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Florida Avenue-New York Avenue NE Intersection Project 65% Design Public Meeting

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Florida Avenue-New York Avenue NE Intersection Project (“Dave Thomas Circle”) 65% Design Public Meeting 

(Washington, DC) — The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will host a public meeting on Monday, May 17, 2021 to discuss the 65-percent design plans for the Florida Avenue-New York Avenue NE Intersection Project. DDOT is redesigning the intersection, often referred to as “Dave Thomas Circle” or the “Virtual Circle,” to make it safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers in support of Mayor Bowser’s Vision Zero initiative to eliminate serious injuries and fatalities on the District’s roadways. Once complete, the redesigned intersection will:

  • Realign and add two-way traffic to First Street, NE;
  • Restore two-way traffic on Florida Avenue, NE;
  • Add protected bicycle lanes;
  • Make other improvements benefitting safety and legibility for all modes of travel; and
  • Create three new public park spaces.

DDOT partnered with the NoMa Business Improvement District (BID) and NoMa Parks Foundation, which hired a landscape architecture firm to design thoughtful, innovative public spaces. The public space design has been incorporated into the design of the intersection.

The meeting will consist of a presentation given by DDOT staff, the project team, and partners, followed by a question and answer session. DDOT will provide a format to submit written comments after the meeting.

WHAT: Florida Avenue-New York Avenue NE Intersection Project (“Dave Thomas Circle”) 65% Design Public Meeting

WHEN: Monday, May 17, 2021

TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MEETING:

  • Attend by WebEx – Click on following link: https://rebrand.ly/FloridaAveNYAveIntersectionMay17
    • Event Number: 160 701 9651
    • Event Password: DDOTmay17!
  • Attend by phone – Call-in Instructions:
    • Dial the U.S. Toll – Washington D.C. Phone Number: +1-202-860-2110
    • Dial the meeting’s Access Code: 160 701 9651, followed by the # key.

The WebEx system will prompt you for an Attendee ID; this is not required.

Press the # key to join the meeting.

Can't Make a Meeting?

Materials from this meeting will be made available on the project website on May 18, 2021: https://www.floridaaveproject.com. You can also follow us on Facebook.com/DDOTDC and Twitter @DDOTDC.

Do you need assistance to participate?

If you need special accommodations, please contact Cesar Barreto at (202) 671-2829 or [email protected] 72 hours in advance of the meeting. If you need language assistance services (translation or interpretation), please contact Karen Randolph at (202) 671-2620 or [email protected] 72 hours in advance of the meeting. These services will be provided free of charge.

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its projects, programs, activities, and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related statutes.

In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code sec. 2-1401.01 et seq. (Act), the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an intrafamily offense, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in a violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

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