07 Apr 2010

Plans for C St, NE Materializing

The project to improve C Street, NE is reaching the final design stage.  Beginning with a series of meetings in the winter, interested members of the community, DDOT and the design team at Toole Design Group have been fleshing out options for improving the safety and look of the street.  At a February 20th meeting, participants were shown five conceptual designs.  A final design will be shared with the community during the ANC 6A Transportation Committee meeting on April 19th, 7 PM in the Community Room of Capitol Hill Towers, 900 G St. NE.

More than five years of research and study has gone into this commuter route for Marylanders coming in from Prince George’s County.  This pathway through Northeast and into downtown suffers from commuters driving at excessive speeds when they enter the Rosedale neighborhood after coming into the city at RFK stadium, and other traffic violations such as running red lights and blocking intersections during the morning rush.

Jamie Henson, DDOT’s Ward 6 representative and leader of the project, has shepherded the process to the point where citizens can finally see what the city has planned for the street.  More details on the project, along with conceptual design maps, can be found here and here.


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