January 24, 2012
Overnight Lane Closures Planned For New York Avenue, NE
Closures Will Apply to Inbound and Outbound Traffic Lanes Between Penn Street and Florida Avenue
Overnight lane closures on New York Avenue between Penn Street and Florida Avenue in northeast Washington will start at 10 pm on Thursday, January 26.
(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will be conducting overnight lane closures on New York Avenue between Penn Street and Florida Avenue in northeast Washington. The closures will start at 10 pm on Thursday, January 26 and continue through 5 am the following morning to accommodate work activities associated with the New York Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project .
On New York Avenue a single eastbound lane will be kept open and westbound traffic will be redirected to a detour route starting at Penn Street.
Traffic control measures will be in place to provide advance warning about the lane closures and guide motorists through the detour.
DDOT encourages all motorists to Stay Alert and follow all signs as they travel through this corridor.
For more information about the New York Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project visit www.FixingNewYorkAve.com . For construction alerts and updates, follow the project on Twitter, @NYAve411 .
The New York Avenue Bridge in northeast Washington is utilized by more than 87,000 vehicles each day and crosses several busy commuter and freight rail lines run by Amtrak, CSX and WMATA. DDOT has worked in close coordination with these agencies throughout the planning process to ensure the safety of both those travelling the rails and road during construction. This coordination also has served to help identify the optimal time to begin construction, which takes into account all the possible impacts on the various modes of transportation in the project area. DDOT’s New York Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project is funded fully by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). Construction is scheduled to continue into 2013 with long term benefits that will ease congestion and improve safety.