September 28, 2011
New Temporary Traffic Patterns Planned for 3rd Street and Riggs Road
Traffic Patterns Scheduled to Start on or about September 29, 2011
A new temporary traffic patterns will be implemented on 3rd Street and Riggs Road in Northeast Washington.
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced it will be implementing new temporary traffic patterns on 3rd Street and Riggs Road in Northeast Washington.
The roadway reconstruction work on South Dakota Avenue and Riggs Road continues to advance. To date DDOT has made several upgrades to the underground utilities, installed granite curbs, reconstructed a majority of the sidewalk and driveways, and has also upgraded the traffic signals and lighting on the north side of Riggs Road.
To continue this progress DDOT will be implementing the following temporary traffic patterns and shifts on or about September 29, 2011:
3rd Street between Riggs Road and 2nd Street
- The northbound lane will be reopened and traffic will remain on the west side.
- One lane per direction will be kept open.
Riggs Road between Chillum Place and 1st Street
- Traffic will be shifting to the north side of Riggs Road.
- Two inbound lanes and one inbound lane will be kept open.
- The sidewalk on the south side of Riggs Road between South Dakota Avenue and Chillum Place will be closed.
South Dakota Avenue between Riggs Road and Kennedy Street
- Traffic will remain on the west side of South Dakota Avenue.
- One southbound lane and two northbound lanes will be kept open.
- Drivers will be permitted to make a left onto Riggs Road from both northbound lanes.
Variable message signs will be in place to guide travelers in the corridor through the new traffic patterns. Drivers and pedestrians are urged to stay alert and use caution when traveling by the work zone.
For additional traffic advisories, visit DDOT’s Traffic Alerts page or visit goDCgo.com for information on transportation options in the District