Brief 395-N closure for MPD officer’s funeral today

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’395 North’
courtesy of ‘BrianMKA’

395-N will be closed briefly between 1:00 and 1:30 this afternoon for the funeral procession for MPD officer Paul Dittamo, who died last week when his cruiser struck a utility pole while he was responding to a call.

While the funeral and burial are both in Virginia, the processional will drive into the DC to pass by the 7th district station, where Dittamo was based.

While the procession should be concluded well before evening rush, if you’ll be in your car this afternoon, expect additional street closures along the rest of the route as well:

Continue onto Oakwood Drive
Right onto Old Bridge Road
Right onto Route 123 (Gordon Blvd)
Exit onto Interstate 95 Northbound (Main lanes)
Exit onto Interstate 395 Northbound
Continue over the 14th Street Bridge (Main Span)
Enter the District of Columbia
Continue on Interstate 395
Merge right to the 11th Street Bridge
Merge onto Interstate 295 Southbound
Exit right onto outbound Suitland Parkway SE
Exit right onto Alabama Avenue SE
Turn right onto Alabama Avenue SE
Pass the 7th District Station
Continue to 25th Street SE
Left onto Good Hope Road SE
Right onto 13th Street SE
Merge onto 11th Street Bridge
Continue Interstate 395 toward Virginia
Exit the District of Columbia
Continue Interstate 395 Southbound (HOV Lanes)
Exit onto Interstate 95 Southbound (Main lanes)
Exit onto Dale Blvd
Continue on Dale Blvd to Sacred Heart Cemetery at on Purcell Road

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