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Temporary Lane Closure at Sherman Circle NW Begins September 10

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts

Terry Owens – (202) 763-8635, [email protected]
Michelle Phipps-Evans (202) 497-0124, [email protected]

(Washington, DC) - The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close one travel lane in Sherman Circle NW beginning Sunday, September 10. The closure is anticipated to last three weeks.

The closure is occurring to conduct an experiment to improve transportation safety for all users, and slow speeding drivers. During the experiment, Sherman Circle operations will reduce to a single travel lane, and crosswalks into the circle will be shorter.

During the closure, DDOT will conduct data collection and field observations to measure the impacts to traffic operations.

DDOT will place orange barrels to close the lane. Set up will take place starting Sunday, September 10 overnight into Monday, September 11. The lane closure will be in place by morning rush hour on Monday, September 11.

Drivers should expect moderate delays and they are advised to stay alert while traveling through these locations and to be observant of DDOT's personnel.

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