One of our brand new treeboxes from the recent Fourth Street streetscape project has been trampled. Perhaps there was an auto accident(?) or perhaps a large truck from the Steuart/Paradigm construction project a half block away did a very sloppy k-turn. A tree and a parking sign were also run over in the process.
Damaged treeboxes on 1000 block of 4th Street NW
Elsewhere in the neighborhood…
It took over a year and a half, but the extended 5th & Mass pedestrian refuges finally have the proper bollards rather than only the unsightly orange construction barrels and cones.
New quick curb bollards at 5th/I/Mass NW Intersection
The orange barrels were an improvement over the paint only approach DDOT first took. Without physical obstacles the cars ignored the paint and pedestrians were less safe than when the refuges were their original size. The new white quick curbs are a vast aesthetic improvement over the orange barrels. The ideal end state would be landscaped medians.
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