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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.

WARD 6

When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017, Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: 1100 Fourth Street SW (DCRA Conference Room), Washington, DC 20024

WARD 8

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

 
 

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