For the Record
Monday, January 10, 2011 4:08:37 PM
The editor's wife spotted what she thought was an "Aggregate Concrete" truck going east on Ninth Street onto Ninth last Tuesday at about 10:00am. It had blue or light blue lettering, and the number 472. It headed north on Ninth, so it was not a new Convention Center Hotel problem. But it's still illegal on 900 M Street. FWIW, a quick check shows an Aggregate Concrete in Fort Washington.
After the start of construction for the CCH and one day of dump trucks, have not seen a single concrete truck except this one. The CCH folks must be cracking a serious whip on their contractors. Good for them.
The editor expects flareups of earth moving and concrete trucks hitting local (and posted) streets like M, N, and O during the next year or two, given all of the upcoming major construction. If the management of the other projects is as attentive as the CCH people appear to be, problems will be resolved quickly. Too many of those trucks on residential roads will, at the very least, stress minor roads severely, to say nothing of the truck width and maneuverability on narrow streets.
The editor and wife got two phone survey calls last week. Refused both.