14th Street NW Streetscape project will reconstruct a diverse major multi-modal transportation and active business community into a more safe and accessible corridor for residents and commuters in the area. The objective of this project is to increase multi-modal safety and accessibility; improve mobility and pedestrian safety with ADA compliance; and improve the corridor with new streetscape.
Fort Myer is responsible for roadway resurfacing, installation/upgrade of curbs and gutters, installation of bus stop islands, drainage improvements, landscaping, LED streetlights and traffic signals, multi-space parking meters, and Low Impact Development (LID) features including bio-retention planters and permeable pavers.
This project will highlight two key initiatives launched by the Mayor Bowser administration. PaveDC, a comprehensive plan to eliminate the poor condition of roads in Washington, DC by 2024 and the 10th annual Potholepalooza, a month-long campaign to accelerate pothole repairs in the DC area. Under these two initiatives this project will enhance multimodal accessibility, and make the street safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. One of the key improvements is a design feature called bus boarding islands, which will eliminate some of the conflicts between bikes and buses. The project will also include an interactive map of all planned and completed paving for the 2018 paving season.
Mayor Murial Bowser hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in April 2018 to celebrate the project start. She said “This is one of the busiest corridors in DC, carrying 23,000 vehicles a day, 175 bicycles an hour, and 13,000 daily bus riders. This project is making it safer, more accessible, and beautiful.”