Traffic Changes on the East Capitol Bridge


The DC Dept. of Transportation (DDOT) has changed the traffic pattern on the East Capitol Street Bridge.

The south bridge is fully closed. All has been shifted to the north bridge, where three lanes of traffic will be maintained at all times. A reversible middle lane will be employed to allow two lanes of inbound traffic during morning rush hour and two lanes of outbound traffic during evening rush hour.

On the east side of the bridge, temporary ramps will be used to maintain connectivity to the I-295 north bound and I-295 south bound on-ramps. Bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the north (westbound) bridge sidewalk during construction.

The reopened north bridge will have a new wider sidewalk, a pedestrian and historic bridge railing and a new deck overlay.

This traffic configuration will be in place through the end of the project, anticipated for late Summer 2020. The speed limit has been reduced to 30 mph to ensure public and worker safety. Fines are doubled in construction zones. Learn more by visiting