All businesses will remain open during construction

The last phase of the streetscape improvements on R Street is underway. The project will enhance the streets and sidewalks along the R Street corridor between 13th to 16th Street, and unify the two previous streetscape projects between 10th and 13th and 16th and 18th Streets.

Construction began early in October and is scheduled to be completed in early summer 2018. Work will be done in phases to allow businesses to remain open during construction. The overall enhancements will include wider sidewalks, improved pedestrian crossings, tree canopies, street lighting, and upgraded storm drainage system.

Additionally, upgrades will include expansion of outdoor dining patios in font of popular eateries along the vibrant corridor.

Businesses will remain open during construction, and message boards will be in place indicating the public of any road closures and detours. #WeRopen

Businesses will remain open during construction, and message boards will be in place indicating the public of any road closures and detours.

Construction Schedule

Currently, the City is performing underground utility improvements and are planning to start the major construction operations on November 13 on the 1300 block of R Street — pending favorable weather conditions. The following schedule is subject to change:

  • 1300 block – Construction will begin in November 2017 and will last for approximately 3 months
  • 1400 block- Construction is anticipated to begin in February 2018 or immediately following the completion of 1300 block.
  • 1500 block- Construction is anticipated to begin in May 2018 or immediately following the completion of 1400 block.

For more information and construction updates, please visit the City’s website.