FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Luan Tran 202.671.4649
November 1, 2011
Pennsylvania Avenue Great Streets Project
Pennsylvania Avenue SE and Branch Avenue SE Intersection to Close for Safe Construction of New Roadway
DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) in association with the Great Streets Pennsylvania Avenue Project will close the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue SE at Branch Avenue SE to rebuild the roadway starting on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 9:30am; weather permitting.
This closure will begin Friday, November 4th at 9:30am and will continue through
Monday, November 7th at 5:00am at which time the roadway will be re-opened.
Project Closure Limits:
The eastbound and westbound lanes on Pennsylvania Avenue SE will remain open at the intersection to through-traffic; however, vehicles will be prohibited from turning left onto Branch Avenue SE from Pennsylvania Avenue SE. Vehicles traveling northbound and southbound on Branch Avenue SE toward Pennsylvania Avenue SE will be prohibited from turning left onto Pennsylvania Avenue SE. There will be no through-traffic onto the opposite side of Branch Avenue SE at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue SE; vehicles must turn right onto Pennsylvania Avenue SE.
This action will allow DDOT to completely rebuild this small portion of roadway while maintaining traffic. Variable Message Board (VMS) will be set up throughout the impact area to alert motorists of the upcoming closures. Sidewalks will remain open and temporary crosswalks will be set up at intersections.
Suggested alternate routes include:
· Suitland Road to Alabama Avenue SE to Good Hope Road SE
· Massachusetts Avenue SE to Minnesota Avenue SE
DDOT thanks you for their patience as we move forward bringing an enhanced Great Streets network that will serve the greater community. All motorists are asked to stay alert as they travel through or near this work zone area. Please plan ahead to minimize delays and use alternate routes to avoid the area. For more information please contact DDOT Project Engineer Luan Tran 202.904.3911.