Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Avoid Southeast-Southwest Freeway going eastbound

Several email and text alerts when out last night warning motorist of lane closures. Below is the message from DDOT with alternative routes. PLAN ACCORDINGLY. Looking into my crystal ball, I predict SE-SW Freeway is going to be a HOT MESS with backups all the way down I-395 in Virginia. This demolition is part of the 11th Street Bridge project.

Work Scheduled Over Next Two Weekends
(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is scheduled to temporarily close lanes on the eastbound side of the Southeast Freeway over the next two weekends for the demolition of two RFK access ramps. The ramps cross over the freeway. On the weekend of January 10 and 11, and again on January 17 and 18, the left lane and shoulder will be closed just prior to the I-295 South and Pennsylvania Avenue split. That means all traffic approaching the split will have to take the I-295 exit.

There will be no access to RFK Stadium or Pennsylvania Avenue from the SE Freeway

Motorists may use the following detour route to reach Pennsylvania Avenue:
Take the Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue exit
Turn left on Good Hope Road, SE
Turn left on Minnesota Avenue, SE Detour Ends -
Turn either right or left on Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

In addition, motorists can avoid the detour by taking alternate routes including:·
From the SW Freeway, take the South Capitol Street exit
Cross the South Capitol Street (Frederick Douglas) Bridge
Take the Suitland Parkway Exit
Take the ramp for I-295 North

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