The scope of construction work includes the following:
- Remove and dispose existing roadway pavement, curb and gutter, and sidewalks.
- Resurface pavement with two inches of Superpave AC asphalt on Georgia Avenue from Florida Avenue to Barry Place.
- Provide a dedicated bus lane in each direction along Georgia Avenue surfaced with a red high friction surface treatment
- Install dedicated left turn lanes to improve traffic flow: one for north bound traffic turning left onto Barry Place and one dedicated turn lane for south bound traffic turning left onto Bryant Street
- Replace all curbs and gutters with granite curbs and brick gutter, concrete sidewalk, and wheelchair/bicycle ramps. All curb ramps and sidewalks will be ADA compliant.
- Install concrete bus pads at all WMATA bus stop locations.
- Replace driveway entrances existing alley entrances.
- Remove and replace existing traffic signals and light poles. Traffic signals will be upgraded and relocated.
- Install new signage and pavement markings.
- Upgrade existing storm drainage inlets and storm drains.
- Install additional landscape and streetscape items, including flexible pavement, permeable pavers, and new trash receptacles
Dedicated bus lanes will be constructed along Georgia Avenue NW from Florida Avenue to Barry Place.
Construction will start in July 2015. The project is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2016.
The Georgia Avenue Dedicated Bus Lanes will be different previous bus lanes used in the District in that they will be clearly marked with a red high friction surface treatment, similar to bus lanes in other metropolitan areas such as New York City and San Francisco. A DDOT proposed rulemaking will allow for enforcement of the Georgia Avenue Bus Lanes to operate at optimal efficiency. Click here to read the proposed rulemaking.