WASHINGTON, DC—A joint venture of Skanska USA Civil of Alexandria, Va., and Facchina Construction of La Plata, Md., has begun reconstruction of the 11th Street bridges and interchanges in Washington, D.C. The project is being executed for the District Department of Transportation under a $260 million design/build contract with Skanska acting as managing partner with a 70% share of the contract.

Crews will build three major bridge crossings over the Anacostia River. One crossing involves two separate bridge spans, each with three lanes in one direction for regional traffic. The bridge crossing will link the Southeast Freeway with Interstate 295/Anacostia Freeway.

Another crossing will be a single bridge span with four lanes, two in each direction. The project also includes two interchanges. On the west side of the river, Skanska will construct a new connection to the Southeast Freeway and 11th Street. On the east side, the existing interchange that connects local and regional traffic of the Anacostia River will be reconstructed. The project is expected to complete in May 2013.