FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DDOT to Begin Construction of Maryland Avenue, NE Streetscape Project
(Washington, DC) —The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is issuing a Notice to Proceed (NTP) to Fort Myer Construction Corporation (FMCC) for construction of Maryland Avenue, NE on June 10, 2019. The project is expected to be complete by Summer of 2021.
Work will begin on the inbound lanes of Maryland Avenue from 14th Street toward 3rd Street, NE. The permitted construction hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Over the next two years, Maryland Avenue, NE will be subject to alternative traffic patterns, temporary lane closures, and parking restrictions.
DDOT will notify the public in advance of any traffic shifts. Signage and protective barriers will be used to guide people through the work zone area. Motorist should anticipate delays due to shifting traffic patterns. Please stay alert while traveling to this location and be observant of road work crews.
The project will improve the safety of Maryland Avenue, between 2nd Street NE to 14th Street NE by reducing the number of traffic lanes from four to two, adding bicycle lanes, and curb extensions to reduce the length of the pedestrian crossings, upgrading wheelchair ramps, and improving the traffic signal operations.
Washington Gas has an ongoing project within the same project area as the Maryland Avenue, NE Streetscape Project, and they are working outbound from 3rd Street toward 14th Street, NE. For more information about that project, visit their website at: https://www.washingtongas.com.
For more information about the Maryland Avenue NE Streetscape Project and to stay up-to-date on traffic-related impact, please visit http://marylandavesafety.org.
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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