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DDOT Traffic Advisory: Temporary Lane Closures on Southeast-Southwest Freeway, February 21-March 23

Friday, February 16, 2018
Construction will not require full closure of highway


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DDOT Traffic Advisory: Temporary Lane Closures on Southeast-Southwest Freeway, February 21-March 23

(Washington, DC)--The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) temporarily closed one eastbound lane on the Southeast-Southwest Freeway. The closure occurred east of New Jersey Avenue SE to east of 2nd Street SE.The closure began Wednesday, February 21, 2018, and will continue through Friday, March 23, 2018, between 9:30 am to 4 pm, weather permitting.

The work accommodates routine inspections as part of DDOT’s comprehensive program for rehabilitation of Southeast/Southwest Freeway bridges.

During this time, traffic will be limited to three lanes. Motorists should anticipate delays in the eastbound lanes while the contractor implements the lane shifts. All ramps within the work area will remain open during this work.

Traffic on eastbound and westbound Southeast/Southwest Freeway will experience slower speeds through the work zones. No parking restrictions are anticipated.

Motorists are urged to stay alert and use caution when traveling through the work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in work zones. Motorists are also advised to plan for additional travel time, use alternate routes or seek alternate means of transportation, as traffic delays are likely to occur.

For additional details, please contact the project’s public outreach office at (202) 719-0196 or visit www.seswfreewayrehab.com.

Traffic controls will be in place to warn drivers approaching the areas. Motorists should anticipate moderate-to-heavy delays due to the lane closures. Drivers are advised to stay alert while traveling through these locations and to be observant of the construction personnel.


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