If you drive along 16th Street toward Military Road, you might want to find a new way to travel tomorrow. DDOT will begin construction on the new 16th Street bridge over Military Road. They are planning several rolling closures, and expect people to use Georgia Avenue. I agree with Commissioner Uqdah: look for 14th and 13th to be crowded during rush hour as people look for alternative routes. From the Mayor's office:
Construction of the 16th Street NW Bridge will require significant closures on 16th Street NW and Military Road NW. Starting March 27 for up to four months, weather permitting, the bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction, and eastbound and westbound Military Road NW. One lane will be maintained in each direction on these two roadways, except for several weekends when there will be full closures of Military Road NW to replace the 16th Street NW Bridge.
DDOT will inform the public in advance of these closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to use Georgia Avenue as an alternate route to bypass construction on 16th Street NW. Additionally at this time, the 16th Street NW ramp to westbound Military Road NW will be closed. A detour will be posted. Drivers can expect turn restrictions at 16th Street ramp intersections; and they are urged to obey posted signs.
from Petworth News at http://on.fb.me/1BVZwus