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Petworth Section of Georigia Ave’s Great Streets Improvement Project Begins


Map from DDOT via GGW

Holy cow, not sure how I missed this. Greater Greater Washington’s Kent Boese reports:

On May 17, 2010, work on the $7.9 million Middle Georgia Avenue Great Streets project began. The project is expected to last approximately 18 months and will include the area between Webster Street and Otis Place, NW, and include Upshur Street between 8th and 9th Streets.

The greatest changes will come to two triangular parks along Georgia, one at Upshur and 9th and the other at Varnum and Kansas Avenue. Both will get new landscaping and the sidewalks realigned.

Most significantly, 9th Street will be closed to traffic at the tip of the triangle, where it splits off Georgia at a narrow angle. That will become community greenspace, including one of several bio-retention ponds.

The project will consist of roughly three phases starting at Webster Street and working south.

Lots more great info and maps here.  This community greenspace is gonna make for a great Petworth Farmer’s Market, hopefully, starting June 25th.

Update: Thanks to a reader comment, you can track progress on this project here.

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