21 January, 2011

C&O Canal Bridges Rehabilitation Project Moves to Third and Final Phase


C&O Canal Bridges Rehabilitation Project Moves to Third and Final Phase

Thomas Jefferson Street Bridge Nearing Completion and Set to Reopen

29th Street Bridge to Close for Construction

(Washington, D.C.)  The District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) rehabilitation work on the 29th, 30th, and Thomas Jefferson Street bridges across the C&O Canal in northwest continues to progress. The second of the reconstructed bridges is set to reopen and work on the third and final bridge will begin next week.

Thomas Jefferson Street Bridge

Work on the Thomas Jefferson Street Bridge, located between M and K Streets in Georgetown, is nearing completion.  DDOT anticipates the bridge will reopen on or about Tuesday, January 25, weather permitting.

29th Street Bridge

Work is set to begin on the bridge located on 29th Street, NW, between M and K Streets, on or about Thursday, January 27.  Please note:

·   Work will take place Monday through Friday, between 7 am and 9 pm and Saturdays between 9 am and 9 pm.

·   The bridge will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and is anticipated to remain closed through January 2012.

·   Local access will be maintained on 29th Street from both M and K Streets.

·   30th Street will remain open and may be used as an alternative to 29th Street.

·   A temporary pedestrian bridge across the C&O Canal will be made available on the west side of the existing 29th Street bridge.

·   Temporary signs will be in place to alert the traveling public in this area.

Work on the 30th Street Bridge over the C&O Canal has already been completed. This $6 million project began in August 2009 and is funded by federal and local funds.

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