Story at a Glance
- Road closures will take place on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11 for the 2011 Nation’s Triathlon.
- The Triathlon is scheduled for Sunday, September 11.
(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will be closing one direction at a time on Interstate 295/DC 295 (Anacostia Freeway) from Pennsylvania Avenue to the 11th Street Bridge – beginning tonight - to demolish an existing bridge over the freeway. The overnight closures will take place between 10 pm and 5 am and will continue through Sunday, September 11, 2011. These closures were previously announced for September 7 and 8 but were delayed by inclement weather.
To prepare for the full closures single lane closures will apply starting at 8 pm.
During the closures signed detours will be posted. Variable message boards will be in place to provide motorists advanced notice of the scheduled detour.
Northbound 295 Detour
The northbound 295 detour will direct traffic to cross the 11th Street Bridge, exit onto M Street, SE and then turn onto 9th Street, SE to travel east on Southeast/Southwest Freeway to access northbound 295 via Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.
Southbound 295 Detour
The southbound 295 detour will direct traffic to exit onto Pennsylvania Avenue, SE and then turn onto Minnesota Avenue, SE. From there, motorist will travel to Good Hope Road, SE and cross the 11th Street Bridge via the 13th Street, SE ramp. Motorist will then be directed to exit onto M Street, SE, and then turn onto 11th Street, SE to access southbound 295.
In the event of more bad weather or other unforeseen conditions, this work will be rescheduled and an updated advisory will be distributed.
This closure is in addition to the previously publicized off-peak closures of the 11th Street bridges, related ramps, local streets, and I-295/DC 295.
For more information about this work or the 11th Street Bridge Project, please contact DDOT Project Manager Said Cherifi at (202) 671-4611or visit ddot.dc.gov/11thStreetBridge.
For additional traffic advisories please visit DDOT’s Traffic Alerts page
or visit goDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District