The East Washington Traffic Relief Program* will dedicate $263 million over the next six years to build four ramps on the east side of the 11th Street Bridge to divert interstate vehicles from local roads and bridges, improve cross-Anacostia River traffic, enhance safety, and promote economic development and local business.
Two new ramps will provide direct connections for commuters traveling across the 11th Street Bridge to and from the Anacostia Freeway. Over 50,000 vehicles per day will be diverted from the Sousa Bridge, relieving traffic pressures on East Washington and Downtown Anacostia.
Minnesota and Pennsylvania Avenue commuter traffic will be diverted by a new direct connection for northbound traffic to the Anacostia Freeway. Commuter traffic on Firth Sterling and Martin Luther King will be diverted by a new connection for southbound traffic to the Anacostia Freeway.