Frequently Asked Questions about the Maryland Avenue Safety Project
In July 2016, DDOT released engineering drawings for the new two-lane configuration of Maryland Avenue, with a third dedicated turning lane and a new bike lane. These were the "30% design drawings" published for public review that came after DDOT's conceptual planning team handed-off the project to construction engineers earlier in the year. After many years of internal environmental and historic review, this was also the first opportunity to see this project's placement of curb extensions, cross walks and get more information about traffic signals, street lighting and pedestrian plazas.
Read on for answers to frequently asked questions about project details in the following categories:
> Part 1: Planned changes, history of the project and current status
> Part 2: Details on "road diets" and other elements of the plan
> Part 3: Studies and data
> Part 4: Community engagement