Teen Break Time During the Holidays

As youth prepare to go on Winter Break, DPR is providing fun and engaging activities with TEEN BREAK TIME from December 23 – 30.

Among the events and programs you will find on the Teen Break Time website, https://teenbreaktime.splashthat.com, are:

Teen swim and special aquatic classes including Water Meditation, Aquatic Kickboxing, and Aquatic HydroSpin
Field trips to ENCHANT at Nats Park and ice skating at Canal Park
Video game play at our Gaming Lounges
Extended open rec hours
Open recording sessions
Glow-in-the-dark roller skating party
Also, visit DPR.events for other events for all ages.

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Temporary Lane Closures in Multiple Tunnels

Temporary Lane Closures in Multiple Tunnels Across the District

(WASHINGTON, DC) — The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close lanes on the following roadways for bridge and tunnel inspections:
Sunday, December 4, 2022 – Tunnel 1302 I-66/Potomac Ave Freeway northbound right two lanes closed.
Monday, December 5, 2022 – Tunnel 1302 I-66/Potomac Ave Freeway northbound left two lanes closed.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 – Tunnel 1302 I-66/Potomac Ave Freeway southbound right two lanes closed.
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 – Tunnel 1302 I-66/Potomac Ave Freeway southbound left two lanes closed.
Thursday, December 8, 2022 – Tunnel 1302 I-66/Potomac Ave Freeway southbound left two lanes closed.
Sunday, December 11, 2022 – Tunnel 173 9th Street two right lanes closed.
Monday, December 12. 2022 – Tunnel 173 9th Street two right lanes closed.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 –Tunnel 173 9th Street two right lanes closed.
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 – Tunnel 1302 I-66/Potomac Ave Freeway.
Thursday, December 15, 2022 – Tunnel 1302 I-66/Potomac Ave Freeway.
Traffic controls will be in place to warn drivers approaching the areas. Motorists should anticipate lite-to-moderate delays due to the lane closures. Drivers are advised to stay alert while traveling through these locations and to be observant of the inspection personnel.
The District Department of Transportation’s mission is to equitably deliver a safe, sustainable and reliable multimodal transportation network for all residents and visitors of the District of Columbia.

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Temporary Lane Closures in Multiple Locations Will be in Effect Until November 9, 2022

—–Original Message—–
From: District Department of Transportation
To: bucksell@verizon.net
Sent: Wed, Nov 30, 2022 9:39 am
Subject: DDOT Traffic Advisory: Temporary Lane Closures in Multiple Locations Across the City

Temporary Lane Closures in Multiple Locations Will be in Effect Until November 9, 2022

(WASHINGTON, DC) — The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close lanes on the following roadways for bridge preventative maintenance construction activities began November 28 and will last through December 9, 2022, weather permitting.

Operation hours and locations are listed below:

Theodore Roosevelt Bridge Ramps C, D and E to/from Rte. 50- BR.1200- Theodore Roosevelt Bridge Ramps C, D & E to/from Rte. 50- partial ramp closures needed for both Eastbound Ramp C and Westbound Ramp D and E. Proper variable message board will be in place to notify the public of changes. Ramp will remain open to traffic but will be partially closed to facilitate work underneath the ramps. Partial ramp closures will be between the hours of 6:30 AM to 3:30 PM, weather permitting on Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 9, 2022.

Theodore Roosevelt Bridge over Potomac Parkway- BR. 1200- Night-single Lane closure needed for eastbound and westbound on Theodore Roosevelt Bridge during the hours of 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM. Proper variable message board will be in place to notify the public of changes. Lane closures will be in effect weather permitting on Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 9, 2022.

10th Street Mall over I-395 NB & SB- BR.1108 – single lane closure needed on 10th Street Mall and on I-395 NB & SB. Proper variable message board will be in place to notify the public of changes. Lane closures will be between the hours of 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM, weather permitting on Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 9, 2022.

Ramp to Benning Road over Kenilworth Avenue SB- BR.104 single lane closures needed on the on ramp to Benning Road and underneath on I-295 SB. Proper variable message board will be in place to notify the public of changes. Lane closures will be between the hours of 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM, weather permitting on Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 9, 2022.

Malcolm X over South Capitol- BR.44- single lane closures needed on Malcolm X. Proper variable message board will be in place to notify the public of changes. Lane closures will be between the hours of 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM, weather permitting on Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 9, 2022.

Chain Bridge Road over Potomac River- BR.0001 – single lane closures needed on Chain Bridge Road. Proper variable message board will be in place to notify the public of changes. Lane closures will be between the hours of 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM, weather permitting on Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 9, 2022.

