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Traffic Advisories


TRAFFIC ADVISORY UPDATE: Due to rainy conditions expected on Saturday, October 27, the traffic pattern change described in the below traffic advisory, is being completed on Friday, October 26. Please use the Contact Us form if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your patience while we reconstruct the Monroe Street NE Bridge.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 24 2018

Media Contacts
Terry Owens – (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Lauren Stephens – (202) 465-6112, lauren.stephens@dc.gov

Traffic Pattern Change on Monroe Street NE Bridge October 27

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will change the traffic pattern on the Monroe Street NE Bridge from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm beginning on Saturday, October 27, weather permitting. 

This traffic pattern change is necessary to begin work on the south side of the bridge as a part of phase 2 of the ongoing reconstruction project. 

Two lanes of traffic will be maintained, and the sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians. Flaggers will direct traffic on the bridge. 

Motorists are advised to stay alert and follow signage when traveling through this area. 

Traffic controls will be in place to warn drivers approaching the areas. Motorists should anticipate moderate-to-heavy delays due to the lane closures. Drivers are advised to stay alert while traveling through these locations and to be observant of the inspection personnel.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 12, 2018

Media Contacts
Terry Owens – (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Lauren Stephens – (202) 465-6112, lauren.stephens@dc.gov

Temporary Lane Closure of Monroe Street Bridge  October 15

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close one lane of traffic on Monroe Street NE Bridge for one to two hours between 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on Monday, October 15, weather permitting.

This temporary lane closure is necessary to complete work related to the ongoing Reconstruction of Monroe Street NE Bridge Project. Flaggers will direct traffic on the bridge. 

Motorists should expect delays and are advised to stay alert when traveling through this area.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 14, 2018

Media Contacts
Terry Owens – (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Lauren Stephens – (202) 465-6112, lauren.stephens@dc.gov

Temporary Overnight Lane Closure of Monroe Street Bridge  September 19- 24

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close the Monroe Street NE Bridge from 12:00 am to 5:00 am Wednesday, September 19 through Monday, September 24, weather permitting.  

The temporary closure is necessary for concrete pours related to the ongoing Reconstruction of Monroe Street NE Bridge Project.  

Motorists will be detoured to Michigan Avenue NE using 7th Street NE and 10th Street NE. The sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians. DDOT will provide flaggers and signage to guide traffic through the work zone to maintain public safety. 

Motorists should expect delays and are advised to stay alert when traveling through this area. 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Media Contacts
Terry Owens – (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Lauren Stephens – (202) 465-6112, lauren.stephens@dc.gov

Temporary Overnight Lane Closure on Monroe Street NE Bridge September 14

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close one lane of traffic on the Monroe Street NE Bridge from 12:00 am to 5:00 am Friday, September 14, 2018, weather permitting.  

This lane closure is required by PEPCO and necessary to complete work related to the ongoing Reconstruction of the Monroe Street NE Bridge Project. Flaggers will direct traffic on the bridge.  

Motorists should expect delays and are advised to stay alert when traveling through this area.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Media Contacts
Terry Owens – (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Lauren Stephens – (202) 465-6112, lauren.stephens@dc.gov

Temporary Lane Closure on Monroe Street NE Bridge August 30 - 31

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close one lane of traffic on the Monroe Street NE Bridge from 9:00 pm on Thursday, August 30 through 5:00 am on Friday, August 31, 2018, weather permitting.

This lane closure is necessary to complete work related to the ongoing reconstruction of the Monroe Street NE Bridge. Flaggers will direct traffic on the bridge.

Motorists should expect delays and are advised to stay alert when traveling through this area.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 17, 2018

Media Contacts
Terry Owens – (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Lauren Stephens – (202) 465-6112, lauren.stephens@dc.gov

Temporary Nightly Closures on Monroe Street NE Bridge August 21 - 23

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is scheduled to temporarily close one lane of traffic on the Monroe Street NE Bridge from Tuesday, August 21 through Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 9:00 pm to 5:00 am, weather permitting.

This lane closure is necessary to complete work related to the ongoing Reconstruction of Monroe Street NE Bridge. There will be two flaggers alternating traffic on the bridge.

Motorists should expect delays and are advised to stay alert when traveling through this area.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Media Contacts
Terry Owens – (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Lauren Stephens – (202) 465-6112, lauren.stephens@dc.gov

Monroe Street NE Bridge to Close Temporarily on August 11

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close the Monroe Street NE Bridge to motorists on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, weather permitting. 

