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Temporary Lane Closures Planned for the Week of October 22, 2018

(News Release)—The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close lanes, ramps and shoulders 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 am to 3:30 pm, Monday, October 22, 2018, through Saturday, October 27, 2018, weather permitting:

  • I-295 northbound single left or right lane between Malcolm X Avenue, SE interchange to I-695 (Exit 5A)
  • I-295 southbound single left or right lane between 11th Street Bridge (Exit 5) to Malcolm X Avenue, SE Interchange
  • South Capitol Street, SE single left or right lane northbound between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and N Street, SE
  • South Capitol Street, SW two left or right lanes southbound between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and N Street, SE
  • South Capitol Street SE single right lane northbound from Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, to 3000 feet north of Malcolm X Avenue SE
  • Suitland Parkway, SE eastbound and westbound two right lanes or two left lanes between Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE and South Capitol Street, SE
  • Firth Sterling Avenue, SE northbound and southbound single left or right lane between South Capitol Street, SE and Howard Road, SE
  • Howard Road, SE eastbound and westbound single left or right lane and sidewalk between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and Suitland Parkway, SE
  • I-295 northbound on-ramp from South Capitol Street, SE

The following ramp closure will be in place from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday, October 27, 2018, weather permitting:

  • I-295 northbound on-ramp from South Capitol Street, SE

The following lane, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place from 7:00 pm, Friday, October 26, 2018 until 5:00 am, Monday, October 29, 2018 weather permitting:

  • I-295 northbound single left lane or right lane between Laboratory Road (Exit 1) and Suitland Parkway (Exit 3A)
  • I-295 southbound single right lane between Suitland Parkway (Exit 3A) and Laboratory Road (Exit 1)

The following lane, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place nightly from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am, Sunday, October 21, 2018, through Saturday, October 27, 2018, weather permitting:

  • I-295 northbound two left lanes or two right lanes between Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) to I-695 (Exit 5A)
  • I-295 northbound single left lane or right lane between Laboratory Road (Exit 1) to Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2)
  • I-295 southbound left or right lane between 11th Street Bridge (Exit 5) and Malcolm X Avenue, SE Interchange
  • I-295 southbound single right lane between Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) and Laboratory Road (Exit 1)
  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW northbound and southbound single left or right lane between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and N Street, SE and intermittent intersection closures at P Street, SW
  • Suitland Parkway, SE eastbound and westbound two right lanes or two left lanes between Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE and South Capitol Street, SE
  • Firth Sterling Avenue, SE northbound and southbound single left or right lane between South Capitol Street, SE and Howard Road, SE
  • Howard Road, SE eastbound and westbound single left or right lane and sidewalk between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and Suitland Parkway, SE
  • I-295 northbound on-ramp from South Capitol Street, SE
  • I-295 northbound off-ramp to Suitland Parkway / JBAB, SE (Exit 3A). Signed detour will be in place for closure.
  • I-295 northbound on-ramp from eastbound Suitland Parkway, SE. Signed detour will be in place for closure.
  • I-295 northbound off-ramp to westbound Suitland Parkway / US Naval Station (Exit 3B). Signed detour will be in place for closure.
  • I-295 northbound on-ramp from northbound Firth Sterling Avenue, SE. Signed detour will be in place for closure.
  • I-295 southbound off-ramp to Howard Road / Nationals Park (Exit 4B). Signed detour will be in place for closure.
  • I-295 southbound off-ramp to Suitland Parkway / US Naval Station (Exit 4A). Signed detour will be in place for closure.
  • I-295 southbound on-ramp from eastbound Suitland Parkway, SE. Signed detour will be in place for closure.
  • Additionally, Q Street, SW between Half Street, SW and South Capitol Street, SW and Half Street, SW between Potomac Avenue, SW and Q Street, SW will be permanently closed.

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. Elizabethís 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 construction personnel.

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

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