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Traffic Advisory for International AIDS Conference

by Borderstan.com July 20, 2012 at 8:00 am 0

Convention Center

The 2012 International AIDS Conference will be held at the Convention Center downtown. Expect traffic delays and extra congestion. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com

With one of the busiest international conferences hitting DC this weekend, expect some additional public transportation congestion and traffic delays downtown.

The 19th International AIDS Conference will take place July 22 through 27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Activities are also scheduled at the Carnegie Library located across the street from the Convention Center. On most days, daily activity hours for the conference are scheduled between 6:30 am and 9 pm.

This year’s conference attendance is projected to hit more than 30,000 participants with a myriad of notable guest speakers, including Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Kathleen Sebelius, Laura Bush, Bill Gates, Elton John and Whoopi Goldberg, among others.

Shuttle buses will be used throughout the week to transport participants; expect road closures and parking restrictions on Sunday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 24.

A large mid-day protest is also expected outside the Convention Center on Tuesday, July 24. This activity could interfere with normal pedestrian and vehicular activity. For more information, visit Events DC.

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