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Temporary Lane Closures for South Capitol Street Corridor Project for the week of July 2

Thursday, June 28, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Temporary Lane Closures for  South Capitol Street Corridor Project for the week of July 2

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

No work impacting traffic operations will occur on Tuesday, July 3 through noon Thursday, July 5 for the Fourth of July holiday.

The following single lane, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place daily from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday, July 2, 2018, through Saturday, July 7, 2018, weather permitting: 

  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW between South of Firth Sterling Avenue, SE to the Frederick Douglas Memorial Bridge
  • South Capitol Street, SW southbound between the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and Suitland Parkway, SE
  • Potomac Avenue, SW eastbound at South Capitol Street, SW
  • Anacostia Drive Access Road northbound between Howard Road, SE and Anacostia Drive
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE northbound at Howard Road, SE
  • I 295 southbound between Howard Road, SE and Firth Sterling Avenue, SE
  • Firth Sterling Avenue, SE between South Capitol Street, SE and Suitland Parkway, SE
  • Howard Road, SE between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and Suitland Parkway, SE
  • Suitland Parkway, SE between Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE and South Capitol Street, SE
  • On Ramp to I-295 northbound from Firth Sterling Avenue, SE
  • Off Ramp to Howard Rd, SE from I-295 southbound

The following single lane, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place nightly from 9:00 pm to 5.00 am, Sunday, July 1, 2018, through Thursday, July 5, 2018, weather permitting. 

  • I 295 southbound between Howard Road, SE and Firth Sterling Avenue, SE
  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW between South of Firth Sterling Avenue, SE to Frederick Douglas Memorial Bridge

The following ramps will be closed permanently effective on or about Monday, July 02, 2018.

  • Ramp from Anacostia Drive southbound to South Capitol Street, SW
  • Ramp from South Capitol Street, SE northbound to Anacostia Drive

These closures are required for pre-construction work associated with the South Capitol Street Corridor Project and the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Replacement 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 construction personnel.

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