Friday Pothole Alert: Repaving for 27th Street

WASHINGTON (WUSA9)-- We have a repeat offender for today's Pothole Alert. 27th Street in Northwest D.C. It sits between Military Road and Broad Branch near Rock Creek Park.

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This is the fourth time someone has complained about all the potholes on this street. This time Gerald Owens brought the situation to the attention of our WUSA9 Pothole Patrol Team. He tells us 27th Street is nothing but one big pothole, there are so many of them.

What makes this situation particularly dangerous is 27th Street is a narrow, two-lane road with lots of twists and turns. Drivers cross the yellow line trying to avoid all the pits.

DDOT has been out here numerous times patching things up. But they tell WUSA9 the road is too far gone and there are plans to repave the entire street up to the bridge. No set date for when the work will start.

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Reggie Sanders with DDOT, tells WUSA9, "If we go ahead with the proposed design and stop where the bridge work started, we have to close the road for quite a while – say 3 months for the road and 6 months for the bridge, more or less. The work will have to be sequential because the bridge contractor will need every foot of space on closed 27th Street for staging of the initial construction.

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"This project will have to be a collaborative project as National Park Service has a culvert that is causing run-off that needs repair as well and is within their jurisdiction."

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If you have a pothole that is Driving You Crazy, shoot WUSA9 an email by going to TellWUSA9. We can't promise you a new paving job, but we will try to get it patched. Please include a cross street or unit block if you can.


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