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Traffic Changes at Bolling Entrance

Some new traffic patterns are going to be in effect around Bolling Air Force Base starting this month. The main gate at South Capitol Street and Malcolm X Avenue SE is scheduled to be closed to vehicles beginning Aug. 14 for a security renovation that won't be finished until May 2007.

Vehicles that have used the main gate will need to find alternatives during the renovation. To ease traffic congestion, the Naval Station Anacostia north gate, which faces onto South Capitol Street, is scheduled to open starting today, according to a statement from the Air Force. The District's Department of Transportation is retiming the stoplights at the various gates to help ease the traffic flow and will monitor the results.

During the peak of the evening traffic, 11th Wing Security Forces airmen will help direct traffic, according to their commander, Maj. Richard DeMouy. "We'll also have cones in place, and the Metropolitan Police will also be assisting outside of the gates to keep traffic flowing," he said in the Air Force statement. Morning commuters will also be guided by detour signs.

Use this link to the Bolling Web site to find more detailed information about the new traffic patterns, including some maps of the area and guidance that will be useful if you're commuting that way.

By Robert Thomson  |  August 7, 2006; 5:30 AM ET
Categories:  Commuting  
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Your link to the Bolling website is bad.

Posted by: Rick D. | August 7, 2006 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Thanks, Rick. Fixed it.

Posted by: Dr. Gridlock | August 7, 2006 11:57 AM | Report abuse

Sir - Would like to invite you and members of the press interested in this subject to come out to Bolling to meet the Air Force District of Washington commander, Gen. Robert Smolen, take a tour of base and view the gate from the inside looking out to watch traffic impact both ways. This is a huge news opportunity as far as the gate's closing impact on I-295 commuters around Bolling. Please let me know at your earliest, so we can set up media visit. Thank you for your story.

Posted by: Linda Card, Air Force District of Washington Public Affairs, Bolling AFB, DC | August 7, 2006 3:28 PM | Report abuse

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