Alert for Conn. Ave. Commuters
The District Department of Transportation says it is shifting the work zone on Connecticut Avenue's Klingle Bridge. Watch for the electronic signs to guide you through the new lane pattern, which could be in place Tuesday, the department says.
As work wraps up on the right-hand southbound lane, it will begin on the next lane over. During the morning rush period, which is 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., there still will be three southbound lanes and one northbound, but the pattern will be different from that of the past few months. During off peak periods, it's two lanes in each direction. Then for the evening rush, which is 4 to 7:30 p.m., there are three northbound lanes and one southbound.
This is a big project on a heavily traveled commuter route. DDOT says the work on the historic bridge includes removal of old lead-based paint, cleaning the girders, repairing or replacing parts of the bridge's under girding and surface and rehabilitation to the sidewalks and road surface. The work, which continues from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, is scheduled to be done next January.
Stay alert through the work zone, there's a lot to look out for: the red and green lane arrows overhead, the traffic lights, pedestrians who themselves are following new patterns and the construction workers.
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