D.C. to shut down Dupont traffic signals Tuesday

Tim Bracken, wtop.com

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, around 10 a.m., the D.C. Department of Transportation plans to cut power to the traffic signals in Dupont Circle in Northwest. The signals will be turned off for several hours while crews perform upgrades.

DDOT says that traffic control officers will be in place to direct drivers through the circle, but watch out for delays on New Hampshire Avenue, Massachusetts Avenue and Connecticut Avenue headed through Dupont Circle.

There will be some daytime lane closures in the District this week — DDOT will conduct annual bridge inspections of the 10th Street Bridge (located over D Street, adjacent to the L’Enfant Promenade) and the Interstate 295 bridge over the Suitland Parkway.

Officials also said that the traffic signals will be turned on and back to normal before the evening rush hour.

Daytime bridge inspections in the District

DDOT will conduct annual bridge inspections in two locations this week (also Monday, March 5): On the 10th Street Mall Bridge, located over D Street adjacent to the L’Enfant Promenade, and the I-295 bridge over the Suitland Parkway. The plan is for crews to work between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., so give yourself an extra few minutes if your daytime travels take you to these areas. Here are the details:

Tuesday, Feb. 28

  • Northbound Suitland Parkway under I-295, the left and right lanes will have alternating closures between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Thursday, March 1

  • The right lane will be closed on westbound D Street under the 10th Street Mall.
  • A right lane will be closed on southbound L’Enfant Promenade under the 10thStreet Mall.

Friday, March 2

  • The right lane will be closed on the southbound L’Enfant Promenade under the 10th Street Mall.
  • The right lane will be closed on the northbound L’Enfant Promenade under the 10th Street Mall.

Monday, March 5

  • The right lane will be closed on the northbound L’Enfant Promenade under the 10th Street Mall.

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