Lane and Street Closures

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Below is a listing of upcoming short-term lane closures and requests for additional work hours necessary to facilitate construction and improvements to the Foggy Bottom Campus. Project officials will coordinate activities per approved traffic control plans approved by the appropriate DC agencies. Please note that all dates are anticipated and are weather dependent.

Aug 17 closure of 2300 block of H Street

2019, Aug. 17:  The 2300 block of H Street will be closed so as to facilitate a crane needed for installation of rooftop air handling units on Ross Hall.  There will be a portion of H Street open toward 24th Street to allow for access by any students moving in/out of Amsterdam Hall and they will be facilitated by on-site traffic control staff. 

Boston Properties July-Aug partial block closure on weekends

August 2, 2019 -- Boston Properties share two follow-on updates on upcoming construction activity at Rice Hall and 2100 Penn. 

  • Rice Hall – Overhead Protection Installation (7/27 – 8/18) will occur per agreement with ANC 2A, the President Condo and GW's Medical Faculty Associates on Sat 7am-9pm (7-9 pm are after-hours) and Sun 7am-7pm (all after-hours).  Work will start on 7/27 and is anticipated to end by Aug. 18 but could extend to 9/1 pending weather conditions -- if extended, work would not occur weekend of Aug. 24 when GW classes begin. 
  • Eye Street Closure for 2100 Penn – To facilitate demolition work of existing structures, partial street closures of Eye Street between the alley and 21st Street will occur Sat/Aug 3 and potentially again on Aug 10 and/or 17 to facilitate a high-reach crane.  Vehicular access will be blocked during this time but pedestrians will have access on the south sidewalk on I Street.  For student move-outs at Lafayette Hall, there will be 2 designated areas (highlighted in green below) in front of District House and on 21st Street for loading/parking.  After August 3/4 work, the sidewalk along 21st Street will be closed to pedestrian traffic.
  • During GW move-in weekend (Aug 24), work will transition to Pennsylvania Avenue, including closure of several lanes on the south side of the avenue (vehicle travel will still occur but is not expected to create impacts).
  • Site fencing has extended along 21st Street and will begin extending on Pennsylvania Avenue this week.
  • The sidewalk on Pennsylvania Avenue will remain open to provide access to the bus stop at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 21st Street.
  • The sidewalk on 21st Street will remain closed throughout the project.
  • Installation of overhead protection in public alley is now complete.



GW Hillel sidewalk and lane closures in August

DDOT has approved the revised Traffic Control Plan (TCP) with the curb lane on 23rd Street used exclusively for pedestrian traffic.  This will remain in effect through the end of September when a covered walkway on the sidewalk of 23rd Street is planned for installation so as to open up the curb lane for parking and rush hour traffic. The only exception to the revised TCP with pedestrian traffic using the curb lane on 23rd Street will be for 3 to 4 days when the heavy equipment is being utilized to raze the structure.  During these work days, it will be unsafe to allow pedestrians to use the curb lane during working hours.  When this heavy equipment is being utilized, flag personnel will be positioned at the northeast corner of H& 23rd Streets and also G&23rd Streets to direct pedestrian traffic to 24th Street or to cross to the east side of 23rd Street to continue north or south. This direction will remain in effect from 7 am to 4:30 pm during those specific work days.



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