( Washington , DC ) The District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) is pleased to announce it has nearly completed work on the first phase of the Klingle Bridge reconstruction and will begin work on phase two beginning on or about February 6, 2007. The Klingle Bridge sits on Connecticut Avenue just south of Macomb Street in Northwest.
The second phase of construction will involve reconstruction of the southbound lane next to the phase one lane. As in phase one, during morning rush hour three lanes will be maintained southbound utilizing the newly constructed lane and one northbound lane. Three lanes of traffic will be maintained in the northbound direction during the evening rush hour with one lane southbound. All other times, two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction.
Pedestrian access on the west side of the bridge will remain closed. All pedestrian traffic will exist on east of bridge.
The $10 million restoration of the Klingle Bridge uses a combination of federal and local funds. Work on the bridge will include removal of old lead-based paint, cleaning the bridge girders, repairing/replacing components of the under girding and bridge surface and rehabilitation to the sidewalks and road surface.
The project is slated to be completed in January 2008, weather permitting. DDOT will continue to update the public on the progress of the project. Hours of work are Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
DDOT encourages motorists to use extreme caution when passing through the work zone.