295 Closed

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295 is now closed at the Eastern Avenue overpass north and south bound, as a construction vehicle has hit one of the support beams and the District is concerned that the overpass may not be safe. They’re rerouting traffic around on the service road to the south, but if you’re heading north, traffic must exit at Burroughs. No word yet on how long this will be closed but apparently a bridge team is en route.

2 Comments so far

  1. wayan (unregistered) on August 9th, 2005 @ 2:48 pm

    from DC Text Alert:

    The main thorofare at I-295 & Eastern Ave., NE closed in both directions. N/B & S/B service roads are open. DDOT contractors are working to repair the bridge. The estimated repair time is 24-48 hours. If possible, avoid the following areas: Benning Rd., New York Ave., and Kenilworth Ave. DC EMA will continue to monitor the situation.

  2. wayan (unregistered) on August 9th, 2005 @ 2:49 pm

    Oh and “thorofare” is a direct quote, not one of my fanciful sayings.

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