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DDOT Suspends Rush Hour Construction Activities, March 16

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts

Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, michelle.phipps-evans@dc.gov

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today suspended all construction-related activities in public space from 5 am to 9:30 am and from 3:30 pm until 8 pm, due to WMATA's shut down. The suspension applies to all activity under a public space permit and includes setting up or maintaining temporary traffic control in public space, and construction vehicles entering and exiting work zones.

Containers that are already within the public space under a permit can remain in place, but cannot be picked up or dropped off during the suspension hours. 

The suspension does not apply to semi-permanent signs and materials set up at work zones and that remain in place for the days or months that the work zones are active, such as covered walkway, and permanent posts notifying the public of an upcoming work zone.

At this time, this suspension of work is in effect for today only. However, DDOT will continue to monitor WMATA's operations for tomorrow, and will send an updated advisory. 

For any questions or additional information about your public space permit, please contact Matthew Marcou at matthew.marcou@dc.gov or 202-359-6497. 

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