NEWS | July 12, 2021

Temporary Lane Closures on Suitland Parkway, South Capitol Street SE, and Westbound Howard Road SE Weeknights & Weekend July 10 through July 19, 2021

By Courtesy District Department of Transportation

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close Northbound South Capitol Street SE between Firth Sterling Avenue SE and Suitland Parkway, and southbound South Capitol Street SW between Suitland Parkway to Firth Sterling will be closed from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday July 10.  In case of weather or other unforeseen issues the work will occur on Sunday July 11. In addition, northbound South Capitol Street SE between Firth Sterling Avenue SE and Suitland Parkway, will be closed from 8:00 p.m. on July 15 to 5:00 a.m. July 16 as shown in the graphic.

Pedestrians travelling along South Capitol Street SE between the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and Firth Sterling Avenue SE will be detoured via Firth Sterling Avenue SE and Howard Road SE from 9:30 p.m. on July 14 through 5:00 a.m. July 19.

Westbound Suitland Parkway between South Capitol Street SE and Firth Sterling Avenue SE will be closed from 9:00 p.m. July 14 to 5:00 a.m. July 15, and from 9:30 a.m. July 16, 2021 to 5:00 a.m. July 19, 2021.  Eastbound Suitland Parkway between South Capitol Street SW and Firth Sterling Avenue SE will be closed from 9:00 p.m. July 15, 2021 to 5:00 a.m. July 19 as shown in the graphic.

Travelers heading to downtown Washington DC or visiting Nationals Park are strongly encouraged to use public transit.

Westbound Howard Road SE will be closed from west of the WMATA Parking garage to South Capitol Street SE from 9:30 p.m. on July 14 to 5:00 a.m. on July 19, 2021 as shown in the graphic.  Access to and from the WMATA parking garage will be continuously maintained from Howard Road SE via Firth Sterling Avenue SE. Pedestrian access from the WMATA parking garage to downtown Washington DC via Howard Road SE and South Capitol Street SE will be open.

A marked detour will be in place during these closures. Please observe the posted speed limit and proceed through the construction area with caution. Pedestrians and cyclists are advised to stay alert and follow signage when traveling through this area. These closures are necessary for construction activities associated with the South Capitol Street Corridor Project which includes construction of the New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge and the reconstruction of the I-295/ Suitland Parkway interchange.

Suitland Parkway Closure and & Detour


 
NB/SB South Capitol Street SE Closure & Detour




Westbound Howard Road SE Closure & Detour


 
 
 
 
For more information about DDOT’s ongoing efforts to improve the 295 corridors, visit www.improving295dc.com.

 
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