New configuration on Southeast Freeway eastbound

A modified sign above the Southeast Freeway. (WTOP/Mary DePompa)

Amy Freedman,

WASHINGTON – On Thursday, the short stretch of the Southeast Freeway eastbound after the 11th Street Bridge that leads to Pennsylvania Avenue and the Sousa Bridge closed.

The new alignment of the Southeast Freeway eastbound now leads drivers into three lanes, directly onto the 11th Street Bridge. Drivers then have the choice of taking I-295 southbound or DC 295 northbound.

To get to Pennsylvania Avenue, drivers can follow the signs to DC 295 northbound. Once on 295, Pennsylvania Avenue will be the first exit.

This reconfiguration is part of the 11th Street Bridge Project’s Phase 2. The closure is expected to last 18 to 20 months.

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