N/B 295 Wednesday & Thursday nights/Thursday Mayor Gray & HSEMA Director Millicent West/Severe Weather/ Thursday - Pagent of Peace & Christmas Tree Lighting
REMINDER: Overnight Closures Planned for Northbound I-295/DC 295 Between 11th Street, SE and Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Closures Start Tonight
Contractor to Install Bridge Girders over Anacostia Freeway
(Washington, D.C.) Starting tonight the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will close the northbound lanes of I-295/DC 295 (Anacostia Freeway) from 11th Street, SE to Pennsylvania Avenue, SE to erect girders on a new bridge over the Anacostia Freeway.
Tonight’s closure is scheduled to start at 10 pm and end at 5 am tomorrow. A second closure is scheduled to start at 10 pm on Thursday, December 1 and end at 5 am on Friday, December 2.
During the closures, signed detours will be posted.
The northbound 295 detour will direct traffic to cross the 11th Street Bridge, exit onto M Street, SE and then turn onto 9th Street, SE to travel east on Southeast/Southwest Freeway to access northbound 295 via Pennsylvania Avenue, SE.
Electronic signs will be in place to provide motorists advanced notice of the scheduled detour.
In the event of inclement weather or other unforeseen conditions, this work will be rescheduled and an updated advisory will be distributed.
These closures are in addition to the previously publicized off-peak closures of the 11th Street bridges, related ramps, local streets, Southeast/Southwest Freeway and I-295/DC 295.
For more information about this work or the 11th Street Bridge Project, please contact DDOT Project Manager Ravindra Ganvir at 202-359-6948 or visit www.ddot.dc.gov/11thStreetBridge.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 29, 2011
MAYOR VINCENT C. GRAY AND DISTRICT AND REGIONAL OFFICIALS PREPARE FOR SEVERE WINTER WEATHER EVENTS
Officials Strategize and Practice to Ensure Operational Readiness
(WASHINGTON, DC) -- In preparation for the winter season, Mayor Gray and agency officials will participate in a Severe Winter Weather Tabletop Exercise (TTX) December 1. The goal of the exercise is to engage agency officials, D.C. Council staff, business leaders, community stakeholders and as regional and federal partners in the practice and discussion of severe-winter-weather scenarios involving agency preparedness, planning, response and recovery for both large and small events.
WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray, D.C. agency directors, D.C. Council staff, regional and federal partners, and business and community leaders will participate in a severe-winter-weather tabletop exercise in preparation for the upcoming season.
WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, December 1, 2011
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Headquarters 2 Building (HQ2)
1900 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20431
The D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) is hosting Mayor Gray’s winter preparation practice exercise to ensure government readiness, to prepare residents and stakeholders to mitigate the consequences of severe winter weather and to provide an opportunity for participants to identify and discuss operations efficiencies during severe-winter-weather events.
Mayor Gray is committed to ensuring public safety and continuity of government operations under the most extreme conditions. Agency directors are required to attend the session.
Invitees include (but are not limited to):
· Council of the District of Columbia and their Chiefs of Staff;
· Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs);
· D.C. Agencies and Departments;
· Executive Directors of the Business Improvement Districts (BIDs);
· Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA);
· Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments;
· American Red Cross - National Capital Area;
· United Planning Organization (UPO);
· D.C. National Guard;
· U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS),
· Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA);
· FEMA’s Office of National Capital Region Coordination (ONCRC);
· Destination DC;
· District of Columbia Hospital Association (DCHA);
· Hotel Association of DC; and
· Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.
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Street Closures & Parking Restrictions for National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
(Washington, D.C.) The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has provided the following information regarding street closures and parking restrictions for the 2011 National Christmas Tree Lighting on Thursday, December 1, 2011. The ceremony for the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree is scheduled to take place from 4:15 pm to 7:00 pm on the Ellipse near the White House.
- Beginning at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2011, and in effect until the completion of the ceremonies, there will be no traffic allowed northbound or southbound on 15th Street, NW, between E Street/Pennsylvania Avenue and Constitution Avenue, NW.
· Beginning at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2011, and in effect until the completion of the ceremonies there will also be no traffic allowed northbound or southbound on 17th Street, NW, between Constitution Avenue and New York Avenue, NW.
These street closings and related parking restrictions are subject to change without notice based upon prevailing conditions.
Traffic delays may occur during this event and motorists should consider alternative routes to avoid the area if possible. The Metropolitan Police Department and the Department of Transportation (DDOT) encourage motorists to expect increased pedestrian traffic around this event and to exercise caution.
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