D.C. FREEWAY CLOSINGS
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.