Wednesday, July 27, 2016

DDOT Press Release: DDOT Prepares for SafeTrack Surge #6 -- including 1500-3000 North Capitol Street

Bloomingdale residents should note below the parking restrictions along North Capitol Street.

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Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:03 PM
Subject: DDOT Press Release: DDOT Prepares for SafeTrack Surge #6

media advisory
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Media Contacts
Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635,
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, 

DDOT Prepares for SafeTrack Surge #6 

(Washington, DC) – The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) advises residents, commuters, and visitors to the District of Columbia to prepare for major rush hour delays on Metrorail’s Red Line due to WMATA's SafeTrack Safety Surge #6.  The next round of repair work runs from Monday, August 1 through Sunday, August 7. Trains will continuously single track between Takoma station in the District and Silver Spring station in Maryland.

DDOT Traffic Mitigation Strategy

Extended morning and evening rush-hour parking restrictions will be expanded to include the following corridors: 
  • 1500-3100 Rhode Island Avenue NW to NE
  • 1500-3000 North Capitol Street
  • 1000-8000 16th Street NW

Expanded rush hour times: 7 am-10 am and 4 pm-7 pm

Construction Moratorium for the following key corridors:
  • 6900-7800 Georgia Avenue NW
  • 400-900 Butternut Street NW
  • 6900-7000 4th Street NW
  • 200-300 Cedar Street NW
  • 5700-6900 Blair Road NW
  • 5300-5700 North Capitol Street
  • Riggs Road NE from North Capitol Street to 1st Street NE
  • 5200-5300 1st Street NE
  • 300 Block of Galloway Street NE

Traffic Management:
  • Enhanced real-time retiming of traffic signals
  • Traffic control officers deployed at key intersections
  • Roadway Operations Patrols during rush hours
  • Additional staging areas for Metro buses

Capital Bikeshare
  • Corral service at Union Station 7 am-11 am and 3:30 pm-6:30pm Monday-Friday
  • $2 single-trip fares

DDOT will continue to use all of its resources to alleviate traffic impacts during SafeTrack. For more information on the District’s response to SafeTrack and to learn about alternative transit options, visit


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