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New York Avenue NE
The D.C. Department of Transportation plans to close two lanes of New York Avenue NE for work on the Ninth Street Bridge each night this week.

Two lanes on the westbound side of New York Avenue will be closed to traffic each night, from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. The remaining lanes will be shifted so that there will be two lanes open to traffic in each direction.

There will be additional, intermittent lane closures each night, for about 15 minutes at a time, to avoid setting steel girders in place over moving traffic, officials said.

The work should be completed by Saturday, DDOT said.

For more information on the work being done along the New York Avenue corridor, visit DDOT's project Web site.

Metro warns that some customers on the Red, Blue and Orange lines should add at least 20 to 30 minutes of travel time during their nighttime travel as the transit agency performs maintenance work, including replacing rail fasteners that stabilize tracks and replacing concrete slabs beneath rails.

Red Line: Trains will share one track between Medical Center and Grosvenor-Stratmore stations from 8 p.m. through closing. Customers should add at least 20 minutes to their travel times.

Blue Line: Trains will share one track between Stadium-Armory and Addison Road-Seat Pleasant stations from 9:30 p.m. through closing. Add at least 30 minutes.

Orange Line:Trains will share one track between Cheverly and New Carrollton stations from 9:30 p.m. through closing. Add at least 20 minutes.

Metrobus routes 93, 94 and W6 are being rerouted due to a D.C. Department of Transportation resurfacing project on Stanton Road SE between Suitland Parkway and Alabama Avenue SE.

The work will require Metrobus routes 93 (Congress Heights Station/Ellington Bridge Line) and 94 (Anacostia Station/Stanton Road Line) to be rerouted on their northbound trips. The W6 (Anacostia Station/Naylor Road Parking Loop) will return to the Anacostia Metro station at Suitland Parkway and not serve the Jasper Road loop. Metro says this service will be covered by the W8 route with additional service as needed.

Chain Bridge Road
Nighttime gas main work will close several lanes in the area of Chain Bridge Road (Route 1230 southbound between Tysons Boulevard and International Drive.

By Michael Bolden  |  December 3, 2009; 7:30 PM ET
Categories:  Commuting , Construction  | Tags: Construction, Metrobus, New York Avenue  
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