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U Street Construction Begins Today, Blocking Lanes And Parking

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A streetscape improvement project along U Street NW, including of this area pictured at U and 13th streets NW, will mean lane closures and parking restrictions for the next several months. 
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A streetscape improvement project along U Street NW, including of this area pictured at U and 13th streets NW, will mean lane closures and parking restrictions for the next several months. 

Washington's popular U Street NW corridor is about to become a construction zone, and the project is expected to last the better part of a year. Work will begin today to overhaul the streetscape along U Street NW between 9th and 14th streets, according to the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). 

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. 

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, according to DDOT.

DDOT will work with business owners along the street to minimize disruptions, but many of those owners think there will still be an impact.

The work will be done between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and may occasionally take place between during overnight hours and on Sundays. The work is scheduled for completion in spring 2013.

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