Months of construction, dust, noise, parking headaches and lane closures throughout Georgetown's West Village have resulted in rehabilitated streets, restored historic streetcar tracks and a smoother ride. At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday local officials will gather at 3219 O St., NW to cut a ribbon and mark the end of the O&P Street Project, some 19 months after they first broke ground.
Mayor Vincent Gray, Councilman Jack Evans, District Department of Transportation officials and other local officials will offer remarks prior to cutting the ceremonial ribbon.
The project, which began began Feb. 28, 2011, involved the restoration of the historic streetcar tracks and repairs to the streets and infrastructure on stretches of O and P Street in the West Village.
Construction proceeded not without challenges. The poor condition of many of the historic streetcar tracks compelled contractors to create historically accurate center rail replacements. Crews also discovered buried tracks on streets they were not expected to exist on.
Community members are welcome to attend the ceremony. Rain or shine.