Commuters should be aware of new construction projects on the 14th Street Bridge and 18th Street, NW.
The work zone on the 14th Street Bridge is going to block the left-center lane for vehicles headed for 14th Street or the Southeast-Southwest Freeway. That means after a year-long phase in which the right lane was impassable, the bridge rehabilitation has moved across the span.
Concrete barriers will navigate drivers around the construction to line up for 14th Street or the freeway. Drivers headed for the bridge from northbound I-395 can use the left exit lane (Exit 10C) as a through lane onto the bridge.
When the work zone ends, there’s about an eighth of a mile left to make lane changes before the highway divides Take care for drivers merging from the northbound George Washington Parkway on the right. They will have limited space to move left if they are headed for 14th Street.
Also, be aware of a new reconstruction pattern on 18th Street NW from Massachusetts Avenue to Florida Avenue. Roadwork will begin on the roadway and sidewalks.
Crews will be working on two blocks at a time. The first segment affected is between New Hampshire Avenue and P Street. The westbound lane of P Street and the southbound lanes of 18th Street between P Street and New Hampshire Avenue will be cordoned off with jersey barriers. When the work zone is established, traffic in the two-block section of 18th Street will be one-way with detours and parking restrictions.
Northbound traffic will be permitted on 18th Street, while southbound traffic will take a detour to 17th or 19th streets. Westbound traffic on P Street will detour north or south at the 18th Street intersection.
During the construction there will be a temporary bus stop on Massachusetts Avenue between 18th Street and Dupont Circle for the G2, N2, N4 and N6 routes that will replace the stop on westbound P Street.