When officials announced last spring that the New York Avenue Bridge would undergo two years of major reconstruction, people on both sides of the orange barrels braced for traffic disaster.
The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating a sheen on the Anacostia River that stretched several miles northeast from the 11th Street Bridge on Tuesday.
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The roughly 200,000 commuters, tourists and other motorists who each day make the frequent bumper-to-bumper trip into and out of Washington on New York Avenue Northeast soon can expect their ride to take an extra 30 minutes.