GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Luan Tran 202.671.4649
May 13, 2011
PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE GREAT STREETS PROJECT
Segment of Alabama Avenue SE to Close for Construction of New Roadway
DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Avenue Great Streets Project will close a small portion of Alabama Avenue at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue SE to rebuild the roadway starting on Saturday, May 21st at 7:00 a.m.; weather permitting.
This closure will begin Saturday, May 21st at 7:00 a.m. and will continue through Thursday, May 26th at 7:00 p.m.. The roadway will then be re-opened.
Project Closure Limits (see map below):
Approximately 100 feet of the northbound and southbound lanes of Alabama Avenue SE (next to Papa John’s) will be closed beginning on the south side of Pennsylvania Avenue SE. The remainder of Alabama Avenue SE, from the 100 feet south of Pennsylvania Avenue towards Maryland, will remain open and accessible for all traffic. No construction will occur in this area.
The Alabama Avenue SE entrance to Fairfax Village Shopping Center will be closed throughout the closure. All shopping center traffic will enter and exit from the Pennsylvania Avenue SE entrance.
Detour (see map below):
A detour will be set up to direct motorists north on Alabama Avenue SE and then bearing left on 38th Street SE. All turns onto Pennsylvania Avenue from 38th Street SE will be permitted.
Motorist travelling northbound on Alabama Avenue SE, heading towards Pennsylvania Avenue, will make a right on Pennsylvania Avenue, a left onto 38th Street SE and a right back onto Alabama Avenue SE.
Variable Message Boards (VMS) will be set to alert motorists of the upcoming closure. Sidewalks will remain open, since they have already been reconstructed
We are sorry for any inconveniences this may cause and thank you for your patience. We ask that all motorists and pedestrians proceed with caution when approaching the construction work areas. If you have any questions please contact DDOT Project Engineer Luan Tran at 202.671.4649.