ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Project calls for replacing the 68-year-old bridge and reconstruction of the Suitland Parkway/I-295 interchange. The bridge has been classified functionally obsolete and needs to be replaced due to its condition, age and functional limitations. This project will increase pedestrian and vehicular safety, improve multimodal transportation options, increase community accessibility and support economic development on both sides of the Anacostia River.
This project is one in a series of transportation, environmental, economic, community, and recreation projects developed by the larger Anacostia Waterfront Initiative (AWI) Program. From the Tidal Basin to the city’s northeast border with Maryland, the 30-year, $10 billion AWI Program is transforming the shores of the Anacostia River into a world-class waterfront and enriching nearby communities. For more information about AWI, visit the website: anacostiawaterfront.org.
Project Start: Summer 2017 | Project Completion: End of 2021
CONSTRUCTION TRADES JOB FAIR
WHEN: December 18, 2018, 5:00pm – 8:00pm
WHERE: DC Infrastructure Academy
2330 Pomeroy Rd, SE Washington DC 20020
Please join us!
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) invites you to a public meeting on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 (Ward 6) and Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (Ward 8) to discuss the current status of the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge project. DDOT will present an overview of the project and discuss training, job and business opportunities.
When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: 1100 Fourth Street SW (DCRA Conference Room), Washington, DC 20024
When: Wednesday, November 29, 2017, Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Thurgood Marshall Academy, 2427 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20020
Be sure to check out www.goDCgo.com to learn about transportation options for getting to these public meetings.
KEY PROJECT ELEMENTS
Building a new six-lane Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge
Creating a new traffic oval west of the river that connects South Capitol Street, Potomac Avenue and Q Street SW
Creating a new at-grade traffic oval east of the river that connects South Capitol Street, Suitland Parkway and Howard Road SE
Reconstructing the Suitland Parkway/Interstate 295 interchange
Increasing bicycle and pedestrian facilities
Improving drainage and storm water management throughout the corridor