Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
- computer-automated storage system for logging and retrieval of evidence
- secure and controlled access to all areas
- video event logging of transactions
- radio frequency handheld portable terminals
- bar code scanning & printing techniques
- refrigerated units for storing DNA samples
Construction will be complete by early 2011. The above rendering of the evidence warehouse is from the OPM website.
Friday, May 22, 2009
- Arlington Memorial Circle
- Memorial Bridge
- Lincoln Memorial Circle
- 23rd Street, NW from Constitution Avenue to Lincoln Memorial Circle
- Henry Bacon Drive from Constitution Avenue to Lincoln Memorial Circle
- Constitution Avenue, NW from the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge to 3rd Street, NW
- 3rd Street from Constitution Avenue, NW to Independence Avenue, SW
- Independence Avenue from 3rd Street to 23rd Street, SW
- Ohio Drive, SW from Independence Avenue to the Inlet Bridge
- West Basin Drive, SW from Ohio Drive to Independence Avenue
- Jefferson Drive, SW
- Madison Drive, NW
On Monday, the Memorial Day Parade will cause additional roads to be closed from 12PM – 4 PM, including:
- Constitution Avenue from 7th Street to 23rd Street, NW.
- Jefferson Drive from 4th Street to 15th Street, SW
- Madison Drive from 4th Street to 15th Street, NW
- 15th Street from Independence Avenue, SW to Constitution Avenue, NW
- 17th Street from Independence Avenue, SW to Constitution Avenue, NW
Starting on Wednesday, DDOT will start work on the northbound lanes of the 14th Street Bridge, a year-long project that will allow the northbound deck to be resurfaced. Although there will be four lanes open during most of the construction, expect major delays, especially on the northbound morning commute. There may be lane closures during off-peak hours or weekends, and shoulders will be removed during the construction period. The southbound bridge will also be repaired, but there won’t be major impacts on traffic conditions. The HOV lanes won’t be affected, so carpooling is a good idea. For more information about the bridge rehab, check out DDOT’s project website.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
- JDLand: This Friday, the Washington Nationals will have its first ‘Green-Up’ day, where volunteers will help clean up areas along the Anacostia River, which will be based at the Earth Conservation Corps building on Half Street. Cleanups will also occur across the river at Poplar Point in SE. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Lisa Pagano from the Nationals (firstname.lastname@example.org). Above is a photo of the Earth Conservation Corps HQ building, taken in December 2008.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
The first photo shows some of the trees that were removed from the park that used to be behind the old Waterside Mall. The trees were cut down on May 13th.
This photo shows what the southbound 4th Street right-of-way now looks like once the trees have been removed from the park.