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FW: [MPD-5D] Pedestrian Safety at Construction Sites

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  • Groomes, Diane (MPD)
    Here is an update for the inquiry on construction in 5d from ddot ... From: Walker, Robert (DDOT) Subject: RE: [MPD-5D] Pedestrian Safety at Construction Sites
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 9, 2010
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      Here is an update for the inquiry on construction in 5d from ddot

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Walker, Robert (DDOT)
      Subject: RE: [MPD-5D] Pedestrian Safety at Construction Sites

      Photos 506 thru 509 are the excavation site by Bozzuto Construction Company(at the home deport/metro entrance). There building permits are valid. All pedestrian walkways are accessible. The photos 510 thru 515 are for the site at 12th & Irving St Ne Inspector Carraway visit this location on Friday an instructed the site supervisor to install a pedestrian walkway along the fence. The contractor has not install the walkway at this time, we have issued a warning for this to be installed by tomorrow.

      Thank you.

      Robert D. Walker * Ward Manager, Team 4-Wards 5&6 * District department of Transportation
      Transportation Operations Administration * Systems Inspection Oversight Division
      2000 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20009 * phone (202) 409-9196 * Robert.Walker@... * ddot.dc.gov
      d. delivers
      -----Original Message-----
      From: pjroehrich [mailto:roehrich@...]
      Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2010 05:09 PM Eastern Standard Time
      To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [MPD-5D] Pedestrian Safety at Construction Sites



      I was of the impression that a couple years ago the District changed its laws such that when a sidewalk is closed for construction the responsible party (contractor?) is required to provide an alternate path--either in a protected part of the street or a covered walkway--so that pedestrians are not forced to cross mid-block and/or walk in the street. Is that true?

      I have observed at least 2 construction sites where the contractors did not set up a safe alternate walkway: at the Casey Trees building at 12th & Irving NE and in the Giant/Home Depot parking lot (yesterday I saw a woman pushing a baby stroller adjacent to the fence).

      Is MPD able to help ensure that these locations are compliant & safe for pedestrians (or at least refer it to the appropriate agency)? Certainly no one (especially not a child in a stroller) should have to square-off against a car because of a construction project.

      Yours,
      Peter
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