Changing Lanes

Posted April 26, 2004 at 5:22pm

Constitution Avenue will be reduced to three lanes beginning May 1 to accommodate the perimeter security project.

The Architect of the Capitol’s office announced Monday it will close the northern-most lane of Constitution Avenue Northeast between Delaware Avenue and First Street through early November. [IMGCAP(1)]

The segment will include two westbound and one eastbound lane from 5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and then switch to one westbound and two eastbound lanes.

The sidewalk will not be closed, according to an AOC release, and pedestrian traffic should not be affected.

Left Out. After discovering that the District of Columbia and four U.S. territories were left out of the Continuity in Representation Act that passed the House last week, D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) sought and received assurances from Judiciary Chairman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) that the oversight would be fixed in conference.

“Every jurisdiction of the U.S. needs representation all the time,” Norton said. “I was grateful that the matter was quickly corrected when I raised it. The oversight was troubling, nonetheless.”

— Jennifer Yachnin and Suzanne Nelson