August Update on Middle Georgia Avenue Great Streets Project

DDOT issues their latest update on the progress of the Middle Georgia Avenue Great Streets Project last week and I am posting it below as an FYI. The majority of the project seems to be focused at in the Park View section at this time with a major focus being between Princeton and Otis Places.

Middle Georgia Avenue Great Street work at Otis Place and Georgia Avenue, NW

Below is DDOT’s announcement:

Middle Georgia Avenue Great Streets Project

Otis Place to Webster Street, NW

Monthly Project Update, August 2011



Work will continue along Georgia Avenue between Otis Place and Princeton Place, NW. The DDOT team will be installing concrete base, new sidewalk, pavers and completing the bump-out. Installation of new street lights will continue from Quebec Place to Otis Place, NW .

We are pleased to report that the project remains on schedule. This month we will also break down the existing staging area located at Taylor Avenue and 9th Street, NW.


Various Locations:

  • Construction tasks will require temporary, daytime parking lane closures on Georgia Avenue between Princeton Place and Newton Place from 7:00am-5:00pm, and temporary travel lane closures, 9:30am-3:30pm.
  • Pedestrian traffic will be re-directed with detours along sidewalks where excavation is occurring. Access to businesses and residences will continue to be maintained.
  • Paving/Resurfacing will take place in the evening hours.


  • 9th Street from Upshur to Kansas:  Parking may change from parallel to diagonal parking on the East side of 9th Street. The travel lane will remain one-way northbound.
  • 9th Street from Taylor to Upshur:  Parking has changed from parallel to diagonal parking on the West side of 9th Street. Travel lanes will change from (2), two-way travel lanes, to (1) travel lane, one-way southbound.


To assure successful coordination, we will continue engaging all affected residents, businesses, and other key stakeholders by completing the following this month;

  • Distribute weekly construction notices to any affected businesses or residents along the project limits.
  • Continue to post “Rebuilding D.C.” signs along the most impacted work areas.
  • Follow-up on any e-mails or phone calls pertaining to questions about this project.
  • Participate in the monthly Construction and Policy Meetings.

You can visit the Petworth Community Farmers Market every Friday thru September, from 4-8pm. The vendors will set-up on 9th Street NW, between Taylor Avenue and Upshur Street. For more information about the Petworth Community Farmers Market contact .


 Please call us at 202-541-1526 with your questions or comments.  Or e-mail the project team at To add your name to the project e-mail update distribution list, please forward your contact information to

Construction Contract Amount:  $7,906,624.05

Percentage completed to-date:  73%

Estimated Project Completion date:  November 2011


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3 Comments on “August Update on Middle Georgia Avenue Great Streets Project”

  1. Dave Says:

    Kent – I saw something in the news last week that Mayor Gray was “reprogramming” a bunch of funds including the removal of a large chunk of money from the GA Avenue Great Streets Project. Not sure if you heard about it or not.

    • Kent Says:

      Yes, I heard about that. It won’t impact this part of the project. I’m already working with others to see what options we have to apply pressure to keep the rest of the GA funding in place.

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