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Temporary Lane Closures on Kenilworth Avenue NE Starting July 25

Friday, July 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts

Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, [email protected]
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, [email protected]

(Washington DC) - As part of the new rehabilitation project on Kenilworth Avenue NE, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will close one northbound lane on Kenilworth Avenue NE between Benning Road NE and Nannie Helen Burroughs Road NE from 9:30 pm to 5:30 am, Monday-Friday, beginning Monday, July 25, weather permitting. The project is expected to last approximately 9 months.  

The work will address drainage and safety concerns and include the installation of new catch basins, upgraded curbs and gutters, new median, replacement of safety fences and upgrades to the street lighting. The roadway will be milled and paved. New pavement markings and signage will also be installed.

During the project, some daytime roadwork will be done without lane closures from 10 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday, and Saturdays as needed. 

Motorists should also expect closures on the eastbound E Capitol Street NE ramp to northbound DC-295 and the northbound DC-295 ramp to westbound Benning Road NE Monday through Friday from 9:30 pm to 5:30 am.

Traffic controls will be in place to warn drivers and protect workers and pedestrians. There will also be adequate detour signs to guide motorist to northbound DC-295 and westbound Benning Road NE Motorists during ramp closures. Motorists are advised to be alert of traffic changes and construction personnel while travelling through this area.

For additional details, please contact the project’s public outreach office at (202) 765-3163 or visit the project website at www.reconstructkenilworthave.com

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment

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