Monday, April 11, 2011
Constitution Avenue construction begins today
From time to time, we post about street closures in and near Penn Quarter that may affect your commute or daily life. But today, starts the ultimate construction project: Constitution Avenue.
The District will be closing four lanes at a time on the eight-lane road. This may not be as drastic as it seems, as often a couple lanes are taken by parking and by people backing into parking spots. They will do construction on one block at a time, starting at 23rd Street and moving to 15th Street.
Your best bet if you have to get to Virginia is to take I-395 South to Virginia Highway 110. It's usually faster than Constitution Avenue anyway.
If you're heading to the West End, go north instead of south. H Street is the first street north of Penn Quarter that is not interrupted by the White House Complex, though I Street is one-way in that direction and usually less busy.
If you're heading to the Lincoln Monument or something in that area, you may be best-served going north and then coming south on a numbered street. Particularly as construction moves toward 15th Street, you can avoid it altogether.
Posted by Insider Media at 1:16 PM