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Weekend roundup: Roads and a light dangling by a thread

The Daily Gripe is approaching its three-month anniversary. And so far, we're getting great participation from the public -- in fact too good. Despite featuring gripes five days a week, we can't feature all of the busted streetlights, potholes that you are reporting. There's just too many, so we've decided to dedicate Friday and the weekend to rounding up a number of interesting gripes that we haven't got a chance to write about during the week (and other tidbits we discover when reporting). So here goes:

Dusty ride on 18th Street | Number votes to fix: 2

Griper msh345 reports that 18th Street between Massachusetts Ave. and U Street in NW D.C. is in "abysmal" shape. In some areas, the sub-grade road bed is exposed, which creates a lot of dust when driving/biking over it. Some good news here: The fix has been logged in the city's 311 system. Hopefully, a fix is in the offing. | Add your vote for this fix

Bike troubles in NE | Number of votes to fix: 4

Griper tennesseer has been busy documenting potholes in bike lanes around NE. He's listed three that could cause a flat, or perhaps something worse for an unsuspecting cyclist. The first is in the 400 block of 7th Street NE, the second is 400 block of E Street NE and the third is in the 700 block of E Street NE. It seems the recent torrential rains have buckled streets, caused cracks and potholes in a number of areas. It would be great to get tennesseer's potholes and others fixed. | Add your vote for this fix: Pothole 1 | Pothole 2 | Pothole 3

A bit of good news:

Hanging by a thread no longer

A singe thin wire was all that was keeping a streetlight in the 1700 block of T Street NW from crashing to the pavement below. The picture is quite dramatic. We contacted John Lisle, the D.C. Department of Transportation's spokesman, about the issue and he informed us the light had been fixed.


By Washington Post Editors  |  August 20, 2010; 12:49 PM ET
Categories:  Unfixed , Weekend roundup  
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