Easing the Way
With concurrent improvement projects occurring on other DC roads, limiting traffic impacts on the already-congested New York Avenue corridor is a top goal of DDOT.
Increased Green on New York Avenue, NE
To keep traffic flowing, DDOT will monitor traffic throughout the project and will modify green times for traffic lights on New York Avenue, NE if necessary.
Cross streets may experience longer than normal wait times.
Lane Closures Kept to a Minimum
Aside from the New York Avenue, NE Bridge over the Amtrak rail line and the 9th Street Bridge, NE, lanes will be closed only during off-peak hours or in the non-peak direction, when possible.
To get more information on the latest lane closures and new traffic patterns, please see the Press Releases section.
Educating the Public
An extensive public awareness effort is underway, including public meetings, community outreach, advertising, and traditional and social media, such as Twitter (@NYAve411 and @DDOTDC).
An automatic speed and volume detections system will provide real-time information on traffic congestion in the corridor.
Travelers will be advised of impacts and encouraged to use alternative routes, modes and schedules.
Close Coordination with Maryland, Virginia and Stakeholders
DDOT is coordinating closely with the Maryland State Highway Administration CHART traffic system, Virginia Department of Transportation Traffic Management Center, neighboring counties, law enforcement and EMS agencies, and other stakeholders.