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DDOT Traffic Advisory: Temporary Ramp and Lane Closures in the I-295/295 DC Corridor Scheduled for the Week of 1/14
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2018

 

Media Contacts

 

Terry Owens – (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov

Lauren Stephens –  (202) 465-6112, lauren.stephens@dc.gov 

 

 

Temporary Lane Closures in the I-295/295 DC Corridor for the Week of January 14


(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, MondayJanuary 14, 2019, through FridayJanuary 18, 2019, weather permitting: 

I-295 / DC 295 Northbound 

  • Single left or right lane/shoulder between Laboratory Road / US Naval Research Lab (Exit 1) and East Capitol Street 

I-295 / DC 295 Southbound 

  • Single left or right/shoulder lane between I-695 (Exits 1B-C) and US Naval Research Lab / DC Water / Blue Plains (Exit 1) 

Local Roads 

  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW northbound single left or right lane between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and N Street, SE 
  • Firth Sterling Avenue, SE single left or right lane between South Capitol Street, SE and Howard Road, SE  
  • Potomac Avenue SE/SW single left or right lane between First Street, SE and Second Street, SW 
  • P Street, SW between South Capitol Street, SW and Half Street, SW 
  • Howard Road, SE single left or right lane and sidewalk between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and Suitland Parkway, SE 

Ramps (signed detours will be posted) 

  • I-295 northbound off-ramp to westbound South Capitol Street / Nationals Park / Downtown (Exit 3B) 
  • I-295 southbound off-ramp to Suitland Parkway / US Naval Station (Exit 4A) 

The following lane, ramp, and shoulder closures will be in place nightly from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am, Sunday nightJanuary 13, 2019, through Friday morningJanuary 18, 2019 weather permitting:
  

I-295 / DC 295 Northbound 

  • Two left or right lanes between Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) and I-695 to I-395 Downtown (Exit 5A)  

I-295 / DC 295 Southbound 

  • Two left or right lanes between I-695 (Exits 1B-C) and South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2)  
  • Single left or right lane between South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) and US Naval Research Lab / DC Water / Blue Plains (Exit 1) 

Local Roads 

  • South Capitol Street, SE/SW single left or right lane between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and N Street, SE 
  • Suitland Parkway, SE two right lanes or two left lanes between Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE and South Capitol Street, SE 
  • Suitland Parkway, SE full closure between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and South Capitol Street, SE. Signed detour will be in place for closure. 
  • Potomac Avenue SE/SW single left or right lane between First Street, SE and Second Street, SW 
  • P Street, SW between South Capitol Street, SW and Half Street, SW  
  • Howard Road, SE single left or right lane and sidewalk between Firth Sterling Avenue, SE and Suitland Parkway, SE  
  • Firth Sterling Avenue, SE single left or right lane between South Capitol Street, SE and Howard Road, SE  
  • Firth Sterling Avenue full closure between South Capitol Street, SE and St Elizabeth Avenue, SE. Signed detour will be in place for closure. 

Ramps (signed detours will be posted) 

  • I-295 northbound off-ramp to eastbound Suitland Parkway / JBAB (Exit 3A).  
  • I-295 northbound off-ramp to westbound South Capitol Street / Nationals Park / Downtown (Exit 3B).  
  • I-295 northbound on-ramp from eastbound Suitland Parkway, SE.  
  • I-295 northbound on-ramp from northbound Firth Sterling Avenue, SE.  
  • I-295 southbound off-ramp to Howard Road / Nationals Park (Exit 4B).  
  • I-295 southbound off-ramp to Suitland Parkway / US Naval Station (Exit 4A).  
  • I-295 southbound on-ramp from eastbound Suitland Parkway, SE. 

The following lane and shoulder closures will be in place daily from 11:00 am to 1:00 am from Monday, January 14, 2019 to Friday morning, January 18, 2019 weather permitting: 

  • I-295 northbound single left or right lane and shoulder between Laboratory Road / US Naval Research Lab (Exit 1) and Suitland Parkway / JBAB (Exit 3A) 
  • I-295 northbound on-ramp single left or right lane from Martin Luther King Jr, Avenue SE  

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 for all closures 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 multi-modal 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 www.improving295dc.com.

 

 

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