More Sidewalk Improvements Scheduled for Park View

This crosswalk at Princeton and Park Place is among those that will be replaced in the near future.

This crosswalk at Princeton and Park Place is among those that will be replaced in the near future.

If you live in or walk through the northern section of Park View, you’re about to see some significant improvements in the area’s sidewalks. The list below are the blocks involved along with the projected start date.

  • Princeton Place from Warder to Park Place — May 16, 2016
  • Warder Street from Quebec Street to Rock Creek Church Road — May 23, 2016
  • Park Place from Otis Place to Newton Place — May 23, 2016
  • Park Road from Warder to Park Place — May 23, 2016

Sidewalk improvements on these blocks may include (but are not limited to):

  • Upgrading of curb ramps and sidewalks through repair and/or replacement;
  • Correcting drainage issues;
  • Performing repair work at intersections as part of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Program; and,
  • Installation of porous Flexible Paving (Flexi-Pave) in selected area.

During the project, DDOT will maintain traffic and access to streets, but there may be restricted parking during construction hours. “No Parking” signs are to be posted seventy-two (72) hours prior to construction in areas where parking will be impacted.  All work will be conducted between 7:00 a.m and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Many of the sidewalk issues that will be repaired were identified during the 2014 Age-Friendly DC Block-by-Block walk.

The map below shows the blocks where sidewalk work will occur.

2016 sidewalk repairs(Red lines indicate where DDOT’s next wave of sidewalk work will occur.)

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3 Comments on “More Sidewalk Improvements Scheduled for Park View”

  1. Sandy Says:

    Hooray for smoother training wheel- cycling! Do I need to be concerned for any of my tree boxes? Any risk some might be paved over?

  2. Zachary Paul Levine Says:

    News of these improvements is great. Yet, DDOT is an absolutely abysmal communicator when it comes to sidewalk and curb projects. There seems to be no clear plan for this type of work in Parkview, including to prioritize hazardous sidewalk and curb conditions.

    For example, several people, including me, have complained for years about a crumbling curb on Park Pl (bt Park and Manor) with a large piece of rusty steel sticking several inches into the street. This is a huge hazard to children and the disabled, and will lead to severe tire damage for anybody who is not careful while parking there. In spite of constant complaints, DDOT continues to ignore this issue — in fact, a recent 311 complaint was closed after DDOT inspectors looked at the curb at an adjacent address, literally 3 feet away). Recent work by DC Water further worsened the curb’s and sidewalk’s condition.

    This is only one example. Just having reasonable communication from DDOT with regard to these projects would go a long way in cultivating residents’ faith in the department.

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