by Tim Regan November 22, 2016 at 11:50 am 0

AlleyPalooza 4.0, photo via Twitter / DC MOCRSThe sound of jackhammers on pavement and shovels hitting dirt will soon be heard in alleys and side streets in all eight of the city’s wards.

Mayor Muriel Bowser and DDOT officials held a press conference in Adams Morgan yesterday to announce the latest round of “AlleyPalooza” repairs.

“We are investing in Washington, D.C.’s alleys at historic levels because they are a key part of our infrastructure and their condition is of vital importance to the health of the District,” Bowser said in a statement. “AlleyPalooza 4.0 builds on a highly successful initiative and demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that Washington, DC’s infrastructure is safe and reliable.”

The mayor’s office has allocated $15.82 million of the city’s budget this year for for alley maintenance and rehabilitation.

A full list of the alleys slated for repairs, including an interactive map that displays each alley’s status, is available online.

Photo via Twitter / DC MOCRS

by Andrew Ramonas January 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm 0

Under Thomas Circle (Photo via Google Maps)D.C. Department of Transportation surveyors aren’t done with their examination of the roadway under Thomas Circle NW yet, likely leaving drivers with “moderate delays” as they travel through the area in the coming days, according to the agency.

Crews are set to close single eastbound and westbound lanes of Massachusetts Avenue NW under the circle on an alternating basis from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting Thursday. The surveying work is expected to end the following Thursday, according to a DDOT representative.

Lane closures due to surveyors under Thomas Circle began on Dec. 14. But a DDOT announcement at the time said the work only was supposed to last about two weeks, depending on the weather.


by Tim Regan December 14, 2015 at 10:15 am 0

Under Thomas CircleDrivers, take note: District Department of Transportation (DDOT) workers will close lanes under Thomas Circle to conduct road surveys for two weeks starting today.

Workers will close eastbound and westbound lanes on Massachusetts Avenue NW under Thomas Circle between 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for approximately two weeks, causing “moderate” delays, according to the department.

More details on the lane closures from DDOT:

Arrow boards and cones will be used to close the lanes. Only one lane will be closed at one time. These closures are necessary for DDOT to conduct survey work on Massachusetts Avenue, NW, under Thomas Circle.

Moderate delays are anticipated. Motorists are urged to stay alert and to use caution when traveling through the work zones.

Photo via Google Street View

by Tim Regan December 8, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0

Georgia Ave and Florida nwA stretch of Georgia Avenue NW near Howard University might be a little more backed up than usual tonight, according to D.C.’s Department of Transportation.

Road crews will alternate between closing the southbound and northbound lanes of Georgia Avenue between Barry Place and Florida Avenue NW between 8 p.m. this evening and 5 a.m. tomorrow morning.

During the project, which began last night, crews will mill the existing asphalt as part of the Georgia Avenue NW Dedicated Bus Lane and Streetscape Project. The overall project is expected to be completed by May 2016, DDOT said.

Photo via Google Street View 

by Tim Regan October 23, 2015 at 11:00 am 0

16th Street north of Scott Circle

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will close one southbound lane on the service road along 16th Street NW just north of Scott Circle for repairs next Monday.

While the lane is closed, workers will repair the road and conduct “bridge preservation activities.”

Though the closure may cause some inconvenience, DDOT said, motorists shouldn’t expect major traffic headaches.

The repairs and lane closure are expected to last until Nov. 10, DDOT said.

Photo via Google Street View

by Tim Regan September 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0

Mass. Ave and 18th St. NWThe District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will break ground on new sidewalk repairs near Dupont Circle next month.

Workers will perform the work “on or around” Oct. 5 at the intersection of 18th Street and Massachusetts Ave. NW as part of the department’s city-wide Americans with Disability Act Compliance Program.

Forthcoming improvements include the correction of drainage issues, repairs and installation of porous flexible paving.

DDOT says the work will be conducted from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day of the week except Sunday.

by Tim Regan July 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm 0


The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will hold a public meeting tonight to present the plans and schedule for its upcoming 15th Street NW safety improvements.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. and will take place at St. Augustine Catholic Church, located at 1419 V Street NW.

The project, which spans approximately .26 miles, includes pavement resurfacing of 15th Street NW and the installation of new traffic signals, streetlights and drainage and bike lanes.

A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

by Tim Regan June 19, 2015 at 11:30 am 0

R Street NW, Photo via Google Street ViewThe District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will begin resurfacing the portion of R Street NW that runs between 8th and 13th streets NW starting next Friday, June 26.

DDOT estimates the work will take roughly two weeks to complete.

Curbside parking and some lanes will be restricted during construction hours, which last from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Photo via Google Street View


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