DDOT is hosting two upcoming public meetings on the Connecticut Avenue reversible lanes and bike lanes project. At a virtual meeting on Tuesday, June 28th, and an in-person meeting on Wednesday, June 29th, DDOT will present initial concept designs and seek feedback.
This is the link for the 9 to 11 a.m. virtual meeting on June 28th. The in-person meeting on June 29th is from 6 to 8 p.m. in the UDC Student Center’s third floor ballroom.
Community input will inform the block-by-block design process over the next several months. Project elements for the 2.7-mile stretch of Connecticut between Calvert and Legation Streets include one-way bike lanes on each side of the avenue, left turn lanes at some intersections, pedestrian islands, and 24-hour parking and loading zones in commercial areas. DDOT told ANC 3E last week that it is also looking at extending the protected bike lanes north of Legation Street.
Some of the project elements are already under way. The signs with the reversible lane hours were removed in March. The crews scrubbing out the reversible lane pavement markings are to complete their work this month.
Reversible lane on Connecticut is going away pic.twitter.com/oaUk4UKyAe
— Julie Patton Lawson (@srfrjulie) April 25, 2022
And the posted speed limit is being lowered from 30 miles per hour to 25 mph. Those signs will be replaced by the end of the summer.
Also under way, according to DDOT: A “racial equity impact analysis” of the project. It’s the first DC transportation project to undergo such a study, which will “[i]nclude project elements to minimize inequities such as parking for persons with disabilities, older persons and others.”
A place for bikes along Military Road: Bikes and hikes, that is. DDOT and the National Park Service are studying the feasibility of a shared-use trail alongside Military Road between Oregon Avenue and 16th Street NW. Public comments are due today. You can watch a May 24th presentation on the plans, and view the slides and submit your comments here.