May 1, 2017: Traffic Advisory

MEDIA CONTACTS: Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov
Terry Owens — (202) 671-5124, Terry.Owens@dc.gov

(Washington DC) As part of an ongoing reconstruction project on Minnesota Ave., the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will begin nightly milling and paving operations on Minnesota Avenue, NE between A Street, SE and Benning Road, NE.  This operation will begin at approximately 7:00 PM and last until 5:00 AM nightly. This phase of work is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 1, 2017 at night and will work through Thursday, May 4, 2017. This work will resume on Monday, May 8, 2017 and work through Thursday, May 11, 2017 to complete the milling and paving; weather permitting.

Motorists are being advised using Variable Message Boards that the southbound and northbound lanes of Minnesota Avenue are shifting during this operation to allow for the safe installation of a new roadway as part of the ongoing reconstruction of Minnesota Avenue between A Street, SE and Benning Road NE.

Traffic controls will be in place to warn drivers and protect workers and pedestrians. Motorists are advised to be alert to all traffic changes and construction personnel while travelling through this area.

For additional details, please contact the project’s public outreach office at (202) 506-2136 or visit the project website at www.minnesotaave.org

DDOT encourages the traveling public to stay alert as they move through this busy work zone area.

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment.


February 2, 2017: Traffic Advisory

MEDIA CONTACTS: Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Maura Danehey — (202) 306-1668, maura.danehey@dc.gov

(Washington DC) As part of an ongoing reconstruction project on Minnesota Avenue, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will shift the traffic pattern on Minnesota Avenue NE between Benning Road NE and Blaine Street NE. Northbound traffic will be shifted to the center of the roadway beginning Friday, February 3. Southbound traffic will continue along the outside curb lane. This phase of work is expected to last approximately 8 weeks, weather permitting.

Variable Message Boards are being used to warn motorists that southbound and northbound lanes of Minnesota Avenue are shifting to allow for the safe installation of the new roadway. This is part of the ongoing reconstruction of Minnesota Avenue between A Street SE and 300 feet south of Benning Road NE.

Traffic controls will be in place to warn drivers and protect workers and pedestrians. Motorists are advised to be alert to all traffic changes and construction personnel while traveling through this area.

For additional details, please contact the project’s public outreach office at (202) 506-2136, or visit the project website at www.minnesotaave.org.

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment


December 9, 2016: Traffic Advisory

MEDIA CONTACTS: Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

(Washington DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close single lanes on the following roadways for bridge inspections between Monday December 12 through Saturday, December 16 from 10 am to 3 pm, weather permitting.

Monday, December 12

Anacostia Freeway (I-295) over Good Hope Road

There will be a left-lane closure on northbound Anacostia Freeway (I-295) over Good Hope Road followed by left-lane closures of the ramp from northbound Anacostia Freeway (I-295) to westbound Southeast Freeway (I-695) over Good Hope Road. This will be followed by left-lane closures of the southbound Anacostia Freeway (I-295) over Good Hope Road.

Eastbound Southwest/Southeast Freeway (I-695) Ramp to Southbound South Capitol St., SE
DDOT will close the right shoulder on eastbound Southwest Southeast Freeway ramp. 

Tuesday, December 13

Southbound I-395 Center Leg Ramps to Southeast Freeway (I-695) and Southbound South Capitol Street SE  

DDOT will close alternating right and left lanes on the southbound I-395 ramp to eastbound Southeast Freeway (I-695); followed by partial lane closures of the southbound I-395 ramp to southbound South Capitol Street SE. This will be followed by a right-shoulder closure of the eastbound Southwest/Southeast Freeway (I-695) ramp to southbound South Capitol Street SE.

East Capitol Street under Minnesota Avenue NE

There will be alternating right- and left-lane closures on eastbound East Capitol Street under Minnesota Avenue followed by alternating right- and left-lane closures on westbound East Capitol Street under Minnesota Avenue. 

