*UPDATED* ANC 6B To Consider DDOT 17th & 19th Street Recommendations

DDOT plans to narrow 17th Street SE from two lanes to one lane between East Capitol Street and E Street SE.

In late September, the District Department of Transportation announced its final recommendations for the 17th and 19th Streets Safety Improvement Project. On Tuesday night (Nov. 13), ANC 6B will consider the recommendations during the commission’s November meeting, 7 pm, at the Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Avenue SE).

Prior to taking action, the commission will hear a presentation from DDOT on the recommendations (read my detailed post on the specific recommendations). DDOT will also take commission and audience questions. If you plan on attending the meeting, please note that the DDOT presentation and commission action on the recommendations will take place after 8:00 pm.

While I plan to support the recommendations, I will push for the commission’s resolution to include:

  1. A request for full funding for the project so that implementation can begin in spring 2014,
  2. An extension of the 17th Street SE recommendations (curb extensions, etc.) to the 700 & 800 blocks of 17th Street SE (south of Potomac Ave SE), and
  3. Inclusion of a raised pedestrian crosswalk at 17th and E Streets SE, where 17th Street SE will transition from one lane to two lanes.

Please post your comments or questions below.

Updated 11/12/12: Here are links to the DDOT 17th & 19th Street Project Fact Sheet (pdf) and to a draft of the resolution (pdf) that ANC 6B will consider tomorrow night.

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