Friday, May 22, 2009

Road Closures This Weekend; 14th Street Bridge Work Begins Wednesday

The annual Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Ride will roar through DC this holiday weekend and as a result, some roads will be closed on Sunday from 11:30 AM – 4 PM, including the following:

- Arlington Memorial Circle
- Memorial Bridge
- Lincoln Memorial Circle
- 23rd Street, NW from Constitution Avenue to Lincoln Memorial Circle
- Henry Bacon Drive from Constitution Avenue to Lincoln Memorial Circle
- Constitution Avenue, NW from the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge to 3rd Street, NW
- 3rd Street from Constitution Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue, SW
- Independence Avenue from 3rd Street to 23rd Street, SW
- Ohio Drive, SW from Independence Avenue to the Inlet Bridge
- West Basin Drive, SW from Ohio Drive to Independence Avenue
- Jefferson Drive, SW
- Madison Drive, NW

On Monday, the Memorial Day Parade will cause additional roads to be closed from 12PM – 4 PM, including:

- Constitution Avenue from 7th Street to 23rd Street, NW.
- Jefferson Drive from 4th Street to 15th Street, SW
- Madison Drive from 4th Street to 15th Street, NW
- 15th Street from Independence Avenue, SW to Constitution Avenue, NW
- 17th Street from Independence Avenue, SW to Constitution Avenue, NW

Starting on Wednesday, DDOT will start work on the northbound lanes of the 14th Street Bridge, a year-long project that will allow the northbound deck to be resurfaced. Although there will be four lanes open during most of the construction, expect major delays, especially on the northbound morning commute. There may be lane closures during off-peak hours or weekends, and shoulders will be removed during the construction period. The southbound bridge will also be repaired, but there won’t be major impacts on traffic conditions. The HOV lanes won’t be affected, so carpooling is a good idea. For more information about the bridge rehab, check out DDOT’s project website.

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