Morning Street Closings Expected
By Steven Ginsberg
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, June 9, 2004; 8:56 PM
Washington motorists Thursday should expect rolling street closures around the Capitol, where the body of former president Ronald Reagan is lying in state, but the closures are not expected to create any major problems, transportation officials said.
In addition, on Friday parts of Constitution Avenue, Rock Creek Parkway and Massachusetts Avenue will be closed when a hearse transports Reagan's coffin from the Capitol at 10:30 a.m. to Washington National Cathedral, where the national funeral will be held.
There will also be closures Friday between 1 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. along the Southeast/Southwest Freeway, Anacostia Freeway and Suitland Parkway as the hearse and accompanying vehicles travel to Andrews Air Force Base for the return to California, officials said.
Metro officials said free shuttle service will be provided from the Stadium-Armory Metrorail station -- at Lot 3 of Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium at 19th and East Capitol Streets NE -- to near the Capitol tonight from 11:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. for people who want to view Reagan's casket in the Capitol Rotunda.
Metro will repeat that service during the same hours Thursday night into Friday morning. Shuttle bus riders will be dropped off at 7th Street and Madison Drive on the Mall. Those returning to RFK will be picked up at First Street and Constitution Avenue NE.
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