ANC 2B to Hold a Special Public Meeting on DDOT’s Connecticut Avenue Streetscape and Deck-Over Project

The Dupont Circle Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 2B), in collaboration with the Dupont Circle Business Improvement District (BID) and Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets (Main Streets), is hosting a Special Public Meeting with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) on Monday, January 30th, 2023 from 7:00-8:00 pm at The Dupont Circle Hotel at 1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW (location to be confirmed). This briefing is being convened under ANC 2B’s Special Public Meeting authority (ANC 2B Bylaws, Article V, Section 7).

This meeting is intended to provide stakeholders an overview of the project timing and impact, to inform DDOT’s Request for Proposals from contractors regarding staging of project construction and construction management, and to ensure that all stakeholders are informed of the project and impacts well before anticipated start of construction in late summer of 2023. This project is expected to last 27 months, and will affect traffic, transit, and pedestrian access to affected work zones, including retail locations.

ANC 2B to Hold a Special Public Meeting on DDOT’s Connecticut Avenue Streetscape and Deck-Over Project

3 thoughts on “ANC 2B to Hold a Special Public Meeting on DDOT’s Connecticut Avenue Streetscape and Deck-Over Project

  • January 29, 2023 at 1:43 pm

    Please do not turn 19th street into a busy thoroughfare. It’s effectively a one-lane street, with several families with kids and bikes living on it. Streets like 18th, 20th, and New Hampshire are made for traffic. 19th is not.

  • January 30, 2023 at 2:31 am

    Why does there need to be a bike lane on every street?
    Why is it not mandatory to be riding a vehicle off the sidewalks on all residential streets?
    Why are there no registration & insurance requirements for vehicles allowed to move at 15mph?
    In Portugal EVER moving vehicle without fail STOPS to allow pedestrians to cross the street.
    Why is there no civility, no concern, no patience, no government interest in anything other than increasing development of land? You want to bring mote people into the city, consider making it safer to live here. I can no longer step off my front steps on to the sidewalk without daily being run over by a bike or scooter moving 15mph! There is a bike lane on N street NW not being used!

  • January 30, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    Pre-pandemic the project seemed attractive. Post-pandemic it’s quite the opposite.
    1. The city has failed to address the homeless tents that inhabit the area they wish to improve. Each effort to clear the encampments has resulted in tents reappearing shortly after the effort.
    Absent a resolution on this issue, you’re only going to provide a greater area for tents to be placed.
    2. The businesses that survived the pandemic will be greatly affected should they lose the foot traffic for 27 months.
    3. After completion, 17 parking spot will be lost in front of those businesses, where will the cars end up? Likely on 19th.
    4. 27 months of traffic going up 19th?!? Clearly that can only happen by opening the circle at 19th, removing the long-standing restaurant seating but moreover, removing parking from both sides of 19th. A street that prohibits trucks over 1.5 tons. NH and 18th are commercial streets.
    5. Has a traffic study been completed?
    6. The money could be spent in far more useful ways than to disrupt a quiet residential street and create a new and improved homeless encampment.

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