road Closures and Security Measures

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The Washington Convention Center will be surrounded by major road closures, checkpoints, and fencing for the security of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which takes place from December 13 to 15.

The conference will include at least sixty African leaders and Vice President Joe Biden. Muriel Bowser, mayor of Washington, D.C., requested that the Secret Service designate the summit as a national special security event due to the significant number of foreign leaders in attendance.

As part of the convention center’s security, 8-foot-tall, impenetrable fencing will be erected around its perimeter. Similar fencing was erected around the Supreme Court following the Roe v. Wade ruling.

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D.C. Police Assistant Chief Jeffery Carroll stated:

“There will be a hard perimeter that will be established around the convention center itself. So, there will be roadway closures, and then within that fencing, and security perimeters that will require, that if you have to enter into that, you will have to go through some level of screening,”

The following street will be blocked to automobile traffic from Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 4 p.m. through Saturday, December 17, 2022, at midnight

NW Mount Vernon Place between 7th and 9th Streets

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Monday, December 12, 2022, at 6 a.m. through Saturday, December 1, 2022, at 12 a.m., the following roads will be blocked to vehicle traffic for public safety reasons:

  • 7th Street from I Street to O Street, NW
  • 8th Street from N Street to O Street, NW
  • 9th Street from New York Avenue to O Street, NW
  • K Street from 6th Street to 7th Street, NW
  • K Street from 9th Street to 10th Street, NW
  • L Street from 6th Street to 10th Street, NW
  • M Street from 6th Street to 10th Street, NW
  • N Street from 6th Street to 10th Street, NW
  • New York Avenue from 6th Street to 10th Street, NW
  • Massachusetts Avenue from 9th Street to 10th Street, NW

From 10 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, through 12 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 2022, the following streets will be designated as Emergency No Parking zones:

  • 7th Street from Massachusetts Avenue to O Street, NW
  •  9th Street from H Street to O Street, NW
  • 10th Street from New York Avenue to N Street, NW
  • 11th Street from H Street to L Street, NW
  • 12th Street from K Street to Massachusetts Avenue, NW
  • 12th Street from H Street to I Street, NW
  • 13th Street from H Street to I Street, NW
  •  H Street from 13th Street to 14th Street, NW
  • K Street from 6th Street to 10th Street, NW
  • Mount Vernon Place from 7th Street to 9th Street, NW
  • L Street from 6th Street to 12th Street, NW
  • M Street from 6th Street to 10th Street, NW
  • N Street from 6th Street to 10th Street, NW
  • Street from 6th Street to 9th Street, NW
  • New York Avenue from 6th Street to 14th Street, NW
  • Massachusetts Avenue from 6th Street to 13th Street, NW

This page contains the whole traffic advisory.

 

Ashton Horne is an upcoming writer who currently resides in Harford County. He currently interns for TheDMVDaily as a journalist.

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