DDOT Traffic Advisory: Temporary Lane Closures on I-295 Begin Oct 12


October 10, 2018


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

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

Temporary Lane Closures on I-295 Begin Oct 12  

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily and alternately close lanes on I-295 over Nicholson Street SE near the southbound on-ramp and the northbound off-ramp at Pennsylvania Avenue SE beginning Friday, October 12 at 8:00 pm, weather permitting. 

The planned schedule for temporary and alternate closures is as follows, weather permitting: 

  • Two left lanes on I-295 northbound will be closed starting Friday, October 12 at 8 pm and remain closed until Saturday, October 13 at 9:00 am. The left lane will remain closed through Saturday at 7:00 pm.
  • From Saturday, October 13 at 7:00 am through Sunday, October 14 at 7:00 pm, a single lane on I-295 southbound will close. 
  • From Monday, October 15 through Friday, October 19 nightly from from 8:00 pm – 5:00 am, the left lane will be closed on both I-295 northbound and southbound. The lanes will reopen on Saturday, October 20 at 5:00 am.

Traffic controls will be in place to warn drivers approaching the areas and guide them through the construction area. Motorists should anticipate moderate to heavy delays due to the lane closures. Drivers are advised to stay alert while traveling through these locations and to be observant of the work zone.


For ongoing information on the rehabilitation of the Anacostia Freeway bridges over Nicholson Street SE, please visit http://nicholsonse.anacostiabridges.com



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