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Temporary Lane Closures for South Capitol Street Corridor Project Through March 2

Friday, February 23, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Temporary Lane Closures for South Capitol Street Corridor Project Through March 2

(Washington, DC)—The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close ramps, single lanes or shoulders on the following roadways to perform testing and pre-construction activities for the South Capitol Street Corridor Project.

The following closures will be in place nightly from 9 pm to 5 am from Monday, February 26, through Friday, March 2, 2018, weather permitting:

  • Eastbound Suitland Parkway on-ramp to I-295 northbound. An alternate detour route will be provided.
  • Northbound I-295 from Firth Sterling Avenue SE to Howard Road SE
  • Southbound I-295 from Suitland Parkway to Firth Sterling Avenue SE

The following closures will be in place from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, daily Monday, February 26, through Friday, March 2, 2018, weather permitting:

  • South Capitol Street SE between Firth Sterling Ave SE and Suitland Parkway
  • Southbound St. Elizabeth Avenue SE at Firth Sterling Avenue SE
  • Eastbound Firth Sterling Avenue SE at I-295
  • Howard Road SE west of Firth Sterling Avenue SE
  • South Capitol Street between Potomac Avenue and O Street
  • P Street SW at South Capitol Street

These closures are needed for pre-construction work associated with the South Capitol Street Corridor Project and the new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge project, which calls for the replacement of the 68-year-old bridge and reconstruction of the Suitland Parkway/I-295 interchange.

Motorists are urged to use caution as they travel through these areas, to anticipate moderate delays, and to be mindful of the construction personnel.

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