Roosevelt Street Corridor Pedestrian Accessibility

The Roosevelt Street Corridor Pedestrian Accessibility Project will increase pedestrian accessibility along Roosevelt Street from Roosevelt Boulevard to Broad Street.

Roosevelt and Roosevelt

Project elements include:
  • Intersection changes at Roosevelt Street and Roosevelt Boulevard Intersection including new pedestrian signals and push buttons, curb ramps, and a redesigned intersection to eliminate "free-right" turn lane
  • New sidewalk along the north side of Roosevelt Street from Roosevelt Boulevard to Tuckahoe Street
  • Reduction of lanes on Roosevelt Street from three lanes to two, one in each direction
  • American with Disabilities Act curb ramps from Roosevelt Boulevard to Broad Street
  • Three bus shelters - two at the intersection of Roosevelt Street and Roosevelt Boulevard, one at the intersection of Roosevelt Street and Broad Street
  • New signal equipment at Roosevelt Street and Broad Street including mast arms and pedestrian signals 
This project is a combination of two projects funded through federal grants provided through the Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) and Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).

Project Location

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  • Engineering Design: Completed Spring 2017
  • Advertisement: May 2017
  • Construction Start: September 2017
  • Project Completion: June 2018

September 2018 Update

  • The projects are nearly complete.
  • Paving along Roosevelt Street, Roosevelt Boulevard, and East Broad Street was completed in May 2018.
  • New signals have been installed at both intersections and are now in operation.
  • Both intersections also now have new pedestrian push buttons to improve safety for pedestrians.
  • Two new bus shelters have been installed on Roosevelt Blvd. Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority (WMATA) has added both stops to their Route 26A, and they will be active on September 4, 2018.
  • Work is underway now to complete the landscaping and sidewalks where the old signal poles were removed, and to finish painting lines on the streets.
  • All work should be complete by the end of September 2018.

May 2018 Update

  • Portions of Roosevelt St, Roosevelt Blvd, and East Broad St have now been paved
  • Street markings will be painted and street signs installed during the week of May 14
  • Landscaping and other work will be complete by the end of May
  • Delivery of new signal posts has been delayed, and will be installed by September

January 2018 Update

  • Roosevelt Street closures began February 12, 2018

December 2017 Update

  • Demolition and removal of right hand turn lane and landscape island from Roosevelt St onto Roosevelt Blvd.
  • Replacement of sidewalk and curb along Northbound Roosevelt St between Tuckahoe and Roosevelt Blvd.
  • Installation of new Stormwater Infrastructure on Roosevelt St.
Stormwater Infrastructure - December 2017

Public Meetings