First Phase of 11th Street Bridge Project Celebrated

January 19, 2012Location: Washington, D.C.

District of Columbia officials recently celebrated a major milestone on the 11th Street Bridge Project, the District's largest construction project to date, by holding a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the new river crossing freeway bridges.  These bridges are part of a $260 million improvement project that will provide, for the first time, a seamless connection between the Southeast-Southwest Freeway and the Anacostia Freeway near the U.S. Capitol.

Project representatives from JMT joined DC Mayor Vincent Gray and other elected officials, as well as our design-build contracting partners from Skanska-Facchina, to commemorate the completion of the first phase.

The entire project is expected to open by the summer of 2015 and will include lanes for local and through traffic, a shared pedestrian/bicycle pathway, and space for future transit considerations.

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Progress photograph with new bridges (center) open to traffic

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Pictured (L-R): DC Council Chairman Kwame Brown, DC Councilwoman Mary Cheh, DC Mayor Vincent Gray, DDOT Chief Engineer Ronaldo "Nick" Nicholson, FHWA DC Division Administrator Christopher Lawson, DDOT Director Terry Bellamy

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