Lane and Street Closures

School of Media and Public Affairs Building

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.

Old Main (1922 F Street) + 1918 F Street:

  • Due to renovations of Old Main and 1918 F Street now underway, there will be construction traffic in/out of the building via the 20th Street loading dock area in the spring/summer and within normal working hours. There will also be work in the 20th Street loading dock and the alley on F Street between Old Main & 1918 F Street, each with exterior trash chutes.  All activity is anticipated to take place on-site and not anticipated to create any noticeable noise or traffic impacts.  We will provide additional updates on this project which continues through the end of 2018.
  • GW has been notified that Washington Gas is scheduled to place a new gas line and meter to 1922 F Street (Old Main) on Monday, October 15. The work will take place in the curb lane and one drive lane along the south side of F Street between 20th and 19th Streets. A portion of the sidewalk along this curb lane, just east of the entrance to 1922 F Street will also be part of the scope of work. This work involves concrete and asphalt demolition and will be disruptive at times. Per DC law work may be conducted between 7am - 7pm. Because this work is being conducted by Washington Gas (and not GW or GW Contractor) they may begin exceptionally noisy work right at 7am but hopefully work will be less noticeable once initial concrete/asphalt demolition is completed.  Work is anticipated to last 3 to 4 days and is weather dependent. 

Foggy Bottom Campus Sidewalk Repairs

Concrete sidewalks across the Foggy Bottom Campus will undergo repair work. The scope of this work is concrete only, not brick, with a focus on sections that require the most improvement. Work is permitted from 7am - 7pm, with exceptionally noisy work beginning after 8am. Periods of work will be disruptive as a jackhammer will be used to break up damaged concrete. On each work day, workers will reroute pedestrians either across the street or into the curb lane when possible. 

Work is anticipated to take place over four to five phases. The first phase was completed in August and the second phase was completed in September. 

H Street Crosswalk 

Due to weather, work has needed to continue beyond October 9th. Concrete for the remaining ramp will be poured at the end of this week. The demo  portion of the sidewalk needed for the landscape improvements just south of District House is anticipated to be begin October 12 and will continue into next week.  As long as the ground is dry enough striping of the crosswalk is scheduled for Saturday, October 13. If the ground is to wet from recent rains then than striping will take place Monday, October 15. Work is permitted to begin at 7am but exceptionally noisy work will not begin until after 9am.