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
Progress photograph with new bridges
(center) open to traffic
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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