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Eastern Market and Outside Markets Remain Open During Streetscape Work

In an effort to minimize impact on the residential and business community on Capitol Hill, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Office of Property Management (OPM) announce a closely coordinated, accelerated plan for the streetscape work and the required temporary relocation of some farmers and exhibitors from along 7th Street, in front of Eastern Market.

DDOT is scheduled to finish this phase of the streetscape project, in early June, just prior to the reopening of the market. The sidewalks on either side of 7th Street remain open and accessible allowing pedestrians to shop along both sides of 7th Street.

The DDOT streetscape includes total removal and upgrade of the existing roadway and bed, installation of new Colonial cobblestones, stamped concrete at crosswalks, brick sidewalks, granite curbing, new lighting and utility upgrades.

The OPM Market renovation includes historically appropriate roof and floors, upgraded ADA access, new heating and air conditioning, new windows and doors, and for the North Hall, movable partitions, a new stage and theatrical lighting.

In support of the businesses affected by the construction, DDOT will be running a series of ads in local media to ensure the public is aware they are open for business. See an example here: DDOT