Wednesday, December 14

I-395 under 14th Street

DDOT will close alternating right and left shoulders on eastbound I-395 Lane A-1 under northbound14th Street; followed by alternating right- and left-shoulder closures of westbound I-395 HOV under 14th Street. 

Thursday, December 15

Westbound I-395 under 14th Street

DDOT will close alternating right and left shoulders on westbound I-395 under 14th Street, NW.

Friday, December 16

Good Hope Road under Anacostia Freeway (I-295) 

There will be a partial lane closure of westbound Good Hope Road under Anacostia Freeway (I-295) followed by a partial lane closure of eastbound Good Hope Road under the Anacostia Freeway.

Park Road over Piney Branch Parkway, NW and Rock Creek

DDOT will close the right lane of northbound Park Road over Piney Branch Parkway, NW, and Rock Creek. This will be followed by a right-lane closure of the southbound Park Road over Piney Branch Parkway, NW and Rock Creek. 

Traffic controls will be in place to warn drivers approaching the areas. Motorists should anticipate moderate-to-heavy delays due to the lane closures. 

Drivers are advised to stay alert while traveling through these locations and to be observant of the inspection personnel.  

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment


August 19, 2016: Traffic Advisory

MEDIA CONTACTS: Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

(Washington DC) As part of an ongoing reconstruction project, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will shift the traffic pattern on Minnesota Avenue NE between A Street SE and Ames Street NE beginning Monday, August 22 from 9:30 am-3 pm, weather permitting.

Northbound traffic will shift to the east curb lane. The work will occur weekdays only and is expected to last approximately four weeks.

The lane shift will allow for safe installation of a new roadway between A Street SE to 300 feet south of Benning Road NE. The construction activity will cause moderate-to-heavy delays.

Traffic controls will be in place to warn drivers and protect workers and pedestrians. Motorists are advised to be alert of traffic changes and construction personnel while travelling through this area.

For additional details, please contact the project’s public outreach office at (202) 506-2136 or visit the project website at www.minnesotaave.org

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment


July 20, 2016: Traffic Advisory

MEDIA CONTACTS: Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

(Washington DC) As part of an ongoing reconstruction project the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will shift the traffic pattern on Minnesota Avenue NE between Ames Street NE and Benning Road NE beginning Tuesday, July 26, at 9:30 am

Southbound traffic will move to the center of the roadway and northbound traffic will be shifted to the east curb lane. The work is expected to last approximately 8 weeks, weather permitting.

The lane shifts will allow for safe installation of a new roadway between A Street SE to 300 feet south of Benning Road NE. The construction activity will cause moderate-to-heavy delays.

Traffic controls will be in place to warn drivers and protect workers and pedestrians. Motorists are advised to be alert of traffic changes and construction personnel while travelling through this area.

For additional details, please contact the project’s public outreach office at (202) 506-2136.

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment


July 2016: Traffic Advisory

MEDIA CONTACTS: Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

(Washington DC) As part of an ongoing reconstruction project the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will shift the traffic pattern on Minnesota Avenue NE between Ames Street NE and Benning Road NE beginning Friday, July 8. The work is expected to last approximately four weeks.

Motorists are advised that the northbound lane of Minnesota Avenue will shift to allow for safe installation of a new roadway between A Street SE and 300 feet south of Benning Road NE.

Traffic controls will be in place to warn drivers and protect workers and pedestrians. Motorists are advised to be alert of traffic changes and construction personnel while travelling through this area.

For additional details, please contact the project’s public outreach office at (202) 506-2136.

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment


July 19, 2016:  Traffic Advisory

MEDIA CONTACTS: Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

Temporary Lane Shift on Minnesota Avenue Beginning July 26, 2016

(Washington DC) As part of an ongoing reconstruction project on Minnesota Avenue SE, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will shift the traffic pattern on Minnesota Avenue, NE between Ames Street, NE and Benning Road, NE, southbound traffic will be moved to the center and northbound traffic will be directed to move along the east curb lane beginning July 26, 2016.  This phase of work is expected to last approximately 8 weeks; weather permitting.   

