C&O Canal Bridges Construction Moves to Third and Final Phase
othered by the mild pandemonium brought about by the construction on the 29th, 30th and Jefferson Street Bridges across the C&O Canal. But the District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) rehabilitation work continues to progress. The second of the reconstructed bridges is set to reopen and work on the third and final bridge will begin next week.
Work on the Thomas Jefferson Street Bridge, located between M and K Streets in Georgetown, is nearing completion. DDOT anticipates the bridge will reopen on or about Tuesday, January 25, weather permitting. Work is set to begin on the bridge located on 29th Street between M and K Streets, on or about January 27.
Work will take place Monday through Friday, between 7 am and 9 pm and Saturdays between 9 am and 9 pm. The bridge will be closed to all vehicular pedestrian traffic, and is anticipated to remain closed through January 2012. Local access will be maintained on 29th Street from both M and K Streets.
30th Street will remain open and may be used as an alternative to 29th Street. A temporary pedestrian bridge across the C&O Canal will also be made available on the west side of the existing 29th Street Bridge.
Work on the 30th Street Bridge over the C&O Canal has already been completed. This $6 million project began in August 2009 and is funded by federal and local funds.