Wednesday, April 22, 2009

First Step in Lincoln Park Makeover Is Complete

After a three-month delay, the western half of Capitol Hill’s Lincoln Park is outfitted with new sidewalks and has reopened for jogging and other summer recreation.

The portion of the park bounded by 11th and 12th streets and East Capitol Street was closed off for repairs until the beginning of this month.

Community members complained to the National Park Service throughout construction that the project was taking too long and that weeks went by with no apparent work being done.

Construction began in late October and was supposed to be complete by the end of January. Frank Young, the National Park Service’s manager for the project, attributed the delay to cold weather, unforeseen ground conditions and coordination issues with contractors.

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