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Temporary Lane Closures in the I-295/295 DC Corridor for the Week of April 8

Friday, April 5, 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 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 lane closure will be in place daily from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2019, through Saturday, April 13, 2019, weather permitting:

  • I-295 southbound single left or right lane between South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) and US Naval Research Lab / DC Water / Blue Plains (Exit 1)
  • Malcolm X Avenue, SE Eastbound left or right lane closure between 2nd Street, SE to South Capitol Street, SE/SW
  • Malcolm X Avenue, SE Westbound left or right lane closure I-295 NB ramp to South Capitol Street /Malcolm X Avenue, SE (Exit 2)

The following lanes, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place daily from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2019, through Friday, April 12, 2019, weather permitting:

I-295 / DC 295 Southbound

  • Single left or right lane/shoulder between I-695 (Exits 1B-C) South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2)

Local Roads

  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW northbound single left or right lane between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and N Street, SE
  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW single left or right lane/ shoulder from Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, to Malcolm X Avenue, 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 and shoulder closures will be in place daily from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. from Monday, April 8, 2019 to Friday, April 12, 2019, weather permitting:

  • I-295 northbound single left or right lane and shoulder between Laboratory Road / US Naval Research Lab (Exit 1) and I-695 to I-395 Downtown (Exit 5A)
  • South Capitol Street, SE single right lane from Malcolm X Avenue, SE, to Firth Sterling Avenue, SE

The following lane, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place nightly from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., Sunday, April 7, 2019, through Saturday, April 13, 2019, weather permitting:

I-295 / DC 295 Northbound

  • Complete 15-minute stoppage north of Exit 3B for overhead sign removal, night of Thursday, April 11th
  • Single left or right lane between Laboratory Road / US Naval Research Lab (Exit 1) and Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2)
  • Two left or right lanes between Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) and I-695 to I-395 Downtown (Exit 5A)

I-295 / DC 295 Southbound

  • Two left or right lanes between I-695 (Exits 1B-C) and South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2)
  • Single left or right lane between South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) and US Naval Research Lab / DC Water / Blue Plains (Exit 1)

Local Roads

  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW up to two right or two left lanes between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and N Street, SE
  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW northbound full closure between I-295 on-ramp and Malcolm X Avenue, SE nightly from April 7th to April 13th. Signed detour will be in place for closure.
  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW southbound full closure between Overlook Avenue, SW and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE nightly from April 7th to April 13th. Signed detour will be in place for closure.
  • Suitland Parkway, SE single left or right lane between Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE and South Capitol Street, SE
  • Suitland Parkway, SE full closure between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and South Capitol Street, SE nightly from April 8th to April 12th. Signed detour will be in place for closure.
  • Firth Sterling Avenue, SE single left or right lane between South Capitol Street, SE and Howard Road, SE
  • Firth Sterling Avenue, SE full closure between St. Elizabeths Avenue SE and South Capitol Street SE nightly from April 8th to April 12th. Signed detour will be in place for closure.
  • 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 between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and Suitland Parkway, SE
  • Howard Road, SE full closure between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and South Capitol Street, SE nightly from April 8th to April 12th. Signed detour will be in place for closure
  • St Elizabeth's Avenue, SE single right lane

Ramps (signed detours will be posted)

  • I-295 northbound on-ramp from northbound Firth Sterling Avenue, SE.
  • I-295 southbound off-ramp to Howard Road / Nationals Park (Exit 4B).
  • I-295 southbound off-ramp to Suitland Parkway / US Naval Station (Exit 4A)
  • I-295 southbound on-ramp from eastbound Suitland Parkway, SE.

The following lane and shoulder continuous closures will be in place during the weekend from 9:00 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2019 to 5:00 a.m., Monday, April 15, 2019, weather permitting:

  • I-295 northbound up to two left or right lanes/shoulder between Laboratory Road / US Naval Research Lab (Exit 1) and I-695 to I-395 Downtown (Exit 5A)
  • I-295 southbound up to two left or right lanes/shoulder between I-695 (Exits 1B-C) and US Naval Research Lab / DC Water / Blue Plains (Exit 1)

Additionally, South Capitol Street, SE long-term northbound right lane/left shoulder closure between Martin Luther King Jr, Avenue, SE and Malcolm X Avenue, SE. I-295 northbound on-ramp from eastbound Suitland Parkway, SE, and I-295 northbound off-ramp to eastbound Suitland Parkway / JBAB (Exit 3A) are permanently closed, and detours are provided.

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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