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New York Ave Construction Could Mean $50 In Metro Fares For Commuters

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The District's Department of Transportation -- or DDOT -- is giving $50 in Metro fares to dozens of lucky New York Avenue commuters. Department officials want drivers to stay off of this major east-west artery during a bridge replacement project, and they're hoping the fare money can provide an incentive for them to do so.

Early next week, construction crews will shut down two lanes on New York Avenue NE, near the intersection of Florida Avenue by the headquarters of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. DDOT is replacing the bridge over Metro's Red line at this spot, and it says that will take at least two years.

In the meantime, commuters can apply for the $50 incentive, which can be used for Metro or for any other transportation alternative. But you better act quickly; DDOT is giving out 2,000 of the incentives on a first come, first served basis.

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