WASHINGTON - Part of 17th Street will be closed throughout the day on Wednesday, according to the National Park Service.
The street is closed between Constitution Ave and Independence Ave from 5:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
The closure is to perform an annual test of the 17th Street levee. In the event of a major flood, the levee would protect the buildings north of Constitution Avenue, according to NPS.
The levee test is a requirement of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in order to make sure the levee closure works properly in the event of high water.