The District Department of Transportation will replace the street lights in one of Cleveland Park’s commercial areas this summer with lights that have a historic appearance.
The project will remove nine street light poles along Connecticut Avenue Northwest between Macomb Street and Porter Street and replace them with 18 poles, DDOT engineers Paul Hoffman and Fred Akinbolajo told the Cleveland Park Advisory Neighborhood Commission at its meeting Monday.
The black poles will each have two globe lights at the top in a style DDOT calls “Washington Globe.”
Workers will begin removing the old lights in April and will finish the entire project by October, the presentation said. They will close up to two lanes of Connecticut at a time for the project, which includes replacing the electrical conduit.
DDOT estimates that the project will cost $507,000.
At some point in the future, DDOT will replace traffic signal poles with historic-style poles that combine the traffic signal and street light, it said in the presentation.