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.