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Temporary Ramp and Lane Closures in the I-295/295 DC Corridor Scheduled for the Week of May 4

Friday, May 1, 2020

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Temporary Ramp and Lane Closures in the I-295/295 DC Corridor Scheduled for the Week of May 4

(Washington, DC)—The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close lanes, ramps and shoulders on the following roadways to perform construction activities along and near the I-295 / DC 295 corridor. Due to the dynamic nature of construction projects, the start of these lane, ramp, and shoulder closures may be delayed or postponed based on weather, field conditions, and/or other construction activities. The following represents the geographic and timeframe limits of these planned activities.

I-295 Northbound: Laboratory Road / US Naval Research Lab (Exit 1) to I-695 to I-395 Downtown (Exit 5A).

  • Single left or right lane/shoulder - 5:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday, 5/4 through Friday, 5/8/20
  • Single left or right lane/shoulder - 4:45 am, Saturday, 5/9 to 2:00 pm, Sunday, 5/10/20
  • Up to two left or right lanes – 6:00 pm to 5:00 am, Monday, 5/4 through Saturday morning 5/9/20
  • Up to two left or right lanes – 7:00 pm, Friday, 5/8 to 5:00 am, Monday morning, 5/11/20

I-295 Southbound: I-695 (Exits 1B-C) to Laboratory Road / US Naval Research Lab (Exit 1).

  • Single left or right lane/shoulder - 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday, 5/4 through Saturday, 5/9/2020
  • Single left or right lane/shoulder - 4:45 am, Saturday, 5/9 to 2:00 pm, Sunday, 5/10/20
  • Up to two left or right lanes - 8:00 pm to 12:00 pm (following day), Monday, 5/4 through Saturday morning 5/9/20
  • Up to two left or right lanes – 7:00 pm, Friday, 5/8 to 5:00 am, Monday morning, 5/11/20

South Capitol Street, SE/SW: Firth Sterling Avenue, SE to N Street, SE.

  • Single left or right lane (NB or SB) - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Monday, 5/4 through Sunday 5/10/20
  • Up to two left or right lanes (NB or SB) - 6:30 pm to 6:30 am, Monday, 5/4 through Monday morning, 5/11/20

South Capitol Street, SE/SW northbound/southbound - MLK Jr. Avenue, SE to Malcolm X Avenue, SE.

  • Single left or right lane - 6:00 am to 3:00 pm. Monday, 5/4 through Saturday, 5/9/20
  • Full closure. Signed detour will be in place for closure - 7:00 am to 5:00 am (following day). Monday, 5/4 through Sunday morning 5/10/20

South Capitol Street, SE/SW (NB & SB) - Southbound ramp to South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) from I-295 to Martin Luther King Jr, Avenue, SE.

  • Single right lane- 6:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday, 5/4 through Saturday 5/9/20

Suitland Parkway, SE: Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE overpass to South Capitol Street, SE.

  • Single left or right lane (EB or WB) - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday, 5/4 through Sunday 5/10/20
  • Up to two left or right lanes (EB or WB) – 6:30 pm to 6:30 am, Monday, 5/4 through Monday morning 5/11/20
  • Full closure. Signed detour will be in place for closure. - 8:00 pm to 5:00 am, Sunday, 5/3 through Saturday morning 5/9/20
  • Full closure. Signed detour will be in place for closure. - 5:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday, 5/9 (Alternate Day: Sunday, 5/10/20)

Firth Sterling Avenue, SE - South Capitol Street, SE to Howard Road, SE.

  • Single left or right lane (NB or SB) - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday, 5/4 through Sunday 5/10/20
  • Single left or right lane (NB or SB) - 6:30 pm to 6:30 am, Monday, 5/4 through Monday morning 5/11/20

Potomac Avenue, SE/SW - First Street, SE to Second Street, SW.

  • Single left or right lane (EB or WB) - Anytime, Monday, 5/4 through Sunday 5/10/20
  • Half Street, SW - Potomac Avenue, SW to S Street, SW.
  • Single left or right lane (NB or SB)- Anytime, Monday, 5/4 through Sunday 5/10/20

Howard Road, SE - Firth Sterling Avenue, SE to Suitland Parkway, SE.

  • Single left or right lane (EB or WB) - Anytime, Monday, 5/4 through Sunday 5/10/20
  • Full closure. Signed detour will be in place for closure. – All times, Thursday, 4/30 through Monday morning 5/18/20

Barry Road, SE, near Firth Sterling Avenue SE.

  • Single lane - Anytime, Monday, 5/4 through Sunday 5/10/20

Malcolm X Avenue, SE - 2nd Street, SE to South Capitol Street, SE. 

  • Single left or right lane (EB or WB) - 6:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday, 5/4 through Saturday 5/9/20
  • Ramp from MLK Jr. Avenue to I-295 Northbound
  • Full closure. Signed detour will be in place for closure. – All times, Monday, 4/27 through Sunday 5/17

The following lane, ramp, and shoulder closures may be in place daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and nightly from 7:00 pm to 5:00 am, Monday, 5/4, 2020, through Monday morning 5/11/20, weather permitting. 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.

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 corridors, visit http://www.improving295dc.com.

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