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 …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Evans asks DDOT to consider adding a second northbound lane through Glover Park.
Community leaders concluded a discussion on the Wisconsin Avenue streetscape project in Glover Park Monday night by asking the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) to find near-term solutions to some of the most apparent problems with the new lane reconfigurations. The Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape Project widended sidewalks, improved lighting and reduced the number of lanes of traffic in Glover Park. The number of lanes for traffic decreased from three to two during peak hours and from two to one during non-peak hours. Select intersections now have left-turn lanes. Georgetown residents and organizations stood up one after another at Monday's Advisory Neighborhood Commission to express their displeasure with the new traffic patterns…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Georgetown ANC meeting Monday will give leaders the opportunity to speak on the effects of the Wisconsin Avenue reconfiguration north of Georgetown and Burleith.
The Wisconsin Avenue lane reconfiguration and its impacts on north Georgetown and Burleith will be the focus of the first part of the Georgetown Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting Monday. Councilmembers Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) and Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) and District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Terry Bellamy have all agreed to attend the discussion. It is not common for council members to attend an individual ANC meeting, let alone two of them coming to the same meeting. And agency heads rarely make regular appearances at ANC meetings, usually deferring to staff for small gatherings and attending meetings with a wider audience themselves. The ANC agenda says the discussion will focus on the "effects of the …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Community members turn to Facebook to vent about the Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape Project.
Photos of lines of cars siting in traffic on Wisconsin Avenue, comments about the city fixing things that are not broken and a collection of notes pasted from emails make up the Glover Park Traffic Jam Facebook page that reflects some Glover Park area residents' frustrations about the new Wisconsin Avenue lane configuration. The $5 million Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape Project reduced the number of lanes for traffic from three to two during peak hours and from two to one during non-peak hours; select intersections now have left turn lanes. Among the project's goals was improving pedestrian safety. Rick Gersten emailed the community in early February to see if he had others who might work with him to try to press the District Department of …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Residents of Glover Park and Burleith are debating whether the Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape Project succeeded.
Whether or not the new lane configuration on Wisconsin Avenue is working depends on how you define "working." Rick Gersten has lived in or near Glover Park since 1984. "It’s the first time I’ve been this irritated in 30 years," he told Patch. Gersten recently posted a note on a local listserv asking if there were enough other people like him who who might want to "speak with one voice in opposition to this new traffic pattern" on Wisconsin Avenue. Get daily and breaking news email updates from Georgetown Patch by signing up for newsletters here. The $5 million Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape Project, which is substantially completed, reduced the number of lanes for traffic from three to two during peak hours and from two to one during non-…
Monday, December 17, 2012
The District Department of Transportation's (DDOT) Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape Project nears completion.
The Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape Project, love it or hate it, is "substantially complete," according to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). "The $5 million construction project was initiated this past April and has brought key transportation safety and pedestrian friendly enhancements to the Wisconsin Avenue corridor between 34th Street and Massachusetts Avenue in northwest Washington," according to a press release. The changes, which include widening sidewalks, creating a center median and reducing the number of traffic lanes on Wisconsin Avenue, have been the source of consternation on the Glover Park listserv and at several community meetings. Part of the changes include lane reductions, which many residents fear will send…
Friday, November 30, 2012
Roadwork will continue to close lanes through Dec. 14.
The District Department of Transportation has extended the time period for resurfacing the section of Wisconsin Avenue, NW, between Hall Place and Massachusetts Avenue, NW through Dec. 14. Lane restrictions will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. According to a DDOT news release the following lane changes will be in effect: Roadway resurfacing activities are part of the ongoing upgrade of Wisconsin Avenue.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Wisconsin Avenue resurfacing will continue Nov 13-30 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The District Department of Transportation will continue resurfacing sections of Wisconsin Avenue, NW, focusing now on the section between Hall Place and Massachusetts Avenue, NW. Roadway resurfacing activities are part of the ongoing upgrade of Wisconsin Avenue. Lane restrictions, starting Wednesday will be in place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. During work hours curbside parking will not be available, though residents and businesses will have access to all properties. According to DDOT, "During the week of November 19 this work will take place Monday through Wednesday. Any outstanding work will be completed between November 26 and November 30, weather permitting" According to the DDOT press release, the lane configuration will be: Two …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Work is scheduled to begin Oct. 29 and last through Nov. 2, weather permitting.
Drivers should anticipate lane restrictions on Wisconsin Avenue between 34th Street NW and Hall Place NW this week. Roadway resurfacing activities are part of the ongoing upgrade of Wisconsin Avenue. Weather permitting, work will beginning Monday and continue through Nov. 2 and lane restrictions will be in place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. According to a news release from the District Department of Transportation: During this time lanes on Wisconsin Avenue will be kept open as follows: Glover Park Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, Jackie Blumenthal, advised residents on the neighborhood listserv that Wisconsin Avenue will be repaved in three sections, the first of which is 34th Street to Hall Place. The next two sections will be Hall Place…
Monday, August 13, 2012
The work area will run from 34th Street in Georgetown to Massachusetts Avenue near the Cathedral.
Washington Gas will be trenching sections of Wisconsin Avenue to replace 6,000 feet of cast iron gas mains, according to officials. The work is being done between 34th Street and Massachusetts Avenue in conjunction with the Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape Project. "We’re going to try not to trench the whole street," said Jack Morrow, the manager of DC construction for Washington Gas. The plan is to insert replacement pipes into the existing mains in some sections, which would require a smaller work area. Though there will be sections where 40-foot length of pipe will have to be installed, requiring a larger work area. The District Department of Transportation's contractor began work on their part of the project in April. Though work was …