Motorists are being advised using Variable Message Board that the southbound lane of Minnesota Avenue is shifting during this operation to allow for the safe installation of a new roadway between A Street SE and 300 feet south of Benning Road NE, as part of the ongoing reconstruction of Minnesota Avenue S.E.

Traffic controls will be in place to warn drivers and protect workers and pedestrians. Motorists are advised to be alert to all traffic changes and construction personnel while travelling through this area.

For additional details, please contact the project’s public outreach office at (202) 506-2136.

DDOT encourages the traveling public to stay alert as they move through this busy work zone area. 

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment. Follow us on Twitter for transportation-related updates and more; like us on Facebook and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.govVisitgoDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.


July 6, 2016:  Traffic Advisory

MEDIA CONTACTS: Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

(Washington DC) As part of an ongoing reconstruction project the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will shift the traffic pattern on Minnesota Avenue NE between Ames Street NE and Benning Road NE beginning Friday, July 8. The work is expected to last approximately four weeks.

Motorists are advised that the northbound lane of Minnesota Avenue will shift to allow for safe installation of a new roadway between A Street SE and 300 feet south of Benning Road NE.

Traffic controls will be in place to warn drivers and protect workers and pedestrians. Motorists are advised to be alert of traffic changes and construction personnel while travelling through this area.

For additional details, please contact the project’s public outreach office at (202) 506-2136 or visit the project website at www.minnesotaave.org

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment. Follow us on Twitter for transportation-related updates and more; like us on Facebook and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.gov. VisitgoDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.


June 9, 2016:  Traffic Advisory

MEDIA CONTACTS: Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

(Washington DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced it has suspended all permitted construction activity in the public right of way on select high priority bus corridors from Saturday, June 18, 2016 to Sunday, July 3, 2016. The suspension of construction permits is designed to reduce traffic congestion connected to WMATA's SafeTrack repair program. Construction activities in the public right of way will be suspended on the following roadways:    

  • 600 Block of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE to 1400 Block/Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
  • 1400 Block of Potomac Avenue, SE to 1800 Block of Potomac Avenue, SE
  • 400 Block of 19th Street, SE to UnitBlock of 19th Street, SE
  • 1600 Block of East Capitol Street to 4400 Block of East Capitol Street
  • 4500 Block of Benning Road NE to 4600 Block of Benning Road, NE
  • 100 Block of 45th Street, NE to 200 Block of 45th Street, NE
  • 4600 Block of Central Avenue, NE to 4500 Block of Central Avenue, NE
  • 3700 Block of Minnesota Avenue, NE to 4100 Block of Minnesota Avenue, NE
  • 4300 Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, NE to 4100 Block of Deane Avenue, NE
  • Unit Block of 17th Street SE to 500 Block of 17th Street, SE  

There will be an additional restriction on I-295 from Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue, NE to East Capitol Street.

The suspension is an effort to minimize the impact on pedestrian and vehicular traffic in the immediate areas affected by WMATA's Metro Station closures (Eastern Market, Minnesota Avenue, and Benning Road).  

The public is advised that lane closures and construction-related deliveries, including manhole access, will not be allowed in the District’s right of way on these suspended roadways. 

DDOT advises that if anyone observes construction activity during the suspension period on these roadways, to call (202) 671-2700.

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment. Follow us on Twitter for transportation-related updates and more; like us on Facebook and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.gov. VisitgoDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.


March 11, 2016:  Traffic Advisory

The Metropolitan Police Department wishes to advise the public that the 2016 Rock N Roll Marathon is scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016.  In order to facilitate this event there will be no vehicular traffic allowed along the routes of the race. 

The race is scheduled to begin at approximately 7:30 am; however some street closures will begin as early as 12:00 am. All streets affected by this event are expected to be reopened at approximately 3:00 pm.

The marathon will form at Constitution Avenue, NW, just east of 14th Street, NW.  For a map and full list of street closures from MPD, go to: link (the info for the Turn by Turn link is listed below this advisory)

For additional race information, please go to:  http://www.runrocknroll.com/dc/the-races/road-closures/.

