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Temporary Lane Closure on New Jersey Avenue SE, February 21 to 23

Friday, February 16, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Temporary Lane Closure on New Jersey Avenue SE, February 21 to 23

(Washington, DC) -- The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close one lane on New Jersey Avenue SE, from Wednesday, February 21, 2018, through Friday, March 23, 2018, between 9:30 am to 4 pm, weather permitting. The limit of the closure runs from "Eye" Street SE to F Street SE.

The closure is necessary for inspection as part of DDOT’s comprehensive program for the rehabilitation of Southeast/Southwest Freeway bridges.

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

Traffic on New Jersey Avenue SE and the connecting streets will experience slower speeds through the work zones. Parking restrictions are anticipated.

Pedestrians, bicyclists, and 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.

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 inspection personnel.

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

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