Removal of Pedestrian Bridge in Washington D.C. Causes Lane Closures

April 5, 2024
The construction work will improve the bridge's structural integrity

Temporary closures for the north and southbound lanes on DC-295 will be put into place Friday night and last into Saturday, according to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).

The closures are due to removal of the main span of the old Douglas Street Pedestrian Bridge. If weather does not allow for the safe removal on April 5, DDOT will remove the span on April 12.

The overnight closures will begin on 8 p.m. on Friday and will run until Saturday, April 6 at 5 a.m.

The DC-295 detour will consist of two-lane closures of the north and southbound lanes, with intermediate, full closures between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Work will take place adjacent to the Douglas Street Pedestrian Bridge, between Quarles Street Northeast and Nash Street Northeast, and commuters are being asked to use alternative routes during that time frame. 

The closures will be in effect starting at Route 50 Southbound, John Hanson Highway, and traveling northbound at Benning Road Northeast.

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