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By Rebecca Blatt

The District's Department of Transportation is expected to begin construction this morning on the Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast Great Streets Project.

The project covers a 2 mile stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue from 27th Street to Southern Avenue in Southeast. Crews will be doing some roadway improvements: traffic signal upgrades and additional streetlights.

They'll also put in new landscaping, park spaces and three raingardens. Raingardens use soil and plants to treat storm before it makes its way into the sewer systems.

The project is supposed to make Pennsylvania Avenue more accessible to pedestrians. One of the lanes will become a landscaped median.

Drivers should expect some temporary lane closures between 9:30 am and 3:00 pm in the first five months of construction. The second phase of the project will include some more long-term lane closures. That is expected to begin in May.

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