Monday, November 18, 2019

DDOT Launches Three Pedestrian-Only Zones

Innovative Use of Public Space Advance Mayor Bowser's Safety, Sustainability Goals

(Washington, DC) – Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced three pilot pedestrian-only zones as part of the District's ongoing efforts to find innovative uses of public space.

“The success of Open Streets and our annual Park(ing) Day celebration demonstrates that there’s an appetite for pedestrian-only zones across all eight wards of the District,” said DDOT Director Jeff Marootian. “Initiatives like these are an opportunity for us to partner with the business community to achieve Mayor Bowser’s safety and sustainability goals.”
DDOT partnered with Eastbanc Inc., a private real estate development, lifestyle, and technology firm, to open Cady’s Alley exclusively to pedestrians on weekends through the end of December. Cady’s Alley, located near the intersection of 33rd Street NW and M Street NW, is a popular destination for Washingtonians visiting the mix of eateries and unique retailers that line the alley. Cady’s Alley is a pedestrian-only zone on weekends beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Fridays until 6:00 p.m. on Sundays.  

In partnership with the Georgetown Business Improvement District, two parklets at 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street NW and the 3200 block of O Street NW were created. The parklets, which are permitted through September 2020, are extensions of the sidewalk and create additional gathering space near local businesses for residents and visitors to enjoy while visiting Georgetown. 

The Golden Triangle BID also created a new pocket park for pedestrians at the corner of 19th Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. The right-turn lane from Pennsylvania Avenue NW onto H Street NW, adjacent to Murrow Park, was enclosed with safety bollards and large planters, and features bright paint, plantings, and cafĂ© tables for visitors, students, and area residents to enjoy.
These installations are part of DDOT’s ongoing effort to reimagine the curbside space and realize the District’s sustainability goals. Any business, non-profit, or community group interested in partnering with DDOT to create innovative installations in public space should contact 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Groundbreaking: Grimke and the African American Civil War Memorial Museum

DCHiresVets 3.0, DC Women Veterans Day, and several upcoming MOVA Events

DCHiresVets 3.0

Friday, November 15th, 10am - 3pm  @ D.C. Armory

Open all ALL veterans and veteran spouses.

In honor of Veterans Day 2019, MOVA, the DC Department of Human Resources (DCHR), the Department of Employment Services (DOES), and the DC National Guard (DCNG), will host its third #DCHiresVets event offering all veterans and veteran spouses the opportunity to connect with District and Federal agencies as well as private sector companies.
Select participating agencies will conduct interviews and make contingent job offers on-the-spot.
  • Who: All veterans and veterans' spouse are invited to attend.
  • Where: D.C. Armory, 2001 E Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003
  • When: Friday, November 15, 2019; 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

DC Women Veterans Day

Saturday, October 19th, 10am - 2pm  @ 441 4th St NW


Join MOVA on Saturday, October 19th, to commemorate the women of the District who have fearlessly served our nation.  DC Women Veterans Day will include:
  • Holistic health and wellness resources
  • VA Benefits Training
  • Screening of the HBO Documentary "We're Not Done Yet", followed by a Q&A with the cast and crew.
 Let’s rewrite the narrative, DC!  We look forward to seeing you at this great networking event!

Dear Veterans, Active-Duty Military Personnel and First Responders we would like to thank you for your service by inviting you to a FREE rowing course at DC ROW on the Wharf. (790 Maine Ave SW). 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST,  10:00AM - 12:00PM  @  441 4TH ST. NW. #1114
This monthly event aims to connect the District's veterans with information, resources, and organizations that may be beneficial to a successful military transition and feedback on MOVA programs.


TUESDAY, NOV 5TH  10:00AM - 1:00PM  @ 441 4TH ST NW
There's no better time to get your financial house in order than now! Join us to learn how to set your family up for success by applying the principles discussed during this free empowering event! Learn about:
  • Veteran's burial benefits
  • How to improve your credit score
  • Debt Management & Protection of Assets
  • Creating a legacy for your loved ones

DDOT Traffic Advisory: Temporary Lane Closures Continue on 4th Street and Blair Road NW Through 10/18

Washington, DC – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will continue intermittent lane closures and weekend construction work on the Blair Road/Cedar Street/4th Street NW Intersection Improvement Project beginning Friday, October 11, through Friday, October 18, 2019, including the holiday being observed on Monday, October 14th  , weather permitting.

Temporary lane closures will be in place in the following locations on weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays, weather permitting:

Northbound 4th Street NW between Butternut Street and Cedar Street NW.  Lane closures will take place between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 PM on Saturday.  WMATA buses normally travelling on the northbound lane will be rerouted.  No work will be performed on Sunday.

Southbound Blair Road between 4th Street NW and Butternut Street will close intermittently during this same period.  No sidewalk closures will be required during this work.

Roadway users should also  expect short interruptions to two-way traffic to allow for the installation of new electrical manholes and the placement of concrete and asphalt to fill electrical conduit trenches between the manholes.

Demolition of the Cedar Street NW medians west and east of Blair Road will continue through next week.  Travel lanes will be tapered on Cedar Street NW to allow for safe channelizing of traffic.  No lane closures other than short curtailments are anticipated.  Crosswalks will be closed, and pedestrians will be directed to crosswalks on the other side of the affected roadway. 

Directional signs will be erected to direct travelers safely through the work zone. All users of the roadway are advised to stay alert while traveling through the corridor and to be observant of the work zone.

Once complete, the Blair Road/Cedar Street/4th Street Intersection Improvement Project will increase safety for all users of the roadway travelling through the corridor. For more information about the project, please visit 4th/ Blair/ Cedar NW Intersection Improvements

DDOT Traffic Advisory: Temporary Ramp and Lane Closures in the I-295/295 DC Corridor Scheduled for the Week of 10/14

Washington, DC — The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close lanes, ramps and shoulders on the following roadways to perform construction activities along and near the I-295 / DC 295 corridor.

The following lane closures will be in place daily from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday, October 14, 2019, weather permitting:

I-295 southbound single left or right lane/shoulder between South Capitol Street / Malcolm X Avenue / JBAB (Exit 2) and US Naval Research Lab / DC Water / Blue Plains (Exit 1).
South Capitol Street, SW SE/SW northbound/southbound single left or right lane between Malcolm X Avenue, SE and Martin Luther King Jr, Avenue, SE.

The following lane, and shoulder closures will be in place daily from 4:00 am to 3:00 pm Tuesday,

DDOT Traffic Advisory: Temporary Lane Closures on Francis Scott Key Bridge Begin October 15

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close a single lane in either direction on the Francis Scott Key Bridge daily from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 through Friday, October 18, 2019 weather permitting.

The lane closure is needed to perform work on the pavement markings. This closure is a part of the ongoing Key Bridge Rehabilitation Project.

All users off the roadway are urged to use caution as they travel in these areas, to anticipate moderate delays, and to be mindful construction personnel.