Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Resurfacing Work to Begin on S St.

A heads-up to those of you who use S St. as a rush hour commuter route: DDOT has sent out a press release announcing that a resurfacing of S St. between 15th St. and New Hampshire Ave. will commence "on or about" August 23rd, and end approximately one month later. Work crews will also be replacing gutters and storm drains, and repaving alleyway entrances along the street. S St. will remain open during the project, but will be restricted to one lane. Since S St. is two ways, I doubt they will restrict it to a one-way street during this time, so it's likely that drivers will get the pleasure of having their lives placed in jeopardy by careless construction crew workers waving cars around the project and--perhaps--into oncoming traffic. So be careful out there.

With that being said, this work is long overdue and is much anticipated by Mr. and Mrs. 14th and You, both of whom frequently traverse the minefield of cracks and potholes that populate the 1600 and 1700 blocks of S. My car's suspension unleashed a cry of joy at the news of the resurfacing project. I've included the text of the release below, for anyone interested.



The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) advises residents, pedestrians and motorists that roadway restoration is scheduled to begin next week on "S" Street NW between 15th Street and New Hampshire Avenue in the Logan Circle/Dupont Circle areas.

The work is slated to begin on or about August 23, 2007, weather permitting. It's scheduled to be completed by September 22, 2007. The streetscape work will include the milling and overlaying of the roadway surfaces as well as curb and gutter replacements. Alley entrance ways in the area will also be repaired or replaced.

Work will take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. One lane of traffic will remain open for use at all times during construction.

Access to adjacent houses will also be maintained however parking will be limited. DDOT advises residents, motorists, and pedestrians to be safe and stay alert when traveling through the work zone.

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