Construction brings delays on 16th Street

WASHINGTON — A large-scale construction project has begun on 16th Street in Northwest D.C., leading to traffic delays that will persist in the months ahead.

Crews with the District Department of Transportation are working to completely replace the 16th Street bridge that runs above Military Road.

The bridge is 57-years old.

Closures resulting from the $15 million construction project began early Friday morning. They will be in place for four months.

Sixteenth Street on and around the bridge is littered with orange barrels and cones, and the construction work limits traffic flow to one lane in each direction.

There will be periodic weekend closures of Military Road in the area surrounding the bridge.

According to a statement from DDOT, “commuters and residents should prepare for major, ongoing delays.”

Drivers are urged to use Georgia Avenue to bypass the construction zone.

The website 16th & Military Bridge Project will provide updates throughout the project.

Follow @WTOP on Twitter and WTOP on Facebook.

© 2015 WTOP. All Rights Reserved.

Nick Iannelli

Nick Iannelli can be heard covering developing and breaking news stories on WTOP.

Federal News Network Logo

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up