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Temporary Closures in the I-295 Corridor Scheduled for the Week of September 16

Thursday, September 13, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Temporary Closures in the I-295 Corridor Scheduled for the Week of September 16 

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 lane, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place daily from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday, September 17, 2018, through Saturday, September 22, 2018, weather permitting:

  • I-295 northbound between South Capitol Street (south of Exit 2) to Suitland Parkway (Exit 3A)
  • DC 295 northbound between 11th Street (Exit 5C) and Pennsylvania Avenue(Exit 1A)
  • I-295 southbound between South Capitol Street (south of Exit 2) to Laboratory Road (Exit 1)
  • Potomac Avenue SE/SW between First Street, SE and Second Street, SW
  • South Capitol Street SE/SW between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and N Street SE
  • Suitland Parkway SE between Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE and South Capitol Street SE
  • Firth Sterling Avenue SE between South Capitol Street, SE and Howard Road SE
  • Howard Road SE between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and Suitland Parkway SE

The following lane, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place nightly from 8:00 pm to 5:30 am, Sunday, September 9, 2018, through Friday, September 14, 2018, weather permitting:

  • I-295 northbound between South Capitol Street (south of Exit 2) to Suitland Parkway (Exit 3A)
  • DC 295 northbound between 11th Street (Exit 5C) and Pennsylvania Avenue (Exit 1A)
  • I-295 southbound between Suitland Parkway (Exit 4A) to Laboratory Road (Exit 1)
  • South Capitol Street SE/SW between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and N Street, SE
  • Suitland Parkway, SE between Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE and South Capitol Street SE
  • Potomac Avenue SE/SW between First Street, SE and Second Street SW
  • Howard Road, SE between Firth Sterling Avenue SE and Suitland Parkway SE
  • I-295 northbound off-ramp to westbound Suitland Parkway SE (Exit 3B). Signed detour will be in place for closure
  • I-295 southbound off-ramp to eastbound Suitland Parkway SE (Exit 4A). Signed detour will be in place for closure.

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 Street 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.