This closure is necessary for temporary steel beam removal. Motorists will be detoured to Michigan Avenue NE using 7th Street NE and 10th Street NE. The sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians during the lane closures. 

DDOT will provide flaggers and signage to guide traffic through the work zone to maintain public safety.

Motorists should expect delays and are advised to stay alert when traveling through this area.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 3, 2018

Media Contacts
Terry Owens – (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Lauren Stephens – (202) 465-6112, lauren.stephens@dc.gov

Temporary Closure of Monroe Street NE Bridge
August 3-4

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close the Monroe Street NE Bridge to motorist beginning at 7:00 pm tonight, as previously scheduled. The bridge will be closed for a 24-hour period, reopening at 7:00 pm on Saturday, August 4, weather permitting.  

This closure is necessary to complete the installation of structural steel beams. Motorists will be detoured to Michigan Avenue NE using 7th Street NE and 10th Street NE. The sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians during the lane closures.

DDOT will provide flaggers and signage to guide traffic through the work zone to maintain public safety.

Motorists should expect delays and are advised to stay alert when traveling through this area.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Media Contacts
Terry Owens – (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Lauren Stephens – (202) 465-6112, lauren.stephens@dc.gov

Temporary Closures on Monroe Street NE Bridge
August 2, 3-7

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is scheduled to temporarily close the westbound lane of Monroe Street NE at 9th Street on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, weather permitting. This lane closure is requested by PEPCO in order to complete work related to the ongoing Reconstruction of Monroe Street NE Bridge. PEPCO will have two flaggers alternating traffic on the bridge.

Additionally, there will be nightly full bridge closures for motorists on Friday, August 3, 2018 until Tuesday, August 7, 2018 between 7:00 pm to 7:00 am, weather permitting. These nightly closures are necessary to complete the installation of structural steel beams. Motorists will be detoured to Michigan Avenue NE using 7th Street NE and 10th Street NE. The sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians during the lane closures. DDOT will provide flaggers and signage to guide traffic through the work zone to maintain public safety. Motorists should expect delays and are advised to stay alert when traveling through this area.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 20, 2018

Media Contacts
Terry Owens – (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Lauren Stephens – (202) 465-6112, lauren.stephens@dc.gov

Temporary Closures on Monroe Street NE Bridge
July 21 and July 23

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is scheduled to temporarily close the eastbound lane of Monroe Street NE from 7th Street to 10th Street on Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 6:00 am to 12:00 pm, weather permitting.

On Monday, July 23, 2018, the Monroe Street NE Bridge will be closed to all motorists from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm, weather permitting. Motorists will be detoured to Michigan Avenue using 7th Street and 10th Street.

In the event of rain, both closures will be moved to the following day within the given time frames.

These closures are necessary to complete work in coordination with PEPCO and to complete concrete pours as part of the ongoing reconstruction project. The sidewalk will remain open during the lane closures.

DDOT will provide flaggers and signage to guide traffic through the work zone for all closures to maintain public safety. Motorists should expect delays and are advised to stay alert when traveling through this area.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Media Contacts
Terry Owens – (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Lauren Stephens – (202) 465-6112, lauren.stephens@dc.gov

Overnight Closure of Monroe Street NE Bridge
Sunday, June 24

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is scheduled to temporarily close the Monroe Street NE Bridge to motorists on Sunday, June 24, 2018 during the overnight hours of 2:30 am to 5:30 am, weather permitting.

This closure is necessary to complete pier column concrete placement as part of the ongoing reconstruction project. The sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians and bicyclists during the lane closures.

Motorists will be detoured to Michigan Avenue NE and 10th Street NE. DDOT will provide flaggers and signage to guide traffic around the work zone and maintain public safety.

Motorists should expect delays and are advised to stay alert when traveling through this area.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 9, 2018

Media Contacts
Terry Owens – (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans – (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

Nightly Lane Closures on Monroe Street NE Bridge, March 12 to March 23
Daytime closure on Saturday, March 10

(Washington, DC) – As part of an ongoing reconstruction project, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will close one lane on the Monroe Street NE Bridge, between 8th Street NE and 9th Street NE. This will occur overnight from midnight to 5 am, Monday, March 12 through Friday, March 23, weather permitting. 

