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: November 18 — Beginning November 18, the intersection at 2nd Street and Washington Avenue has reopened to pedestrians. Pedestrians traveling between the Rayburn and Ford House Office Buildings will now be able to use this route instead of walking to Independence Avenue. The plan at right shows this route in blue.
Please allow for an additional five minutes in your commute between the Ford and Rayburn House Office Buildings. Please refrain from using cell phones and follow the posted signage paying special attention to pedestrian signals and traffic control officers or US Capitol Police Officers.
More information is available at the District Department of Transportation’s project website: http://www.cstswclosure.com/. There is a Frequently Asked Question page and progress photos. You may also 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.