DDOT Traffic Advisory:  Reconstruction of Concrete Median along C Street NE

traffic advisory


January 7, 2022 


Media Contacts: 

German Vigil – (202) 306-1668, german.vigil@dc.gov



Reconstruction of Concrete Median along C Street NE


(Washington, D.C.) —The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will begin demolition and reconstruction of the existing concrete median located in the center of C St NE, between the weeks of January 18th and February 8th.2022, weather permitting.


 The work shall progress from the easternmost limit at the intersection of C St NE and 21st St NE to the westernmost limit of the intersection at North Carolina Avenue and 14th St NE.  The dedicated left turning lane located at C St NE eastbound and 21st St NE will be removed.  Detour signs will be posted directing traffic from C St NE eastbound to 19th St NE northbound to D St NE eastbound ending at the intersection of D St NE and 21st St NE.


Please Note:

  • Construction for drainage and communication infrastructure is still ongoing.
  • Lane closures of C St NE westbound and eastbound remain in effect.
  • Lane closure hours remain between 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM Monday to Friday, holidays excluded.


Parking is prohibited in the work zone, and safe accommodations for pedestrians and cyclists will be enforced.


Traffic controls and signage will be in place to safely guide all motorist through the work zone. Motorists are urged to use caution when traveling through the work zone, to anticipate moderate delays, and to be mindful of pedestrians, cyclists, and construction personnel.


The completed project will improve overall safety for pedestrians, motorists and cyclists along the C Street NE corridor as well as improved overall pedestrian safety, installation of protected bicycle lanes, curb extensions and raised sidewalks, ADA compliant intersections, traffic calming measures, improved bus operation, improved traffic signal operation, upgraded street lighting and enhanced streetscape and green spaces.


For more information about the C Street NE Implementation Project and to stay up to date on project related updates and construction progress, please visit www.cstne.com