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Street Sweeping Resumes March 1st, Parking Fines Resume March 8th

Check which side of the road you are parked on on Wednesday and Thursday mornings through October and avoid parking fines. Street sweeping will resume throughout the city on March 1st. Scheduled street sweeping in Trinidad is on Wednesdays and Thursdays, alternating sides of the street. Below is the announcement from the Department of Public Works on the resumption of street sweeping and parking enforcement (March 8th).

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RESIDENTIAL MECHANICAL STREET SWEEPING TO RESUME MAR. 1, PARKING ENFORCEMENT OF STREET SWEEPING VIOLATIONS BEGINS MAR. 8
Residential street sweeping season to continue through October 31.

(WASHINGTON, DC) The Department of Public Works announced today that residential mechanical street sweeping will resume Tuesday, March 1. Signs are posted that identify the days of the week and hours of the day when parking restrictions will be enforced so the sweepers can clean the streets effectively. The fine for violating this restriction is $45.

“This program is critical to keeping the District clean,” said Acting DPW Director Christopher J. Shorter. “During the 2015 sweeping program, we achieved a 28% increase in the tonnage of litter and debris collected by touching nearly every District street at least once per month between March and October. Many of these streets had never received a sweeper cleaning. Additionally, we created a pilot deployment for the first shift to clean major inbound/outbound arteries before the start of the morning residential routes.

To help accustom motorists to the restrictions, DPW will issue warnings between Tuesday, March 1 and Friday, March 4, 2016 to vehicles parked during the sweeping periods. “We want to thank motorists in advance for keeping the curb lanes clear so the sweepers can clean the streets. Their cooperation is what makes the program successful,” said Director Shorter.

He added that a supervisor follows behind the sweeper and may require the block to be swept again, so motorists shouldn’t park until the end of the posted two-hour sweeping period. He also noted that parked cars may be towed to allow the sweepers access to the curbside. Generally, parking is prohibited for two hours (9:30 am to 11:30 am or 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm) while sweeping is underway, but where parking is allowed on only one side of the street, vehicles will be allowed to park on one side and the following day they may park on the other side.

Signs posted along street sweeping routes indicate the program runs from March 1 through October 31, but this will be the first year the long-range forecast will allow a March 1 start date. The sweeper emits a fine spray of water to help control dust so DPW does not operate the sweepers when the temperature is below freezing or snow or ice already are on the ground.

In FY 2015, DPW street sweepers covered about 26,000 miles of streets, removing litter and pollutants by brushing them onto a conveyor system, which transports the material into a debris hopper. In addition to sweeping residential streets during spring, summer and fall, DPW also sweeps commercial streets overnight year-round (weather permitting), and parking restrictions also apply.

For more information about street sweeping, go to http://www.dpw.dc.gov.

The Department of Public Works (DPW) provides essential city services in two distinct program areas: environmental services/solid waste management and parking enforcement. Both contribute to making our District streets and public spaces clean, safe, attractive and accessible for all residents, businesses, commuters and visitors.
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West Virginia Ave Public Works Campus Master Plan Public Open House

The Department of Public Works has been having meetings to solicit input on the redevelopment of land they own and use in Ivy City. They will be holding an open house on October 15th and sent the invitation below. To find more information on the project there is a one-page handout or you can look on-line at the Office of Planning website for additional postings. We hope that you can attend to give your voice to this development that will be on the north edge of Trinidad.

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Dear Community Stakeholders,

You are invited to a public open house on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 6:30pm at the Department of Public Works offices at 1831 Fenwick Street NE to discuss the proposed improvements for the Public Works Campus at West Virginia Avenue NE.
The District initiated the Public Works Campus Master Plan to explore the transformation of the Public Works Campus at West Virginia Avenue NE into a model of sustainable public works operations and a catalyst for community development. Over the past six months, the DC Office of Planning (OP) and the Department of General Services (DGS) have engaged Ward 5 residents and key stakeholders in Ivy City and Trinidad to create a blueprint for a new Public Works Campus with connections to the surrounding community. A variety of meetings were held during this time including a public open house, drop-in office hours, and a focus group, to collect community ideas and comments.

Come learn more about the plan’s recommendations and find out how the proposed project responded to public feedback received at previous meetings. Please share this invitation (and the attached flyer) with your neighbors and other people or groups who you think would be interested in attending.

West Virginia Avenue Public Works Campus Master Plan Public Open House
Thursday, October 15, 2015 @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm
DPW Offices (1831 Fenwick Street NE, Washington, DC 20002)

Agenda:
§ 6:30 – Registration

§ 6:45 – District Government Presentation

§ 7:00 – Gallery Walk / Community Input on Master Plan Concepts

If you would like any additional information on the project or have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Andrea Limauro in the Office of Planning at 202.442.7600 or email andrea.limauro@dc.gov.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, the presentation will be posted on the Office of Planning website within 48 hours of the meeting: http://planning.dc.gov/public-works-campus.

Open Houses for WVA Ave Public Works Campus Master Plan

Here is a great opportunity for community members to voice their opinions on a major District development project on West Virginia Ave just north of Mt. Olivet Road. Here is the message from the District Office of Planning.

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The Transformation of West Virginia Ave?

wva public worksOn June 4th, the Office of Planning held an open house introducing the public to the West Virginia Avenue Public Works Campus Master Plan project. The District’s vehicle maintenance, re-fueling and parking facilities along West Virginia Ave between Mt. Olivet Road and New York Avenue is set to be transformed “into a model of sustainable public works operations and a catalyst for community development.” Over the next 6 months there will be various opportunities for the public to contribute to the process, including open office hours, focus group visioning sessions and another open house in the fall.

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West Virginia Ave Public Works Campus Master Plan Open House

The DC Office of Planning has invited the Trinidad Community to learn more about the future of the fleet management facility located at 1825 West Virginia Ave NE. The meeting is on Thursday June 4th at 6:30pm at the Trinity Baptist Church, 1814 Central Ave NE, in Ivy City.

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