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    VDOT spokesperson says the impact to "locals...

    VDOT spokesperson says the impact to "locals should be 'minimal.'" I wonder if VDOT includes more than motorists in the curious locution "locals."

    Three-four days per week this is my commute...
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    Ridiculous if the county pre-approved this. I get...

    Ridiculous if the county pre-approved this. I get the feeling there's just an "anything goes" attitude when it comes to work associated with "National Landing."

    I've submitted several tickets...
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    Hand-lettered signage is always the hallmark of...

    Hand-lettered signage is always the hallmark of quality.
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    https://www.arlingtonva.us/Government/Projects/Pro...

    https://www.arlingtonva.us/Government/Projects/Project-Types/Uncategorised/Bluemont-Junction-Trail-Intersections-Improvements-Project

    The County is reducing the street width and adding a speed...
  5. Same story on Crystal Dr. Occasionally they put...

    Same story on Crystal Dr. Occasionally they put up a variable message display warning drivers not to block the bike lanes. Once in a great while I'll see ACPD there, presumably writing tickets (or...
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    The plans are very clear, but the installer got...

    The plans are very clear, but the installer got it bass-ackwards. Doht...
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    Serious crash -- 21st and I NW

    Per numerous media reports. Looks like a cyclist southbound on 21st was right-hooked by a concrete truck. This intersection is on my evening commute route. A traffic signal is being installed, but...
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    It's a hopeless muddle and largely unenforceable....

    It's a hopeless muddle and largely unenforceable. Who knows what the legislature was trying to accomplish, other than provide a ham-handed response to some constituent complaints about being...
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    Per NPS National Mall Twitter feed, as of this...

    Per NPS National Mall Twitter feed, as of this morning, the trail underneath (through?) the TR Bridge is now open. I hope to check it out after work.

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  10. Steel outriggers to support the temporary...

    Steel outriggers to support the temporary bike/ped crossing of Four Mile Run at the West Glebe Road bridge.

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  11. Potomac Yard trail connector 68% over budget

    https://sungazette.news/unexpected-arsenic-levels-pump-up-cost-of-trail-connector-project/

    Nothing like a $380,000 change order to brighten one's day. The cost of this little project has ballooned...
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    The bridge is comprised of two structural precast...

    The bridge is comprised of two structural precast "Ts." The repairs are needed to address the joint between the Ts. Kind of a crappy design, in my design, with persistent maintenance issues,...
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    Arlington DES contact for work zones?

    The ongoing construction zone cluster---- in the 1800 block of Crystal Drive continues apace. This time it's steel plates being used with no asphalt edging and left that way all weekend. One gets the...
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    The TR Bridge was a planning calamity not easily...

    The TR Bridge was a planning calamity not easily undone.
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    The "Belvedere" was intended to be the monumental...

    The "Belvedere" was intended to be the monumental termination of Constitution Ave. The TR Bridge and its gawdawful tangle of ramps turned it into a vestigial oddity.
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    That would cost megabucks, as would fixing the...

    That would cost megabucks, as would fixing the seawalls. And I'm not sure there is room for a sidewalk unless you removed part of the roadway, due to proximity of the cherry trees. It looks like NPS...
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    Final reminder that the comment period closes on...

    Final reminder that the comment period closes on May 19.
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    It has changed, just a little.

    It has changed, just a little.
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    Maybe in honor of occasion they can the APD to...

    Maybe in honor of occasion they can the APD to ticket the double-parking food delivery drivers who habitually block the Crystal Dr. bike lanes.
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    In front of the Econolodge, where the trail used...

    In front of the Econolodge, where the trail used to cross the former Lee Hwy. at grade. Google street view from 2009.

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    Great. Now all they need are more reverse-commute...

    Great. Now all they need are more reverse-commute trains (or indeed ANY reverse-commute trains on the Fredericksburg Line), mid-day trains, and weekend trains. Then I might be able to actually use...
  22. West Glebe Bridge to close May 9, but remain open for bikes/peds

    County says the bridge will remain open for pedestrian and bike use "through June." After June bike/ped access will be maintained via a "temporary crossing."
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    This happens often. Not the school buses...

    This happens often. Not the school buses specifically, but NPS treats the Ohio Drive loop as a "surplus" parking and staging area for any number of activities. Last week the gates were closed because...
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    The slide deck from the meeting is available on...

    The slide deck from the meeting is available on the project web site. Seems innocuous for the most part, although there's really no good solution offered for the "angled" parking down at the south...
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    Thanks, but I won't bother filing a report. The...

    Thanks, but I won't bother filing a report. The entire street and bike lanes need to be swept from Montana Ave. to Florida. (Probably by hand, thanks to the ubiquitous flexi-bollards.) Heaven forbid...
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