Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Updates on CH Streetscape Project

Over the weekend we tweeted about the noisy construction on Kenyon Street that was interrupting an otherwise usual Saturday brunch at The Heights. As the fountain / civic plaza nears completion, I was hoping the project's dedicated website at www.columbiaheights-streetscape.com would provide some updated details. Fail.

Luckily, the Post ran a pretty informative brief a few days ago that includes details on what is happening next. Be prepared for some lane closures on 14th between Columbia and Park beginning at the end of the month, as well as a slight re-route of the H8 bus.

The pickup of H8 Metrobus passengers will be relocated from 14th Street to the Irving Street bus stop near the Metro station entrance. Instead of turning north on 14th Street, the H8 bus will continue east on Irving Street. The bus stop on 14th, north of Irving, will be temporarily moved to a stop south of Irving near the CVS and Bank of America.

Further 14th Street work from Newton Street to Columbia Road is scheduled in November. Reconstruction of Irving Street, between 14th and 16th streets, will follow, with the entire project expected to be complete by late next spring.


Sacha said...

It doesn't look anywhere near done. I am awoken each morning around 7 to the delightful sounds of jackhammers. I'd give them until September to complete it.


Alex said...

Has The Heights gotten any better?