Preparations are underway, near 2nd St and Washington Ave SW, for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial (http://www.avdlm.org/). Memorial construction in and around the footprint of the site (from the southwest of Washington Avenue and northeast of 2nd Street SW) will continue through the fall of 2014. Minor street and lane closures will occur as construction work continues.
Update: January 7, 2014 — The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has completed realigning and repaving the streets in the area to accommodate the Memorial footprint. Minor items such as line striping of crosswalks and corner pavers remain. The intersection at 2nd Street and Washington Avenue reopened to pedestrians on November 18, 2013. Pedestrians traveling between the Rayburn and Ford House Office Buildings should use this route instead of walking to Independence Avenue. The plan below shows this route in blue. This route will remain in place for the remainder of the Memorial construction through the fall of 2014.
Please continue to allow for an additional five minutes in your commute between the Ford and Rayburn House Office Buildings. Please refrain from using cell phones while crossing streets, follow any posted signage, pay special attention to pedestrian signals and heed to traffic control officers or US Capitol Police Officers.
You may reach the Disabled Veterans' Life Memorial Foundation at email@example.com or 800.331.7590. or the House Superintendent’s Office at 202.225.4141 if you have further questions or concerns.
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Please add five to ten additional minutes for commute.