Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Paving beginning on south side of H Street starting at western end

It will be fantastic to see the street fully open and parking restored at the western end of H Street soon.  Removal of jersey barriers and striping of the sidestreet intersections is ongoing, and paving is slated to run up to 8th Street by Saturday.  Note that there will be no parking on the northern portions of the 700 blocks of 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th Streets as part of the paving between now and Saturday.   

Final Roadway Paving & Lane Striping Due For Completion This Week On H Street N.E. From 3rd Street To 8th Street

After Lane Striping, South Curb Lane To Be Re-Opened For Parking
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) plans to restore public parking availability on the south side of H Street N.E. from 3rd Street to 8th Street after completion of roadway paving and lane striping in these blocks on Saturday, March 19, weather permitting.
DDOT’s H Street Reconstruction Project contactor, Capital Paving of DC (CPDC) today began removing jersey barriers that have been in place on the south side of these H Street blocks during streetcar track installation and other construction activities. Also today, the asphalt paving subcontractor, Senate Asphalt, began the roadway milling work that precedes the asphalt paving.
The milling and paving work is also being done on the portions of 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th Street that intersect with H Street on the south side. The work on the side streets covers approximately 75 feet of each side street south of H Street.
To assure that the side-street space is open for the milling and paving work, Emergency No Parking signs have been posted, prohibiting parking in these side-street areas from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm today through Saturday, March 19. Vehicles parked in the no-parking area during these hours are subject to ticketing and towing.
As the jersey barriers are removed from these blocks of H Street, they will be replaced with orange plastic traffic barrels during the remainder of the milling and paving work in the south curb lane and the eastbound middle lane. After completion of the milling and paving, the contractor will paint the permanent lane striping on the new asphalt roadway surface.
After the lane striping is complete, the orange traffic barrels and other temporary traffic control devices will be removed, and the south curb lane will be re-opened for parking. Though the lane striping is scheduled for Saturday, any rain delays this week could cause a postponement until early next week.
On the north side of the H Street reconstruction area, paving was completed and parking in the north curb lane was restored from 3rd Street to 13th Street last year

1 comment:

  1. saaawweet! Do we need to wait for the whole project to be completed to see the lights come on?