WASHINGTON, DC — Starting on or about April 22, 2013, Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) will administer a contract for the National Park Service (NPS) to improve part of Maine Avenue, SW DC. The roadway re-construction project is located under the 14th Street Bridge to Independence Avenue westbound and Tidal Basin Parking lot to under the 14th Street Bridge eastbound. The project will affect the roadways intersecting Maine Avenue, SW from the intersection of 15th Street, SW, Raoul Wallenberg Place, Ohio Drive to the Jefferson Memorial and the ramp to I-395 southbound in Southwest DC.
The major work activities include milling out all of the asphalt, repairing the base concrete and paving. Drivers will experience uneven lanes.
Motorists and pedestrians will be notified of lane closures through the use of construction signs and variable message boards, which will be posted during the entire construction process. Work may occur day, nights and weekends. The public will encounter lane closures during construction. Weekly lane closures and construction activities will be listed in the weekly traffic advisory.
All lanes will be open during rush hours. AM Rush hours are defined as 5:30 am to 9:30 am; PM Rush hours are defined as 3 pm to 7 pm.
The planned completion date for all work is scheduled for early summer. Weather may require adjustments to the schedule. The NPS will continue to inform the public and the media of any adjustments in the work schedule. Every effort is being made to minimize traffic delays and accomplish the work in a timely manner.