Posted tagged ‘repair’

Park View Rec Getting New Otis Place Fence

March 6, 2013
The rec center's fence along Otis Place as it was on February 15th.

The rec center’s fence along Otis Place as it was on February 15th.

In mid-February, the fence along Otis Place at the Park View Recreation Center gave out. Upon examination, it seems likely that the primary cause was deterioration of the concrete retaining wall which supported it. Even the sections still in place show cracks where the fence posts are sunk into the wall.

I’m happy to see that DPR has chosen to replace the fence with a higher fence along Otis Place set back and anchored into the earth. Last year during the field renovations several residents had raised the concern that the fence along Otis Place was too low — but there wasn’t any money in the budget to address it at that time. The primary concern was the relocation of the basketball court and the increased possibility of stray balls bouncing into the street.

The new, taller fence being installed along Otis Place.

The new, taller fence being installed along Otis Place.

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Continued Infrastructure Improvement on Rock Creek Church Road, NW

August 2, 2010

The resurfacing of Rock Creek Church Road, NW, continued last week with the 700 and 800 blocks. By the end of the week, the entire length of the street between Georgia Avenue and Park Place had been completed.

Based on the orange netting around the trees and the marks on the sidewalk along the 700 block, I’m guessing that sidewalk repair will commence this week.

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DDOT Continuing to Repave Rock Creek Church Road, NW

July 28, 2010

DDOT is continuing to repave Rock Creek Church Road. They finished the 500/600 block of the street on July 21st and moved along to the 700 block.

While they started this stretch by removing the surface on Monday, I suspect that — like the 600 block — repair and replacement of bad sections of sidewalk will also be included in the effort.

This seems particularly likely since the sidewalks have red arrow markings indicating the bad sections needed replacement.

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Pool at Rec Center Receiving Repairs

April 20, 2010

I was a little surprised to discover that the deck around the pool at the Rec Center was being redone. It’s a project that I’d heard absolutely nothing about despite having had multiple conversations with DPR this month. I haven’t been able to get many details beyond that the goal is to be done before the pool opens for the season.


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Trash Collection During Alley Reconstruction

April 19, 2010

For those that live on the block where the alley work began this morning, trash is sure to be an issue over the next 2-3 weeks. According to the crew doing the work, residents are instructed to put their trash out in the alley as usual (ie Tuesday and Friday) and things will be worked out between DDOT and DPW. Lets hope we don’t see garbage pile up.

Sidewalk Improvements at Georgia and Rock Creek Church Rd

March 30, 2010

Sidewalk work at Georgia and Rock Creek Church Rd

This morning I happened upon sidewalk work in front of the Park Place residences. On the one hand I was surprised because I don’t recall the sidewalk being in bad repair there.

On the other hand, I also don’t recall there being a handicap accessable ramp at that location either … so I’m wondering if this is what is happening. I’m sure we’ll all know soon enough.

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Kenyon Street Gets Much Needed Repairs

March 18, 2010

As anyone who has driven into Park View from the North Capitol & Irving Street intersection can tell you, the 400 block of Kenyon Street was in really rough shape. Sidewalks were in need of repair and the street was riddled with potholes.

In early February, the sidewalks were replaced making a vast improvement. Currently, the District is finishing up the replacement of the northern side of the street. It is not known if the southern half of the street will be replaced at this time. When asking one of the crew if the rest of the street would be replaced, the response was that it would be up for review by the engineer.

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