05 November, 2010

11th Street Bridge Project to Start

Pile Driving in SE/SW Freeway Median for the
11th Street Bridge Project to Start
Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Monday through Friday,
Nov. 8-12 and Nov. 15-19

Over the next two weeks, contractors for the 11th Bridge Project are scheduled to drive piles nearby in the Southeast-Southwest Freeway median east of 11th Street SE.

Weather permitting, pile driving may occur between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, November 8 to 12 and November 15 to 19.

This work is to allow construction of a ramp to the Southeast-Southwest Freeway from the new inbound freeway bridge being built across the Anacostia River as part of the bridge project and is similar to other work conducted closer to and in the river since project work began last December.

As has been done throughout the project, contractors will monitor levels of the work at all times to try and minimize impacts to residents.

The project involves construction of  three new bridges – one for local and two for freeway traffic – that upon completion in mid-2013 will:

• Improve mobility by providing separate freeway and local traffic connections to both directions of DC 295, the Southeast-Southwest Freeway and local streets on both sides of the Anacostia River.

• Provide a shared path for pedestrians and bicycles, as well as rails to allow future streetcar connections

• Replace the existing functionally deficient and structurally obsolete bridges

• Provide an additional alternate evacuation route from our Nation’s Capital, and

• Include new trail connections, improved drainage and other environmental investments

The 11th Street Bridge Project and District Department of Transportation regret any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as we work to complete the pile driving and all of our project work as quickly as possible.

For more information, please call Public Information Manager Bryon Johnston at 202-484-2330, Ext. 137 or email ddotpublicaffairs@dc.gov.

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