Project Updates

On-The-Job Training (OJT) Program

On-The-Job Training (OJT) Program

The Malcolm X On-The-Job Training Program provides training opportunities for women, minorities, and disadvantaged persons in the highway construction industry. As of March 2021, there are six On-The-Job Training Program trainees enrolled in the program. Five out of six trainees are District residents, and one trainee is a woman. 90% of those who graduated overall live in the District, and 50% of those who graduated are women. Visit ddot.dc.gov/page/job-training-program for more information.

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Interchange – South Loop

Interchange – South Loop

Pictured on the left is the progress being made on the interchange’s south loop. It is located between Shepherd Parkway to the east and I-295 to the west. Motorists on this route are headed northbound; they merge onto I-295 after traveling beneath the bridge.

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5 of 7 Bridges Erected

5 of 7 Bridges Erected

As of December 2020, five out of the seven bridges that are part of the project’s scope have been erected. The bridge (pictured to the left) runs along I-295 northbound and crosses over South Capitol Street SW. Construction for the final two bridges is underway.

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New Retaining Wall

New Retaining Wall

In July 2020, the I-295 Malcolm X Interchange Improvement Project team erected a new retaining wall and added an additional lane for a ramp connection to the I-295 southbound lanes. The retaining wall is located along I-295 southbound, adjacent to South Capitol Street SE and south of Malcolm X Avenue SE.

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B-1035 Milestone

B-1035 Milestone

On June 15th, Malcolm X contractor FMCC completed the erection of seven steel girders. This steel structure is approximately 191 feet long and is the only bridge that crosses over Interstate 295 within the Malcolm X project scope. This erection is an important milestone, as it connects the north and south sections of the 3.45-mile-long project.

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Construction Progress November 2019

Construction Progress November 2019

On November 8th and 9th the Malcolm X contractor FMCC set the steel structure for the first of seven bridges that will be constructed under the I-295/Malcolm X Interchange Improvements Project.

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