March 15, 2012
DDOT Set to Start Construction on the Mount Vernon Triangle K Street Project
The project entails streetscape work on K Street between 3rd and 7th Streets in Northwest Washington.
- The Mount Vernon Triangle K Street Project will make key improvements to the aesthetics and functionality of K Street.
(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced it will soon start construction on the Mount Vernon Triangle K Street Project. The project entails streetscape work on K Street between 3rd and 7th Streets in Northwest Washington. Work is slated to start sometime in late March and will take approximately 15-months to complete.
The Mount Vernon Triangle K Street Project will make key improvements to the aesthetics and functionality of K Street. This multi-phase construction project also entails utility replacement work. As part of the project the streetlights and traffic signals will be upgraded and the driveways, alley entrances and sidewalks will be repaired and resurfaced.
Construction activities are scheduled to take place Monday through Friday between 7:30 am and 4 pm and may also occur on weekends as needed. During construction parking will be restricted along both sides of K Street. At a minimum, one traffic lane in each direction will be kept open on K Street and on the intersecting streets located within the project limits. Periodically, traffic lanes will need to be shifted to accommodate the work zone. During non-rush hours, flagging operations will be setup as required.
During construction, the placement of the work zones will create shorter distances for traffic to change lanes and turn onto side roads. Additional impacts may also include sidewalk and bike lane closures and detours. All pedestrian detours will be maintained within close limits of the construction site.
Motorists are advised to avoid K Street by using adjacent roads. DDOT encourages all K Street users to Stay Alert and follow all signs as they travel through this corridor.
For more information please visit the project website at www.KStreetNW.com or contact the DDOT Project Manager Mohamed Dahir at (202) 671-4627 or Mohamed.Dahir@dc.gov.