(News Release: March 6, 2019)—

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will change the traffic pattern on eastbound Suitland Parkway, SE at the I-295 interchange on or about March 7, 2019 through September 2019, weather permitting.

Eastbound Suitland Parkway traffic will shift and share the westbound lanes at the I-295 underpass. During this traffic shift, two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction and ramps from I-295 to Suitland Parkway will be widened and signalized.

This traffic pattern change is necessary for construction activities associated with the South Capitol Street Corridor Project which includes construction of the New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and the reconstruction of the I-295/Suitland Parkway interchange. Motorists are advised to stay alert and follow signage when traveling through this area.

For more information about DDOT’s ongoing efforts to improve the I-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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