Thursday, June 7, 2012

U Street Streetscape Starts NOW

After waiting many years, the U Street Streetscape will begin next week.  It will start at 9th Street and continue to 14th Street.  At last month's U Street Neighborhood Association meeting DDOT officials presented drawings that detailed the improvements.  The project will resurface the street and widen sidewalks in the 1300 block of U Street at the location of Desperadoes Restaurant where passage by pedestrians is very narrow.  Transportation officials say the road will be reconstructed one block at a time. At least one lane of traffic will be kept open in each direction during construction. But curbside parking will be restricted.