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Temporary Lane Closures in the I-295/295 DC Corridor for the Week of July 15

Friday, July 12, 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 July 15

(Washington, DC)—The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close lanes, ramps and shoulders to perform construction activities along and near the I-295 / DC 295 corridor.

The following lane, and shoulder closures will be in place daily from 4:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday, July 15, 2019 through Friday, July 19, 2019, weather permitting:

  • I-295 southbound single right or left lane/shoulder 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 between the I-295 NB ramp and Malcolm X Avenue/South Capitol Street (Exit 2).
  • Malcolm X Avenue, SE westbound left or right lane between 2nd Street, SE and South Capitol Street, SE/SW.

The following lane, and shoulder closures will be in place daily from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, 2019 through Friday, July 19, 2019, weather permitting:

I-295 Northbound

  • Single left or right lane/shoulder between Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) and I-695 to I-395 Downtown (Exit 5A).

I-295 Southbound

  • Single left or right lane/shoulder between I-695 (Exits 1B-C) and Laboratory Road / US Naval Research Lab (Exit 1).

Local Roads

  • South Capitol Street, SE northbound single left or right lane between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and N Street, SE.
  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW northbound/southbound single left or right lane between South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) southbound and Martin Luther King Jr, Avenue, SE.
  • Malcolm X Avenue, SE eastbound left or right lane between the I-295 NB ramp and Malcolm X Avenue/South Capitol Street (Exit 2).
  • Malcolm X Avenue, SE westbound left or right lane between 2nd Street, SE and South Capitol Street, SE/SW
  • Suitland Parkway, SE eastbound or westbound single left or right lane between Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE and South Capitol Street, SE
  • Firth Sterling Avenue, SE northbound or southbound single left or right lane between South Capitol Street, SE and Howard Road, SE
  • Potomac Avenue, SE/SW eastbound or westbound single left or right lane between First Street, SE and Second Street, SW
  • P Street, SW eastbound or westbound between South Capitol Street, SW and Half Street, SW
  • Howard Road, SE eastbound or westbound single left or right lane and sidewalk between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and Suitland Parkway, SE
  • Barry Road, SE, near Firth Sterling Avenue SE

The following lane, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m, Monday, July 15, 2019 through Friday, July 19, 2019, weather permitting:

  • Single left or right lane/shoulder between Laboratory Road / US Naval Research Lab (Exit 1) and Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2)
  • Full closure of NB I-295 Ramp from South Capitol Street SE between Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE and I-295 NB. Signed detour will be in place for closure
  • Elizabeths Avenue, SE southbound single right lane between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and Sweetgum Lane, SE

The following lane, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place nightly from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., Sunday, July 14, 2019 through Saturday, July 20, 2019, weather permitting:

I-295 Northbound

  • 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 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 northbound or southbound up to two right or two left lanes between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and N Street, SE
  • Suitland Parkway, SE eastbound or westbound two left or right lanes 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 July 15th to July 19th. Signed detour will be in place for closure
  • Firth Sterling Avenue, SE northbound or southbound 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 July 15th to July 19th. Signed detour will be in place for closure
  • Potomac Avenue, SE/SW eastbound or westbound 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 and full closure on P Street, SW intersection South Capitol Street, SW
  • Howard Road, SE eastbound or westbound single left or right lane and sidewalk 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 July 15th to July 19th. Signed detour will be in place for closure
  • St Elizabeths Avenue, SE southbound single right lane between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and Sweetgum Lane, SE

Ramps (signed detours will be posted)

  • I-295 northbound off-ramp to westbound South Capitol Street / Nationals Park / Downtown (Exit 3B)
  • 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, ramp, and shoulder continuous closures will be in place during the weekend from 9:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019 to 5:00 a.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019 weather permitting:

  • I-295 northbound single 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 single left or right lanes/shoulder I-695 (Exits 1B-C) and Laboratory Road / US Naval Research Lab (Exit 1).
  • Malcolm X Avenue, SE westbound left or right lane between 2nd Street, SE and South Capitol Street, SE/SW.
  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW northbound or southbound up to two right or two left lanes between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and N Street, SE
  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW northbound/southbound full closure between Malcolm X Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr, Avenue, SE.
  • Full closure of NB I-295 Ramp from South Capitol Street SE between Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE and I-295 NB. Signed detour will be in place for closure

Along, East Capitol Street Bridge, there will be long-term eastbound and westbound left lane closures between C Street NE and the DC 295 ramps until August 2019.

Additionally, DDOT reduced the speed limit to 40 MPH along I-295/DC 295 construction corridor, effective May 24, 2019.

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 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 of construction personnel.

For more information about DDOT’s ongoing efforts to improve the 295 corridor, visit www.improving295dc.com.

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