Expect Concert for Valor Traffic Downtown Tuesday

Travelers can expect delays and heavy congestion on their Tuesday morning commute in preparation for the massive Concert for Valor on the National Mall.

As most know, November 11 is Veterans Day, a day off for those lucky few but for the rest of us trying to make it into work on time, it might take a little strategic navigating.

Since there will be a number of road closures find the list of closures here, taking Metrorail will be a better bet than trying to drive in downtown Washington. All stations will be open except Smithsonian, and additional Yellow Line trains will replace Blue Line service between Franconia-Springfield and Greenbelt.

For those commuting to work via bus, routes traveling across or near the National Mall will be detoured or shortened. However, all Metrobus service will run similar to a Saturday schedule with added trips earlier and later in the day for commuters.

“Despite the holiday, we are mindful that many of our regular riders still need to get to work, and we have developed a service plan that balances the needs of concertgoers with those of regular riders,” said Metro Assistant General Manager Lynn Bowersox
For concert-goers’ convenience, selected Metro stations near the Mall will remain open after midnight, if needed. Riders must be in line by midnight in order to take advantage of the late night lift. The stations with late service are Metro Center, Federal Triangle, L’Enfant Plaza, Archives, Gallery Place, Federal Center SW, Union Station, Judiciary Square and Capitol South.

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