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- Weather permitting, construction related to the rehabilitation of the New York Avenue Bridge over the railroad tracks will require the westbound lanes to be narrowed on Saturday, January 8.
- Major traffic impacts are anticipated and motorists are urged to use alternate routes.
(Washington, DC) Weather permitting, construction related to the rehabilitation of the New York Avenue Bridge over the railroad tracks (between Florida Avenue and Penn Street, NE) will require the westbound lanes to be narrowed from 6 am to 4 pm on Saturday, January 8. Major traffic impacts are anticipated and motorists are urged to use alternate routes.
The Saturday work will occur in two phases:
- At 6 am, the left and center lane of westbound New York Avenue will be closed until 12 pm, leaving only the right lane open to traffic.
- At 12 pm, the left and center lane will reopen and the right lane will be closed until 4 pm. All lanes are scheduled to reopen at approximately 4 pm.
Temporary signs will be in place to guide the traveling public through this area.
DDOT chose Saturday morning for the double-lane closure because traffic is typically lightest on weekend mornings. However, motorists are strongly urged to seek alternate routes to avoid delays during this scheduled work, as backups may be significant. Please use caution when traveling in this area.
All construction-related work and dates are subject to change, depending on weather, material and contractor availability or other unforeseen conditions. In the event of inclement weather, construction activities could potentially be postponed until Monday, January 10.
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DDOT’s New York Avenue Bridge Rehabilitation Project is funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). Construction is scheduled to continue into 2013. The long term benefits to be gained from the rehabilitation of the bridge will ease congestion and improve safety. More information about the project is available on the DDOT website, at dashboard.ddot.dc.gov under the Ward 5 Projects Link.