Day OF Event Details Below

Car Drop Off:

The car drop off zone is on First Street NW/SW, on the block between Pennsylvania Ave NW and Maryland Ave SW (this is a two minute walk). In detail, the drop off is adjacent to the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial facing the Capitol Reflecting Pool and the U.S. Capitol. Cars are PROHIBITED from parking in this area. During morning rush hour, the easiest way of accessing the drop off is to enter via Pennsylvania Ave NW or Maryland Ave SW via Third Street NW/SW. You may "attempt" to drop-off at corners and unload quickly (at Third Street & Constitution Ave., Third Street & Independence Ave., Third Street & Pennsylvania Ave., or Third Street & Maryland Ave.), but you may be asked to move and drop-off elsewhere. The car drop off area is marked by the black dot below. 


Attendees that plan on traveling to the Rally for Roads via the Washington Metrorail System, Union Station (Red Line) Metro Station and Capitol South (Blue/Orange/Silver) Metro Station are the closest to the event site, located on opposite sides of the U.S. Capitol Complex.

The exit for Union Station Metro Station is at the western portico of Union Station on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue NE and First Street NE. When exiting, cross Massachusetts Avenue NE onto Louisiana Avenue NE (perpendicular to Union Station Metro Station) and proceed on Louisiana Avenue NE for a quarter of a mile until reaching Constitution Avenue. Turn right onto Constitution Avenue and briefly proceed west until reaching Third Street NW. Turn left on Third Street NW and continue south briefly until arriving to Union Square, the site of Rally for Roads in front of the US Capitol Reflecting Pool.

The exit for Capitol South Metro Station is on the corner of First Street SE and C Street SE adjacent to Cannon House Office Building and the Madison Annex of the Library of Congress. When exiting, proceed on First Street SE north for a block until reaching Independence Avenue. Turn left on Independence Avenue and continue west past the US Capitol and US Botanic Gardens until reaching Third Street SW. Turn right onto Third Street SW and continue north briefly until arriving to Union Square, the site of Rally for Roads in front of the US Capitol Reflecting Pool.

For more information about DC Metro, including how to get to Union Station or Capitol South Metro Stations, please visit

Driving Instructions for June 11th Rally for Roads

Highway and Interstate Restrictions 

  • 50 East coming from Virginia: 13'4" maximum height or trucks
  • 395 North coming from Virginia: no restrictions. 
  • 50 West coming from Maryland: 16" height restrictions until Rt. 50 turns into New York Avenue in DC, where the heigh restriction lowers to 13'6".
  • 295 North coming from Maryland/Virginia: No restrictions. 
  • 95 South coming from Maryland: Height Restrictions 16". 

The Morning of the Event 

  • Vehicles will be staged in reserved street parking. Exact location to be determined. 
  • It is highly recommended to get the vehicles as close to the reserved spots as early as possible. 
  • All vehicles must be "street legal." 
  • The parking area is at Union Square, located on 3rd Street SW (northbound) from Maryland Avenue, SW and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, with the U.S. Capitol Building one block on the right, and the Washington Monument several blocks on your left. 
  • Event staff will be able to help direct drivers to the designated parking area. 
    • David Bell: 202-909-5446

The United States Capitol Complex 

  • Driving commercial vehicles on the United States Capitol Complex roads is prohibited. 
  • The "Capitol Complex" is adjacent to the 3rd NW/SW
  • Trucks arriving in DC from Maryland should avoid using Maryland Avenue NE, Pennsylvania Avenue SE, East Capitol Street, and the Capitol Hill Area. 

US Capitol Police – Off-Site Screening Center
*(Directions may be augmented due to Vehicle Restrictions)*

4700 Shepherd Parkway
Washington, D.C., 20032
Hours of Operation: 4:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. (M-F)
Phone: (202) 226-0905 Fax: (202) 226-0571

Traveling South on Interstate 295 (I-295)

  • Take EXIT 1 (marked “US Naval Research Lab”)
  • Turn LEFT at 3rd traffic light (onto Shepherd Parkway)
  • After passing under I-295, make immediate RIGHT
  • About 0.2 miles south, take SECOND LEFT onto 4700 Shepherd Parkway, SW.
  • (Entrance is just past D.C. Fire Academy on left)

Traveling North on Interstate 295 (I-295)

  • Take EXIT 1 (marked “US Naval Research Lab”)
  • Take FIRST LEFT off exit ramp (just before passing under I-295)
  • About 0.2 miles south, take SECOND LEFT onto 4700 Shepherd Parkway, SW.
  • (Entrance is just past D.C. Fire Academy on left)

Directions from Off-Site to On-Site
(From the Off-Site Check Point at 4700 Shepherd Parkway, SW to NJ and C St., NW)

  • Turn RIGHT onto Blue Plains Drive, SW
  • Drive straight (south) about 0.2 miles
  • Turn RIGHT at stop sign (still on Blue Plains Drive, SW)
  • Turn RIGHT at stop sign onto Shepherd Parkway, SW
  • Turn RIGHT at stop sign and merge onto ramp for Interstate 295 (I-295) North (just past DC Fire Academy)
  • Take EXIT 3B (South Capitol Street)
  • Take HALF-LEFT onto Washington Ave., SW (3rd traffic light after overpass for Southwest Freeway)
  • Turn LEFT onto Independence Ave., SW
  • Turn RIGHT on 3rd St., SW
  • Turn RIGHT onto Constitution Ave., NW
  • Turn LEFT on Louisiana Ave., NW
  • Turn RIGHT on C St., NW

Off-Site Delivery Center Instructions

All delivery vehicles will be required to report to the Off-Site Delivery Center for the US Capitol Police, located at 4700 Shepherd Parkway, SW, for inspection before proceeding onto Capitol Grounds. 

No deliveries will be accepted unless the vehicles have been processed. The hours of the Off-Site Delivery Center are 5:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday thru Friday. 

In order to gain access onto Capitol Grounds, you are required to have a letter on file with the United States Capitol Police. The letter must be on company letterhead accompanied by the signature of the owner, president or manager. Please print or type the names of persons requesting access. Requests should contain the following information: 

  1. Name of the Company

  2. Name of Drivers/Employees

  3. Social Security Number for each Driver/Employee 

  4. Date of Birth for each Driver/Employee 

  5. Park to be Accessed 

  6. Company Contact Person and Phone Number