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Modified Holiday Schedule for Select District Services

Friday, August 30, 2019

(Washington, DC) – The District of Columbia Government offices will be closed on Labor Day (Monday, September 2, 2019). Below is information regarding critical, on-going District operations for this day.

Service Adjustments

The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will observe the Labor Day holiday; therefore, sanitation services and most parking enforcement will be suspended and will resume on Tuesday, September 3.

  • 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.
  • Street sweeping will be suspended Monday and will resume Tuesday, September 3.

“Summer collection hours” will end over the Labor Day weekend, with collection crews starting their routes at 7 am on Tuesday, September 3. Collections had begun an hour earlier at 6 am throughout the hotter summer months.

Circulator Service 

On September 2, the DC Circulator will operate its regular weekday schedule.

DC Streetcar 

On September 2, the DC Streetcar will operate its regular weekday schedule from 6 am until midnight.


All DC Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) locations will be closed:

  • Saturday, August 31
  • Monday, September 2

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 dmv.dc.gov. Additionally, DC DMV has more than 55 online services at dmv.dc.gov that enable customers to skip the in-person trip.

All DC Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 2.

All DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) administrative offices, recreation/community centers, and indoor aquatic facilities will be closed on Monday, September 2.    

  • All athletic fields, parks, playgrounds, and park sites will be open for general use
  • All previously permitted outdoor events will take place as scheduled
  • All Spray Parks will close for the season at 8 pm
  • The following remaining Outdoor Pools will be open from 11 am to 6 pm then close for the season:
    • Ward 1: Banneker Pool (2500 Georgia Avenue, NW)
    • Ward 2: Francis Pool (2435 N Street, NW)
    • Ward 5: Langdon Park Pool (2860 Mills Avenue, NE)
    • Ward 6: Rosedale Pool (1701 Gales Street, NE)
    • Ward 8: Oxon Run Pool (501 Mississippi Avenue, SE)

Street Construction, Lane Restrictions, Parking, and Enforcement

Construction Restrictions

All permitted work in Washington, DC will be suspended at noon on Friday, August 30, through Monday, September 2. Lane closures will not be allowed for non-emergency work in roadways and sidewalks within the District’s Right-of-Way. This includes manhole access and construction related deliveries to work sites. Approved activities may resume beginning Tuesday, September 3, during permitted work hours.

Lane Restrictions

On Monday, September 2, 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


On Monday, September 2, parking meters and enforcement will not be in effect, except in the following locations:

  • Meters along the National Mall (not impacted by road closures) that are operated by the National Park Service or where Emergency No Parking Signs are posted.
  • Streets located in the Stadium Event Zone (bounded in by SE/SW Freeway, 5th Street, SE, Delaware Ave / 2nd Street, SW, and the Anacostia River) as a result of a Nationals Park event.

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, September 2, from 9 am – 5 pm.

Low-Barrier shelters for individuals operate year-round and will be open on Monday, September 2, 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 pm)
  • 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.