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by Prince Of Petworth June 12, 2020 at 1:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

I saw the post yesterday about the two horrible traffic fatalities. The story of the young man that was killed crossing the street between Piney Branch and Dalia Street caught my attention because I live on Dalia Street, so I understand how dangerous it is to cross this street during the day, so the nighttime is even worse. My heart aches for him and his family and wanted to share a petition that was circulated through my building.

Please sign this petition: “DC Department of Transportation: Stop sign at Piney Branch and Dalia”

by Prince Of Petworth May 17, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

Not just 550 Feet!!

From the Office of Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd:

“I have some exciting news to share. Councilmember Todd has heard (and shares) your concerns about the state of Piney Branch Parkway. After engaging in talks with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the National Park Service (NPS), Councilmember Todd is announcing that DDOT will fully repave Piney Branch Pkwy from Arkansas Avenue to Beach Drive within the next few weeks. That’s all the information I have to share with you at this time. I’ll let you know if I learn more.”

by Prince Of Petworth April 26, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

Piney Branch Hubcap Smile

From NPS via ALERT DC:

“The National Park Service will close one lane on the Piney Branch Parkway this Friday, April 27 between 9:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. The closure is to allow workers to mill and overlay (resurface) about 550 feet of the road with an experimental asphalt, fiber mix. Drivers should watch for workers directing traffic and exercise caution to travel safely through the area. The work may be rescheduled if there is bad weather and may extend in to the weekend.

This work is part of a new project to resurface the rest of the Piney Branch Parkway using traditional, recycled asphalt later in the spring or early summer of 2018. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 17, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

Thanks to Ali for passing on:

“I saw your post a few weeks ago regarding the abysmal conditions of Piney Branch, and that inspired me to at least submit a request to DDOT since I too commute daily on that road. Over a month later, I finally received a response. Not extremely helpful, but at least we know that Piney Branch is not part of the Beach Drive project.

“This is in response to your email regarding the repaving on Piney Branch Road.

The repaving of Piney Branch will be a separate project, which is currently under design, and therefore, it is not part of the Beach Drive project.

As part of the Beach Drive project, we have been patching potholes throughout construction. As recent as last Saturday, November 4, the contractor filled in potholes on Piney Branch.

The grassy areas where the staging areas are located will be reestablished to preexisting condition after construction is done.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

“Dear PoPville,

As a resident of upper 14th St, like many commuters, I use Piney Branch Road to get to a Rock Creek Parkway on a daily basis. I am very appreciate that Rock Creek Parkway [Ed. Note: segment one] has been finished, however, I have never seen Piney Branch in worse shape in my ten years living here. It is a disaster! The amount of potholes, uneven pavement and crumbling asphalt is dangerous. Just last week, my partner flattened her tire when she hit a pothole. Further compounding matters, the construction crews repairing Rock Creek Parkway are using three locations on Piney Branch as staging locations for their equipment. These heavy, large-scale construction trucks and tractors are destroying Piney Branch. The road can simply not handle their extreme weight and constant travel back and forth. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 28, 2017 at 1:45 pm 0

Susan reports:

“Rock Creek Parkway between piney branch parkway and downtown is open again. The road looks similar as before but smooth as buttah and all kinds of drainage/storm water management stuff. Path has all been redone, and seems a bit wider, at least where road permits it.”

From the National Park Service:

“New Beach Drive closures and detours begin Monday August 28

Beach Drive closes to all users (cars, bikes and pedestrians) between Park Road/Tilden Street NW and Joyce Road NW (just south of Military Road NW). Ross Drive and Ridge Road will also close to vehicles but will remain open to cyclists and pedestrians. (more…)


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