Georgia Ave businesses can now RSVP for DDOT's Open Streets meetings

Georgia Ave businesses can now RSVP for DDOT's Open Streets meetings

DDOT and District Bridges are holding a series of six meetings starting August 19th with businesses along the Georgia Avenue corridor who will be impacted by the closure of the road on October 5th for the “Open Streets” project.

If you own a business — or want to be involved — you should plan to attend one of the meetings.

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Georgia Avenue “Open Streets” event gets some changes

Georgia Avenue “Open Streets” event gets some changes

The DC Department of Transportation’s plan to close three miles of Georgia Avenue for an “open streets” test is set for October 5th. Since the Petworth News articles on the closure raised some concerns, DDOT has agreed to make some changes.

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DDOT believes closing Georgia Avenue for 3-miles is good for the community and businesses, forgetting to ask the community and businesses

DDOT believes closing Georgia Avenue for 3-miles is good for the community and businesses, forgetting to ask the community and businesses

The idea of closing a major road to motor vehicles, opening it up to healthy uses for bikes and pedestrians sounds like a cool idea, so DDOT is closing Georgia Avenue for three miles to test it out.

The concern is how DC is doing it.

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DC is closing three miles of Georgia Avenue for a day for "open streets" and no cars

DC is closing three miles of Georgia Avenue for a day for "open streets" and no cars

DC is closing three miles of Georgia Avenue, from Barry Place to Missouri Avenue NW, in October for an “open streets” initiative. It didn’t quite work out the last time the DC Office of Planning tried to do this in Petworth three years ago, so here’s hoping this is better planned and benefits the community.

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DDOT gets ready to make traffic changes at 13th & Spring - new lights, one-ways and more

DDOT gets ready to make traffic changes at 13th & Spring - new lights, one-ways and more

Back in October of 2018, we wrote about possible changes coming to 13th Street, Kansas Avenue, and Spring Road by DDOT. Those changes are now on the way, according to an email from Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C Chair Bennett Hilley. She sent an email with details of the upcoming traffic and roadwork changes. DDOT modified the plans based on community feedback, according to Hilley.

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DDOT decides they want their newest bikeshare location to be on Illinois Ave

DDOT decides they want their newest bikeshare location to be on Illinois Ave

ANC 4C10 Commissioner Jonah Goodman sent an email to the listservs on Saturday outlining the selection by DDOT for the newest Bikeshare location. DDOT has selected the 4200 block of Illinois Avenue NW, just south of Grant Circle, for the bikeshare. This selection process has had its share of drama since late 2018, and some residents along Illinois had protested their block being selected.

ANC 4C will discuss the selection at their meeting next week on Wednesday, April 10th, 6:30pm at the Petworth Library.

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Kennedy Street revitalization meeting on Thursday, 11/29

Kennedy Street revitalization meeting on Thursday, 11/29

DDOT is hosting an Open House on Thursday, November 29 to review the design for the Revitalization of Kennedy Street Phase II Project.

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DDOT wants to talk about the intersection of Spring, 13th and Kansas Ave (update: date changed)

DDOT wants to talk about the intersection of Spring, 13th and Kansas Ave (update: date changed)

The DC Department of Transportation is conducting a site visit at the intersection of 13th Street, Kansas Avenue and Spring Road. They’re proposing some changes to traffic patterns, turning lanes and signage at this wonky intersection.

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DDOT proposes changes to intersection of Spring, 13th and Kansas Avenue

DDOT proposes changes to intersection of Spring, 13th and Kansas Avenue

The Department of Transportation (DDOT) sent a Notice of Intent to Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4C regarding their proposed changes to traffic patterns at Spring Road, 13th Street and Kansas Avenue NW for safety improvements.

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New bike & pedestrian trail coming to Piney Branch Parkway

New bike & pedestrian trail coming to Piney Branch Parkway

It's not just the roadway that is being replaced on Piney Branch Parkway. The DC Department of Transportation plans to update miles of bike and pedestrian pathways across the Rock Creek Park. This will impact vehicle access to Piney Branch Parkway, as DDOT plans to close Piney Branch Parkway to westbound traffic, maintaining eastbound traffic.

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Update: Piney Branch Parkway Rehab starts next week

Update: Piney Branch Parkway Rehab starts next week

Piney Branch Parkway, which runs from Arkansas Avenue NW down to Beach Drive, is terrible. The roadway doesn't have potholes, it has some random flat and smooth spots surrounded by gouges, bumps, crevices and canyons. Finally, the National Park Service is getting the road resurfaced, and it all starts on May 29th at 9am.

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Sherman Circle traffic changes start on Monday

Sherman Circle traffic changes start on Monday

The Sherman Circle transportation safety improvements are scheduled to begin on Monday, May 14th, with a goal of being complete by the end of the month, according to DC Department of Transportation (DDOT). 

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