Also, download the FREE Waze navigation app on your smart phone to help avoid road closures on race weekend. Type Waze into your app store or visit waze.comfor more information.

Motorists traveling in the area of this event may experience delays and should consider alternative routes, if possible. The Metropolitan Police Department would like to remind motorists to pay full attention whenever operating any motor vehicle and to be mindful of heavy pedestrian traffic that may be associated with special events. These street closings are subject to change without notice based upon unanticipated events and prevailing conditions.

Race Route
Rock n Roll USA Marathon and Half Marathon
2016 TURN BY TURN

Half Marathon/Full Marathon Turns:

  • Start on Constitution Ave NW 480 ft. east of 14th Street NW
  • Right on Virginia Ave NW
  • Right on 18th Street NW
  • Left on E Street NW
  • Left on 21st Street NW
  • Left on Virginia Ave NW        
  • Right on 19th Street NW
  • Right on Constitution Ave NW
  • Left on 23rd Street NW
  • Enter Lincoln Memorial Circle
  • Merge Right onto Arlington Memorial Bridge
  • Enter Memorial Circle
  • Exit Memorial Circle
  • Merge onto Arlington Memorial Bridge
  • Left on Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway
  • Merge Left on Shoreham Drive NW
  • Right on Calvert Street NW
  • Merge Right on Adams Mill Rd
  • Left on Columbia Rd NW
  • Right on Harvard Street NW
  • Right on 5th Street NW
  • Merge onto 4th Street NW
  • Left on Bryant Street NW
  • Right on N. Capitol Street NW
  • Left on K Street NE
  • Right on 4th Street NE
  • Left on H Street NE
  • Right on 13th Street NE
  • Left on Constitution Ave NE

 

FULL MARATHON/HALF MARATHON SPLIT

  • Half Marathon Turns only:
  • Left on N. Carolina Ave NE
  • Merge onto C Street NE
  • Merge right onto 22nd Street NE
  • Right on E. Capitol St
  • Half Marathon Finish

Marathon Turns only:

  • Right on 14th St NE
  • Right on N. Carolina NE
  • Left on 13th Street SE
  • Right on E. Capitol Street SE
  • Right on 11th Street SE
  • Left on E. Capitol Street NE
  • Left on 3rd Street SE
  • Right on E Street SE
  • Left on S. Capitol Street SW
  • Right on Potomac Ave SW
  • Left on First Street SW
  • Right on V Street SW
  • Right on 2nd Street SW
  • Turnaround on 2nd Street SW near Q Street SW
  • Continue south on 2nd Street SW
  • Left on V Street SW
  • Left on First Street SW
  • Right on Potomac Ave SW
  • Cross the Douglass Bridge
  • Left on S. Capitol Street SW
  • Left onto S. Capitol Street SE
  • Left on Douglass Bridge access road
  • Right on Anacostia Drive SE
  • Full loop around Anacostia Park Skating Pavilion on Anacostia Drive SE
  • Left on Nicholson Street SE
  • Left on Fairlawn Ave SE
  • Right on Pennsylvania Ave SE
  • Left on L’Enfant Square SE
  • Left on Pennsylvania Ave SE
  • Right on Fairlawn Ave SE
  • Right on K Street SE
  • Enter Randle Circle SE
  • Left on Ft. Dupont Dr SE
  • Left on Ft. Davis Dr SE
  • Left on Ridge Rd SE
  • Left on Ely Place SE
  • Right on Minnesota Ave SE
  • Right on E. Capitol Street NE onramp
  • Right on E. Capitol Street NE
  • Merge right onto C Street NE
  • Left on 21st Street NE
  • Left on 22nd Street NE
  • Right on E. Capitol

Marathon Finish


March 4, 2016:  Traffic Advisory

MEDIA CONTACTS: Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will implement street closures and detours on Ames Street between Minnesota and East Capitol, starting Monday, March 7, 2016, at 9:30 am, weather permitting. The closure is needed for the safe installation of the new roadway on Minnesota Avenue from A Street to south of Benning Road, NE. 

