DDOT to Hold Public Meeting on the Reconstruction of Southern Avenue SE

Southern Avenue at Southview Drive
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The District Department of Transportation will hold a meeting Thursday, June 15, 2017, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm to discuss with the community the proposed reconstruction of Southern Avenue SE. The meeting will be held at the United Medical Center Hospital, 1310 Southern Avenue SE, Conference Room 2.

According to DDOT, the purpose of the project is to improve vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian safety by enhancing the existing road condition along Southern Avenue. This section of Southern Avenue is used as a connector between the South Capitol and East Capital Streets and tends to have vehicles traveling above the posted speed limits. Southern Avenue and Southview Drive, on the border of the District and and Oxon Hill, is number 2 of the top twenty-five most dangerous interesections

The total approximately 1.4 mile project will have two phases: The first phase is from South Capitol Street to Barnaby Road SE, and the second is from Barnaby Road to United Medical Center on Southern Avenue. Also include in the project is the replacement of a vehicular bridge at the intersection of South Capitol Street SE over Winkle Doodle Branch.