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Traffic Alert: Major Construction Begins on 14th Street Bridge at 10 a.m.

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Work is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. today on a major rehabilitation project for the 14th Street Bridge. Throughout this project, DDOT will maintain four lanes of traffic on the northbound bridge during commuting periods, but temporary off-peak lane closures will be necessary. From Wednesday, May 27, to Friday, May 29, crews will close a single lane on the northbound bridge, between 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Crews will spend the next five days, including the weekend, preparing the roadway for the first phase of the year-long bridge project. This preliminary work will include restriping and installing barriers for the lane shifts required to maintain traffic, as well as work on the bascule span of the bridge and the operator's tower.

In addition, the following lane closures will be in effect over the weekend:

Friday, May 29

8 p.m. to 10 p.m. - single lane closure
10 p.m. to 8 a.m. - double lane closure

Saturday, May 30

8 a.m. to 10 p.m. - single lane closure
10 p.m. to 8 a.m. - double lane closure

Sunday, May 31

8 a.m. to 10 p.m. - single lane closure
10 p.m. to 5 a.m. - double lane closure

For more details on the construction, including graphics showing the eight phases of work, please visit our interactive map. DDOT is encouraging all motorists to go to this site and sign up for email or Twitter alerts to receive real time information about the bridge work.

By Washington Post Editors  |  May 27, 2009; 6:37 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories  | Tags: 14th Street Bridge  
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I think you pasted your DDOT link without an the software did it for you and it's now a melange of this blog and its real address.

Beyond that, as someone who takes 295, albeit not far, I am fearing this project.

Posted by: TheMatt | May 27, 2009 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Because I work outside the city, I tend to come over the 14th St. Bridge only in the evenings-- for instance, this evening. Just to make sure I understand-- there are no (in theory) anticipated delays for crossing the bridge, northbound, during standard "commuting" times (e.g., prior to 10:00 AM and again prior to 8:00 PM)?

Posted by: lily_rowan | May 27, 2009 9:24 AM | Report abuse

Is there something unique about this construction project that it will take a year to complete? Why not an incentivized contract to get it done in a shorter period of time? I used the Woodrow Wilson Bridge when they redecked ths entire span(over one mile) in approximately 10 months. This project doesn't seem to be any more sophisticated than that one.

Posted by: zekfina | May 27, 2009 10:46 AM | Report abuse

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