DDOT Celebrates Completion of Local 11th Street Bridge on September 7, 2013@12noon-3pm


Government of the District of Columbia
Department of Transportation



DDOT Celebrates Completion of Local 11th Street Bridge on September 7  

Community Invited for Afternoon of Music, Food
and Fun for the Entire Family


(Washington D.C.) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) cordially invites to the 11thStreet Local Bridge Community Celebration and Bridge Dedication on September 7, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Come join city officials, community leaders and businesses from Anacostia and Capitol Hill on the 11th Street Local Bridge for family- friendly activities, music and food. Additionally, officials will dedicate a plaque naming the new Local 11th Street Bridge as the “11th Street, Officer Kevin J. Welsh Memorial Bridge.”

 The 11th Street Local Bridge will be transformed into a family-friendly venue featuring a main stage for entertainment, a variety of local food trucks and speakers from various District agencies.  Attendees can visit table top booths to get more information about DDOT’s programs and initiatives as well as other District agencies at the “Information Lane.”    Photo opportunities will be available from the local bridge’s scenic overlooks, which offer tranquil views of the Anacostia River and Nationals Park.

Transportation and Parking Accommodations

Free transportation to and from the event will be provided by DC Circulator buses. ADA-compliant shuttle buses will be provided to transport people with disabilities from the entrance points to the bridge to various locations along the bridge.


Passenger pick-up locations:·        Anacostia Metro Station (Green Line)

·        Eastern Market Metro Station (Blue/Orange Line)

Free Parking:

·        (Capitol Hill) – 1301 M Street SE (DC Circulator will pick-up and drop off at the entrance of the bridge)

·        (Anacostia) – Curtis Brothers Parking Lot, 2241 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE (DC Circulator will pick-up and drop off at the entrance of the bridge)

For more information and to follow the bridge project and AWI Program’s progress, please visit anacostiawaterfront.org/11thStreetBridge. To join the project or AWI community contact list or ask questions, please email ddot.awi@dc.gov  or call 202-741-8528.

Kingman Park: DC Street Car Traffic/Parking Restrictions Take Effect April 1-19, 2013

DC Street Car Construction Team Ready To Install OCS Foundations

Traffic/Parking Restrictions Take Effect April 1

On Benning Road From 21st Street To 24th Street The DC Streetcar construction team will start work April 1 on the installation of OCS (Overhead Cantenary System) foundations at the streetcar route’s Eastern Turnaround on Benning Road. The OCS foundations are installed underground at designated points and provide the base for mounting the poles and wiring that deliver power to run the streetcars.To accommodate the construction activity, the following traffic and parking restrictions are necessary:

April 1 through April 19Eastbound Benning Road (south side), 21st Street to 24th Street

Ø  At 21st, eastbound Benning Road traffic will be channeled into a single lane to 24th.

Ø  The sidewalk on the south side of Benning from 21st to 24th will be closed. Signs will direct pedestrians to cross to sidewalks on the north side of Benning.

Ø  Motorists will have no access to 23rd Place from Benning Road. To reach 23rd Place, local traffic (residents and visitors) will be directed to use the alleyway that runs between 21st and 24th Streets.

Ø  Left turns and U-turns from Benning onto 21st, 23rd, and 24th will be prohibited.

Ø  Vehicular and pedestrian access to establishments with parking lots in this area – T-Nails, 2305 Benning; MillionMan Tires, 2101 Benning; and the Crown gas station, Benning at 21st – will be maintained through side streets and gaps between the traffic-control devices.Advance warning signs will be posted. The schedule is subject to change due to weather, material and equipment availability and other unforeseen conditions.

Please feel free to contact:  Margaret GentryCommunity Relations SpecialistDC Streetcar ProjectAMEC Environment & Infrastructure1005 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
Mobile 202.320.8534 Email:margaret@dcstreetcar.commargaretgentry@hotmail.commargaret.gentry2@amec.com


Lisa White, ANC Commissioner SMD 7D01 Kingman Park

DCFCA At-Large Candidates Forum: Tonight Wed. Mar. 27, 2013 6:30pm-9:00pm

DC Federation of Civic Associations
Barbara D. Morgan, President


Featuring Eastern High School Marching Band and
The Washington Youth Choir

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Eastern Senior High School 1700 East Capitol Street, N E (Stadium-Armory Metro Station)

Moderator: Sam Ford, WJLA TV News Reporter

A straw poll will be conducted after the forum; all present may vote.

For more information, contact Philip Pannell, 202-889-4900 or philippannell@ comcast.net

Friends of Kingman Park February 2013 Meeting Pictures




Street Closings for the 2013 Annual Rock N Roll USA Marathon and Half Marathon

(Washington, DC) The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has provided the following information about scheduled street closures for the 2013 Rock N Roll USA Marathon and Half Marathon that will be held in the District of Columbia on Saturday, March 16, 2013.

