Thursday, January 17, 2008

p street construction, logan to dupont

finally! check out this press release from ddot:

FYI. *

*FOR RELEASE*: January 16, 2008
MEDIA CONTACTS: Karyn Le Blanc, 202-671-3490
*P Street, N.W. - Road and Sidewalk Repairs to Begin *
*Three Month Project To Improve Streetscape *

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is scheduled to begin repairs on the road and sidewalk on P Street, NW from DuPont Circle to 13th Street on Tuesday, January 22, 2008.

Repairs will include replacement of damaged sidewalks, gutters, bus stop concrete pads and the upgrade of all wheelchair ramps in the work area.

Work hours are 7am to 3:30pm, Monday thru Friday.

Work is planned to be completed by March 30, 2008 weather permitting, and plans to resurface the existing road pavement are slated for spring of 2008.

Vehicular and pedestrian access will remain available throughout construction. DDOT reminds motorists to use caution when traveling through the work zone.

Karyn G. Le Blanc | Acting Public Information Officer & Public Affairs Specialist | Office of the Director | District Department of Transportation

desk 202-671-3490 | fax 202-671-0650 | cell 202-497-4572 |
Serving with Integrity and Excellence


of course, reading this, it's interesting to note that they consider the project extent to run from dupont circle to 13th street. shouldn't they just say dupont circle to logan circle? 13th and p never really meet...unless they're going to pave right up to general logan's statue... ;)

seriously though, it's going to be nice to see the potholes and rough sidewalks go away, especially between logan circle and 15th street. i'm just surprised that they're doing this before the work is done on the new condos at the corner of 15th and p.


Chris Loos said...

I pray to god they don't take as long as the have with Q Street.

IMGoph said...

agreed, chris. i was looking at their "3 month schedule", and it got me thinking about how q street was supposed to be done AGES ago, and that project just crawls along. every time ddot promises something, i think it's safe to double the time. they're just not good with timeliness.

monkeyrotica said...

You'll see this finished in July, if at all. Just in time for the summer crime spike!

14th & You said...

The Metropole at the corner of P and 15th will be under construction for the duration of the P St. repave. I'd be unhappy if they continue to fence off the street and sidewalk for their equipment/supplies while the DDOT work is going on. I'll also be cheesed if they destroy a new surface with their construction equipment. They and other developers have already made a disaster out of Church St.