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Dear PoPville – What’s Up with all the Construction on Connecticut Ave?

by Prince Of Petworth June 24, 2014 at 3:10 pm 5 Comments

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Dear PoPville,

Does anyone know the full story on the construction around Connecticut Ave./Rhode Island Ave./M St. NW, a few blocks south of Dupont Circle? This has been going on for several months now, and while I’m sure it’s important work, it has really snarled the commute down Connecticut Ave. (see pic from this morning, facing south toward M), and has made many of the nearby sidewalks inaccessible.

Any idea about the purpose of the construction and when it will likely be finished?

This is part of the Connecticut Ave Streetscape:

“The new Connecticut Avenue N.W. project is the third phase of a DDOT-sponsored streetscape upgrade program. The project encompasses an approximate 1 mile 4-lane corridor between DuPont Circle and K Street. The street, streetscape, and associated infrastructure improvements are scheduled to be completed by February 2015.”

And you can see weekly updates here:

“SUMMARY: June 7- June 13, 2014
The contractor worked with four different crews this week: one crew for trenching and excavation on the southbound left lanes of Connecticut Avenue, one crew for sidewalk and paver installation on Connecticut Avenue going north in front of the Mayflower Hotel, one crew at N Street working on street light poles, and the last crew for sidewalk and pavers at 18th and M Street.”

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