Friday, August 10, 2012
Changes at intersection meant to address community concerns about pedestrian safety.
Responding to concerns raised by an active group of 37th Street residents and the Advisory Neighborhood Commission, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) said it plans to put new stop signs, crosswalks and other street reconfigurations along stretches of 37th Street and Tunlaw Road. The changes are party of the ongoing Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape Project. At a public meeting Thursday, DDOT officials offerd a glimpse of the proposed street reconfigurations for 37th Street south of Wisconsin Avenue and for Tunlaw Road south of Calvert Street. Community members have raised concerns over the past several months about the streetscape project on Wisconsin Avenue, which they fear will result in increased cut-through traffic on 37th …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
DDOT officials will present plans for the intersection of Tunlaw Road and 37th Street—part of the Glover Park Wisconsin Avenue Project—7 p.m. at Stoddert Elementary (4001 Calvert St., NW).
Monday, June 25, 2012
The closure impacts southbound Wisconsin Avenue traffic trying to turn right on Calvert Road
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is implementing a temporary no right turn restriction from southbound Wisconsin Avenue to westbound Calvert Street, beginning Monday at 9:30 a.m. The restrictions will remain in place through Friday at 3:30 p.m. DDOT will close 37th Street just north of Calvert Street to allow crews to implement changes as part of the Wisconsin Avenue streetscape project. DDOT provided the following information about the closures and detours in a news alert: Southbound traffic on Wisconsin Avenue desiring to turn right onto Calvert Street will be directed to remain on Wisconsin Avenue to access Calvert Street. Southbound Wisconsin Avenue traffic desiring to access 37th Street will need to turn right onto …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The new Washington Globe streetlights replace 'cobra' lights on Wisconsin Avenue
Gone are the highway-esque "cobra" style lights of Wisconsin Avenue in Glover Park and in their stead are new Washington Globe lights. The lights are just one element of the Glover Park Wisconsin Avenue Project to upgrade the streetscape and change the lane configuration. Local blog 73rd & Walnut posted photos of the new streetlights. "First off, let me tell you that they are beautiful. Shiny and black," wrote Adriana Cordero. But Cordero admitted she was "puzzled" by the placement of one such new light (in the middle of the sidewalk, blocking pedestrians) and the size (they are as tall as the lights they replaced). The Glover Park Streetscape Project will widen sidewalks, create a center median and reduce the number of traffic lanes on …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
DDOT included possible streetcar work in the bid with construction company Fort Meyer.
Streetcar tracks unearthed on Wisconsin Avenue during the early stages of construction for the Glover Park Wisconsin Avenue Project should not impact the project budget, according to District Department of Transportation (DDOT). DDOT Project Manager Paul Hoffman said his agency "suspected" that the streetcar tracks were buried under the northbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue and included possible work on them in the bid DDOT awarded to Fort Meyer construction. Hoffman explained that Fort Meyer would be able to run electrical lines for the street lamps parallel to the Verizon utility ducts in the street. The tracks should not have to be removed entirely for the project to proceed. But Hoffman said he could not speak to whether or not the …