Project Timeline and MilestonesProject 25 Percent Complete
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Project ManagerBarton Clark Retires
Notice to Proceed
– July 2009
– December 2009
River Piles Driven
– May 2010
– June 2010
DC 295 Pedestrian Bridge Re-opened
– August 2010
River Bridges Steel Erection
New Southbound I-295/DC 295 ToOpen
– Spring 2011
Freeway Bridges To Open
– Fall 2011
Local Bridge To Open
– Summer 2013
Next, workers set to constructingstruts to connect the piles just above thewaterline and caps to urther connectthem on top and allow placement o thebridge’s structural steel.By the end o August, crews construct-ed the our piers or the new inboundreeway bridge and set to work buildingthe piers or the outbound bridge.Plans call or the rst structural steelbeams or the bridges to be put in placethis all so trac can be shifed onto thetwo new reeway bridges in Fall 2011.
Southeast of the River
On the rst day o construction in De-cember, crews began moving vegetationand earth to allow or the widening o DC 295/I-295 and the building o newconnecting ramps to the new bridges.Upon demolition o the pedestrianbridge and completion o some drainageimprovements, trac was shifed to itscurrent alignment.Excavation, landside pile driving andconcrete oundation work is well under-way on support structures or some o the connecting ramps.New oundations, columns, caps andretaining-wall structures or the new el-evated portions o southbound DC295rise up almost every week, with steelbeams set to start connecting the struc-tures this all.And, work visibly continues to in-crease between the existing bridges, thehighway and the river, as crews orgeahead in building the abutments, ortouch-down points or the new bridgesin Anacostia Park.
Northeast of the River
Prior to June work northeast o theriver was generally limited to prepara-tory work cleaning and surveying stormwater drains and relocating ACBA. Sincethen, work continues to ramp up daily.With ACBA relocated, their buildingswere removed and oundation work be-gan or new bridge abutments north o the river as well.Crews continue to demolish portionso existing connecting ramps betweenthe bridges and the Southeast Freeway to construct new ramps in their place,with such work increasing in the monthsahead.On July 30, 11th Street Bridge ProjectManager Barton Clark retired rom theDistrict Department o ransportation.During his three-and-a-hal yearsat DDO, Mr. Clark led the projectthrough planning, completion o theederally-required Environmental Im-pact Statement process, contract solici-tation and award, and the early stages o construction.“Bart’s dedication and contributionsthe 11th Street Bridge Project were in-numerable and the project’s success todate is due impart to his leadership,”said Gabe Klein, DDO Director.“We thank him or all that he’s ac-complished and wish him a very happy retirement.”Mr. Clark’s DDO successor on thebridge project is Said Cheri.
DDOT Director Gabe Klein, and senior staff honor Barton Clark, pictured withsigned hard hat, on his retirement.Workers build new elevated portions of southbound DC295 next to the existinghighway