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Tim Kelley
08-29-2011, 09:46 AM
From an email I received:

"VDOT will be having some painting done at the Underpass located at Bon Air Park near the intersection with the W&OD trail. This work will occur starting Thursday 9/1/11 at 9 pm and be completed by 5 am Friday 9/2/11. This work will require that the underpass be closed during that time frame. Please follow the posted detour signage around the work zone."

CCrew
08-29-2011, 11:07 AM
Wonder if they'll succeed in making the lines slipperier than they already are. Round that turn downhill in the rain and hit a line and you might as well be on ice.

Tim Kelley
08-29-2011, 11:16 AM
My initial thought was that they are painting the actual underpass structure that they've been working on this year and not reapplying marking to the pavement.

I'll double check and let you know if I get confirmation on what exactly is being done.

americancyclo
08-29-2011, 11:42 AM
Are they going to clean up that messy patch of soft asphalt too? It's a one lane right turn down there!

Dirt
08-29-2011, 11:59 AM
Are they going to clean up that messy patch of soft asphalt too? It's a one lane right turn down there!
Gonna take more than paint to fix that bit of trail love.

CCrew
08-29-2011, 12:51 PM
Gonna take more than paint to fix that bit of trail love.

Yeah, but thats Arlington work not VDOT, so it doesn't count :)

CCrew
08-30-2011, 03:44 AM
Who actually handles Bon Air park? Just wondering, because almost all the lights are out as you turn off the W&OD, and dunno if you're aware but that area sees a lot of homeless folks in the 3-4 am timeframe so comes across a bit sketchy in the wee hours.

Tim Kelley
08-30-2011, 07:53 AM
Arlington County Parks & Rec. handles the maintenance of the grounds, but the street lights are actually maintained by Dominion Power. If you get the serial numbers of the light poles, or the exact locations, I can forward it along.

As summer comes to an end, this would be good to get a jump start on trying to get Dominion out to change some bulbs.

CCrew
08-30-2011, 10:22 AM
Arlington County Parks & Rec. handles the maintenance of the grounds, but the street lights are actually maintained by Dominion Power. If you get the serial numbers of the light poles, or the exact locations, I can forward it along.

As summer comes to an end, this would be good to get a jump start on trying to get Dominion out to change some bulbs.

I'll get ya some numbers. There's a whole stretch there along the W&OD and onto the Custis that's totally dark. I was thinking that the homeless folks were scavenging copper :)

Tim Kelley
08-30-2011, 01:14 PM
Confirmed--they are only painting the structure, not the pavement.

CCrew
08-31-2011, 06:04 AM
Tell them to bring lots of light bulbs :) This is the stretch between Ohio and the underpass at 66 by Bon Air. There may be 6 or 8 actually working. These don't. Had to dodge a irate homeless guy as I was stopping at poles and taking pics of the serial plates...
Lights out:
C0818 QD23
C0818 QD33
C0818 PD81
C0818 PD46
C0818 PD26
C0818 LF13
C0818 LF41
C0818 ME38
C0818 ME86
C0818 OD58
C0818 OD49
C0818 KF93
C0818 KF94

Tim Kelley
08-31-2011, 07:11 AM
Perfect--thanks! I'll pass these along. At least it will get the ball rolling.

Tim Kelley
08-31-2011, 02:33 PM
FYI--even without Hurricane issues, it can take up to a month to get these replaced. Let me know when you've noticed they have changed them!

CCrew
09-02-2011, 09:32 PM
FYI--even without Hurricane issues, it can take up to a month to get these replaced. Let me know when you've noticed they have changed them!

Will do. You might want to pass on that most of the lights that are dark also have their plates missing off the bottoms where the electrical junctions are - almost as if someones been tampering with them and the wiring is exposed.