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Temporary Lane Closures in the I-295/295 DC Corridor for the Week of April 22

Friday, April 19, 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Temporary Lane Closures in the I-295/295 DC Corridor for the Week of April 22

(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 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 22, 2019, through Sunday, April 28, 2019, weather permitting:

  • I-295 northbound single left or right lane between Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) and I-695 to I-395 Downtown (Exit 5A)
  • I-295 southbound single left or right lane between I-695 (Exits 1B-C) and South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2)
  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW up to two left or right lanes northbound 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
  • Potomac Avenue SE/SW single left or right lane between First Street, SE and Second Street, SW
  • P Street, SW between South Capitol Street, SW and Half Street, SW
  • Howard Road, SE single left or right lane and sidewalk between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and Suitland Parkway, SE
  • St Elizabeths Avenue, SE single right lane
  • Barry Road, SE

The following lane, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place nightly from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., Sunday, April 21, 2019, through Sunday, April 28, 2019, weather permitting:

  • I-295 northbound two left or right lanes between Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) and I-695 to I-395 Downtown (Exit 5A) (up to 2 RL and 2 LLs with 15 minute closures after midnight)
  • I-295 southbound two left or right lanes between I-695 (Exits 1B-C) and South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) (up to 2 LL and RL with 15 minute closures after midnight)
  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW up to two left or right lanes 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 – (Up to 2 RL AND LLs)
  • 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
  • P Street, SW between South Capitol Street, SW and Half Street, SW
  • Howard Road, SE single left or right lane and sidewalk between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and Suitland Parkway, SE (L OR R AND SIDEWALK)
  • St. Elizabeths Avenue, SE single right lane
  • I-295 northbound off-ramp closure to westbound Suitland Parkway, SE (Exit 3B). Signed detour will be in place for closure. (Full Ramp Cl)
  • I-295 northbound on-ramp closure from northbound Firth Sterling Avenue, SE. Signed detour will be in place for closure. (Full Ramp Cl)
  • I-295 southbound off-ramp closure to Howard Road, SE. Signed detour will be in place for closure. (Full Ramp Cl)
  • I-295 southbound off-ramp closure to eastbound Suitland Parkway, SE (Exit 4A). Signed detour will be in place for closure. (Full Ramp Cl)
  • I-295 southbound on-ramp closure from eastbound Suitland Parkway, SE. Signed detour will be in place for closure. (Full Ramp Cl)

The following lane and shoulder closures will be in place daily from 3:30 pm to 9:00 pm, Monday, April 22, 2019, through Friday, April 26, 2019, weather permitting:

  • DC-295 / I-295 northbound one left or right lane between I-695 (Exits 1B-C) and South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2)
  • St Elizabeths Avenue, SE single right lane

The following lane and shoulder closures will be in place during the weekend from 9:00 pm, Friday, April 19, 2019 to 9:00 am, Monday, April 22, 2019 weather permitting:

  • DC-295 / I-295 southbound up to two left or right lanes between I-695 (Exits 1B-C) and South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2)
  • DC-295 / I-295 northbound up to two left or right lanes between I-695 (Exits 1B-C) and South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2)

Additionally, Firth Sterling Avenue, SE, Suitland Parkway, SE, and Howard Road, SE will be closed nightly from April 15th to April 20th (LCR 188, 189, 190/191) under I-295 for bridge demolition and other construction activities.

Traffic signals at the intersection of Eaton Road, SE and Firth Sterling, Avenue, SE will be removed and all traffic exiting Eaton Road, SE will be required to come to a complete STOP.

I-295 northbound on-ramp from eastbound Suitland Parkway, SE, off-ramp to Suitland Parkway, Q Street, SW between Half Street, SW and South Capitol Street, SW as well as Half Street, SW between Potomac Avenue, SW and Q Street, SW have been closed for an extended period. Detours are provided for all full closures, and local access maintained where necessary.

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 multi-modal 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.

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