On Wednesday and Thursday (Dec. 28 and 29), watch for closures on 11th Street SE
between M and K between 5 am and 4 pm as workers install girders above the street as part of the new flyover connecting the 11th Street Bridges
and the Southeast Freeway (or, as we probably need to start calling all of it, I-695
). Here's the details
, including where the detours will run.
If you've been by that stretch of 11th Street lately, you've seen the girders making their big bend westward, stopping just above 11th Street. (This is the pier
that the girders are now being placed on, as seen back in October
.) It will certainly change the vista
on that stretch. I'll get photos after the girders are in place, and when the sun comes out.
In other 11th Street Bridges news, you probably noticed that the new outbound freeway span didn't open this past weekend, as had been hoped. DDOT tells Dr. Gridlock
it will probably now be "early January." "The earlier opening had been a long shot anyway," DDOT spokesman John Lisle is quoted as saying.