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District Department of Transportation

Revitalization of Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE

Map of MLK Revitalization

Project Background

Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue phase 1, from Milwaukee Place to 4th Street SE, and phase 2 from 4th Street to South Capitol Street SE, is classified as a minor arterial that is located in Ward 8 in Southeast Washington, D.C. It is a four-lane, undivided street that runs in a north-south direction. There are schools, churches, residences, businesses and residential communities that the corridor must serve and function in different capacities.

Project Objective

The objective of this project is to provide an improved and sustainable transportation network, pedestrian and vehicular safety, efficient travel options, street and sidewalk enhancements, improve the aesthetics of the corridor and complete other improvements. This project supports the Mayor’s Vision Zero Initiative which aims to eliminate all traffic deaths and serious injuries.

Corridor Improvements

  • New Traffic Signals
  • New Signalized Crosswalks
  • New High-Intensity Activated Cross Walk Pedestrian Signals
  • Intersection Realignment
  • Sidewalk and Curb Reconstructions
  • Improving Signage and Pavement Markings
  • Enhancing Streetscape and Landscaping
  • Roadway Resurfacing
  • Constructing ADA Ramps
  • Upgrading Existing Streetlights and Traffic Signals
  • Installation of New Medians
  • Repairing Catch Basins
  • Furnishing and Installation of Street Furniture

Project Contacts

David Tackoor, Supervisory Civil Engineer: [email protected]
Patrick Ogbeide, Supervisory Civil Engineer: [email protected]
Ozbay Ilbay, Project Engineer: [email protected]