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Overnight Lane Closures on Eastbound I-695 (Southeast/Southwest Freeway) between 3rd Street Tunnel (I-395) Exit and South Capitol Street SE on June 30 and July 1-2, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Overnight Lane Closures on Eastbound I-695 (Southeast/Southwest Freeway) between 3rd Street Tunnel (I-395) Exit and South Capitol Street SE on June 30 and July 1-2, 2014

DDOT to Install New Overhead Sign Panels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Reggie Sanders (202) 437-0809, reggie.sanders@dc.gov

(Washington, D.C.) –As part of the 11th Street Bridge project, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will close the two right lanes on eastbound I-695 (Southeast/Southwest Freeway) between the 3rd Street Tunnel (I-395 North) exit and South Capitol Street SE on June 30, July 1 and July 2, 2014, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. Motorists will also encounter a right-lane closure on the Maine Avenue SW on-ramp to eastbound I-695 during these times as well. 

Additionally, the 7th Street SW on-ramp to eastbound I-695 and the eastbound I-695 exit ramp to the 3rd Street Tunnel (I-395 North) will also be closed overnight from 10 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning.

The closures are needed to allow crews to install new overhead sign panels over the freeway. During the ramp closures, signed detours will be posted.

Detours:

·         7th Street SW traffic will be detoured to D Street SW, then to 9th Street SE to access eastbound I-695 (Southeast/Southwest Freeway).

·         3rd Street Tunnel traffic will continue on eastbound I-695 (Southeast/Southwest Freeway) and follow the posted detour route to 6th Street SW, and then to I Street SW to access northbound I-395.

In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen conditions, this work will be rescheduled and an updated advisory will be distributed.

For more information and to follow the bridge project and AWI Program’s progress, please visit anacostiawaterfront.org/11thStreetBridge. To join the project or AWI community contact list or ask questions, please email ddot.awi@dc.gov  or call 202-741-8528.

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