> February 26: Project Photos

Streetlight and traffic signal conduit installation @ Minnesota Avenue & Ames Street

Streetlight and traffic signal conduit installation @ Minnesota Avenue & Ames Street

Continued roadway demolition on Minnesota Avenue between Ames Street & Blaine Street

Continued roadway demolition on Minnesota Avenue between Ames Street & Blaine Street

New water service installations between Dix Street  & Benning Road  

New water service installations between Dix Street  & Benning Road
 

Installation of double water quality inlet, I-37 @ Minnesota  Avenue  & Clay Place

Installation of double water quality inlet, I-37 @ Minnesota  Avenue  & Clay Place


> February 26: Project Updates

Minnesota Avenue Revitalization Phase 1
from A St., SE to 300 ft. south of Benning Rd., NE

PROJECT UPDATE

Saturday, February 27 – Friday, March 4, 2016 (Work is scheduled for Saturday, February 27, 2016)

All work subject to change (weather permitting).

  • Shift northbound Minnesota Ave traffic to the roadway center between A St. & Ridge Rd.
  • Begin roadway underdrain pipe installation between E. Capitol St. Bridge & Blaine St. 
  • Continue roadway demolition/reconstruction between E. Capitol St. Bridge & Blaine St.
  • Continue stormdrain manhole, pipe and inlet installations between Ridge Rd. & Clay Pl.
  • Continue streetlight/traffic signal manhole/conduit installation b/t Ridge Rd. & Blaine St. 
  • Continue new water service installations between Dix St. & Benning Rd.
  • Prepare for final watermain tie-ins between Clay Pl. & Benning Rd.
  • Perform final watermain and water service tie-ins at Ridge Rd. and on Minn. Ave. between Clay Pl. & Benning Rd.
    • This work will water service disruptions, including day and/or night shutdowns. Advance door-to-door notifications will be provided by DC Water when testing is completed and schedules finalized.

> February 19: Project Photos

Start of existing roadway demolition @ Minnesota Avenue  & Ames Street


Start of existing roadway demolition @ Minnesota Avenue  & Ames Street

Single water quality inlet, I-27 installation on Minnesota Avenue  between Ames Street & Blaine Street


Single water quality inlet, I-27 installation on Minnesota Avenue  between Ames Street & Blaine Street

15 inch stormdrain pipe & standard double inlet installation with cast iron water seal


15 inch stormdrain pipe & standard double inlet installation with cast iron
water seal

Construction of stormdrain manhole 2 @ Minnesota Avenue & Ridge Road


Construction of stormdrain manhole 2 @ Minnesota Avenue & Ridge Road


> February 19: Project Updates

Minnesota Avenue Revitalization Phase 1
from A St., SE to 300 ft. south of Benning Rd., NE

PROJECT UPDATE

Saturday, February 20 – Friday, February 26, 2016 (Work is scheduled for Saturday, February 20, 2016)

All work subject to change (weather permitting).

  • Shift northbound Minnesota Ave traffic to the roadway center between A St. & Ridge Rd.
  • Begin roadway underdrain pipe installation between E. Capitol St. Bridge & Blaine St. 
  • Continue roadway demolition/reconstruction between E. Capitol St. Bridge & Blaine St.
  • Continue stormdrain manhole, pipe and inlet installations between Ridge Rd. & Clay Pl.
  • Continue streetlight/traffic signal manhole/conduit installation b/t Ridge Rd. & Blaine St. 
  • Continue new water service installations between Dix St. & Benning Rd.
  • Prepare for final watermain tie-ins between Clay Pl. & Benning Rd.
  • Perform final watermain and water service tie-ins at Ridge Rd. and on Minn. Ave. between Clay Pl. & Benning Rd.
    • This work will water service disruptions, including day and/or night shutdowns. Advance door-to-door notifications will be provided by DC Water when testing is completed and schedules finalized.

> February 12: Project Photos

Installation of new water service for Citgo Station.


Installation of new water service for Citgo Station.

