The Capitol Crossing development project will bring more road closures around I-395’s 3rd Street Tunnel, beginning this weekend.
Between 2nd and 4th streets NW, Massachusetts Avenue and H Street NW will start to have road and lane closures as early as 8 a.m. Saturday. The construction work is expected to continue for five months.
According to the District Department of Transportation, drivers can expect:
Massachusetts Avenue will be closed at 2nd Street on Saturday, April 11. Detour signs will point motorists around the work zones to use H, I, K and 5th Streets.
During this phase, H Street westbound will no longer connect directly through Massachusetts Avenue. Instead, H Street will continue straight from 2nd Street toward the intersection of 4th and Massachusetts. Motorists traveling to H Street can turn south (left) onto 4th Street and west (right) back onto H Street.
Additionally, work on 3rd Street between E Street and Massachusetts Avenue will also begin during this phase. Drivers can expect lane closures on 3rd Street. Parking will be restricted on 3rd Street for the duration of this work.
Besides Saturday’s closures, there will be continuous closures on Mondays and Tuesdays, from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. the next day; Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 7 am to 3 pm; and Saturdays and Sundays, only as needed, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Construction for the mixed-use Capitol Crossing development started in February. The project is expected to affect traffic for four years, after a previous plan was scrapped to shut down part of the freeway to reduce the total work time.
Photo via 3rd Street Tunnel Project