Project Updates

Speed Limit Reduction

May 19, 2019

Beginning Friday, May 24th, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will reduce the speed limit from 50 miles per hour to 40 miles per hour on the section of I-295 between the area south of Exit 1: US Naval Research Laboratory and the area south of East Capitol Street – see map.

The speed reduction is being implemented to help protect all workers and ensure that all drivers operate in a consistent and safe manner while traveling through the corridor encompassing five active construction projects.

Multiple signs will be posted along the I-295 corridor to alert motorists to changes in the speed limit. Drivers are advised to stay alert while traveling through these locations and to be observant of personnel.

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