20 Oct 2018

Capitol Hill:

Construction Around the Hill

DDOT logo via screenshot

Construction is an annoying part of life around Ward 6 and specifically around Capitol Hill and friends– from H Street NE to the river. The District Department of Transportation frequently shares construction information. We share it with you so you can be a little more prepared for certain doom. –Maria Helena Carey

From DDOT:

Citywide Pavement Restoration Projects
As part of DDOT’s commitment to improving and restoring local roadways, activities will be conducted at the following locations throughout the following two weeks, weather permitting:

Ward 6

  • 2nd Street SW, between T Street SW and V Street SW
  • L Street SW, between Delaware Avenue SW and 3rd Street SW
  • North Capitol Street NE, between Massachusetts Avenue NE and L Street NE
  • 18th Street SE, between A Street SE and C Street SE
  • 8th Street SE, between C Street SE and North Carolina Avenue SE

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is scheduled to close two lanes of traffic on North Capitol St. and restrict curbside parking began Thursday, October 18.. At least one lane will be open to the traffic in each direction.

The closures and restrictions are needed for construction work, which includes milling and paving. Construction is scheduled to be completed by October 26, 2018, weather permitting.

The contractor is authorized to work Monday-Fridays from 8:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. and Saturdays from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Parking restriction signs will be posted at least 72 hours in advance at locations where parking will not be allowed. These signs will notify the duration and dates of “No Parking” and provide contact information of the engineer in charge.

Traffic controls will be in place to warn drivers approaching the areas. Motorists should anticipate moderate delays due to the lane closures. Drivers are advised to stay alert while traveling through these locations and to be observant of the work zone.

From CSX/Virginia Avenue Tunnel:


Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area.

1. Saturday Work, October 20th
CSX expects to conduct construction-related work on Saturday, October 20th, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at locations throughout the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project area. Activities on Saturday may include street restoration work. There may be disruptions in work due to inclement weather and small groups of workers may be present and on the site throughout the weekend to monitor the status of pumps and other essential equipment. CSX will implement mitigation measures to minimize any potential impact this work may have on neighbors.

2. 6th St. Off-Ramp Closure
Starting on the evening of Monday, October 22nd, the 6th street off-ramp will be closed at night while CSX performs reconstruction and final paving. We project that the work will be complete and the ramp reopened in time for rush hour traffic Thursday morning. CSX will implement mitigation measures to minimize any potential disturbances this work may have on neighbors.

3. Final Paving of the 8th St. Intersection
As early as later in the week of October 22nd, CSX will be completing the final paving of the 8th St. intersection. At this time there will be reduced lanes with flaggers on-site throughout the duration of this work.

4. 200 Block of Virginia Avenue Opened
CSX is happy to announce that the 200 block of Virginia Avenue opened last Friday. We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience while this work was underway.

For more information about the Virginia Avenue Tunnel project, we encourage you to visit virginiaavenuetunnel.com, stop by the CSX Community Office or call CSX at (800) 494-1049.

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