The project will improve safety and traffic flow for the intersection of New York and Florida Avenues NE
On July 19, Mayor Bowser and DC leaders broke ground on the transformation of “Dave Thomas Circle.” The project will overhaul the northeast intersection of New York and Florida Avenues, providing improved safety, streamlined traffic flow, and new community green space for residents.
Fort Myer Construction was selected as the prime contractor for this project. Our expertise in successfully completing complex roadway construction jobs, combined with our unrivaled construction assets within a close proximity to the job site, makes Fort Myer the perfect choice for this high-profile project.
“This day has been a long time coming, but we are finally saying goodbye to the chaotic and dangerous intersection known as Dave Thomas Circle,” said DC Mayor Muriel Bowser. “There are so many fantastic things to do and see in the neighborhoods surrounding this intersection, and we want it to be a safer, less frustrating experience for everyone who comes this way. When this project is done, we will deliver a much safer and better connected corridor, with more green space, for the thousands of people who travel through this intersection every day.”
The construction phase of the project has begun and will continue through December 2024. Once completed, the redesigned intersection will realign and add two-way traffic to First Street NE, restore two-way traffic on Florida Avenue NE, create protected bike lanes, and build three new public parks.
This is the first project that Fort Myer Construction will be utilizing Pro-core project management software from start to finish. This technology will allow us to streamline project management, reduce costs, give our clients and other stakeholders real-time information, and stay connected to our workforce. With the success of this project, the new technology will be rolled out to future projects and pave the way to a more advanced digital future for the company.