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  • Writer's pictureTiffani Johnson

DDOT Paving Plan and Traffic Safety Input

Mayor Muriel Bowser has committed to eliminating all poor quality roads in the District by 2024. As the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) works to meet this goal, it has taken into account road quality assessment and community requests allowing the department to first address the streets that are in greatest need and highest priority to the community. Keeping our roads in good condition provides maximum benefit to the traveling public by enhancing the safety of the roadway and improving the ride comfort of the road surface. View our weekly construction update to find out where DDOT crews are scheduled to be working over the coming days.


As of June 9, 2024, the Pave DC Website is showing that the following sidewalks are scheduled for horizontal saw cutting.  This maintenance treatment entails the use of a saw to cut away trip hazards on concrete sidewalk. The treatment is typically used on elevation changes between concrete slabs up to 1.5”. This method is cost effective by preventing full replacement of existing material and taking only minutes to perform.


  • Longfellow St NW (1st Street - 1st Place)

  • Peabody Street NW (Kansas Avenue - Blair Road)


DDOT is committed to making District streets safer for all roadway users while providing multimodal mobility and access for residents, visitors, and commercial users. A combination of traffic control devices and traffic calming measures can help meet both goals. DDOT has a full portfolio of proactive, data-based safety efforts, which can be reviewed at https://visionzero.dc.gov/pages/engineering. In addition, our Traffic Safety Input (TSI) program provides a mechanism for DDOT to hear from residents on roadway segments and intersections where users have safety concerns. 


Residents should not request maintenance of existing assets through the Traffic Safety Input program; instead, please use the appropriate 311 categories (e.g. Roadway Signs, Roadway Striping/Markings, Sidewalk Repair, Traffic Signal Issue). Maintenance requests submitted as Traffic Safety Inputs will not be addressed.


A Traffic Safety Input (TSI) can be submitted via 311 by a resident, ANC, or other community member or organization and will be prioritized based on objective factors such as roadway characteristics, crash patterns, equity, proximity to Vision Zero High Injury Network corridors, and locations utilized by vulnerable road users such as schools, Metro rails stations, and bus stops. Based on these factors, DDOT’s Traffic Safety Branch will develop a work plan for 800 prioritized locations per year (200 each quarter) to evaluate the safety concerns expressed and determine if any action is needed. All TSI submissions that are not included in the quarterly work plan will remain in the system for prioritization in following quarters. 


The Traffic Safety Input (TSI) Dashboard tracks the process from start to finish for prioritized TSI locations. Many of the TSI requests are complex and require review, data collection, site visits, or other actions as part of the evaluation. DDOT tracks each step to ensure residents can follow the progress of prioritized TSIs.


As of June 9, 2024, the TSI 2.0 Dashboard is showing the following location as pending installation of traffic calming measures between now and the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2024:


  • 3rd Place and Longfellow Street NW

    • DDOT will install new 20 MPH speed limit signs along both 3rd Place approaches, install new No Parking signs to protect intersection sight distance, install double yellow centerline stubs, upgrade existing stop signs, add supplemental Cross Traffic Does Not Stop plaques below stop signs, and upgrade existing one-way signage at 3rd Place and Madison Street to improve safety.



In addition, the following locations are under consideration for future consideration for traffic calming measures, and pedestrian and cyclist safety:


  • Peabody Street NW and 7th Street NW

  • 7th Street NW and Oneida Place NW

  • 600 block of Nicholson Street NW

  • 400 Block of Oneida Place NW

  • 5th Street NW and Oglethorpe Street NW

  • 5800 Block of 5th Street NW

  • Nicholson Stree NW and 5th Street NW

  • 400 Block of Marietta Place

  • 400 Block of Missouri Avenue NW

  • Nicholson Street NW and 4th Street NW

  • 300 Block of Oglethorpe Street NW

  • 5900 Bllock of 3rd Street NW

  • Oglethorpe Street NW and 3rd Street NW

  • 300 Block of Nicholson Street NW

  • 5600 Block of 3rd Place NW

  • 300 Block of Madison Street NW

  • 5600 Block of 3rd Street NW

  • 5900 Block of 2nd Place NW

  • 200 Block of Madison Street NW

  • 100 Block of Madison Street NW

  • 100 Block of Peabody Street NW

  • Nicholson Street NW and 1st Street NW

  • Kansas Avenue NW and Blair Road NW

  • Blair Road NW and Peabody Street NW

  • 6000 Block of Kansas Avenue NW

  • Oglethorpe Street NW and Blair Road NW

  • Blair Road NW and North Capital Street NW

  • Blair Road NW and Milmarson Place NW

  • 5700 Block of New Hampshire Avenue NE

  • Unit Block of McDonald Place NE


I will continue to monitor the dashboard alerts update the community for upcoming pending installations and post those announcements as they are received.  


In addition to 311, I am happy to enter a request for street, sidewalk, and alley repairs, a traffic safety input, or any other city service on your behalf.  Feel free to utilize the constituent consultation form on my website.

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