Construction Plans Set To Improve U Street | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Construction Plans Set To Improve U Street

Play associated audio
Construction on U Street is scheduled to begin this week.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/allison_dc/3213034565/
Construction on U Street is scheduled to begin this week.

D.C. transportation officials say construction on U Street will begin Monday to overhaul the streetscape between 9th and 14th Streets.

As part of the improvements, sidewalks will be rebuilt and widened with new landscaping. Roadways will be repaved, and traffic signals and storm drains will be upgraded.

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.

The work is scheduled to finish next spring.

NPR

'Little House,' Big Demand: Never Underestimate Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wilder's memoir reveals that she witnessed more violence than you'd ever know from her children's books. The South Dakota State Historical Society can barely keep up with demand for the autobiography.
NPR

Coffee Horror: Parody Pokes At Environmental Absurdity Of K-Cups

The market for single-serving coffee pods is dominated by Keurig's K-Cups. But they aren't recyclable, and critics say that's making a monster of an environmental mess. Meet the K-Cup Godzilla.
NPR

The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

The Air Force says the decision came down to the American-made 747-8 or the Airbus A380, which is manufactured in France. But even with that pick, the 747 program might not last much longer.
NPR

Charles Townes, Laser Inventor, Black Hole Discoverer, Dies At 99

Physicist Charles Townes died Tuesday. He was a key inventor of the laser and won the Nobel Prize for his discovery in 1964. But his career didn't end there.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.