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Temporary Ramp and Lane Closures in the I-295/295 DC Corridor Scheduled for the Week of November 25

Thursday, November 21, 2019

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Temporary Ramp and Lane Closures in the I-295/295 DC Corridor Scheduled for the Week of November 25
 

(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.
 

The following lane, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place daily from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday, November 25, 2019, through Wednesday, November 27, 2019, weather permitting:

  • I-295 northbound single left or right lane between Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) and I-695 to I-395 Downtown (Exit 5A) – LCR 92L, 148R
  • I-295 southbound single left or right lane between I-695 (Exits 1B-C) and South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) – LCR 93L, 149R
  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW up to two left or right lanes north/southbound between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and N Street, SE - LCR 116, 118, 124, 143, 170 (L or R)
  • Suitland Parkway, SE single left or right lane between Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE and South Capitol Street, SE – LCR 120 (L OR R)
  • Firth Sterling Avenue, SE single left or right lane between South Capitol Street, SE and Howard Road, SE – LCR 117 (L OR R)
  • Potomac Avenue SE/SW single left or right lane between First Street, SE and Second Street, SW – LCR 125 (L OR R)
  • P Street, SW between South Capitol Street, SW and Half Street, SW (LCR 143, L OR R)
  • Howard Road, SE single left or right lane and sidewalk between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and Suitland Parkway, SE – LCR 119, 162, 167 (L OR R AND SIDEWALK)
  • St Elizabeths Avenue, SE single right lane (LCR 203)
  • Barry Road, SE (LCR 173, 213, 222)
     

The following lane, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place nightly from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., Sunday, November 25, 2019, through Tuesday, November 26, 2019, weather permitting:

  • I-295 northbound two left or right lanes between Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) and I-695 to I-395 Downtown (Exit 5A) – LCR 92, 148, 168, 169 (UP TO 2 RL and 2 LLs)
  • I-295 southbound two left or right lanes between I-695 (Exits 1B-C) and South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) – LCR 93, 149, 174, 175 (up to 2 LL and RL)
  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW up to two left or right lanes between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and N Street, SE and intermittent intersection closures at P Street, SW and Potomac Avenue, SW. (LCR 116, 118, 124, 143, 146, 170, 215 (L OR R)
  • Suitland Parkway, SE two right lanes or two left lanes between Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE and South Capitol Street, SE – LCR 120, 166 (UP TO 2 RL AND LLs)
  • Firth Sterling Avenue, SE single left or right lane between South Capitol Street, SE and Howard Road, SE – LCR 117 (L OR R)
  • Potomac Avenue SE/SW single left or right lane between First Street, SE and Second Street, SW – LCR 125, 173 (L OR R)
  • P Street, SW between South Capitol Street, SW and Half Street, SW (LCR 143, 218, L or R, and full closure at S Cap., SW)
  • Howard Road, SE single left or right lane and sidewalk between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and Suitland Parkway, SE – LCR 119, 162, 167 (L OR R AND SIDEWALK)
  • St Elizabeths Avenue, SE single right lane (LCR 203)
  • Barry Road, SE (LCR 173, 213, 222)
  • I-295 northbound off-ramp closure to westbound Suitland Parkway, SE (Exit 3B). Signed detour will be in place for closure. – LCR 217 (Full Ramp Cl)
  • I-295 northbound on-ramp closure from northbound Firth Sterling Avenue, SE. Signed detour will be in place for closure. – LCR 177 (Full Ramp Cl)
  • I-295 southbound off-ramp closure to Howard Road, SE. Signed detour will be in place for closure. – LCR 178 (Full Ramp Cl)
  • I-295 southbound off-ramp closure to eastbound Suitland Parkway, SE (Exit 4A). Signed detour will be in place for closure. – LCR 144 (Full Ramp Cl)
  • I-295 southbound on-ramp closure from eastbound Suitland Parkway, SE. Signed detour will be in place for closure. – LCR 179 (Full Ramp Cl)
     

The following lane and shoulder closures will be in place daily from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday, November 25, 2019, through Tuesday, November 26, 2019, weather permitting:

  • DC-295 / I-295 northbound one left or right lane between I-695 (Exits 1B-C) and South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) LCR 199
  • St Elizabeths Avenue, SE single right lane (LCR 203)
  • Barry Road, SE (LCR 173, 213)

Additionally, Firth Sterling Ave., SE, Suitland Parkway, SE, and Howard Road, SE will be closed nightly from November 25, 2019, to November 26, 2019 (LCR 188, 189, 190/191) under I-295 for bridge demolition and other construction activities. I-295 northbound on-ramp from eastbound Suitland Parkway, SE, the off-ramp to Suitland Parkway, Q Street, SW between Half Street, SW and South Capitol Street, SW as well as Half Street, SW between Potomac Avenue, SW and Q Street, SW have been closed for an extended period. Detours are provided for all full closures, and local access maintained where necessary.
 

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.


Rehabilitation of East Capitol Street Bridge over Anacostia River Project

The Rehabilitation of the East Capitol Street Bridge (also known as the Whitney Young Jr. Memorial Bridge) over the Anacostia River includes improvements to the substructure and superstructure of the bridge as well as pedestrian improvements, including the construction of a trail connection to provide direct access from the bridge to the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. The bridge was originally constructed in 1955, and repairs are needed to the bridge deck, concrete abutments, and steel girder system.


Rehabilitation of Anacostia Freeway Bridges over South Capitol Street SE Project

Anacostia Freeway Bridges over South Capitol Street SE consists of a pair of one-way bridges built in 1963 and located on northbound and southbound I-295 over South Capitol Street in southeast Washington, DC. This bridge rehabilitation project will eliminate deficiencies, increase safety for the traveling public and enhance the durability of the bridge structures including the replacement of the super structure, the repair of the sub-structure, the addition of new under-bridge lighting for improved visibility and safety, new pavement and asphalt overlay within the project limits and new paint for the existing bridge.


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 corridor, visit www.improving295dc.com.

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