Rhode Island Ave NW over North Capitol Street- BR.051, single lane closures needed on both Rhode Island Ave and underneath on North Capitol Street for emergency repairs. Proper variable message board will be in place to notify the public of changes. Lane closure will be between the hours of 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM, weather permitting Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 9, 2022.

Southwest Freeway over New Jersey Avenue- BR. 1009, single lane closures needed on Southwest Freeway. Proper variable message board will be in place to notify the public of changes. Lane closures will be between the hours of 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM, weather permitting on Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 9, 2022.
Traffic controls will be in place to warn drivers approaching the areas. Motorists should anticipate moderate-to-heavy delays due to the lane closures. Drivers are advised to stay alert while traveling through these locations and to be observant of the inspection personnel.
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The District Department of Transportation’s mission is to equitably deliver a safe, sustainable and reliable multimodal transportation network for all residents and visitors of the District of Columbia.

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Early Completion of Rock Creek Park Multi-Use Trail

DDOT Announces Early Completion of Rock Creek Park Multi-Use Trail Rehabilitation Project

(WASHINGTON, DC) — The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) today announced that the rehabilitation of the Rock Creek Trail is now complete, offering bicyclists and pedestrians nearly 3 miles of reconstructed trail as well as a new 110-foot pedestrian bridge.
Originally expected to be completed in Spring 2023, the $14.6 million project was finished six months ahead of schedule. It rehabilitated more than 2.8 miles of the paved, multi-use trail, spanning from Wards 1 through 4 from M Street NW in Georgetown to Broad Branch Road NW. The highlight of the project is the new 110-foot pedestrian bridge just south of the existing Beach Drive tunnel near the Smithsonian National Zoo. The new bridge provides a dedicated space for bicyclists and pedestrians away from the existing narrow sidewalk along Beach Drive NW. The bridge connects to a safer, dedicated path that connects the Rock Creek Multi-Use Trail and the Zoo Loop Trail. The project also re-opened the Zoo Loop Trail, which had previously collapsed near the National Zoo.
“The District Department of Transportation is excited to provide varied mobility options such as the expansion of the Rock Creek Trail and a new pedestrian bridge to District residents,” said DDOT Director Everett Lott. “Mayor Bowser’s support for multi-modal investments continues to grow our trail network connecting communities, expanding biking and walking options, and promoting more active lifestyles.”
The project also included widening and improving the trail surface, streambank stabilization in Rock Creek and Piney Branch, and significant stormwater management improvements, including the use of permeable pavement to aid drainage and decrease runoff. Almost one mile of new trail was constructed alongside Piney Branch Parkway NW between Beach Drive NW and Arkansas Avenue NW, which provides new access to the park for the Mount Pleasant and 16th Street Heights neighborhoods.
The project was the result of a coordinated partnership between the National Park Service, DDOT, and the Federal Highway Administration’s Eastern Federal Lands Division.
The Rock Creek Park Multi-Use Trail is a critical north-south route that serves as an important transportation and recreational resource for more than 2,000 daily users. The trail is a key element of the Capital Trail Network, the vision for an 800-mile network of trails throughout the region.
For more information about the project, please visit rock-creek-trail-dcgis.hub.arcgis.com/.
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The District Department of Transportation’s mission is to equitably deliver a safe, sustainable and reliable multimodal transportation network for all residents and visitors of the District of Columbia.

Follow DDOT on Twitter; like us on Facebook and Instagram and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.gov. Visit goDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.

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Elevated Respiratory Disease Alert

CPPE
Dear Providers,

On 11/4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Health Alert Network (HAN) Health Advisory about early, elevated respiratory disease incidence caused by multiple viruses occurring especially among children with an emphasis on the potential strain this increase could place on our healthcare system. DC Health also issued a HAN on 11/9 highlighting that DC would likely have a higher than normal instance of flu and respiratory disease this season. Please review the recommendations in both the CDC’s HAN and DC Health’s HAN highlighting the importance of optimizing respiratory virus prevention and treatment measures, including prompt vaccination and antiviral treatment.
Documents to review:

CDC HAN 11/4/22 – Increased Respiratory Virus Activity, Especially Among Children, Early in the 2022-2023 Fall and Winter: emergency.cdc.gov/han/2022/han00479.asp
DC Health HAN 11/9/22 – Respiratory Viral Illness Alert: dchealth.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/publication/attachments/RespIllnessHAN_11.9.2022_0.pdf

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Temporary Lane Closures 16th Street Bridge

Temporary Lane Closures for 16th Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project from November 21 through December 2, 2022

