Welcome to the U Street NW Streetscape Project website!

DDOT is reconstructing a 0.4-mile segment of Historic U Street from 9th Street to 14th Street. to improve and landscape the sidewalk areas, repair the roadway, and perform upgrades to the streetlights, traffic signals and storm drains.  Work began in mid-June 2012 and will continue through spring 2013.  During construction, DDOT will work with businesses and property owners throughout the area to minimize disruptions and coordinate the daily activities, deliveries, and access to restaurants, shops, music venues, the metro station, and other facilities in the area.

The initial work on U Street involves the construction of the electrical ductbanks in the roadway. Work began on 9th Street along the north side of U Street, and is proceeding west to 14th Street. Construction will then switch to south side of U Street from 9th and work back to 14th Street. This initial duct bank work is being accomplished during non-rush hour traffic (9:30-3:30) and involves a single lane closure in the block being constructed.




















Latest Construction Updates

All construction activities are contingent upon weather. Check back soon for the latest construction related updates.


Construction updates are provided by the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1B, which meets at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month in the second floor community meeting room of the Reeves Center, 2000 14th Street NW (corner of 14th and U Street). Click here to view information from past meetings.

resources for businesses

The DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) supports the development, economic growth, and retention of District-based businesses, and promotes economic development throughout the District’s commercial districts.  To learn more about DSLBD and we can help you start and grow your business, please visit: http://dslbd.dc.gov

The Streetscape Loan Relief Fund (SLRF) is a loan fund established by the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) to provide interest-free loans to retail businesses inside or adjoining a construction or rehabilitation project.  To learn more about the Fund, please visit: http://dslbd.dc.gov/streetscapefund

Washington Area Community Investment Fund (WACIF) provides free technical assistance and flexible financing to small businesses, childcare centers, affordable housing developers, and community organizations in the Capital Region. WACIF’s services are available free of charge to any business, organization, or individual in the Washington, DC Metro area. To find out more about WACIF, please visit www.wacif.org or call (202) 529-5505.