6405 Kenhowe Dr Bethesda, MD 20817, USAA significant amount of water is rushing from my neighbor's property into the street, and is now starting to flow into the sidewalk, creating a risk of ice. There is a traffic cone at what appears to be the source--I don't know if the county placed it here, but even if so it has been there for some time with no apparent remedy.
4900-4902 Crescent Street Bethesda, MarylandSeveral times I've come close to being hit by cars traveling on Leroy while I was on Crescent turning into Leroy towards Western Ave. For one thing the Stop sign on E. side of Crescent is totally obscured by a tree or bush and for another, there is no stop sign for Leroy. To avoid a crash, THIS SHOULD BE A 4-WAY STOP INTERSECTION. If only one street is to stop it should be Leroy the shorter street. At the very least there should be a clear sign indicating traffic on Leroy doesn't have to stop. This intersection is dangerous and should be fixed. My daughter lives on Crescent Street and I often drive their with my young grandchildren in the car.
4890 Battery Lane Bethesda, MD
Dear Dr. Gridlock,
I live on Battery Lane in Bethesda, which was just redone, probably in anticipation of an increase in traffic from the new Walter Reed complex. While the paving and painting is nice, the way things have been mapped out is poor. The driveway from my parking lot at 4890 comes out behind 4900 perpendicular to Battery Lane. With parking now allowed on my side of the street there is a significantly decreased view of traffic coming both from the left and right, where parked cars can now be found. In order to see if you can turn from the driveway onto Battery Lane you have to pull into the street, which without a clear view of the cross traffic, is very dangerous. Also, a bike lane was added on my south side off the street running right next to where the drivers doors of the parked cars open. You could just imagine a driver opening his door and clipping a biker. I really think that a few parking spaces on each side of my driveway exit need to be removed to allow tenants a safe view and exit from our parking lot. I called the MCDOT and spoke with a woman about this. She told me I'd be called by someone to chat about this. Never heard from anyone. HELP!
Bethesda, MD· Reported by David Engel · Flag Flagged
Beltway - Inner Loop Bethesda, MDThe Beltway Eastbound just past the Connecticut Avenue exit loses a lane on the left, forcing cars to merge from left to right, slowing traffic. If a lane on the right was lost instead, cars would merge in a more orderly and smoother right to left manner.· Reported by Steve Breckbill · Flag Flagged
North Rd At Conn (Zoo Perimeter Road) Washington, DCAt least 100 of us who live facing the Zoo's North Rd got no sleep 6/7 until 1AM thanks to extremely loud nighttime/overnight non-emergency roadwork they scheduled. I've learned it's scheduled for tonight, 6/8, as well. And I've also learned thru the MPD that this is probably illegal. The zoo is unable to explain to me why this work is so urgent that it can only be performed at night. I've called 311, DPW, DDOT only to be transferred around to VM recordings stating that I will get a callback the next business day - which doesn't do a bit of good in fixing this violation set to occur tonight.
The details are:
a) DPW (673-6833) - I was told it was not their area
b) DDOT (671-3368) - I couldn't get a straight answer as to why this was being permitted or who made such decisions. I was told I was being transferred to Streets Immediate Assistance (673-6813).
c) Streets Immediate Assistance is certainly a misnomer: it has a recording saying calls would be responded to the next business day.
d) I called 311. Was told I had to talk to DDOT. Told them I already had and couldn't get a live person on the phone. They switched me again to DDOT.
e) I explained it again to DDOT. I was told I was being switched to Ramont Washington, traffic services administrator.
f) Ramont Washington's phone has a message that says calls would be returned the next business day. Again, that doesn't do any good for this evening.
This is simply a disgrace. The Zoo has lots of respect for its animals but none for its neighbors. The DC city phone lines that are supposedly set up for quick response on local emergencies are set up not to answer in a timely fashion and maybe actually fix things. Those of us who live around this street are simply furious about all this and unless the situation is resolved, we will be calling 911 at 8PM tonight.· Reported by Andi Sporkin · Flag Flagged
9622 9658 Old Georgetown Rd Bethesda, MD
The sidewalks along Old Georgetown Rd. from just inside the beltway up to about Lone Oak are very overgrown, and because there's no tree lawn the users (bicyclists, walkers)are very close to very fast traffic. See photo (this is actually a bit south, but the Wyngate Citizens Assoc. cut it back!). Please cut back the brush, and maybe save a life!
UPDATE 2/19/2012: The sidewalks are much better! Not sure why the brush was cut back only about 90% though -- why not all the way?!
4708 Bradley Blvd Bethesda, MD 20815, USABradley Blvd is not wide enough for cars to successfully make a U-turn (initially going west-bound on Bradley Blvd, then U-turning to go east-bound). Cars attempt this maneuver and then have to make a three-point turn, holding up traffic and creating a dangerous situation.