(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation announces the following updates for reopening the P Street Bridge, between Dupont Circle and Georgetown; 10th Street, between E and F Streets downtown; and the impending partial closing of Wisconsin Avenue below M Street.
- Reopening: P Street Bridge over Rock Creek Parkway
District Director of Transportation Dan Tangherlini, joined by Councilmembers Jack Evans (Ward 2) and Carol Schwartz (at-large), cut a ribbon on July 15th to reopen all the lanes on the P Street Bridge over Rock Creek Parkway that had been closed for reconstruction.
The bridge, linking Georgetown and Dupont Circle, had not had major work since 1935. Director Tangherlini pointed out that this just-completed, extensive upgrade reflects the need for such work on a number of our major bridges, including the South Capitol Street and 11th Street Bridges over the Anacostia and the Key Bridge. The District is requesting funds for these structures as part of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill now in Congress.
During the year-long, $3.5 million project, DDOT worked with the community to minimize traffic disruptions, including keeping at least one lane open in each direction for cars and buses.
- Reopening: 10th Street, NW, E to F Street
By early August, DDOT is planning to reopen 10th Street, NW, between E and F Streets, weather permitting. This very busy street, with heavy pedestrian and bus traffic generated by Ford’s Theatre and many businesses, is closed for reconstruction after a General Services Administration steam line replacement.