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Traffic Pattern Changes and Lane Closures on New York Avenue NW Begin March 30

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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Traffic Pattern Changes and Lane Closures on New York Avenue NW Begin March 30

(Washington, DC) - The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) advises motorists to expect lane closures, parking restrictions and traffic pattern changes on New York Avenue NW from First Street NW to Fourth Street NW starting on or about Monday, March 30, weather permitting. Two lanes of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times.

All construction activity will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday behind traffic barriers. Some night work may be required. These lane closures are necessary to complete work relating to the Safety Improvements on New Jersey Avenue NW project. Crews will start by removing the median along New York Avenue NW between First Street NW and Fourth Street. This work is expected to take three weeks to complete, at which time the traffic pattern will be shifted to allow for the safe installation of the new roadway.

Traffic controls will be in place to guide motorists through the work zone safely. Motorists should expect delays due to the lane closures, and are advised to stay alert and be observant of signage and road work crews while traveling in this area.

Curbside parking may also be restricted while work is underway between North Capitol Street NW and Fifth Street NW. Emergency No Parking signs will be posted a minimum of 72 hours before the start of construction. Sidewalk detours will also be in place while sidewalk repair is in progress. Signage and protective barriers will be used to maintain public safety.

For more information about the Safety Improvements on New Jersey Avenue NW project and to stay up-to-date on traffic related impacts and construction progress, please visit www.newjerseyaverehab.com.


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