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DDOT to Begin Painting Bus Lanes on Georgia Ave. Tonight

by Courtney Brown — June 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm 0

Georgia Avenue bus lanes

Road crews are set to begin painting four blocks of bus lanes near Howard University a bright red color tonight.

Workers will apply a “red high friction surface treatment” to the new dedicated bus lanes on Georgia Ave. between Barry Pl. and Florida Ave. NW from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night until Saturday, according to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT).

The right lane on both the northbound and southbound sides of Georgia Ave. NW will be closed while workers apply the red treatment, DDOT said.

Painting the stretch of Georgia Ave. NW is the last major activity of the road’s Dedicated Bus Lanes and Streetscape Project.

The new lanes allow buses of all types, taxis with passengers, emergency vehicles, paratransit service vehicles and bicycles to travel both directions on Georgia Avenue without having to drive with normal traffic.

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