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DDOT Traffic Advisory: Temporary Lane Closures Related to the South Capitol Street Project, May 14-18

Friday, May 11, 2018

Media Contacts

Terry Owens – (202) 763-8635, [email protected]
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, [email protected]

(Washington, DC)—The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close single lanes and shoulders on the following roadways to perform testing and pre-construction activities for the South Capitol Street Corridor Project.

The following single lane closures will be in place daily from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday, May 14, through Friday, May 18, 2018, weather permitting.

  • Potomac Avenue, SE westbound at South Capitol Street, SE
  • Potomac Avenue, SW eastbound at South Capitol Street, SW
  • South Capitol Street, SW northbound at R Street, SW
  • Howard Road, SE from Suitland Parkway, SE to Shannon Place, SE
  • Suitland Parkway westbound from Firth Sterling, SE to South Capitol Street, SE

These closures are required for pre-construction work associated with the South Capitol Street Corridor Project and the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Replacement which calls for the replacement of the 68-year-old bridge and reconstruction of the Suitland Parkway/I-295 interchange.

Traffic controls will be in place to warn drivers approaching the areas. Motorists are urged to use caution as they travel in these areas, to anticipate moderate delays, and to be mindful construction personnel.

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