Street Closures Possible Around Friday ‘March for Life’

Event Mostly Virtual; Still, Potential for "intermittent Closures"

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MPD vehicles are pictured in this CCN file photo.

There could be additional closures around the Capitol Friday, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) said Wednesday.

The Annual March for life takes place January 29. While organizers have asked participants to stay home and to join the March virtually, a small group of pro-life leaders from across the country have been invited to march in DC this year.

“These leaders will represent pro-life Americans everywhere who, each in their own unique ways, work to make abortion unthinkable and build a culture where every human life is valued and protected,” reads the March for Life website.

“MPD has not issued any permits for these events,” said Alaina Gertz, Public Affairs Specialist. “While it appears the events could be mostly virtual, this would be when the March For Life would typically be taking place,” she said, adding that extended street closures are unlikely, “but there is potential for intermittent closures.”

MPD sent out a notification Monday stating that, in conjunction with this event, motorists should anticipate rolling street closures in the area of the National Mall, L’Enfant Plaza, John Marshall Park, Union Station, and the streets surrounding the United States Capitol.

MPD said that any decision to close a street will be based upon public safety. For timely traffic information, MPD advises residents visit twitter.com/DCPoliceTraffic.