FW: [MPD-5D] Pedestrian Safety at Construction Sites
- 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
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.
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
From: pjroehrich [mailto:roehrich@...]
Sent: Sunday, August 08, 2010 05:09 PM Eastern Standard Time
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.