Contact (Media Only): Erik Linden (202) 671-2004
(Washington, DC) As part of its previously announced work on the historic Klingle Bridge in Northwest, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will begin lane shifts on Connecticut Avenue on October 21. The lane shifts will take place in the bridge area only—on Connecticut Avenue between Macomb Street and Devonshire Place, Northwest.
DDOT will maintain traffic in two lanes in each direction during non-rush hour. Three lanes of traffic will flow southbound during the weekday morning rush hour (6:30 am to 9:30 am), and one lane northbound. Three lanes of traffic will run northbound during the evening rush hour (4 pm to 7:30 pm), with one lane southbound.
The $9 million restoration of the Klingle Bridge uses a combination of federal and local funds. The first stage of the rehabilitation includes work on the under-belly of the bridge and work on the sidewalks of the bridge. Work on the bridge will include removal of old lead-based paint, cleaning the bridge girders, repairing/replacing components of the under girding and bridge surface and rehabilitation to the sidewalks and road surface.
Weather permitting, the project is slated to be completed in 18 months. DDOT will continue to update the public on the progress of the project. Hours of work are Monday through Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm.
DDOT encourages motorists to use extreme caution when passing through the work zone.
For more information, please see District closures, street closures and traffic alerts.