What the hell…???

I am utterly confused.

Why on earth would DC’s Department of Transportation purposely leave streets alone that are in poor shape, on the one hand, while they mill and re-pave streets that don’t need it at all?

Is there actually a good explanation? Or even an evil explanation?

Take a look at two maps of my section of Northeast DC (Brookland).

Perhaps the answer is just that the two maps are both out of date and inaccurate?

But, the way it looks to me, then out of 38 blocks around me that are listed by DC-Dot as needing repaving, only ONE (count’em 1) is listed as about to be milled and repaved.

While 8 other blocks that are NOT in bad shape are going to be milled and re-paved without needing it.

What’s going on? Why?? WTF?

Who benefits from this? I don’t get it.

Look for yourself.

I agree – the ones marked as bad streets really are bad. And the others are really OK to good. But why does the second map indicate (in pink, sorry, not the clearest color, my poor choice) that many roads that are in FINE shape are about to get dug up, neglecting lots of blocks in poor shape?

Can anyone explain?

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Edit: I’ve looked at parts of Anacostia and Wards 3 and 4. Once again, I see no correlation between the streets that DC’s DOT lists as needing to be fixed, and the streets that are on the schedule to get milled and paved. Look for yourself and see if you can explain.

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  1. I’ve been thinking the same thing, as I travel on some downright awful streets– especially on a bike! Can’t figure it out

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