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March 12, 2012

Mayor Gray to Mark Completion of Pennsylvania Avenue Great Streets Project  

Ribbon Cutting Will Open Refurbished and Improved Portion of ‘America’s Main Street’

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WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray, District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Director Terry Bellamy, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez, D.C. Office of Planning (OP) Deputy Director for Neighborhood and Citywide Planning Rosalynn Hughey and community representatives will mark the completion of the Pennsylvania Avenue Great Streets Project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

WHEN: 9:30 am

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

WHERE: Southeast Corner of Pennsylvania Avenue & Branch Avenue SE

BACKGROUND: The Pennsylvania Avenue Great Streets Project is a $35 million transportation project, supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The project has dramatically improved the physical character of the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor by enhancing transportation operations and safety for motor vehicles and pedestrians as well as improving the streetscape. The project area includes Pennsylvania Avenue from 27th Street SE to Southern Avenue SE.