The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is continuing to put in streetcar tracks at the intersection of South Capitol Street and Firth Sterling Avenue. The work is part of the construction of the initial Anacostia Streetcar Line that is scheduled to be up and running in late 2012.
Traffic through the intersection has already been reduced to one lane in each direction for the first phase of this construction, but please note the following new restrictions on turning vehicles beginning on Monday, November 9 at 9:30 a.m.:
The detour is approximately ½ mile long.
This part of the construction is expected to be completed on or about Friday, November 21, 2009. However, additional work will continue on South Capitol Street and Firth Sterling Avenue until mid-January.
Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes to avoid delays, including: