NE shortcut dangerous for residents
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Marie, a resident of the 700 block of G Street NE, is vexed about morning commuters turning off of H Street in northeast to avoid rush hour traffic slowed by construction on H Street. Drivers "speed through this area at the risk of hitting children. It's very dangerous in the mornings," she said.
"There needs to be speed humps erected from 10th and G to 6th and G in order to protect the children walking to school in the area and to slow the commuters down," said Marie. "They don't make concessions to the fact that they've turned off of H [Street] into a residential area where the speed is considerably slower."
The cost for installing a speed hump is approximately $3,500, said John Lisle, a spokesman for the District Department of Transportation.
"The information about how to request a speed hump or other traffic calming measures is posted on our website," he said. "She simply needs to contact us via 311 to initiate the process."
The District Department of Transportation's site details the Traffic Calming Assessment Process and includes an application form for a Traffic Calming Assessment and for a Speed Hump Request Form and Petition.
| February 18, 2011; 2:27 PM ET
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