At the last coffee happy hour Councilmember Bonds hosted, neghibors were able to see the benefit in having face to face time with the Councilperson. She was also able to meet new residents and hear about their experiences in the community as well. It was well received by Fort Lincoln residents.
After several requests and community walk-throughs with DDOT, the agency is implementing a pilot to remove the “No left turn” restriction at the intersection of Bladensburg Road and South Dakota Avenue. According to the Notice of Intent sent to the ANC, the comment period is open for the following:
Removal of the North Bound “No Left Turn” Restriction(60 Day Pilot) at the intersection of Bladensburg Road and South Dakota Avenue.
Currently the intersection is controlled by signal and prohibits left turns during the AM & PM Rush Hour except for busses. At the conclusion of a recent traffic study, DDOT will:
- Remove the “No Left Turn” Restriction from South Dakota Ave onto Bladensburg Road during rush hour.
- Modify the existing signal to allow drivers a left turn phase (left turn arrow?) onto Bladensburg Road from South Dakota Ave.
- At the end of the 60 day pilot, DDOT will make a final determination on whether to make the changes permanent.
All comments on this subject matter must be filed in writing no later than July 28, 2017 with the District Department of Transportation, Transportation Operations Administration, 55 M Street, SE, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20003.
Please click the link below of the details of the meeting.
Over the next two months I will be working to create a publication that will highlight the businesses along the New York Ave. Northeast Gateway. The goal is to take the relevant negiborhood offerings and compile into one document in an effort to boost the economic feasibility of our community. The image below is the prototype, and will eventually serve as only 1 page of an entire document. The Eat-Shop Guide will feature Fort Lincoln, Bladensburg Road, Arboretum and Ivy City. It will become a key tool to spur the level of tourism and economic development we need. Please note that no funds or endorsements were given for the creation of this document. I created it because nothing else like it exists and it is intended to be the catalyst for the change that we all want to see in our community. I’d love to hear your thoughts on what to add!