Many District Streets Getting Resurfaced With Federal Recovery Dollars
DDOT | 8/23/2010, 6:07 p.m.
Aggressive Paving Program Now Underway
If you drive in the District you may soon notice your ride is a lot smoother on many city streets and highways. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is using federal funds from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) to accelerate the department's paving schedule and resurface additional roadways across the District.
"The stimulus money is a huge boost to our asset maintenance program and it's a boost to our economy," said DDOT Director Gabe Klein, "because it puts people to work right now paving roads we might not have been able to do for years given our budget constraints."
The paving completed so far includes ramps along the SW/SW Freeway and I-395, the approaches to the 14th Street Bridge, portions of Kenilworth Avenue, NE (DC 295), Missouri Avenue and Atlantic Avenue, SE .
DDOT has an aggressive schedule of additional work scheduled over the next few weeks including:
Irving Street from 1st Street, NW to Michigan Avenue . This work will begin on August 18, 2010, weather permitting. One lane in each direction will be maintained at all times until the project is completed.
Reservoir Road, NW from 37th Street to Foxhall Road . This work will begin on Thursday, August 19, weather permitting. Between 9 am and 7 pm, crews will work on two blocks at a time to minimize the impact on traffic. A single lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times.
New York Avenue, NE from Bladensburg Road to South Dakota Avenue . (TBA)
Michigan Avenue from Irving Street to 7th Street, NE (TBA)
M Street, SW from South Capitol Street to Delaware Avenue (TBA)
Alabama Avenue, SE from Pennsylvania Avenue to Bowen Road (TBA)
Southern Avenue, SE from Branch Avenue to 34th Street (TBA)
Massachusetts Avenue, NW from Wisconsin Avenue to Ward Circle (TBA)
Riggs Road, NE from 1st Place to North Capitol Street (TBA)
DDOT is advising motorists they may encounter temporary delays while these projects are underway and we apologize for any inconvenience caused by the work.
In addition to these important and necessary ARRA projects, DDOT continues work on a number of its streetscape and roadway improvement projects. Please monitor media and DDOT announcements for information on ARRA and DDOT infrastructure improvement projects at www.ddot.dc.gov/dtap or follow us on Twitter @DDOTDC."
The District received a total of $123.5 million in ARRA funds for transportation related projects, and approximately $16 million is being used for roadway resurfacing and new sidewalks. For more information, please visit recovery.dc.gov.