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Updated: Driver: Shrubbery makes Arlington turn blind

Who's responsible: Pentagon Row
Number of votes to fix: 5

Updated, 9/7/2010:

Good news for drivers in Arlington. City officials have nearly gotten to the root of a shrub issue first reported in August. A griper reported the median bushes were blocking the views of people making a left turn from 15th St. onto South Joyce.

"The County did reach out to the party responsible for maintaining the landscape within the median has agreed to trim back the tops of the shrubs as an extended courtesy," Morrison wrote in an email. Morrison did not have a date when the trims would occur.

David R. Morrison, assistant of the county Department of Environmental Services, says city officials have examined the shrubbery and determined the plants are not causing a sight problem in the area.

Original post:

Drivers heading north on 15th St. in Arlington run into a dicey situation -- a blind turn. A griper reported the shrubbery in the median of 15th St. blocks the view of people making a left turn onto South Joyce.

"It is near to impossible to see small sports cars, a bicyclist, and motorcycles," the griper wrote.

David Morrison, assistant to the Arlington County director of the Department of Environmental Services, said city officials are working with Pentagon Row to trim the shrubbery, since the shopping center controls the landscaping in the median. We'll provide more details as we get them.


By Washington Post Editors  |  September 7, 2010; 4:47 PM ET
Categories:  Unfixed , Virginia  
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