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DDOT to Test New Two-Way Street in NoMa

by Andrew Ramonas — October 25, 2016 at 2:50 pm 0

L Street NE between North Capitol and 1st streets NE (Photo via Google Maps)Motorists and cyclists soon will get the chance to try out a new two-way street in NoMa, according to a neighborhood business group.

The District Department of Transportation on Thursday is set to launch a pilot project that will allow traffic to travel in both directions on a one-way section of L Street NE between North Capitol and 1st streets NE, the NoMa Business Improvement District said in an email notice today. L Street NE is mostly a two-way road until it hits that block.

“This pilot project is being implemented by DDOT after community coordination and a thorough analysis of potential impacts,” the NoMA BID email says. “Before and during the pilot project, DDOT will collect quantitative and qualitative data and will work with the [Advisory Neighborhood Commission] and the broader community to address any concerns that may arise.”

Setting up that stretch of L Street for two-way traffic is slated to take up to two days as DDOT crews remove about 25 parking spots and make other changes to the road. During installation, motorists won’t have the ability to drive through the block.

It wasn’t immediately clear how long the pilot project will run and if the installation will begin Thursday with the launch of the study.

A DDOT representative wasn’t immediately able to provide clarification.

Photo via Google Maps

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