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Minnesota Avenue Revitalization Phase 1 Project Begins on August 10

Thursday, August 6, 2015
Minnesota Avenue from A Street, SE, to south of Benning Road, NE will be affected

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts

Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124,  [email protected]
Keith St. Clair – (202) 671-5124, [email protected]

(Washington DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced the start of the revitalization project in Ward 7 on Minnesota Avenue, SE, beginning at A Street, SE, to approximately 300 feet south of Benning Road, NE. The project will begin Monday, August 10, 2015, with work taking place from 7 am to 7 pm on weekdays, and night and weekend work to occur as needed, weather permitting. This multiphase project is expected to continue for 18 months, with completion in the spring of 2017.

At all times during the various phases of work, the travel lanes on Minnesota Avenue will be restricted to one lane northbound and one lane southbound. The work zone will shift in various phases and will be marked with the appropriate directional signage.

Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists are urged to stay alert and to use caution when traveling through the work zone. DDOT will continue to inform the public of lane closures and changes as they occur.

The project’s construction will occur in eight phases. The scope includes total reconstruction of the roadway pavement, curbs, gutters and the widening of the sidewalks. Additional improvements include new ADA compliant wheelchair ramps, driveway entrances, utility systems including water and storm drain systems, street lights, traffic signals, roadway signage, pavement markings and Low Impact Development.

The Minnesota Revitalization Phase 1 Project is expected to improve pedestrian and motorist safety and accessibility through the corridor as well as improve the aesthetics and quality of life for the community. 

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. Follow us on Twitter for transportation-related updates and more; like us on Facebook and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.govVisit goDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.