The closures, which will last for 3-to-4 weeks, is part of the ongoing reconstruction of the Minnesota Avenue project. 

Westbound Ames Street will be closed between Minnesota Avenue, NE, and East Capitol Street, eliminating access to Minnesota Avenue from inbound East Capitol Street, NE and points east. 

There will be a detour to direct westbound Ames Street to Minnesota Avenue, NE. Access to inbound/westbound East Capitol Street via the ramp from Ridge Road and northbound Minnesota Avenue remains open.

The eastbound Ames Street ramp to East Capitol Street will remain fully closed between Minnesota Avenue, NE and East Capitol Street.

DETOUR
Vehicles traveling on westbound Ames Street will make a right onto northbound Anacostia Road, travel one block and turn left to westbound Blaine Street, NE, and another quick left onto inbound/southbound Minnesota Avenue, NE.

Moderate-to-heavy delays are expected. Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists are urged to stay alert and to use caution when traveling through the work zone. DDOT will continue to inform the public of lane closures and changes as they occur.

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment. Follow us on Twitter for transportation-related updates and more; like us on Facebook and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.gov. VisitgoDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.


February 9, 2016:  Traffic Advisory

MEDIA CONTACTS: Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will implement a lane shift, partial street closure and detour beginning Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at 9:30 am, as part of the ongoing reconstruction of Minnesota Avenue, NE. The continuous lane changes will allow crews to safely install the new roadway on Minnesota Avenue from A Street to just south of Benning Road NE.

The following changes will occur:

LANE SHIFT
Northbound Minnesota Avenue between A Street and Ridge Road SE will shift to the center of the roadway. Southbound traffic will remain unchanged.

CLOSURE
Eastbound Ames Street will be closed between Minnesota Avenue and East Capitol Street. This will temporarily eliminate the ramp access to westbound East Capitol Street NE. Westbound Ames Street will remain open. 

DETOUR
Cars traveling eastbound on Minnesota Avenue will make a right onto Blaine Street, NE, a right onto 40th Street, NE, and a right onto East Capitol Street, NE. Trucks will be directed to use eastbound Dix Street to 40th Street to East Capitol Street NE.

Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists are urged to stay alert and to use caution when traveling through the work zone. DDOT will continue to inform the public of lane closures and changes as they occur. 

Users of this corridor should anticipate moderate-to-heavy delays. 

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment. Follow us on Twitter for transportation-related updates and more; like us on Facebook and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.gov. VisitgoDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.


January 5, 2016:  Traffic Advisory

MEDIA CONTACTS: Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

(Washington, DC) Following are a number of street closures and roadway changes that may have an impact on your commute around the District of Columbia. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) urges commuters, pedestrians and cyclists to be aware of each other on the streets. Use caution as you travel around.

Ongoing Projects
Minnesota Avenue Revitalization Phase 1 Project: Water Main Installation Reminder

Installation of Emergency Communication Systems to Begin in the I-395 Tunnel

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
DC Streetcar Construction Updates: Sidewalk and Street Closures on Benning Road NE and 26th Street NE for CBTC II Construction

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Alternating Single-Lane Closures Scheduled for Massachusetts Avenue NW

Saturday, January 9, 2016
Temporary Lane Closures to Occur on I-395 and I-695 on January 9 and 10

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment. Follow us on Twitter for transportation-related updates and more; like us on Facebook and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.govVisit goDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.


December 14, 2015:  Traffic Advisory

MEDIA CONTACTS: Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

(Washington, DC) Following are a number of street closures and roadway changes that may have an impact on your commute around the District of Columbia. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) urges commuters, pedestrians and cyclists to be aware of each other on the streets. Use caution as you travel around.

