Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Repaving of Pennsylvania Avenue Removes Bicycle Lanes

The District Department of  Transportation (DDOT) reports that it will begin repaving Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, between 3rd and 14th Streets Tuesday, November 13, weather permitting. This repaving project coincides with the Presidential Inauguration, which occurs Monday, January 21, 2013.

The project will impact the bicycle lanes in the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue. The bike lanes will be unavailable when the center of the roadway is repaved and bicyclists will need to share the travel lanes with motor vehicles. Drivers are urged to use caution and watch for additional bicyclists in traffic.

The bicycle lanes will be re-striped once the roadway is repaved. However, please note that the plastic bollards at intersections along the bike lanes will not be reinstalled until after the Presidential Inauguration.

The work will be conducted overnight, between 8 pm and 5 am, Monday through Saturday, and is anticipated to take approximately 10 days to complete. At least one lane in each direction will be open for traffic at all times, but motorists and bicyclists are advised that delays are possible. Crews will mill and pave 2 lanes at a time, starting with the right lanes of eastbound Pennsylvania Avenue.