South Capitol Street Bridge & Corridor

Jurisdiction: 
District of Columbia
Cost: 
$820 million
Year of Completion: 
2015
Project Description: 

The new South Capitol Street Bridge, which is also referred to as the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, will be situated slightly to the southwest of the existing bridge crossing.  The bridge conversion will include a host of roadway improvements, including a reconfiguration of the interchange at Suitland Parkway and I-295 from the existing cloverleaf ramps to a diamond interchange, as well as streetscape improvements along South Capitol Street between N Street and the SE/SW Freeway.

The project aims to transform related sections of urban freeway into a beautiful scenic boulevard that increases pedestrian and vehicular safety, improves multi-modal transportation options, increases community accessibility and supports economic development on both sides of the Anacostia River.

transforming related sections of urban freeway into a beautiful scenic boulevard that increases pedestrian and vehicular safety, improves multi-modal transportation options, increases community accessibility and supports economic development on both sides of the Anacostia River. - See more at: http://www.anacostiawaterfront.org/awi-transportation-projects/south-capitol-street-corridor/#sthash.z55quNBc.dpuf

Redeveloping the South Capitol Corridor is part of the larger Anacostia Waterfront initiative.