The reversible rush-hour lane markings have been erased. A new 25 mile-per-hour speed limit is being implemented. And the process of designing bike lanes, 24-hour parking zones, left-turn lanes, bus stops and pedestrian crossings is now under way for Connecticut Avenue from Calvert Street to Legation.
These are all steps taken since Mayor Muriel Bowser and DDOT announced in December that they had selected a safety and operations plan for Connecticut Avenue known as “Concept C,” which proposed to eliminate the reversible lanes and to install protected bike lines.
DDOT presented block-by-block concept maps at public meetings on June 28th and 29th, and is collecting the public’s comments on the presentations and the concepts through Sunday, July 31.
If you were unable to attend either meeting, you can watch DDOT’s June 28th virtual presentation here:
(A DDOT contractor goes over the map legends at 37:00, and from 41:00 to 1:07:00 gives an overview of each concept drawing.)
Need a closer look at the concept maps? You’ll find them on DDOT’s Connecticut Avenue project site.
Then, to comment, fill out this form: rebrand.ly/ConnAveRevStudy-Comments.
DDOT will be considering the public comments as the design team spends the next six or so months refining the concepts. Then, according to the project timeline presented at the late June meetings, begins the year-long work of finalizing the design. Construction would not begin until fall 2024, at the earliest.