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Constitution Avenue to Be Resurfaced



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    WASHINGTON - JANUARY 17: A blue line down Constitution Avenue indicates the route of the Inaugural Parade January 17, 2009 in Washington, DC. President Elect Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on January 20, 2009. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

    Sooner or later, D.C., you've got to face your problems.

    After allowing sections of Constitution Avenue to become a moonscape of potholes, plans for a fix have finally been announced.  Prepare for epic congestion.

    The National Park Service plans on ripping up the pavement on one of the Capital's most traveled streets, block by block, the Washington Post reported.  On April 11, they'll start at 23rd and move east.

    New pavement on the eight-lane roadway means short-term pain for the 50,000 commuters that use the road daily.  The Park Service said that they'll stop construction during  the busiest traffic days around national holidays, and for events like the Marine Corps Marathon.