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Temporary Traffic Pattern Shifts Northbound on South Capitol Street, SE

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

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Temporary Traffic Pattern Shifts Northbound on South Capitol Street, SE

(Washington, DC)—The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will shift the traffic pattern on northbound South Capitol St, SE, between Potomac Ave. SE and O Street SW on or about November 9, 2019, for an extended period.

Northbound traffic lanes will shift to the west (left) onto the paved median. During this traffic shift, all lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction, as shown in the attached graphic.

To implement this shift, DDOT will close up to two left or right lanes north/southbound on South Capitol Street, SE/SW, between Potomac Avenue SE and N Street SE. One lane in each direction will be available at all times. Additionally, DDOT will close Potomac Avenue, SE at the intersection with South Capitol Street SE. A marked detour will be in place during the closure. This activity will run from 9:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2019, to 9:00 p.m., Saturday, November 9, 2019, weather permitting.

This traffic pattern change is necessary for construction activities associated with the South Capitol Street Corridor Project, which includes the construction of the New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and the reconstruction of the I-295/Suitland Parkway interchange.

All users of the roadway are advised to stay alert and follow signage when traveling through this area.

For more information about DDOT’s ongoing efforts to improve the 295 corridor, visit www.improving295dc.com.


The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment.

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