National Night Out; Canal Road Closures; Glover Park Traffic

Tomorrow Night, Aug. 7: National Night Out

Come celebrate National Night Out with the Metropolitan Police Department at your Second District Police station on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 5 to 7 p.m. There will be free car seat checks and installations, safety tips, McGruff the crime dog, a clown, hot dogs and ice cream. The Second District station is at 3320 Idaho Ave., NW.

What is National Night Out? It's America's Night Out Against Crime.

The "29th Annual National Night Out,"Aug. 7, is a unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.

Last year's National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from more than15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, along with Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, more than 37 million people participated.

National Night Out is designed to:

• Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;

• Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;

• Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and

• Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.


Canal Road Off-Peak Closures Planned Tomorrow and Next Week

The District Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry Administration and the National Park Service will be implementing the following closures on Canal Road, NW, to conduct routine roadway maintenance activities.

Northbound and southbound Canal Road, NW, between Reservoir Road and Arizona Avenue will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7 through Thursday, Aug. 9. Northbound traffic will be redirected at Foxhall Road to MacArthur Boulevard then onto Arizona Avenue. Southbound traffic will be redirected at Arizona Avenue to MacArthur Boulevard then onto Foxhall Road.

Northbound Canal Road, NW, between Arizona Avenue and Chain Bridge Road will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14 through Thursday, Aug. 16. During this time, southbound Canal Road along this stretch will remain open. Northbound traffic will be redirected as follows at Arizona Avenue to MacArthur Boulevard then onto Foxhall Road.

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DDOT Meeting Aug. 9 on Plans for 37th Street and Tunlaw Road

The District Department of Transportation will host a public meeting on Thursday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m., at Stoddert Elementary School, 4001 Calvert Street, NW, to present the preliminary design plans for the proposed reconfiguration of the intersection at 37th Street, NW, and Tunlaw Road, NW.

Representatives from DDOT will be on hand to discuss the roadway improvements that are being considered to enhance pedestrian and vehicular safety. Community members are encouraged to attend to review the plans and provide input.

As part of the safety improvement initiative for Wisconsin Avenue in the Glover Park corridor DDOT is further evaluating feasible improvements to implement at adjacent intersections. Included in the improvements that are being reviewed are new roadway markings, signage and traffic signage upgrades. This information will also be presented at this meeting.

For additional details about the Glover Park Wisconsin Avenue Project, visit the project website at or contact the public outreach coordinator for the project -- Shana Vieira at 202-726-8650 or

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