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Public Meeting Notice: Safety Replacement of the 31st Street Bridge Over the C&O Canal

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Safety Replacement of the 31st Street Bridge Over the C&O Canal

(Washington, DC) - The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) would like to invite the public to attend an informational meeting on the Replacement of the 31st Street Bridge over the C&O Canal. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the construction activities planned for the project and how they will affect businesses, residents, and public areas.

What: Community Pre-Construction Information Meeting

When: Thursday, March 14, 2019

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Where: Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington DC, 20007

Project Information

The 31st Street Bridge is located in Georgetown and spans the C&O Canal. The bridge is supported on stone masonry abutment walls and an 1867 cast iron multi-column pier. DDOT is replacing the structurally deficient, weight-limited bridge. In the process, the existing historic pier will be removed, restored, and reset.

The Project Involves

  • Installation of a temporary pedestrian bridge prior to the start of construction in order to maintain pedestrian access across the C&O Canal at all times
  • Installation of temporary structures to laterally support the existing canal walls
  • Installation of temporary utility supports, protection of existing utilities, and coordination with all utility companies for relocation prior to bridge replacement
  • Removal, restoration and re-installation of the historic pier
  • Construction of a new bridge and railing, with ADA-compliant sidewalks and ramps

In order to perform the necessary work, 31st Street will be closed to through traffic at the Canal. Vehicular traffic will be detoured around the construction work zone. The detour plan will be presented at the Public Meeting and all changes to traffic patterns will be provided in advance throughout the course of the project.

Getting to the Meetings

Meeting location is near WMATA Metro Bus stops and a Capital Bikshare station. Be sure to check out www.goDCgo.com to learn about transportation options for getting to the workshops.

Can't Make a Meeting?

Materials from this meeting will be made available on the study website at https://ddot.dc.gov/page/palisades-trolley-trail within 24 hours of meeting conclusion. You can also follow us on Facebook.com/DDOTDC and twitter @DDOTDC.

Do you need assistance to participate? If you need special accommodations, please contact Cesar Barreto at (202) 671-2829 or [email protected] 72 hours in advance of the meeting. If you need language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Karen Randolph at (202) 671-2620 or [email protected] 72 hours in advance of the meeting. These services will be provided free of charge.

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its projects, programs, activities, and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related statutes.

In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code sec. 2-1401.01 et seq. (Act), the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in a violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

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