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DDOT to Begin Work on New Bioretention Facility at Park Road Park Today

March 11, 2019

Work is scheduled to begin on March 11th for a new bioretention area at the Park Road Park.

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is scheduled to begin work today on a new bioretention facility at the western corner of the Park Road Park located at Park Road, Sherman Avenue, and New Hampshire Avenue. The work is part of the LeDroit Park Green Infrastructure Project. The purpose of the bioretention facilities is to filter pollutants and sediment from runoff.

Parking will be restricted during construction from 7 am to 5 pm.

Construction is expected to take approximately 4 weeks to complete, dependent on weather. In total, the bioretention area will be 1,567 sq. ft. in size.

Throughout the construction area, at least one lane of traffic will be open per direction. Curbside parking will be restricted at the site during construction hours which are 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.

Below are some construction drawing details shared from DDOT.

Checking Out Bioretention Planter Areas with Art

January 6, 2016

I’ve been giving some thought to bioretention areas again and thought I’d share a few that I thought were successful. Several were added to the Wangari Garden area back in 2014 and I think there is room for a few on Warder in strategic areas. I like that they can include trees (which Warder needs) and, as in the case of the ones constructed downtown at 19th and L, public art. Below are a few photos of the areas around 19th and L, NW, which are in the Golden Triangle BID area.

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