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Temporary Lane Closures in the I-295/295 DC Corridor for the Week of December 9

Thursday, December 6, 2018


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Temporary Lane Closures in the I-295/295 DC Corridor
for the Week of December 9

(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, December 10, 2018, through Sunday, December 16, 2018, 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)
  • DC 295 southbound right lane between East Capitol Street, SE and I-695 (Exits 1B-C)
  • I-295 southbound single left or right lane between I-695 (Exits 1B-C) and South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2)
  • I-295 southbound left or right shoulder between South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) and US Naval Research Lab / DC Water / Blue Plains (Exit 1)
  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW northbound single left or right lane 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 between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and Suitland Parkway, SE

The following lanes, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place nightly from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am, Sunday, December 9, 2018, through Sunday, December 16, 2018, 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)
  • DC 295 southbound right lane between East Capitol Street SE and I-695 (Exits 1B-C)
  • I-295 southbound two left or right lanes between I-695 (Exits 1B-C) and South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2)
  • 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)
  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW single left or right lane between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and N Street, SE
  • Suitland Parkway, SE two right lanes or two left lanes between Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE and South Capitol Street, SE
  • Howard Road, SE single left or right lane and sidewalk between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and Suitland Parkway, SE
  • Firth Sterling Avenue, SE single left or right lane between South Capitol Street, SE and Howard Road, SE
  • Firth Sterling Avenue full closure between South Capitol Street, SE and St Elizabeth Avenue, SE. Signed detour will be in place for closure
  • I-295 northbound off-ramp to eastbound Suitland Parkway / JBAB (Exit 3A). Signed detour will be in place for closure.
  • I-295 northbound off-ramp to westbound South Capitol Street / Nationals Park / Downtown (Exit 3B). Signed detour will be in place for closure.
  • I-295 northbound on-ramp from eastbound Suitland Parkway, SE. Signed detour will be in place for closure.
  • I-295 northbound on-ramp from northbound Firth Sterling Avenue, SE. Signed detour will be in place for closure.
  • I-295 southbound off-ramp to Howard Road / Nationals Park (Exit 4B). Signed detour will be in place for closure.
  • I-295 southbound off-ramp to Suitland Parkway / US Naval Station (Exit 4A). Signed detour will be in place for closure.
  • I-295 southbound on-ramp from eastbound Suitland Parkway, SE. Signed detour will be in place for closure.

The following lane and shoulder closures will be in place daily from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am the following day from Monday, December 10, 2018 to Saturday, December 15, 2018 weather permitting:

  • I-295 northbound single left or right lane and shoulder between Laboratory Road / US Naval Research Lab (Exit 1) and Suitland Parkway / JBAB (Exit 3A)

The following lane and shoulder closures will be in place during the weekend from 9:00 pm, Friday, December 14, 2018 to 5:00 am, Monday, December 17, 2018 weather permitting:

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

The following lane and shoulder closures will be in place during the weekend from 4:45 am, Saturday, December 15, 2018 until 5:00 am on Monday, December 17, 2018 weather permitting:

  • I-295 northbound single left or right lane and shoulder between Laboratory Road / US Naval Research Lab (Exit 1) and Suitland Parkway / JBAB (Exit 3A)
  • I-295 southbound single left or right lane and shoulder between South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) and US Naval Research Lab / DC Water / Blue Plains (Exit 1)

Additionally, 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 has been closed for an extended period. Detours are provided for all closures, and local access maintained.

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.