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Temporary Lane Closures for the South Capitol Street Corridor Project Until February 24

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Temporary Lane Closures for the South Capitol Street Corridor Project Until February 24

(Washington, DC)—The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has temporarily closed 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 occur daily until Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, weather permitting unless stated otherwise.

Wednesday, February 21 through Friday, February 23

  • Southbound South Capitol Street SW between Suitland Parkway and Firth Sterling Avenue SE
  • Northbound South Capitol Street SE at Firth Sterling Avenue SE
  • Northbound South Capitol Street SE at Anacostia Drive
  • Northbound South Capitol Street SE north of Potomac Avenue SE
  • Northbound South Capitol Street SE at Suitland Parkway
  • Southbound St. Elizabeth Avenue SE at Firth Sterling Avenue SE
  • Eastbound Firth Sterling Avenue SE at I-295

Wednesday, February 21 through Saturday, February 24

  • Eastbound Suitland Parkway on-ramp to I-295 northbound will be closed nightly from 9 pm to 5 pm.
  • Southbound I-295 at Firth Sterling Avenue SE will be closed nightly from 9 pm to 5 am

These closures are required 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 in these areas, to anticipate moderate delays, and to be mindful of the construction personnel.

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