The Pope is coming; The Pope is coming to D.C.               

 

Where do we go? What should we do? How should we get there?the pope

Whether you are trying to get a close up experience with the Pope or you are trying to avoid the mayhem.  This is the place to find the information!

Officials are recommending that we avoid the D.C. area or to travel by metro, but this is not always possible, or maybe we just can’t stay away.

Here is a guide to:  Getting around D.c. Sept 22 to Sept 24. while the Pope is in D.C.  How to get around D.C. while the Pope is in town and what roads are open and closed.

Tuesday, Sept. 22 @ 4 p.m.                                          

Pope lands at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. Francis will head to the Vatican Embassy.  No official stops will occur.

 

The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic from 9 a.m. Sept. 22 until 4 p.m. Sept. 24:andrews

34th Street NW between Massachusetts Avenue NW and Garfield Street NW

Fulton Street NW between 34th Place NW and Normanstone Drive NW

Massachusetts Avenue NW between Observatory Circle South and 34th Place NW will be closed to all northbound traffic. Southbound traffic will be permitted between 34th Street NW and Waterside Drive NW.

Massachusetts Avenue NW will be closed to all traffic intermittently.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 23 @ 9:15 a.m.                 

Pope Francis visits President Obama at the White House.  Topics discussed will be:  social issues, economic opportunity, immigration, and religious freedom. Only those invited state guests, will get to see him.

The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic from 9 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Sept. 22 until noon on Sept. 23:

15th Street NW between H Street NW and Maine Avenue SWwhite house

17th Street NW between Pennsylvania and Independence Avenues

Constitution Avenue between 23rd and 12th Streets NW

Southbound traffic on 19th Street NW will be permitted to flow westbound on Constitution Avenue to 23rd Street NW

Henry Bacon Drive NW between Constitution Avenue and Lincoln Memorial Circle NW

H Street NW between 15th and 17th Streets NW

New York Avenue NW between 15th and 14th Streets NW

Vermont Avenue NW between H and I Streets NW

16th Street NW between I and H Streets NW

Connecticut Avenue NW between I and H Streets NW

G Street NW between 18th and 14th Streets NW

F Street NW between 18th and 14th Streets NW

New York Avenue NW between 18th and 14th Streets NW

E Street NW between 18th and 14th Streets NW

D Street NW between 18th and 17th Streets NW

C Street NW between 18th and 17th Streets NW

18th Street NW between Constitution Avenue NW and Virginia Avenue NW

Virginia Avenue NW between Constitution Avenue NW and 18th Street NW

Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 13th and 15th Streets NW

14th Street NW between Pennsylvania and Independence Avenues NW

Madison Drive NW between 7th and 15th Streets NW

Jefferson Drive SW between 12th and 15th Streets SW

20th Street NW between C Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW

21st Street NW between C Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW

 

Wednesday, Sept. 23 @ 11 a.m.

Pope mobile Parade around the White House Ellipse and along the National Mall the popemobile

Take alternative routes like 12th Street SW (north), Independence Avenue SW (east), 23rd Street NW (north), and the 3rd Street Tunnel (north).

 

 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 23 @ 11:30            

 

Mid-day prayer with the bishops of the United States at the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle.

The following road will be closed from 6 a.m. Sept. 23 until 3 p.m. Sept. 23:

Rhode Island Avenue NW between Connecticut Avenue and 17th Street NWst mathews

The following roads will be closed intermittently from 11 a.m. Sept. 23, 2015 until 1 p.m. Sept. 23:

M Street NW between Connecticut Avenue and 17th Street NW

Connecticut Avenue between Desales and 18th Street NW

17th Street NW between M and N Streets NW

 

Wednesday, Sept. 23 @ 4:15 p.m.                 

The Pope will deliver a Spanish mass at the the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the University Mall. During the Mass, the pope will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra. The D.C. Archdiocese will broadcast the Mass near the intersection of 15th Street and Constitution Ave.

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The Brookland Metro station—will be exit-only before the event. Use adjacent stops and shuttle buses.

The following roads will be closed from midnight Sept. 23 until 8 p.m. Sept. 23:

Michigan Avenue NE between Irving and 10th Streets NE

Irving Street NE from North Capitol Street NE entrance/exit ramps to Michigan Avenue NE

Marshall Road NE between North Capitol Street NE and Harewood Road NE

Harewood Road NE between Michigan Avenue NE and Taylor Street NE

John McCormack Drive NE between Michigan Avenue NE and Taylor Street NE

7th Street NE between Monroe Street NE and Michigan Avenue NE

Monroe Street NE between Michigan Avenue NE and 7th Street NE

4th Street NE between Franklin Street NE and Michigan Avenue NE

Lincoln Road NE between Franklin and 4th Streets NE

The following road will be closed to vehicular traffic from 5 p.m. Sept. 23 until 8 p.m. Sept. 23:

Taylor Street NE from North Capitol Street NE to Hawaii Avenue NE

 

Thursday, Sept. 24 @ 10 a.m.              

Pope Francis will deliver an address to a joint meeting of Congress. Speech will air live on a screen on the West Front of the Capitol Building.

 

The following roads will be closed from 5 p.m. Sept. 23 until 4 p.m. Sept. 24:

Maryland Avenue SW between 3rd and 1st Streets SWcapitol

Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 3rd and 1st Streets NW

The following roads will be closed from midnight Sept. 24 until noon Sept. 24:

Constitution Avenue between 2nd Street NE and 3rd Street NW

Independence Avenue between 3rd Street SW and 2nd Street SE

3rd Street NW/SW between C Street NW and C Street SW

D Street NW/SW between 2nd Street NE and New Jersey Avenue NW

First Street NE/SE between Massachusetts Avenue NE and D Street SE

Delaware Avenue NE between Columbus Circle NE and Constitution Avenue NE

North Capitol Street NE/NW between E Street and Louisiana Avenue NW

New Jersey Avenue NW between D Street NW and Constitution Avenue NW

South Capitol Street SE/SW between E Street SE/SW and Independence Avenue

C Street SW between 2nd and 3rd Streets SW

Second Street SW between Independence Avenue SW and E Street SW

First Street NE/SE between Massachusetts Avenue NE and D Street SE

The following roads will be closed from midnight Sept. 24 until 4 p.m. Sept. 24:

East Capitol Street NE/SE between 2nd and 1st Streets NE/SE

Louisiana Avenue NE/NW between Columbus Circle NE and Constitution Avenue NW

Washington Avenue SW between South Capitol Street SE/SW and Independence Avenue SW

 

Thursday, Sept 24 @ 11:00 am

Pope Francis makes a stop on Capitol’s West Front, which overlooks the National Mall.

 

Thursday, Sept. 24 @ 11:15 a.m.

Francis will give a blessing and serve the poor at St. Patrick’s Church

 

The following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic from 9 p.m. Sept. 23 until 2 p.m. Sept. 24:

G Street NW between 8th and 11th Streets NWst patricks

G Place NW between 9th and 10th Streets NW

9th Street NW between H and F Streets NW

10th Street NW between H and F Streets NW

 

 

Thursday, Sept 24 @4 p.m.

Pope Francis departs for New York from Andrews Air Force Base.