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Pockets of Potholes

It's difficult enough tackling the morning after fallout of precipitation's middle child: the groan-inducing, not-quite-snow, not-quite-rain "wintry mix." Commuters already have to be mindful of pothole obstacle courses that can be difficult to traverse on the sunniest of days...

By Akeya Dickson  | January 19, 2011; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Maryland, The District, Unfixed, Virginia  
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Arlington pavers give one man hospital bills

Sometimes the pretty trees that line streets are a hazard. That is the case of a tree in front of 4610 North Fairfax Dr. in Arlington. The roots have pushed through the brick paver sidewalk and caused injury to at...

By Christy Goodman  | December 22, 2010; 3:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Daily Gripe, Unfixed, Virginia  
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Bumpy ride in Arlington

Who's responsible: Arlington County Sewer work on 28th Street South in Arlington has left a bumpy ride that can wreak havoc on a vehicle's suspension. Motorists sometimes drive on the wrong side of the road to avoid the patchwork...

By Christy Goodman  | November 22, 2010; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Daily Gripe, Unfixed, Virginia  
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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...

By Washington Post Editors  | September 7, 2010; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Unfixed, Virginia  
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Pothole cluster patched

Who got it done: Virginia Department of Transportation You know it's bad when a griper resorts to all caps to describe a problem. Whitney Landry had only one word for a cluster of potholes on U.S. 50 East at Annandale...

By Washington Post Editors  | August 23, 2010; 7:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Fixed, Virginia  
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Dog park raises howls in Alexandria

Who's responible: City of Alexandria Alexandria may be known as one of the most dog-centric cities in a region full of dog lovers: there are dog-friendly bars, hotels, even dog-friendly Potomac River cruises. But residents of the historic Old Town...

By Will Koper  | August 2, 2010; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Unfixed, Virginia  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Giant pothole filled in Alexandria, Will Koper , August 2, 2010
Large sinkhole patched in Arlington, Washington Post Editors , August 1, 2010
Neighbors: Great park, terrible fence, Washington Post Editors , July 25, 2010
New hours for spraygrounds in Arlington, Washington Post Editors , July 21, 2010
Crosswalk signals are dark in Alexandria, Washington Post Editors , July 18, 2010
These signs don't make sense, Washington Post Editors , July 13, 2010
Sweltering Metro trains, boiling riders, Washington Post Editors , July 11, 2010
On-ramp to nowhere, Washington Post Editors , July 5, 2010
Drivers veering into oncoming traffic, Washington Post Editors , June 20, 2010
A thoughtful misspelling, Christopher Dean Hopkins , June 3, 2010
 
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