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District Department of Transportation

Adams Morgan Streetscape Project

Adams Morgan Streetscape Project

The Adams Morgan Streetscape Project includes the 18th Street corridor from Florida Avenue to Columbia Road in Adams Morgan. This project is the result of several years of planning, preliminary engineering, and public outreach focused on pedestrian, transportation, and landscaping improvements.

Adams Morgan Streetscape Project constriction sceneThe goal of the project is to provide transportation, pedestrian, and bicycle safety improvements as well as streetscape enhancements to the 18th Street corridor in the Adams Morgan neighborhood while minimizing impacts to local residents and businesses along the corridor.

Adams Morgan Streetscape Project
DDOT Project Manager: Victor I. Egu
Field Office Phone: (202) 621-8968

Scope of Work:
  • 14-16’ wide exposed aggregate sidewalks
  • Full reconstruction of the roadway
  • Granite curb and brick gutter
  • Washington Globe Lighting / Teardrop Lighting to be used at all intersections
  • 12-14′ through lanes, 10′ turning lane
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramps and crosswalks
  • Sharrows (shared lane pavement markings) for bicycles
  • Bump outs at the intersections for safer pedestrian crosswalks
  • Drop off zone in front of school
  • Parallel parking, including motorcycles
  • Streetscape items - mature trees approved by UFD, ornamental tree fences
  • Bicycle racks
  • Utility upgrades including PEPCO, DC Water, and Gas

Florida Avenue/U Street/Vernon Street Intersection Improvements

  • Crosswalk improvements
  • Right turn/pedestrian island
  • Signal timing improvements
  • Pedestrian signal improvements

Anticipated Schedule

  • Design Completed – Summer 2009
  • Construction Duration – 15 months
  • Target End Date – May 2012

Project at a Glance

Project Title: Adams Morgan Streetscape Project
Providing Agency: District Department of Transportation
Office: Infrastructure Project Management Division (IPMD)
Status: Progress
Type: Renovation/Modernization
Start Date: February 22, 2011
Target End Date: May 30, 2012
Estimated Budget: $6,520,742.97
Location: 18th Street, NW between Florida Avenue and Columbia Road
Phone: (202) 621-8968

Milestones and Deliverables

Adams Morgan Streetscape Project

  • Install 12 inch Water Main: Installation of a new 12-inch water main is complete from Florida Avenue, to Columbia Road, NW
  • Removal of Street Car Tracks: Removal of existing streetcar is complete from Florida Avenue to Columbia Rd. N.W. on the east side.
  • New Sidewalk Completion: New aggregate surface sidewalk with an expanded width (4 to 6 ft) in the 2000 block of 18th Street is complete.