The crews installing new curbs along Connecticut Avenue over the past couple of weeks were also making preparations for changes to unsignalized pedestrian crossings at Appleton and Cumberland Streets – and bus stops at Cumberland and Everett Streets.
The pedestrian ramps at Appleton and Cumberland are gone.
The crosswalk markings at Appleton have also been scrubbed away.
The Cumberland markings were still there at this writing.
But removing these markings and moving the southbound Metrobus stop at Cumberland Street are on DDOT’s to-do list.
We reported in February 2018 on DDOT’s plans to remove the Cumberland crosswalk markings and move the bus stop one block north to Davenport Street, which has a traffic signal. And it tracks with DDOT’s 2014 proposal to remove markings at Connecticut Avenue crossings that do not have a traffic signal.
We asked George Branyan at DDOT to confirm if the bus stop move is next on the list. The answer is yes. The bus passenger “landing pad” between the curb and sidewalk has been installed just north of Davenport.
Branyan is working to get “No Parking” signs made for that spot. Once these are up, WMATA will put up a bus flag and then the bus stop will be complete and usable. Branyan expects the new bus stop should be operational by the end of May. The bus shelter is moving too, but may take more time, Branyan said, because that is done by Clear Channel at DDOT’s request.
Around the same time, Branyan says the northbound bus stop at the unsignalized crossing at Everett Street will move south to Ellicott Street. The steps are the same: DDOT will put up “No Parking” signage and WMATA will put up the new bus flag.
DDOT in 2014 had also proposed removing the crosswalk markings at Chesapeake Street. Branyan now says the markings and pedestrian ramps will remain.