Pennsylvania Avenue bridge project to detour traffic

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The Pennsylvania Avenue bridge links Georgetown and the West End. (Brian Kapur/The Current/November 2016)

Pennsylvania Avenue NW drivers and Metrobus passengers headed from the West End into Georgetown will be detoured onto M Street NW starting Tuesday, the D.C. Department of Transportation announced this week.

The seven-month detour will allow long-planned repairs to the avenue’s bridge over Rock Creek Park. Two lanes of eastbound traffic and at least one sidewalk will remain open, according to a news release. Parking will be prohibited on the west side of 26th Street NW in the block between Pennsylvania and M, which will be the detour route for westbound traffic.