Monday, November 26, 2012

Lane Closures on North Capitol and Riggs Rd. for December

Government of the District of Columbia

Department of Transportation

Monday November 26, 2012
Media Contact: Monica Hernandez at 202-671-2261,


  Temporary Lane Closures on the 5100-5300 blocks North Capitol Street NE/NW and the Unit block of Riggs Road NE to Start on or About December 3, 2012 (Washington, D.C.) Starting on or about December 3, 2012, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will begin work on a construction project on the 5200 block of North Capitol St NE/NW and the Unit block of Riggs Rd NE. The purpose of this project is to make the bus stops more accessible for members of the disabled community.

The scope of this project includes:
  • Installing wheel chair ramps at the intersection of North Capitol St and Hamilton Rd; and in front of the senior housing located at the corner of Riggs Rd and North Capitol St
  • Expanding the sidewalk to the curb near the bus stops to make it easier for wheel chairs to roll onto the bus
This is anticipated to be completed by late-December 2012, weather and construction conditions permitting.
  Construction work is scheduled to take place between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and may also take place from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. During the construction work hours there will be temporary lane closures on the 5100-5300 blocks of North Capitol Street NE/NW and the Unit block of Riggs Road NE. DDOT will maintain at least one travel lane in each direction during work hours. All lanes will be kept open during non-work hours.

  Traffic control signs will be in place to guide travelers in the corridor around the new traffic pattern. Motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists are urged to stay alert and use caution when traveling by the work zone.

**Any questions regarding this work should be directed to the Public Outreach Coordinator**
Veronica O. Davis, P.E.

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