Preparations are underway, near 2nd St and Washington Ave SW, for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial (http://www.avdlm.org/). District Department of Transportation (DDOT) began realigning the streets in the area to accommodate the Memorial footprint. Memorial construction is planned for fall 2013. Street closures are expected during the memorial construction and will be shared when available.
Update: May 13 — Work is expected to impact traffic patterns from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. each day until the end of August. Starting Monday, May 13, 2013, the traffic route will shift from the southwest side of Washington Avenue to the northeast side, as shown in the plan on the right. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained each way during this construction phase. The pedestrian route will also shift from the east side of 2nd Street to the west side, adjacent to the O'Neill Building. The crossing of Washington Avenue will need to be done south of the C Street/Washington Avenue/First Street Intersection.
Please use an abundance of caution crossing intersections in the construction zone and only cross at the prescribed crosswalks.
Please refrain from using cell phones and follow the posted signage paying special attention to pedestrian signals and traffic control officers. This phase is expected to last until approximately early to mid-June, check back for further updates.
More information is available at: http://www.cstswclosure.com/.