Circle Demolition Update

Please note the following announcement from our HOA president, Ron Lafond, regarding the upcoming demolition of our neighborhood’s traffic circle:

“Dear PG HOA Members and Community Residents,

I’ve received an update on the timeline for demolition of the traffic circle from the WMATA Project Manager, Fred Robertson. As discussed in Tuesday’s update (available here), WMATA and its vendor (PYC) finalized the plan and permit application for demolition of the traffic circle, and the City approved the final permit, last Friday, 9/13. Per Mr. Robertson, WMATA expects to begin demolition of the circle next week, although some pre-construction work could occur on site as early as this weekend. The demolition of the circle and subsequent re-alignment of the traffic pattern to a three-way stop will take approximately one week to complete (again, commencing likely early next week), and there will be flag men there to direct traffic until this phase of the project is complete.

PYC will then re-landscape the area into a pocket park as per the diagrams in the attachment that was sent out in the previous update. Per WMATA, this activity will not commence until the end of October. Per the approved plan, PYC will be installing concrete planters to ‘cordon off’ the unused road from the throughway to enhance pedestrian safety. Please be patient as the work commences and as we await the re-landscaping by PYC.

For emergencies or complaints, please contact the City directly at either 911 or 311. For general issues or concerns regarding construction of the Station, please see for more information. The City lists Daphne Kott as the contact person for all project questions and comments. For general noise concerns, the City also has the following page:

Please be on the lookout for these activities, and let us know if you notice any major safety concerns.

As announced yesterday, there will be a PG HOA Board meeting this upcoming Tuesday, 9/24, at the Clubhouse at 7pm; the next PYMIG meeting will be the following evening, Wednesday, 9/25, at the Charles Houston Recreation Center.

Ron Lafond
President, PG HOA Board of Directors”