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No More Cameras !

No More Cameras !

Speeding cameras were placed close to the new Eastern Bridge on D.C 295 to protect construction workers from risky speeders. Although most of the work has come to an end, speeding cameras are still racking up on tickets. Almost 15,000 speeding tickets were given in the work zone between the end of October, according to D.C police statistics. Tickets that were given out have been estimated to be at least $3.73 million, presupposing that drivers were exceeding the speed limit by 10 mph.

While the positioned speeding cameras are most definitely working and on their job, there as been very little construction work at the site since mid-October. Drivers who typically use take this highway are furious and believe that its time for these speed cameras to come down.

Cameras have been positioned in the construction zone in July to protect workers from speeding vehicles after numerous accidents had occurred in the same area.

Cheapest Gas Near Brookland

According to GasBuddy:

$2.83

1230 New York Ave NE (US-50) & Fairview Ave NE

Holiday Traffic Plans Throughout Downtown Today For Veterans Day

The Federal and District governments is closed today in observance of Veterans Day.  As such all holiday and weekend traffic patterns will be in effect.  This includes weekend and holiday traffic patterns on 16th Street NW, Connecticut Avenue NW, Canal Road NW, and Independence Avenue on Capitol Hill.  Also, according to the National Park Service (NPS), Rock Creek Parkway and Beech Drive will also observe holiday/weekend traffic patterns.

In addition, NPS announced Henry Bacon Drive between 23rd Street and Constitution Avenue will be closed due to scheduled ceremonies at the US Vietnam Veterans Memorial. 

Metro has also announced its special Metrobus service schedule will be in effect.  Information is available on their website at www.metroopensdoors.com.

Office of Planning Meets to Discuss D.C.'s Comprehensive Plan, Talks Brookland Area

The Brookland neighborhood was discussed by the D.C. Office of Planning when they met to consider amendments to the city's "Comprehensive Plan".

The "Comprehensive Plan" documents the future of D.C., and focuses on all parts of city life---from housing to transportation.

One amendment up for consideration centers around the Brookland Metro stop:

"Improve pedestrian safety and access to the Brookland/CUA Metro Station by linking west and east Brookland along Monroe and Michigan Avenue and particularly by encouraging access between the 12th Street Main Street Retail Core and the surrounding neighborhoods by promoting active and well designed streetscapes along the named cross streets east of the Metro Station Area."