Ongoing Projects
Minnesota Avenue Revitalization Phase 1 Project: Water Main Installation Reminder

Installation of Emergency Communication Systems to Begin in the I-395 Tunnel

Monday, December 14, 2015
Alternating Single-Lane Closures Scheduled for Massachusetts Avenue from Monday, December 14

DDOT to Conduct Extensive Roadway Work Along Southern Avenue SE Beginning Monday, December 14

 

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment. Follow us on Twitter for transportation-related updates and more; like us on Facebook and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.govVisit goDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.


November 30, 2015:  Traffic Advisory

MEDIA CONTACTS: Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

(Washington, DC) Following are a number of street closures and roadway changes that may have an impact on your commute around the District of Columbia. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) urges commuters, pedestrians and cyclists to be aware of each other on the streets. Use caution as you travel around.

Ongoing Projects
Minnesota Avenue Revitalization Phase 1 Project: Water Main Installation Reminder

Installation of Emergency Communication Systems to Begin in the I-395 Tunnel

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
DDOT will Conduct Bridge Inspections at Multiple Locations Starting December 1

Saturday, December 5, 2015
Single-Lane Closures on Westbound Anacostia Freeway Ramp Scheduled for December 5

Temporary Lane Closures to Occur on 16th Street NW from December 5 to December 7

Upcoming Next Week
Sunday, December 6, 2015

Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled for North and Southbound I-395

Monday, December 7, 2015
Overnight Single-Lane Closures in the I-395 Tunnel will Begin Monday, December 7

Alternating Single-Lane Closures on Georgia Avenue December 7 and 8

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment. Follow us on Twitter for transportation-related updates and more; like us on Facebook and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.govVisit goDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.


November 12, 2015:  Traffic Advisory

MEDIA CONTACTS:Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, (202) 671-5124; terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, (202) 671-0624, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

(Washington, DC) Following are a number of street closures and roadway changes that may have an impact on your commute around the District of Columbia. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) urges commuters, pedestrians and cyclists to be aware of each other on the streets. Use caution as you travel around.

Ongoing Projects
Minnesota Avenue Revitalization Phase 1 Project: Water Main Installation Reminder

Installation of Emergency Communication Systems to Begin in the I-395 Tunnel

Sunday, November 15, 2015
Lane Shifts to Occur Sunday, November 15 as New Phase of I-395/3rd Street Tunnel Project Begins

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment. Follow us on Twitter for transportation-related updates and more; like us on Facebook and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.govVisit goDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.


November 9, 2015:  Traffic Advisory

MEDIA CONTACTS:Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, (202) 671-5124; terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, (202) 671-0624, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) reminds the general public that it will continue to implement a new traffic pattern along Minnesota Avenue SE as part of the ongoing reconstruction of Minnesota Avenue Phase 1. The new traffic pattern is from East Capitol Street Bridge at Ridge Road to A Street NE. This traffic pattern is to assist with the safe installation of a new water main.

All northbound traffic will be shifted to the inside middle lane. Southbound vehicular traffic will remain in the existing southbound curb lane during this phase.

Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists are urged to stay alert and to use caution when traveling through the work zone. DDOT will continue to inform the public of lane closures and changes as they occur.

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment. Follow us on Twitter for transportation-related updates and more; like us on Facebook and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.govVisit goDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.


October 19, 2015:  Traffic Advisory

MEDIA CONTACTS:Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, (202) 671-5124; terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, (202) 671-0624, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

(Washington DC) Following are a number of street closures and roadway changes that may have an impact on your commute around the District of Columbia. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) urges commuters, pedestrians and cyclists to be aware of each other on the streets. Use caution as you travel around. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015
MPD Traffic Advisory: Scheduled Street Closures for the Washington International Horse Show (Until Monday, October 26)
 

Monday, October 19, 2015
DDOT Will Temporarily Close Single Lanes to Perform Annual Bridge and Tunnel Inspections

Traffic Pattern Changes Along Minnesota Avenue NE Starting Monday, October 19

Long-term ongoing closures

Until Sunday, November 8
DDOT to Temporarily Impose Partial Lane Closures on Military Road NW from Oregon Avenue to 14th Street

Saturday, October 24, 2015
Traffic Pattern Lane Shifts on Massachusetts Avenue and H Street NW begin Saturday, October 24 (for 8 months)

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment. Follow us on Twitter for transportation-related updates and more; like us on Facebook and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.govVisit goDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.


