Friday, March 15, 2013
Construction the on 37th Street and Tunlaw Road intersection with force northbound travelers to detour later this month.
Construction on the 37th Street and Tunlaw Road intersection is expected to begin before March 28, according to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) at the Advisory Neighbor Commission (ANC) public meeting Thursday. According to Paul Hoffman the DDOT program manager for the construction, the contractor will be given notice to proceed sometime this week with construction lasting an estimated four weeks, two of which will include a detour for northbound 37th Street drivers and buses with access for residents. Exact dates are not available, but warning will be provided a week prior to the start of construction and the start of the detour. “Nobody is happy about the detour,” ANC Chair of Commission Brian Cohen told Patch. “But it …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Some residents in Glover Park said the Wisconsin Avenue streetscape project will negatively impact traffic in the neighborhood.
A group of Glover Park residents wants the District Department of Transportation to know what they think about the Wisconsin Avenue renovation project. The group outlined their concerns about the construction in a July 23 letter to DDOT. In a recent press release, the group wrote, "As a result of the Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape project, the busy Wisconsin Avenue corridor in Glover Park will be reduced from three lanes each way to two during peak hours and from two lanes each way to one during off-peak hours. This corridor serves not only as access to Glover Park’s homes, businesses, and recreation, but also to those in Burleith, Georgetown, Cathedral Heights, Observatory Circle, and other neighborhoods." The lane reduction will result in …
Friday, February 3, 2012
Friday and Saturday, drivers should expect stoppages and lane closures along Canal Road between Foxhall Road and Arizona Avenue.
Avoid Canal Road Friday and Saturday and save yourself a headache. The District Department of Transportation continues work on segments of Canal Road and drivers can expect lane closures and traffic stoppages mid-day Friday, Feb. 3 and all day Saturday, Feb. 4. To allow DDOT crews to resurface the road between Foxhall Road and Arizona Avenue, flaggers will be alternating lane closures and enforcing five-minute stoppages between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday and between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Block by block, a $12.3 million rehabilitation project will give O and P Streets a much needed face lift--but until its finished expect parking woes, noise and potential loss of trees in the neighborhood.
Construction has started on the 3600 block of P Street. The northbound lane is currently closed and the west lane of 36th Street between O and P Streets closes today. Over the next 18 months, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., crews will work to replace leaky and outdated water mains and gas lines, smooth sidewalks and roads, and place streetcar rails back in their original positions. At a public meeting last night organized by the District Department of Transportation, (DDOT), community members listened to presentations from Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners Ed Soloman and Jeff Jones, Project Manager Afis Idowu, and representatives from the Washington Water and Sewer Authority, Washington Gas, and Washington Metropolitan Area …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Mayor Vincent Gray, Councilmember Jack Evans and ANC officials hailed the beginning of construction on the much-anticipated project.
Today, officials marked the ceremonial start of the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Georgetown's historic O and P Streets. What was hailed as a project long in the making, the restoration of the existing streetcar tracks and repairs to the streets and infrastructure is one of the "last major projects" in Georgetown, said Councilmember Jack Evans. Officials noted the project has been in the works for over 20 year and in earnest since 2003. District Department of Transportation Interim Director, Terry Bellamy, describes O and P Streets as some of the oldest in the District. Mayor Gray said the project was, not a labor of love, but definitely "a labor" on the part of the community and one that was "badly needed." Commissioner Ed Solomon …
Monday, January 24, 2011
D.C. Water crews are one the scene of a leaking pipe at 1420 Wisconsin Ave.
D.C. Water crews continue their work on a leaking water main at 1420 Wisconsin Ave. The leak was first reported Jan. 11. Traffic is limited to one lane in each direction as construction equipment and utility vans clog a small section of Wisconsin Avenue. The problem is a leaking two-inch service line. The repairs only affect the individual service line connecting the former home of Commander Salamander to the main line; neighboring businesses should not experience any water outage. The repair is scheduled to be completed today, though permanent restoration at the site will occur later, according to D.C. Water Coordinator of Construction Outreach Emanuel Briggs. Briggs said the agency has until Sunday, Feb. 27 to complete the restoration.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Construction Thomas Jefferson Street Bridge is almost complete and the street will re-open to vehicular traffic by Jan 25.
Since closing Thomas Jefferson Street to traffic in August, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has been working to rebuild the bridge over the C&O Canal. The agency anticipates reopening the street to vehicular traffic by Jan. 25. Construction on 29th Street will begin shortly thereafter; the street will be closed to vehicular traffic between M and K Streets. The project to rebuild the Three Bridges in Georgetown that span the C&O Canal began in August 2009. Work on the first bridge on 30th Street finished in July 2010. Construction of the second bridge on Thomas Jefferson Street began in August and was initially scheduled for an April 2011 completion. The new completion date of Jan. 25 puts the agency well ahead of schedule…
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
All that construction probably won't change how bad the traffic is.
In this series, Patch looks at the Silver Line, Metro's largest expansion in its 34-year history. The Dulles Metrorail is expected to remove thousands of cars from Northern Virginia's roads and ease the daily gridlock that has come to characterize the region. But some question whether traffic will ever improve — even with the addition of the 23-mile Silver Line to the existing 106-mile Washington Metro system. "There are some parts of the country that would be glad to have traffic, because it indicates someone wants to get somewhere. It's better than depression," said Zachary Schrag, an associate history professor at George Mason University, who specializes in transportation issues. "No jobs, no traffic." Schrag said other metropolitan …
Monday, December 20, 2010
The end of the project is in sight, but the day passengers climb aboard isn’t.
In this series, Patch looks at the Silver Line, Metro's largest expansion in its 34-year history. The first 11.7-mile phase of the new Dulles Metrorail is scheduled for completion in less than three years, but there is no official prediction when the line will actually open for commuters. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority — which is managing the new Silver Line construction — says it cannot estimate an open-for-business date because safety tests will be conducted on the new rail after construction is finished and Metro employees must be trained to operate the new track. "At this point in time, we haven't worked out the details," said Pat Nowakowski, executive director of the Dulles Metrorail Corridor Project. The first phase …
Although construction only began in March 2009, this project's history dates back decades.
This video features recent construction photos from the various Dulles Metrorail project sites around Northern Virginia. For a comprehensive timeline of the project, visit the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project's website. Article and Map: "Silver Lining: Light at the End of the Track"