by Andrew Ramonas January 14, 2016 at 4:40 pm 0

7th Street NW (Photo via DDOT)

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.


by Sean Meehan September 25, 2015 at 1:35 pm 0

Howard University Run to Glory 5k, photo via

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

by Tim Regan June 23, 2015 at 9:15 am 0

Police Car(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.


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