Sunday, June 20, 2004

STATE FUNERAL: Fixing the Bumps in the Via Sacra

If there is one positive after-effect the sometimes-inconvenient logistics for the Reagan funeral had on the District, it may have been good roads. Although I am not sure of this 100 percent, I believe that Waterside Drive has become a lot smoother as of two weeks ago.

Although I don't have a car of my own, I have been borrowing some wheels the past few weeks for moving-related errands. And as of yesterday, Waterside Drive is significantly smoother than it has been. Waterside is the roadway connecting Rock Creek Parkway and Massachusetts Avenue and has been known for having significantly bumpy roadway surfaces. According to reports at the time, the Reagan funeral procession was to use Waterside Drive on the way from the National Cathedral service to Andrews Air Force Base.

If anyone can confirm that, I would be much obliged.

More information:
"Friday Closings for Cathedral Service; Will the Potholes Go Away?" [Oculus]


At 11:43 PM, Blogger James F said...

Yeah, I heard they paved it for the funeral procession (the road is under jurisdiction of the Park Police).


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