FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 8, 2018
Terry Owens – (202) 763-8635, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Stephens – (202) 465-6112, email@example.com
(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 lanes, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place daily from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Sunday, November 11, 2018, through Saturday, November 17, 2018, weather permitting.
The following lanes, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place nightly from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am, Sunday, November 11, 2018, through Saturday, November 17, 2018, weather permitting.
The following lane and shoulder closures will be in place during the weekend from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday, November 17, 2018 weather permitting.
Additionally, 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 has been
closed for an extended period. Detours are provided, and local access maintained.
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 construction personnel.
For more information about DDOT’s ongoing efforts to improve the 295 corridor, visit
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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