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Modified Holiday Schedule for Select District Services

Friday, May 24, 2019

The District of Columbia Government offices will be closed on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27, 2019). Below is information regarding critical, on-going District operations for this day.

Service Adjustments

The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will observe Memorial Day, Monday, May 27; therefore, sanitation services and most parking enforcement will be suspended and will resume on Tuesday, May 28.

  • Trash and recycling collections will “slide” to the next day for the remainder of the week into Saturday. For example, households that normally receive trash/recycling collections on Monday will be serviced Tuesday.
  • The Fort Totten and Benning Road transfer stations will be closed on the holiday, reopening the following day.
  • The Blue Plains Impoundment Lot will be closed on the holiday, reopening the following day.

“Blocked” Streetcar Parking Enforcement is daily, including weekends and holidays, along H Street and Benning Road, NE, between 3rd Street and Oklahoma Avenue, NE. The hours of enforcement are concurrent with the streetcar schedule. Normal enforcement citywide resumes Tuesday, May 28.


All DC Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) locations will be closed on Saturday, May 25, and Monday May 27. However, DC DMV has more than 55 online services at [] that will remain available through the closure. Customers visiting a DMV Service Center on other days are encouraged to plan ahead and “Know Before You Go” for services requiring an in-person visit, as customer volume is high before and after a holiday closing. To check customer volume at a specific center, residents can check the service center’s webcams which are refreshed every 60 seconds during normal business hours at

All DC Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, May 27.

All DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) administrative offices, recreation/community centers and indoor aquatic facilities will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday.  All fields, playgrounds, tennis courts and basketball courts will be open; all previously permitted events on these outdoor spaces will take place as scheduled.

  • The permits office will be closed and no new permits will be issued.
  • Outdoor pools will remain open from 11 am – 6 pm and spray parks from 10 am – 8 pm on this date.
  • East Potomac Pool (972 Ohio Drive, SW) is closed for the season for renovations.

Street Construction, Lane Restrictions, Parking and Enforcement

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced that all permitted work in the District of Columbia will be suspended at noon on Friday, May 24, through Monday, May 27.  Lane closures and work zones will not be allowed for non-emergency work in roadways, alleys and sidewalks within the District’s right of way, including manhole access and construction-related deliveries.  Work in public space may resume during approved, permitted hours beginning on Tuesday, May 28.

DDOT will suspend normal weekday reversible lane operations in the following corridors:

  • Connecticut Avenue, NW, between Legation Street and Woodley Road
  • Canal Road between Chain Bridge and Foxhall Road, NW
  • Rock Creek Parkway (controlled by the National Park service)
  • Independence Avenue between 4th Street, SW and 2nd Street, SE
  • 16th Street, NW, between Arkansas Avenue and Irving Street

Parking meters and parking enforcement will be suspended on Monday, May 27. DPW will not enforce parking meters, residential parking, rush hour lane restrictions or tow abandoned vehicles except along the streetcar line and in the area surrounding Nationals Park for Monday’s baseball game. DPW will also provide increased food truck enforcement on and around the National Mall.

From Friday, May 24, through Monday, May 27, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) will conduct a spring citywide traffic safety blitz. Each police district will ensure that a dedicated on duty emphasis is placed on general traffic, pedestrian and bicycle enforcement and impaired driver enforcement during this blitz.

The Department of For-Hire Vehicles will provide increased patrols and enforcement with an emphasis on pedestrian safety, the blocking of bike lanes and intersections, and unlicensed vehicles.

Human Services 

Residents needing Department of Human Services (DHS) assistance can dial the Shelter Hotline at (202) 399-7093 or 311 for questions or to arrange transportation. 

The Downtown Daytime Services Center (1313 New York Avenue, NW) will be open on Monday, May 27, from 9 am  – 5 pm. 

Low-Barrier shelters for individuals operate year-round and will be open on Monday, May 27, from 5 pm – 9 am.


  • New York Avenue Shelter at 1355-57 New York Avenue, NE
  • 801 East Shelter at 801 Making Life Better Lane, SE 
  • Adams Place Shelter 2210 Adams Place, NE 


  • Nativity Shelter at 6010 Georgia Avenue, NW (Opens at 7:00 p.m.)
  • Harriet Tubman, DC General Building at 27 1900 Massachusetts Avenue, SE
  • Patricia Handy Place for Women at 810 5th Street, NW 
  • Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV) at 425 Second Street, NW


Families seeking emergency shelter can call the DC Shelter Hotline at (202) 399-7093 or 311 at any time day or night. When the DC Government is open, families may also visit the Virginia Williams Family Resource Center at 920 Rhode Island Avenue, NE, Monday - Thursday between 8 am – 4:30 pm and Friday between 8 am – 12:30  pm.