February 16, 2011
DDOT to Close 29th Street Bridge Over C and O Canal
Reconstruction Project was Postponed by Inclement Weather
John Lisle, (202) 671-2004
(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is scheduled to close the 29th Street Bridge over the C&O Canal in Georgetown, on Thursday, February 17, so the reconstruction of the bridge can commence.
The original scheduled closing of the bridge, which was announced last month, was delayed due to inclement weather. The bridge, which is on 29th Street, NW between K and M Streets, is anticipated to remain closed until January 2012.
- Work will take place Monday through Friday, between 7 am and 9 pm and Saturdays between 9 am and 9 pm.
- The bridge will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
- Local access will be maintained on 29th Street from both M and K Streets.
- 30th Street and Thomas Jefferson Street are open and may be used as an alternatives to 29th Street.
- A temporary pedestrian bridge across the C&O Canal will be made available on the west side of the existing 29th Street bridge.
- Temporary signs will be in place to alert the traveling public in this area.
The 29th Street Bridge is the last of three bridges over the C&O Canal that DDOT is reconstructing. Work on the Thomas Jefferson Street Bridge and the 30th Street Bridge has already been completed. This $6 million project began in August 2009 and is funded by federal and local funds.