This year, DDOT will be rehabilitating the 16th Street Bridge over Piney Branch Parkway. They're going to be replacing the fencing, repairing the concrete, restoring the sculptures, adding storm water management planters, replacing guardrails and improving the slopes near the abutments (including some plantings). Pretty much none of this impacts cyclists. The only things that might matter to cyclists are:
- Improved lighting: They might replace the lighting with LED lighting, but only if the retrofit device will fit and work
- Signal timing changes: They're going to adjust Signal timings to improve traffic flow on 16th Street
- Closures: During construction, at least one lane will be closed pretty much at all times.
But there won't be any vision zero or bicycle improvements here. This is only mildly disappointing. 16th doesn't have any facilities anyway, but there was talk of "Lane and Sidewalk Configuration Evaluation" earlier in the project. I guess they evaluated it to be fine. The sidewalks are narrow, but I guess they can't do much about that.