Media Contact: Erik Linden, DDOT, 671-2004
(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced today that weather permitting, on or around Wednesday, September 19, 2007, the traffic pattern on P Street between 21st Street and Dupont Circle, NW, will change as work progresses on this streetscape project.
The concrete barriers will be adjusted to place the westbound traffic flow on the north side curb lane and the eastbound traffic flow on the south side curb lane. The work zone will be in the center two lanes.
DDOT reminds residents and visitors to support P Street businesses during this important rehabilitation project.
Project background: Reconstruction of P Street, NW, between Dupont Circle and 22nd Street began in January 2007, with an expected completion in early 2008, weather permitting.
The $3.5 million project uses a combination of federal and local funds. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic remains open in both directions throughout construction. Access remains open to residences, businesses, alleys and driveways. In addition, DDOT is restricting construction to one block at a time in order to minimize disruption to residents and businesses.
Work includes total reconstruction of the roadway and sidewalks. The new streetscape will include brick sidewalks and historic “Washington Globe” lights. In addition, DDOT will roughly double the number of street trees within the project limits.