Pennsylvania/Minnesota Avenue SE Intersection Improvement Project Public Meeting

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The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will hold a public meeting this Thursday, April 27, 2017, to provide details on the Pennsylvania Avenue and Minnesota Avenue, SE, Intersection Improvement Project.

The meeting will be held at the Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library, 3660 Alabama Avenue, SE from 6:30 pm – 8 pm.

One of the more complicated and yet underrated intersections in the District, travel through this area for bicyclists and pedestrians is complicated due to the width of Pennsylvania Avenue, it's proximity to the Anacostia Freeway, and its use as a peak hour interstate for Maryland drivers. This is further complicated by the dozen or so bus lines that traverse Minnesota and Pennsylvania Avenues.

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The project planning, which began ages ago, is designed to enhance safety at the intersection for pedestrians and transit users. It also provides a consolidated green space at Twining Square by reconfiguring the existing split roadway system, which comprises two complex intersections into a conventional intersection.

The project was identified through the District of Columbia’s Great Streets Initiative. Great Streets is a multi‐agency program that strategically uses public investments to improve local quality of life and attract private investments to communities.

A version of this post originally ran on DDOT's website.