Block of 49th Street closed to repair storm damage

Emergency repair work is closing the block of 49th Street NW between Dexter and Fulton streets. (photo courtesy of Spence Spencer)

The stretch of 49th Street NW between Fulton and Dexter streets closed last week for 12 to 16 weeks of emergency road work, according to the D.C. Department of Transportation.

The block-long closure affects all traffic — motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians except for the block’s residents — while crews replace a culvert and restore the roadway. Both incurred damage in recent storms.

The affected roadway runs alongside Battery Kemble Park on the edge of Wesley Heights.