(WASHINGTON, DC) — The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will temporarily close lanes on the 16th Street Bridge and on Piney Branch Parkway NW (from Arkansas Avenue NW to Beach Drive NW), as part of on-going 16th Street Bridge rehabilitation work.
The following temporary lane closures will occur from Monday, November 21 through Wednesday, November 23, 2022, and Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 2, 2022, weather permitting:
Piney Branch Parkway NW (from Arkansas Ave. to Beach Drive):
temporary one lane closure from 10am-2pm as needed to offload materials/equipment and perform drainage work.
16th Street NW:
One right, inner northbound lane on the bridge will be closed full-time to facilitate bridge deck removal and replacement 24 hours a day. Three lanes of 16th Street NW will always remain open.
During morning peaks hours, two southbound lanes and one northbound lane will be open. At all other times, two northbound and one southbound lane will be open.
The west sidewalk will remain closed. Pedestrian are advised to use the east sidewalk ONLY for north-south access across the bridge. Be mindful of advance warning signs giving directions for the lane diversion around the bridge.
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Motorists are urged to obey traffic advisory instructions and use caution as they travel in these areas, to anticipate moderate delays, and to be mindful of construction personnel.
The District Department of Transportation’s mission is to equitably deliver a safe, sustainable and reliable multimodal transportation network for all residents and visitors of the District of Columbia.

Follow DDOT on Twitter; like us on Facebook and Instagram and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.gov. Visit goDCgo.com for more information on transportation options in the District.

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Announcements of DC Events

We have summarized the announcements sent out by DC.
Please refer to the actual announcements below to ensure that you register for

SNEAKER AND MEAL GIVEAWAY

Saturday November 19,2022
Location: McPherson Square Park (15th Street NW)

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
No sign up required

Please note people are encouraged to bring new shoes and socks or gently used shoes to provide for neighbors in need—again see announcement below.

ANNUAL TURKEY DRIVE

Location: Turner Elementary School
3264 Stanton Road SE
Washington, DC 20020

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

RSVP required to receive a turkey and sides

If you have families in need, please have them register with the link and password below to confirm their turkey and sides.

PASSWORD: DCTURKEY
https://fifdcandfriends2022turkeydrive.eventbrite.com/

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DC Libraries Extended Hours

DC Libraries have extended their hours. See notice below:

DC Public Library has added 15 more hours of operation at libraries across the District, increasing opportunities to visit the library in the mornings and evenings. These hours will give you more time to pick up books after work, make it easier to reserve a room for community meetings, provide more opportunities to build your skills with workshops and so much more! What more will you discover at the library?

The updated hours are as follows:
Neighborhood Libraries
Anacostia, Bellevue, Benning/Dorothy I. Height, Capitol View, Chevy Chase, Cleveland Park, Francis A. Gregory, Georgetown, Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff, Mt. Pleasant, Northeast, Palisades, Parklands-Turner, Petworth, Shaw/Watha T. Daniel, Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton, Southeast, Southwest, Takoma Park, Tenley-Friendship, West End, Woodridge
Monday – Wednesday | 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursday | 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday – Saturday – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday | 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Libraries Co-Located with a DPR Recreation Center
Deanwood, Northwest One, Rosedale

Monday – Wednesday | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday | Noon – 8 p.m.
Friday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday | 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Monday – Thursday | 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday – Saturday | 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday | 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
See below for departments at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library that have different hours
Adult Learning
Monday – Thursday | 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday – Saturday | 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday | CLOSED
Center for Accessibility
Monday | 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday | 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Friday – Saturday | 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday | CLOSED
People’s Archive
Monday – Thursday: Noon – 7 p.m.
Friday – Saturday | 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday | CLOSED
Please share this information with your membership.

Thank you,

Robert T. Oliver

Source: DCPL

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Paper Shredding Sat, 19 NOV

*** Please Share ***
Commissioner Wright & Pinkney are having a Community Shred this Saturday, please come and please share with constituents, a PDF is attached for forwarding. Thanks and Take Care. DW.

ANC COMMUNITY SHRED
Commissioners Wright(5E03) & Pinkney(5E04)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH 2022
10-2 PM
AROUND 4TH & T, NE

Make your home lighter for the upcoming Holidays…get rid of all that pesky paperwork and other personal items that your homemade shredder cannot handle. The following are the items you can bring to the Shred. Inform your neighbors, everyone is welcome.

Acceptable Shredding Material to Bring:
• Paper
• Folders
• Paper Clips
• Staples
• Binder Clips
• Hanging file folders

Not Acceptable Material:
• 3-ring Binders
• Hard Drives
• Batteries
• Cell Phones
• Laptops
• CD/DVD/Tapes

A BIG THANK YOU TO FORT MYER CONSTRUCTION FOR SPONSORING THIS COMMUNITY BENEFIT

Dr. D. Wright
Commissioner ANC 5E03
5E03@anc.dc.gov

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