Community members are welcome to attend a meeting Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. at Stoddert Elementary about proposed changes to the intersection of Tunlaw Road and 37th Street, as part of the Glover Park Wisconsin Avenue Project.
The project, which continues to create traffic back-ups in the area, advances largely on-schedule as contractors
The project area runs from 34th Street and Wisconsin Avenue and ends at Massachusetts Avenue in Glover Park. It will reduce the number of traffic lanes from three to two during peak hours and from two to one during off-peak hours. Certain intersections will have left turn lanes.
Before construction began and since the impact of construction began to spill over to feeder streets, neighbors have raised serious concerns about the intersection at 37th Street and Tunlaw Road and the safety of several other intersections along 37th Street.
Last week a group of residents Transportation and other district agencies listing off the changes they hope to see to improve safety in neighborhood streets that may be impacted by the new road pattern.
Next week the Advisory Neighborhood Commission will host a public meeting to allow residents to raise those and other concerns about additional changes under the streetscape project:
"In response to input from the community on the Wisconsin Ave. Streetscape Project, DDOT, in June, agreed to redesign the problematic intersection at 37th St. and Tunlaw Rd. DDOT planners have been working on a new design, and will soon have a preliminary design to share with the community at a public meeting.
The meeting is tentatively scheduled for next Thursday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m. at Stoddert Elementary.
We hope that you can make it to this meeting see the plan and provide your input."