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From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will close one lane of traffic in each direction on Georgia Avenue, NW, between Barry Place and Florida Avenue, NW in Ward 1 beginning on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7 am, weather permitting. These closures are expected to stay in place until May 2016.

The closures are needed for DDOT to construct dedicated bus lanes and a streetscape along Georgia Avenue, NW. The work includes the replacement of sidewalks, curb and gutters, sidewalk ramps, mill and overlay of the roadway, and new dedicated bus lanes in each direction on Georgia Avenue, NW.

Curbside parking will be restricted while work is underway and ultimately removed upon completion of the project. Emergency No Parking signs are and will be posted a minimum of 72 hours before the start of construction. Sidewalk detours will also be in place while sidewalk repair is in progress. Signage and protective barriers will be used to maintain public safety.

Motorists should expect moderate-to-heavy delays, and are advised to seek alternative routes. DDOT encourages all traveling in this area to stay alert and to obey all construction signs.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Tuesday night some thieves tried to steal my scooter from right in front of my house on Sherman Ave, between Harvard and Columbia. While heading to work the next morning I noticed the cover was all disheveled. I took a look inside and my glovebox was left open (I leave it unlocked and empty for exactly this scenario). I thought that was it, but then when I went to unlock my chain I noticed it had been largely cut through. The heavy gauge of the chain along with the U-lock saved it from getting stolen, though obviously I have to replace my chain and change the lock just in case.

I wanted to reach out for two reasons. One, scooter enthusiasts – always use a chain and lock and cover, and leave your glovebox unlocked and empty overnight. It’ll save you from having your glovebox lock broken. Two, is this even worth reporting to the police? The citizen in me feels like I should, so that the numbers are on record and something might be done about it, but the DC resident in me feels like it will be a massive waste of time and the cops will tell me to go pound sand.

Thoughts?”

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2300 block of Georgia Ave, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“The photo is from this morning and is taken from Georgia and Barry Place (by Howard University, across from the McDonalds). They’ve been working on the storefront since last week.”

Ed. Note: This is also the block with a Fuel Pizza, Fro Zen Yo and Chipotle (among others.)