July 4th Road Closures, No Parking and Parade Route in Takoma Park – Community Advisory

On July 4, 2013, from 6:00 am to 1:00 pm, there will be NO PARKING at the following:

- Both sides of Jackson Avenue, from Ethan Allen Avenue to Sligo Creek Parkway

- Both sides of Ritchie Avenue, from Maple Avenue to Piney Branch Road

- Both sides of Maple Avenue, from the D.C. line north to Lincoln Avenue

- All parking spaces behind the City building – Library

- All parking spaces to the rear of the City building – Police Department

- Grant Avenue, between Hancock Avenue and Carroll Avenue (both sides, unless one side already restricts parking)

- Lee Avenue, between Hancock Avenue and Carroll Avenue (both sides, unless one side already restricts parking)

- Sherman Avenue, between Hancock Avenue and Carroll Avenue (both sides, unless one side already restricts parking)

- Hancock Avenue, between Grant Avenue and Sherman Avenue (both sides, unless one side already restricts parking)

Meters:

There will be NO PARKING at every meter along the parade route (below) and staging area on Carroll Avenue, Grant Avenue, Laurel Avenue and Maple Avenue.

Fireworks:

On July 4, 2013, from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm, there will be NO PARKING at the following:

- Right side of Darwin Avenue up to Holly Avenue

- Right side of Grant Avenue from Holly Avenue to Piney Branch Road

- Left side of Grant Avenue from Chestnut Avenue to Piney Branch Road

- Right side of Ritchie Avenue from Piney Branch Road to Oswego Avenue

From 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm - NO PARKING to corner from:

- Chestnut Avenue at Holly Avenue (both sides of the street)

- Holly Avenue at Grant Avenue (both sides of the street)

The following streets will be closed on July 4, 2013, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm:

- Ethan Allen Avenue at Jackson Avenue

- Carroll Avenue at Lincoln Avenue all the way to Maple Avenue

- Maple Avenue to Lincoln Avenue (for the parade route)

The July 4th Parade Route is as follows:

The parade will begin at MD 410 (East West Highway) and Carroll Avenue. It will continue south on Carroll Avenue to Maple Avenue, where it will turn right. The parade will continue on Maple Avenue until it reaches Lincoln Avenue, where it will end.

The detour route for Metro and Ride-on is as follows:

- Traffic heading west on MD 410 (East West Highway) will be diverted on to Jackson Avenue to Sligo Creek Parkway and will make a left turn on to Sligo Creek Parkway.

- Follow Sligo Creek Parkway to Maple Avenue, and then turn right and then an immediate left back on to Sligo Creek Parkway.

- Follow Sligo Creek Parkway to Piney Branch Road and turn left.

- Follow Piney Branch Road to Philadelphia Avenue and turn right on to Philadelphia Avenue, or continue south on Piney Branch Road towards the District of Columbia.