D.C. to resurface 15th Street bike lanes

June 18, 2013

(Andrew Heining)

The District will resurface the bike lanes on 15th Street NW this summer, work that will also impact parking lanes on this road.

A start date has not been determined, but the work will take place this summer and last about three weeks, said Monica Hernandez, a spokeswoman for the District Department of Transportation.

The resurfacing will stretch over about a mile between K and Swann streets NW. It will cover the bike lane as well as the curb and gutter over the entire stretch. Between Massachusetts Avenue and Swann Street, they will also resurface the adjacent parking  lane, Hernandez said.

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There will always be open lanes for vehicular traffic and access for pedestrians. But there may be a period during the work when cyclists may not be able to access these bike lanes.

The project will cost about $500,000, she said.

In 2011, the District estimated that more than four times as many cyclists were seen on 15th Street after the bike lanes were added.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.
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