On Saturday, March 10, from 7 am to 7 pm, DDOT will close one lane on the Monroe Street NE Bridge. One lane of traffic will remain open over the Monroe Street Bridge during the specified hours. The lane closure is necessary to complete bridge demolition. During lifting of existing girders, there will be a complete road closure at the bridge for 15-minute intervals. 

DDOT will provide detours and flaggers on both sides of the bridge to guide motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians through the work area and maintain public safety. Motorists should expect moderate-to-heavy delays. DDOT encourages all motorists to stay alert and obey flaggers and construction signage when traveling through this area.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Media Contacts
Terry Owens – (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans – (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

DDOT Lane Closures on Monroe Street NE Bridge
Phase 1 beginning Friday, November 17, 2017

(Washington, DC) – As part of an ongoing reconstruction project, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will shift the traffic pattern on the Monroe Street NE Bridge between 7th Street NE and 10th Street NE beginning on or about Friday, November 17, 2017; weather permitting.

Westbound lanes will be closed and traffic will be shifted to the eastbound lanes with a single lane in each direction. The sidewalk on the north side of the bridge will be closed. All pedestrian traffic will be directed to the south side. Bicyclists will use the full lane to travel through the construction zone, sharing with motorists during this phase.

This phase of work is expected to last approximately 9 months, weather permitting, and will include bridge demolition. Signage and protective barriers will be used to guide motorist, bicyclists and pedestrians through the work area and maintain public safety. Motorists should expect minor delays. DDOT encourages all motorists to stay alert and obey construction signage when traveling through this area.


TRAFFIC ADVISORY UPDATE: Phase 1 construction activity and the traffic pattern changes notated in the traffic advisory below, are temporarily being postponed. Updates will be provided here as soon as they are available.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Media Contacts
Terry Owens – (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans – (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

DDOT Lane Closures on Monroe Street NE Bridge
Phase 1 beginning Wednesday, October 18, 2017

(Washington, DC) – As part of an ongoing reconstruction project, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will shift the traffic pattern on the Monroe Street NE Bridge between 7th Street NE and 10th Street NE. Beginning on or about Wednesday, October 18, 2017; weather permitting.

Westbound lanes will be closed and traffic will be shifted to the eastbound lanes with a single lane in each direction. The sidewalk on the north side of the bridge will be closed. All pedestrian traffic will be directed to the south side. Bicyclists will use the full lane to travel through the construction zone, sharing with motorists during this phase.

This phase of work is expected to last approximately 9 months, weather permitting, and will include bridge demolition. Signage and protective barriers will be used to guide motorist, bicyclists and pedestrians through the work area and maintain public safety. Motorists should expect minor delays. DDOT encourages all motorists to stay alert and obey construction signage when traveling through this area.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 3, 2017

Media Contacts
Terry Owens – (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans – (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

DDOT to Begin Reconstruction of Monroe Street NE Bridge
Work starts August 9, weather permitting

(Washington, DC) – As part of an ongoing reconstruction project, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will shift the traffic pattern on the Monroe Street NE Bridge between 8th Street NE and 9th Street NE. Beginning on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, eastbound lanes will be closed and traffic will be shifted to the westbound lanes with a single lane in each direction. The sidewalk on the south side of the bridge will be closed. All pedestrian traffic will be directed to the north side. This phase of work is expected to last 3 to 5 weeks, weather permitting, and will include manhole installation at the east and west ends of the bridge. 

Signage and protective barriers will be used to guide motorist, bicyclists and pedestrians through the work area and maintain public safety. Motorists should expect minor delays. DDOT encourages all motorists to stay alert and obey construction signage when traveling through this area.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 6, 2017

Media Contacts
Terry Owens – (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans – (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

Temporary Lane Closures on Monroe Street NE Bridge
July 10 – July 22

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close alternating lanes on the Monroe Street NE Bridge between 7th and 10th Streets, from July 10 – July 22 during the hours of 9AM – 3:30PM, weather permitting. Closures will be temporary and minor delays may be experienced by motorists, bikers and pedestrians. 

The closures are necessary for DDOT to conduct field surveys. 

Traffic controls will be in place. Motorists should stay alert; anticipate moderate delays and be observant of inspection personnel while traveling through this location. 

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