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Temporary Lane Closures for Work on the New Frederick Douglass Bridge, February 4-9

Friday, February 2, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Temporary Lane Closures for Work on the New Frederick Douglass Bridge, February 4-9

(Washington, DC)—The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close single lanes or shoulders on the following roadways to perform testing and pre-construction activities for the South Capitol Street Corridor Project. The closures will be in place at various times from Sunday, February 4, 2018, through Friday, February 9, 2018, weather permitting.

Sunday, February 4, through Friday, February 9, overnight from 9 pm to 5 am

  • Southbound I-295 at Suitland Parkway
  • Northbound I-295 at Howard Road
  • Northbound I-295 at Exit 3A Off-Ramp to Barry Road SE

Monday, February 5, through Friday, February 9, overnight from 9 pm to 5 am

  • Southbound I-295 at Suitland Parkway
  • I-295 northbound at Firth Sterling Bridge just north of the bridge over Firth Sterling Avenue SE

Monday, February 5, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

  • Northbound lanes on South Capitol Street at the intersection of P Street SW
  • Northbound lanes on South Capitol Street at the intersection of Potomac Avenue SE

Tuesday, February 6, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

  • Southbound lanes on South Capitol Street at the intersection of P Street SW

Wednesday, February 7, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

  • Westbound Potomac Avenue SE at the intersection of South Capitol Street, and then eastbound Potomac Avenue at South Capitol Street
  • Eastbound P Street SW at the intersection of South Capitol Street

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 through these areas, to anticipate moderate delays, and to be mindful construction personnel.

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