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Posted at 5:45 PM ET, 12/ 3/2010

Signal work at S.D Ave, Riggs Rd.

By Washington Post Editors

The District Department of Transportation plans to upgrade the traffic signals at South Dakota Avenue and Riggs Road in Northeast Washington this weekend, which means the lights will be dark at times while crews complete the work from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

DDOT officials said temporary signs and traffic control measures will be in place, along with traffic control officers and flaggers.

The work is part of a $10 million project that includes road reconstruction and utility upgrades. Officials said the goal is to make the "complicated intersection easier to use and safer for pedestrians and drivers."

By Washington Post Editors  | December 3, 2010; 5:45 PM ET
Categories:  Construction, Driving  
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This ongoing project is great news for a long-neglected area: using public funds to leverage subsequent private investment. That area, 1.8 miles from my neighborhood of Michigan Park, is expected to see significant change over the next 5-8 years, with redevelopment by some of the city's top-notch developers such as Lowe Enterprises and Cafritz. Bring it on!

Thank you, DDOT, for this significant contribution to public realm improvements!

Posted by: TominMichiganParkDC | December 4, 2010 10:32 AM | Report abuse

Why is this project taking forever to complete?

Posted by: why231 | December 5, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

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