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Weekend Closure Set for Northbound I-295 Between Howard Road and 11th Street, SE | Transportation

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Weekend Closure Set for Northbound I-295 Between Howard Road and 11th Street, SE
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Weekend Closure Set for Northbound I-295 Between Howard Road and 11th Street, SE

From John Lisle: This weekend the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will be conducting a series of closures along northbound I-295 to prepare to switch traffic from the existing 11th Street inbound bridge to the new inbound freeway bridge.

 

This activity will occur as follows:

·          A single lane will be closed on northbound I-295 between Howard Road, SE and 11th Street from 12 am to 10 pm on Saturday, December 17.

·          All I-295 northbound lanes between Howard Road, SE and 11th Street, SE will be closed at 10 pm on Saturday, December 17 through 9 am the following morning.  

·          The ramps from northbound I-295 (Exit 4) and 13th Street, SE to the existing 11th Street inbound bridge (Exit 4) will be closed from 9 am to 5 pm on Sunday, December 18.

·          The ramp from the existing 11th Street inbound bridge to the westbound Southeast/Southwest Freeway will be closed at 10 pm on Saturday, December 17 through 5 pm the following day.

·          Starting at 9:00 am on Sunday, December 18 one northbound lane on I-295 will be reopened to traffic and starting at 11 am a second northbound lane will also be reopened to traffic.  

During the lane and ramp closures, signed detours will be posted.

 

Detours

·          During the closure of the northbound lanes of I-295, motorists traveling on northbound I-295 will be detoured via the ramp from northbound I-295 (Exit 4) to the existing 11th Street inbound bridge and M Street, SE to access the eastbound Southeast/Southwest Freeway using the 9th Street, SE entrance ramp.  From eastbound Southeast/Southwest Freeway, motorists will access northbound DC 295 via eastbound Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.
 

·          During the closure of the ramps from northbound I-295 and 13th Street, SE to the existing 11th Street inbound bridge (Exit 4), motorists will be detoured onto South Capitol Street to access the westbound Southeast/Southwest Freeway, Interstate 395, and destinations located via M Street, SE.

Variable message signs will be in place to provide motorists advanced notice of the scheduled detour.  Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes.

In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen conditions, this work will be rescheduled and an updated advisory will be distributed.

 

This closure is in addition to the previously publicized off-peak closures of the 11th Street bridges, related ramps, local streets, Southeast/Southwest Freeway and I-295/DC 295.

 

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