9th Street Bridge NE to be Replaced

9th-street-bridge-detail1I received the following DDOT traffic advisory late yesterday evening. I’m very happy to hear that this bridge and surrounding area are going to be replaced, and actually like the design of the new bridge, especially the nod of including the three stars of our flag into its appearance.

Lane Closures & Detours for 9th Street, NE Bridge Project
Work Scheduled to Start April 20

(Washington, D.C.) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT), in cooperation with the Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will be reconstructing the 9th Street Bridge interchange over New York Avenue, NE. The replacement project is expected to start on or about April 20, 2009 and is scheduled to be completed by mid-2011.

The existing 9th Street Bridge was built in 1940 and has outlived its intended service life. An entirely new structure will be constructed to the west of the existing bridge and the approach roadways will be re-aligned. Once that construction is completed next year, traffic will be shifted on to the new bridge and the existing structure will be torn down.

To begin work, DDOT will have to close the two southbound lanes on the bridge. To maintain two-way traffic, the two existing northbound lanes will be split into one northbound lane and one southbound lane until the new bridge is completed.

That lane shift will require closing off access from Brentwood Parkway northbound onto the 9th Street Bridge. Also, the ramp from the southbound 9th Street Bridge to westbound New York Avenue will be closed (See the attached map).

Motorists will be directed to marked detours:

• Southbound traffic on 9th Street can take Brentwood Parkway to Penn Street to access New York Avenue.

• Northbound traffic on Brentwood Parkway can take Penn Street to eastbound New York Avenue, and then use the ramp to the northbound 9th Street Bridge.

Variable message signs will be placed at appropriate intersections to give motorists at least three days notice in advance of the closures. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this project.

For more information, please visit the project website at http://www.9thstreetbridge.org/or contact the DDOT Program Manager, Mr. Ali Shakeri at (202) 671-4612.

You can also see a map of the associated detours and closures here>>9th-street-bridge


One Response to “9th Street Bridge NE to be Replaced”

  1. […] to be the year DC refurbishes its many bridges. So far, work has been scheduled or begun on the 9th Street, 11th Street, and 14th Street […]

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