Traveling through the heart of Shaw is about to get a lot more difficult.
A major rehabilitation of 7th Street NW is set to begin Tuesday at 7 a.m., ushering in a year of traffic delays and temporary road and sidewalk closures.
From N Street to Florida Avenue, the road and the walkways around it will receive a face-lift intended to improve the streetscape and safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists along the corridor by January 2017.
A crowd of runners will occupy several roads near Howard University tomorrow as they compete in the school’s “Sprinting for Glory” 5K race.
The run is part of Howard’s homecoming week celebrations, which start Saturday and end Oct. 3.
Streets along the race route will be closed to traffic from 8 a.m. to noon, including:
- W Street NW between 4th and 6th streets NW
- 6th Street NW between W and Gersham streets NW
- 4th Street NW between Bryant and W streets NW
The name of the race comes from this year’s homecoming theme: Glory. A portion of the proceeds from the race will go to the Diabetes Treatment Center at Howard University Hospital.
Individuals or teams of runners can register for the race online.
Photo via Twitter.com/BisonHomecoming
The portion of Euclid Street NW that runs between 14th Street and University Place NW is was closed earlier today due to emergency sewer repairs being performed by DC Water.
Crews worked to remove a snake tool that became snagged in the sewer’s main line, said a spokesman for DC Water.
Photo via Google Street View
(Updated at 9:35 a.m.) D.C. Police closed a portion of 17th Street NW to investigate a suspicious package earlier today.
The 2000 block of 17th Street NW, located between U and V streets NW, was closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic for a little over a half hour, said D.C. Police officials.
Police have since cleared the scene and reopened that portion of the street.