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Lane Closures for Bridge and Tunnel Safety Inspections from December 8 to 13

Friday, December 5, 2014

Media Contacts

Reggie Sanders, (202) 671-5124, Reggie.Sanders@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans, (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will conduct a series of bridge and tunnel safety inspections throughout the District’s highway network from Monday, December 8, 2014 through Saturday, December 13, 2014. From Monday to Friday, these activities will require single-lane closures that take place during off-peak hours from 10 am to 3 pm, weather permitting. On Saturday, these activities require single-lane closures and take place from 9 am to 4 pm, weather permitting. 

The required lane closures and inspection activities are scheduled to occur as follows:

Westbound and Eastbound Benning Road over Kenilworth Avenue and CSX Railroad 

Monday December 8, 2014
There will be a right-lane closure of eastbound Benning Road over Kenilworth Avenue and CSX Railroad followed by right lane closure of westbound Benning Road over Kenilworth Avenue and CSX Railroad.

Tuesday December 9, 2014
There will be alternating right- and left-lane closures of northbound Kenilworth Avenue under Benning Road followed by alternating right and left shoulder closures of the northbound on and off ramps for Kenilworth Avenue under Benning Road.

Saturday December 13, 2014
There will be a right-lane closure of eastbound Benning Road over Kenilworth Avenue and CSX Railroad followed by right lane closure of westbound Benning Road over Kenilworth Avenue and CSX Railroad.

 I-295 Southbound Over 11th Street, I-695 Connector Ramps and Good Hope Road   

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
There will be alternating right- and left-lane closures of I-295 Southbound over 11th Street, I-695 connector ramps and Good Hope Road.

7th Street, SW, over Southwest Freeway 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
There will be alternating right- and left-lane closures of the westbound Southwest Freeway under 7th Street, SW

Ramp from Northbound South Capitol Street to Westbound Southwest Freeway over Half Street and 2nd Street

Thursday, December 11, 2014
There will be a right-shoulder closure of the ramp from northbound South Capitol Street to westbound Southwest Freeway.

Minnesota Avenue over East Capitol Street

Friday, December 12, 2014
There will be alternating right- and left-lane closures of eastbound East Capitol Street under Minnesota Avenue followed alternating right- and left-lane closures of westbound East Capitol Street under Minnesota Avenue.

Traffic controls are in place to warn motorists as they approach the areas.

Motorists are advised to stay alert while traveling through these locations, and to be observant of the inspection personnel. 

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