In order to facilitate this event there will be no vehicular traffic allowed along the routes of the races. However, there will be bump routes that will allow vehicles to cross when runners are not present. The races are scheduled to begin at approximately 7:25 a.m.; however some street closures will begin as early as 12:00 a.m. around the start and finish line. All streets affected by this event are expected to be reopened as early as 9:30 a.m., and no later than 2:00 p.m.

Motorists should expect delays during the races. Citizens who have issues that need resolution or if there are any questions regarding traffic access points during the races are advised to please call 202-727-9099.

The marathons will form at Constitution Avenue, NW, just east of 14th Street, NW. The route of the marathon is as follows:

· Start on Constitution Avenue, NW just east on 14th Street, NW

· Right on Virginia Avenue, NW

· Right on 18th Street, NW

· Left on E Street, NW

· Left on Virginia Avenue, NW

· Right on 19th Street, NW

· Right on Constitution Avenue, NW

· Left on 23rd Street, NW

· Enter Memorial Circle

· Exit Memorial Circle

· Arlington Memorial Bridge

· Left on Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway

· Merge left on Shoreham Drive, NW

· Right on Harvard Street, NW

· Right on 5th Street, NW

· Merge onto 4th Street, NE

· Left of Bryant Street, NW

· Right on North Capitol Street, NW

· Left on K Street, NE

· Right on 4th Street, NE

· Left on H Street, NE

· Right on 13th Street, NE

· Left on Constitution Avenue, NE

Full Marathon/Half Marathon Split

Half Marathon Turns ONLY

· Left on North Capitol Avenue, NE

· Merge onto C Street, NE

· Merge right onto 22nd Street, NE

· Right on East Capitol Street, NE



· Right on `14th Street, NE

· Right on North Carolina NE

· Left on 13th Street, SE

· Right on East Capitol Street, SE

· Right on 11th Street, NE

· Left on East Capitol Street, NE

· Right on 2nd Street, NE

· Left on Constitution Avenue, NE

· Merge right on Constitution Avenue, NW

· Merge left on Constitution Avenue, NW

· Left on 9th Street, NW

· Right on L’Enfant Plaza

· U-Turn on L’Enfant Plaza (in front of USPS)

· Right on 9th Street, SW

· Left on Maine Avenue, SW

· Right on 6th Street, SW

· Left on Water Street, SW

· Merge onto the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail

· Merge onto P Street, SW

· Right on 2nd Street, SW

· Left on V Street, SW

· Left on First Street, SW

· Right on Potomac Avenue, SW

· Left on South Capitol Street, SW

· U-Turn on South Capitol Street, SW

· Cross the Frederick Douglas Bridge

· Left onto South Capitol Street, SE

· Left on Douglas bridge access road

· Right on Anacostia Drive, SE

· Full loop around Anacostia Park skating Pavilion on Anacostia Drive, SE

· Left on Nicholson Street, SE

· Left on Fairlawn Avenue, SE

· Right on Pennsylvania Avenue, SE

· Left on L’Enfant Square, SE

· Left on Minnesota Avenue, SE

· Right on East Capitol Street, SE on ramp

· Right on East Capitol Street, SE

· Merge left onto C Street, SE

· Merge left onto 22nd Street, NE


Bump Routes are as follows:

· 4th and East Capitol Street, NE

· 6th and East Capitol Street, NE

· 8th and East Capitol Street, NE

· 10th and East Capitol Street, NE

· 8th and H Streets, NE

· 15th and North Carolina Streets, NE

· 17th and C Streets, NE

All street closures and listed times are subject to change based upon prevailing or unexpected conditions.

Motorists could encounter possible delays if operating in the vicinity of this event and may wish to consider alternative routes. The Metropolitan Police Department and the District Department of Transportation remind motorists in the vicinity of this event to proceed with caution as increased pedestrian traffic can be anticipated.


Orange Hat Patrol- Wednesday, March 6, 2013 7pm-8pm


Hi Neighbors, it’s time to dust off your orange hats and come join in some fun! We will kicking off our Orange Hat Patrol (OHP) neighborhood walks beginning on 6 March and continuing on the first Wednesday of each month through October.
Our meeting time/point will be 7 pm at the triangle park just across from the Saint Benedict the Moor Catholic Church and School on 21st St NE and Oklahoma Ave NE.
For your planning purposes, OHP walks will be 6 Mar, 3 Apr, 1 May, 5 Jun, 3 Jul, 7 Aug, 4 Sep & 2 Oct (1st Wednesday of each month). Bring yourself, bring your family and/or bring your dogs…great weather, great fun and great exercise!
Being a part of OHP is a great opportunity to get out and meet your neighbors/local patrol officers and also sends a big signal that “We Care” about our neighborhood.
As always, please feel free to contact me at kevindstpehens70@yahoo.com if you have questions, comments or need additional information.
Kevin Stephens/KP OHP Coordinator (202) 341-9466
Lisa White/ANC Commissioner SMD 7D01 (202) 706-4713