(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has begun work on the Adams Morgan Streetscape Project. Construction is currently focused on the intersection of 18th Street and Florida Avenue, at the base of the Adams Morgan Commercial District. Water main replacement began this week on Florida Avenue, extending approximately one block east and west from the intersection at 18th Street.
Traffic barriers have been placed to enclose the work area and traffic control measures are in place to ensure pedestrian and vehicle safety. All construction related activity is scheduled to end daily by 5pm, if not earlier. However, there may be days when work is extended until 7 pm at the latest, in order to meet deadlines due to weather delays or due to other unanticipated problems.
At the present time the contractor’s non-working days includes holidays and all weekends. The contractor therefore does not plan to work on the weekends. The weekend days are set aside in the event the contractor needs to make up lost time and for acceleration to meet contract milestones.
DDOT and the public will be given advance notice for such work if and when that becomes necessary. Work activities to be performed will be limited as much as possible to cause the least disruption to the public.
Access will be maintained at all times to all areas of Adams Morgan and the 18th Street corridor. All businesses remain open as usual, and DDOT encourages the public to continue to patronize the restaurants, shops and other establishments in the area throughout the project.
Adams Morgan is easily accessible from several metro stations: on the Red Line at Dupont Circle and Woodley Park-Zoo, or the Green Line at U St / African American Civil War Memorial / Cardozo. These stops are a short walk to the heart of Adams Morgan, or an even shorter Circulator Bus ride from the Metro Stations. The DC Circulator’s Woodley Park-Adams Morgan-McPherson Square Metro route provides service to Adams Morgan with stops at at 18th and Columbia Roads and also Columbia and Ontario Roads. There is also a Capital Bikeshare station at the 18th and Columbia Road intersection.
Parking is available at Colonial Parking, with special daytime rates, 7 days a week, with a FREE validation stamp from any local business. The parking rates with the FREE validation are $2 for 2 hours or $6 for 4 hours. You must exit the garage by 5 pm to get these rates. The garage is accessible from the east side of 18th Street, just north of Belmont Road. You may also choose to park at The Park at Adams Morgan, another Colonial Parking garage located on the southern edge of Adams Morgan at 1711 Florida Ave., NW, one block east of the intersection of 18th Street and California Street.
For detailed “2 Week Look Ahead” construction schedules and other details about the project please visit the project website at www.adamsmorganstreetscapeproject.com .