Preparing existing 36-inch SD main for placement of new SDMH 2 at Minnesota Avenue and Ridge Road.


Preparing existing 36-inch SD main for placement of new SDMH 2 at Minnesota Avenue and Ridge Road.

Placement of new sand barrels (replacements).


Placement of new sand barrels (replacements).

New water service installation at 3935 Minnesota Avenue, Northeast.


New water service installation at 3935 Minnesota Avenue, Northeast.


> February 11: Project Presentation to the Ward 7 Business Partnership

DDOT Presentation

Minnesota Avenue Revitalization Phase 1 &2
Minnesota Avenue from A Street, S.E. to Sheriff Road, N.E.


> February 10: Lane Changes for Minnesota Avenue Project Begin Today

(Washington, DC)  The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will implement a lane shift, partial street closure and detour beginning Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at 9:30 am, as part of the ongoing reconstruction of Minnesota Avenue, NE. The continuous lane changes will allow crews to safely install the new roadway on Minnesota Avenue from A Street to just south of Benning Road NE.

The following changes will occur:

LANE SHIFT

Northbound Minnesota Avenue between A Street and Ridge Road SE will shift to the center of the roadway. Southbound traffic will remain unchanged.

CLOSURE

Eastbound Ames Street will be closed between Minnesota Avenue and East Capitol Street. This will temporarily eliminate the ramp access to westbound East Capitol Street NE. Westbound Ames Street will remain open.

DETOUR

Cars traveling eastbound on Minnesota Avenue will make a right onto Blaine Street, NE, a right onto 40th Street, NE, and a right onto East Capitol Street, NE. Trucks will be directed to use eastbound Dix Street to 40th Street to East Capitol Street NE.

Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists are urged to stay alert and to use caution when traveling through the work zone. DDOT will continue to inform the public of lane closures and changes as they occur.

Users of this corridor should anticipate moderate-to-heavy delays.


> February 5: Project Photos

New Water Service Installation @ #4 Ridge Rd., SE


New Water Service Installation @ #4 Ridge Rd., SE

Stormwater Inlet I-6 Installation on Ridge Rd.


Stormwater Inlet I-6 Installation on Ridge Rd.

New Water Service Installation for #3640 Minn. Ave, SE (Tap @ watermain shown)


New Water Service Installation for #3640 Minn. Ave, SE (Tap @ watermain shown)

Stormwater Inlet I-12 Installation on Minn. Ave @ Ridge Rd.


Stormwater Inlet I-12 Installation on Minn. Ave @ Ridge Rd.


February 5: Project Updates

Minnesota Avenue Revitalization Phase 1
from A St., SE to 300 ft. south of Benning Rd., NE

PROJECT UPDATE

Saturday, February 6 – Friday, February 12, 2016 (Work IS scheduled for Saturday, February 6, 2016)

All work subject to change (weather permitting).

  • Continue stormdrain pipe and inlet installations between A St. & Dix St.
  • Continue streetlight/traffic signal manhole/conduit installation b/t A St. & Clay Pl. 
  • Continue new water service installations between E. Capitol St. & Benning Rd.
  • Prepare for final watermain tie-in @ & Benning Rd.
  • Perform final watermain and water service tie-ins at various locations project wide.
    • This work will water service disruptions, including day and/or night shutdowns. Advance door-to-door notifications will be provided by DC Water when testing is completed and schedules finalized.
  • Shift northbound Minnesota Ave traffic to the roadway center between A St. & Ridge Rd.
  • Begin roadway reconstruction between E. Capitol St. Bridge & Blaine St.
    • This work was postponed again last week, but will begin this week. It includes the closure of eastbound Ames St. @ Minn. Ave., thereby closing the ramp access to inbound E. Capitol St.  A detour to direct southbound Minn. Ave. to inbound E. Capitol St. will be implemented.  Westbound Ames St. and access to inbound E. Capitol St. via the ramp from Ridge Rd. and northbound Minn. will remain open.  The closure will go into effect Wednesday, February 10th, 2016.  DDOT will issue a traffic advisory prior to implementation.