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Road Construction Begins Today
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Beginning Monday, November 15, the NPS will begin the first phase of a seven-phase, 18-month project to repair and reconstruct various portions of the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway from P Street, N.W. to Calvert St. N.W., including portions of Cathedral Ave.

During this phase, construction crews will close 1) the northbound lane of Shoreham Drive from Cathedral Avenue, NW, to Calvert Street, NW, and 2) the southbound lane of Cathedral Avenue from south of Woodley Road, NW to Shoreham Drive, NW.

This work will affect traffic patterns.  For AM rush hour, traffic will be able to enter Shoreham Drive from Calvert Street, NW. and proceed to Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway. During all other times, including PM rush hour, traffic will be able to proceed northbound only on Shoreham Drive to Calvert Street, NW.  There will be no entry to southbound Shoreham Drive and the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway from Calvert Street, NW except during morning rush hour.

In addition, for the duration of this phase of construction, traffic will be able to proceed northbound only onto Cathedral Ave., N.W. to Woodley Road and Connecticut Avenue, NW. There will be no access to Shoreham Drive and the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway from southbound Cathedral Avenue, NW at all times during this phase of construction.

Roadway reconstruction during this phase is expected to last two months.

Variable message boards have been placed to inform motorists of these closures.

Once construction and repair of the northbound exit of Shoreham Drive is completed, work will then begin on Phase Two, which will be to repair and reconstruct the southbound lane of Shoreham Drive, leading from Calvert Street, N.W. onto the southbound Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway.

The $7.2 million project is funded with monies from the Federal Highway Administration through its funding from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

As with all road construction projects, inclement weather may require adjustments to the schedules, including the possibility of postponement.

The NPS will continue to inform the public and the media of any adjustments in the work schedules.  Every effort will be made to minimize traffic delays and accomplish the work in a timely manner.  The NPS regrets any inconvenience and appreciates all motorists’ understanding and patience.

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