DDOT Issues Temporary Suspension of Construction on 01/18/2021 and 01/20/2021
GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
d. Public Space Regulation Division (PSRD)
January 8, 2021
DDOT Issues Temporary Suspension of Construction Work
In Recognition of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday and the 59th Presidential Inauguration
In preparation and observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., birthday on Monday, January 18, 2021, and the 59th Presidential Inauguration in the nation’s capital on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, in coordination with the United States Secret Service (USSS) and the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), there will be a “district-wide” and “extended” temporary suspension of construction work. District-wide closures are as follows:
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Monday, January 18, 2021—Approved, permitted activities may resume Tuesday, January 19, 2021, excluding locations within the designated areas/boundaries listed below. ** If your permitted work zone/site/project is within these boundaries, all permitted work may NOT resume until Saturday, January 23, 2021, in accordance with USSS and MPD directives related to the 59th Presidential Inauguration.
59th Presidential Inauguration, Wednesday, January 20, 2021—Approved, permitted activities may resume Saturday, January 23, 2021, including locations within the designated areas/boundaries listed below. ** If your permitted work zone/site/project is within these boundaries, all permitted work may NOT resume until Saturday, January 23, 2021, in accordance with USSS and MPD directives related to the 59th Presidential Inauguration.
In addition to the above, effective Tuesday, January 19, 2021 through Friday, January 22, 2021, there will be an “extended” Temporary Suspension of Construction work within the following perimeter/designated areas:
• 2nd and E Streets, S.E. - Massachusetts Avenue, N.E.
• Massachusetts Avenue, N.E. - Union Station Plaza
• Union Station Plaza - Massachusetts Avenue, N.E.
• Massachusetts Avenue, N.E. - North Capitol Street
• North Capitol Street - E Street, N.W.
• E Street, N.W. – 6th Street, N.W.
• 6th Street, N.W. - H Street, N.W.
• H Street, N.W. – 10th Street, N.W.
• 10th Street, N.W. - K Street, N.W.
• K Street, N.W. - Washington Circle at Twenty-third and K Streets, N.W.
• K Street to the west boundary of Rock Creek Parkway
• West boundary of Rock Creek Parkway to the Potomac River
• East bank of the Potomac River to south intersection of Independence Avenue and Ohio Drive, S.W.
• Independence Avenue, S.W. - Canal Street, S.W.
• Canal Street, S.W. - E Street, S.E.
• E Street, S.W. – 2nd Street, S.E.
Lane closures and work zones will not be allowed for non-emergency work in roadways, alleys and sidewalks within the District’s right of way. This includes manhole access and construction-related deliveries.
Additionally, as a reminder, please ensure that your respective construction site/project/work zone is securely closed and all materials and equipment, such as bricks, concrete, barriers, tools, etc., are secured within your locked worksite. More specifically, anything within your permitted work zone or traffic control plan that can possibly be used as a projectile should be removed from the public space area and out of immediate reach of the public at the close of each business day.
If your construction site is not within this perimeter, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT)’s Public Space Inspections encourages you to be prepared for any unplanned marches or protests arising outside of this designated area. Please govern your activities and work zones to ensure safe accommodations for pedestrians and protesters that may be close to, or inside your designated work zones.
During this time, there will be NO exemptions throughout this suspension of work within these designated areas. Questions may be directed to Stacey Collins, Chief of Inspections and Enforcement, via email at Stacey.Collins@dc.gov. If you have any immediate questions, issues or concerns please feel free to contact DDOT at (202) 442-4670.
Approved activities may resume Saturday, January 23, 2021, provided USSS/MPD have provided authorization and reopened roadways.
The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its projects, programs, activities, and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related statutes.
In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code sec. 2-1401.01 et seq. (Act), the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an interfamily offense, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above-protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in a violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.