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New Dedicated Bus Lanes on Georgia Ave. Begin Service on Monday, April 11th

April 8, 2016

Georgia Avenue Bus LanesThe new dedicated bus lanes on Georgia Avenue from Florida Avenue (south) to Barry Place (north) are finished and scheduled to be activated on Monday, April 11, 2016 (more information at Georgia Avenue Bus Lanes Project Web site).

Only transit buses, tour buses, charter buses, school buses, active passenger service taxicabs, bicycles (NO pedicabs), paratransit service vehicles and authorized emergency vehicles are allowed to travel in the bus lanes.   Driving in the bus lanes is restricted for all other motorists, unless making a turn at an intersection or driveway.  When making turns, the motorist is allowed to enter the bus lane 40 feet prior to turning.  Parking is also restricted within the bus lanes while they are in operation.  The dedicated bus lanes will be in effect Monday – Saturday between the hours of 7:00 am to 10:00 pm.

During this time, DDOT will conduct a study of traffic through the corridor prior to installing a red, high friction surface treatment to further delineate the bus lanes. DDOT’s construction management team will be visiting with the local ANCs (including ANC 1A on April 13th) and community organizations as well as performing door-to-door visits of businesses within the project corridor to spread the word on this upcoming change.

A red, high friction surfacing will be added to the Georgia Avenue NW Dedicated Bus Lanes in late Spring 2016 to further identify them.

Unauthorized parking or traveling in the bus lanes, aside from making turns, can bring a $200 ticket.

 

Temporary Lane Closures on Georgia Avenue Between Barry Place and Florida Avenue Begin Today

July 28, 2015

From a DDOT News release:

DDOT to Temporarily Close Lanes on Georgia Avenue Between Barry Place and Florida Avenue, NW, Beginning July 28

Lane closures in place while DDOT completes dedicated bus lane and streetscape project
 
(Washington, DC) — The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will close one lane of traffic in each direction on Georgia Avenue, NW, between Barry Place and Florida Avenue, NW in Ward 1 beginning on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7 am, weather permitting. These closures are expected to stay in place until May 2016.
 
The closures are needed for DDOT to construct dedicated bus lanes and a streetscape along Georgia Avenue, NW. The work includes the replacement of sidewalks, curb and gutters, sidewalk ramps, mill and overlay of the roadway, and new dedicated bus lanes in each direction on Georgia Avenue, NW.
 
Curbside parking will be restricted while work is underway and ultimately removed upon completion of the project. Emergency No Parking signs are and will be posted a minimum of 72 hours before the start of construction. Sidewalk detours will also be in place while sidewalk repair is in progress. Signage and protective barriers will be used to maintain public safety.
 
Motorists should expect moderate-to-heavy delays, and are advised to seek alternative routes. DDOT encourages all traveling in this area to stay alert and to obey all construction signs.

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