D.C. FREE­WAY CLOS­INGS

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER -

The District De­part­ment of Trans­porta­tion has taken the next step in re­build­ing part of the South­east Free­way by clos­ing the east­bound lanes be­tween Eighth Street SE and Penn­syl­va­nia Av­enue. Late last year, the west­bound lanes were closed.

This por­tion of the free­way on the south side of Capi­tol Hill is be­ing raised up and re­built into a boule­vard, with bet­ter con­nec­tions to the ad­ja­cent neigh­bor­hood. Bar­ney Cir­cle, on the east end of the project, even­tu­ally will be re­built into a real traf­fic cir­cle.

Mean­while, the free­way sec­tion will be closed for about a year and a half. East­bound free­way traf­fic head­ing to­ward I-295/ DC 295 or Penn­syl­va­nia Av­enue SE should con­tinue across the 11th Street Bridge over the Ana­cos­tia River.

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