Chinese New Year parade to close some District streets

The 2014 Chinese New Year Parade will take place Sunday afternoon in the District and officials say there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

•Traffic South of Massachusetts Avenue NW, north of F Street NW, East of 9th Street NW, and west of 5th Street NW will be redirected 2 to 5:30 pm.

Parade Route

The parade will start at 2 p.m., at which time the following streets will be closed to traffic:

• Start: 600 block of Eye Street NW
• West on Eye Street NW
• South on 8th Street NW
• East on G Street NW
• North on 7th Street NW to H Street NW
• Pedestrians in parade will travel east on H Street NW
• Floats and vehicles in parade will travel north on 7th Street NW and east onto Eye Street NW and disband.

All street closures and listed times are subject to change, officials said.

Motorists also could encounter possible delays in the parade vicinity and should consider alternative routes. The Metropolitan Police Department and the D.C. Department of Transportation also remind motorists in the vicinity to proceed with caution as increased pedestrian traffic is anticipated.

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