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Roadway reconstruction will close streets near Howard University

The Howard Theatre, a landmark venue in Shaw that launched the careers of Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye and others, is undergoing a big renovation and restoration. The area surrounding the theater is also getting a face lift.


(Michael Cotterman, The Washington Post)

If you’re only vaguely familiar with the neighborhood, this is between the Shaw-Howard U Metro station and Howard University’s campus.

T Street will be closed between Seventh Street and Florida Avenue during the construction. This will allow for resurfacing of Seventh Street and T Street and the development of Ellington Plaza. There will be a detour put in place, and traffic will be limited to local residents and businesses.

Work will also occur in the alley west of Wiltberger Street between T and S streets and in the alley between Florida Avenue and T Street.

The work is scheduled to occur on Monday through Saturday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Signs will be posted 72 hours before any sidewalks, roads or alley entrances will be closed, according to DDOT.

Mark Berman covers national news for The Washington Post and anchors Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and stories from around the country.
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