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Demolition Project will Impact Traffic at 15th and L Street NW Beginning Saturday, January 9

Thursday, January 7, 2016
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 demolition of the former Washington Post building near the intersection of 15th and L Street NW will require long-term, temporary sidewalk and road closures beginning Saturday January 9 at 7 am, weather permitting.
The L Street sidewalk and curb lane will be completely closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic for the duration of the project, which is expected to be complete by summer 2018. 
Starting Monday, January 18, 2016, the demolition work has been permitted from 7 am to 7 am each day in a 24-hour cycle until mid-April 2016, weather permitting. At this time during off-peak hours, an additional travel lane may be closed during demolition operations at the L street buildings. 
The bicycle lane will continue to run in an eastbound direction along L Street, but will be shifted several feet from its current location to accommodate the curb closure. A barrier will separate the bicycle lane from the vehicular traffic. 
Signs will be posted to guide and reroute pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles.
The signage will indicate where pedestrians need to cross over to the south side of L Street to avoid the demolition activity. 
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