October 15, 2015:  Traffic Advisory

MEDIA CONTACTS:Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, (202) 671-5124; terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, (202) 671-0624, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

(Washington DC) As part of the ongoing Minnesota Avenue Revitalization Project, Phase 1, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will implement a new traffic pattern starting Monday, October 19, 2015, from 9:30 am to 3 pm, weather permitting. The new traffic pattern is expected to be in place for 90 days.  Allnorthbound traffic will be shifted to the inside middle lane. Southbound traffic will not be affected during this phase of the project.

The new traffic pattern is from East Capitol Street Bridge/Ridge Road to Benning Road, NE. The new pattern will allow the safe installation of a new water main.

Moderate-to-heavy delays are expected. Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists are urged to stay alert and to use caution when traveling through the work zone. DDOT will continue to inform the public of lane closures and changes as they occur.

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment. Follow us on Twitter for transportation-related updates and more; like us on Facebook and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.govVisit goDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.


August 12, 2015:  Traffic Advisory

MEDIA CONTACTS: Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov
Keith St. Clair – (202) 671-5124, keith.stclair@dc.gov

(Washington, DC) On Wednesday, August 12, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) instituted a new traffic pattern on Minnesota Avenue, NE, from A Street, SE, to south of Benning Road, NE, for center-of-the-road construction as part of Phase 1 of the Minnesota Avenue Revitalization project. Traffic has shifted to the outside lanes with lane closures in the center lanes at all times on weekdays and on nights and weekends, as needed. The DDOT personnel will be working from 7 am to 7 pm. 

This multiphase project is expected to continue for 18 months, with completion in the spring of 2017.  Phase 1 of this project is expected to improve pedestrian and motorist safety and accessibility through the corridor and improve the aesthetics and quality of life for the community. 

At all times during the various phases of work, the travel lanes on Minnesota Avenue will be restricted to one lane northbound and one lane southbound. The work zone will shift in various phases and will be marked with the appropriate signage.

Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists are urged to stay alert and to use caution when traveling through the work zone. DDOT will continue to inform the public of lane closures and changes as they occur. 

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment. Follow us on Twitter for transportation-related updates and more; like us on Facebook and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.govVisit goDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.


August 6, 2015:  Traffic Advisory

MEDIA CONTACTS: Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov
Keith St. Clair – (202) 671-5124, keith.stclair@dc.gov

(Washington DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced the start of the revitalization project in Ward 7 on Minnesota Avenue, SE, beginning at A Street, SE, to approximately 300 feet south of Benning Road, NE. The project will begin Monday, August 10, 2015, with work taking place from 7 am to 7 pm on weekdays, and night and weekend work to occur as needed, weather permitting. This multiphase project is expected to continue for 18 months, with completion in the spring of 2017.

At all times during the various phases of work, the travel lanes on Minnesota Avenue will be restricted to one lane northbound and one lane southbound. The work zone will shift in various phases and will be marked with the appropriate directional signage.

Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists are urged to stay alert and to use caution when traveling through the work zone. DDOT will continue to inform the public of lane closures and changes as they occur.

The project’s construction will occur in eight phases. The scope includes total reconstruction of the roadway pavement, curbs, gutters and the widening of the sidewalks. Additional improvements include new ADA compliant wheelchair ramps, driveway entrances, utility systems including water and storm drain systems, street lights, traffic signals, roadway signage, pavement markings and Low Impact Development.

The Minnesota Revitalization Phase 1 Project is expected to improve pedestrian and motorist safety and accessibility through the corridor as well as improve the aesthetics and quality of life for the community. 

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment. Follow us on Twitter for transportation-related updates and more; like us on Facebook and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.govVisit goDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.