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Temporary Closures in the I-295 Corridor  Planned for the Week of October 8

Friday, October 5, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Temporary Closures in the I-295 Corridor 
Planned for the Week of October 8

(Washington, DC)—The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close lanes, ramps and shoulders on the following roadways to perform construction activities along and near the I-295 / DC 295 corridor. 

The following lanes, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place daily from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday, October 8, 2018 through Saturday, October 13, 2018, weather permitting:

  • I-295 northbound single left or right lane between Malcolm X Avenue, SE interchange to I-695 (Exit 5A)
  • I-295 southbound single left or right lane between 11th Street Bridge (Exit 5) to Malcolm X Avenue, SE Interchange 
  • Potomac Avenue SE/SW single left or right lane between First Street, SE and Second Street, SW 
  • Q Street, SW single left or right lane between South Capitol Street, SW and Half Street, SW
  • Half Street, SW single left or right lane between Potomac Avenue, SW and Q Street, SW
  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW single left or right lane northbound and two right lanes southbound between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and N Street, SE 
  • Suitland Parkway, SE single left or right lane between Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE and South Capitol Street, SE
  • Firth Sterling Avenue, SE single left or right lane between South Capitol Street, SE and Howard Road, SE 
  • Howard Road, SE single left or right lane and sidewalk between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and Suitland Parkway, SE 

The following lanes, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place nightly from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am, Sunday, October 7, 2018, through Saturday, October 13, 2018, weather permitting:

  • I-295 northbound two right lanes or two left lanes between Malcolm X Avenue, SE interchange to I-695 (Exit 5A) 
  • I-295 southbound single left or right lane between 11th Street Bridge (Exit 5) to Malcolm X Avenue, SE Interchange
  • DC I-295 Southbound, single left/right lane between Pennsylvania Avenue, SE and I-295 Southbound 
  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW single left or right lane between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and N Street, SE and intermittent intersection closures at P Street, SW 
  • Suitland Parkway, SE two right lanes or two left lanes between Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE and South Capitol Street, SE 
  • Firth Sterling Avenue, SE single left or right lane between South Capitol Street, SE and Howard Road, SE 
  • Potomac Avenue SE/SW single left or right lane between First Street, SE and Second Street, SW 
  • Howard Road, SE single left or right lane and sidewalk between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and Suitland Parkway, SE 
  • I-295 northbound off-ramp closure to westbound Suitland Parkway, SE (Exit 3B). Signed detour will be in place for closure. 
  • I-295 southbound off-ramp closure to eastbound Suitland Parkway, SE (Exit 4A). Signed detour will be in place for closure. 
  • I-295 northbound off-ramp closure to eastbound Barry Road, SE. Signed detour will be placed 
  • I-295 northbound on-ramp closure from eastbound Suitland Parkway, SE. Signed detour will be placed 
  • I-295 northbound on-ramp closure from northbound Firth Sterling Avenue, SE. Signed detour will be placed 
  • I-295 southbound off-ramp closure to Howard Road, SE. Signed detour will be placed 
  • I-295 southbound on-ramp closure from eastbound Suitland Parkway, SE. Signed detour will be placed 

These closures are required for construction activities associated with the following DDOT projects:

South Capitol Street Corridor Project - Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge

The South Capitol Street Corridor Project calls for replacing the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and transforming related sections of the urban freeway into a beautiful scenic boulevard that increases pedestrian and vehicular safety, improves multimodal transportation options, increases community accessibility and supports economic development on both sides of the Anacostia River.

I-295 / Malcolm X Avenue SE Interchange Improvement Project

The multiple phases of this project include the reconstruction of the I-295 interchange with Malcolm X Avenue SE, including modified ramps and a new access roadway to the St. Elizabeth’s West Campus. The planned improvements will be made between Firth Sterling Avenue SE, on the north, and the South Capitol Street/Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE intersection to the south. The project will provide transportation improvements to serve the proposed Department of Homeland Security headquarters consolidation on the St. Elizabeth’s West Campus.

Rehabilitation of Anacostia Freeway Bridges over Nicholson St, SE

The District Department of Transportation project to rehabilitate the Anacostia Freeway bridges over Nicholson St, SE is part of DDOT’s ongoing commitment to safety. The rehabilitation project will focus on reconstruction of the bridge deck and adjoining ramps to address deteriorating structural elements, ensuring that each bridge remains a reliable part of our infrastructure.

Motorists are urged to use caution as they travel in these areas, to anticipate moderate delays, and to be mindful construction personnel.

For more information about DDOT’s ongoing efforts to improve the 295 corridor, visit www.improving295dc.com.