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Constitution Avenue Reconstruction

Constitution Ave, 15th to 23rd, NW

Schedule: Construction to begin March 2011 Completion anticipated December 2011

Location: Constitution Ave, 15th to 23rd, NW

Goals of project:

• Replace asphalt road surface and replace all failed expansion joints of concrete base
• Replace storm sewer catch basins, curbs, and street lights with new ones
• Replace sidewalks

Impacts/opportunities for visitor to consider:

• Traffic delays. Road work will take place one block at a time. Within that block, only 4 of 8 lanes will be open.
• Pedestrians will be detoured around active work zones.

Funding: Federal Lands Highway Program

Contractor:

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