Rhode Island Ave needs some help from @dcwater or @311DCgov pic.twitter.com/FoAztC2EY9— Boundary Stone (@BoundaryStoneDC) July 22, 2018
— Ryan Eades (@ryan2499) July 22, 2018
Hey @dcwater - little help? Signed, Your old pals on 100 block Rhode Island Ave NW in #BloomingdaleDC pic.twitter.com/R562Xumla2
This was after a lot of water had drained. Cars were backing up. Warning lights on First were not flashing. @dcwater @DDOTDC pic.twitter.com/9kCELRS3ls— Bloomingdame, pics of 🌞🌈🌕 in #BloomingdaleDC (@bloomingdame) July 22, 2018
So much for the multi Billion dollar MULTI YEAR deep dig for flooding DC water did in Bloomingdale!!!
RIA itself may have flooded, but the real question is did anyone have raw sewage backing up into their basements? In my case the answer is no...and I flooded 4 times in 2 years back in the day. That tunnel is still a Godsend.
The tunnel was built to enable unrestrained developmewnt on N Capitol, 20,000 to 30,000 more auto trips per day on n. Cap, and 600 buses per day to shuttle 24,000 metro users. Then ad a few thousand more new units all around the area, like AFRH which includes 5,150 parking spaces, nice asphalt addition to the greenspace, if there will be any greenspace left. Visionless McMillan Partners Mediocre Developments collude with corrupt Dc officials to steal from the people of DC, 25 acre public land McMillan Park, biggest land theft since the Dutch stole Manhattan from the Lenape in 1624.
The First Street Tunnel was done because of several episodes of severe flooding in Bloomingdale, where you don't live Daniel Wolkoff. The 21-foot-round, 2,700-foot-long tunnel responded to flooding that was its worst around the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and 1st Street NW, which was determined to be partly caused by undersized sewers. Streets were flooded, storm drain covers flew into the sky and people's basements filled with water and sometimes raw sewage.
Sorry to see the Rhode Island River was back but it looks like it got drained away into the new giant pipes, right?
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