New 9th Street Bridge opens on Monday

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‘DC 1133 Marker’
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Living in Ward 5, you have to make some interesting driving choices right now.  If you want to head to H Street NE, or to Eastern Market and the Hill, you have to brave the ugly construction and logjam mess that is the area around the 9th Street Bridge that crosses over New York Avenue.  The construction has been ongoing for over a year, and has made North/South travel in that area difficult.

Monday, Northbound traffic will open on the 9th Street Bridge (Southbound has been open for a few weeks now) and that means no more illegal left turns onto 9th Street from the Brentwood Parkway.  Instead, you’ll take the new Northbound bridge span toward the Home Depot/Giant shopping center directly instead of having to deal with the New York Ave onramp/offramp morass.

As someone who uses this route every day: Hooray, DDOT!

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