Maury Elementary is moving to its temporary location on the fields at Eliot-Hine. Beginning Jan. 4, classes will take place in the Maury “Village” trailers on the east side of the middle school campus, located in the 1800 block of Constitution Ave. NE. To minimize additional traffic, Maury’s Safe Routes to School Committee is helping to organize Walking School Buses and Bike Trains. Under this model, the parents of one or two families escort all of the families’ children to and from school one day a week, limiting the daily impact of the new commute on families. Please watch out for these additional little feet (and wheels) around the neighborhood.
The Committee is also working with DDOT to improve safety in the area, and was successful in securing plans and a Notice of Intent for two raised crosswalks and three curb extensions. Earlier this year DDOT also installed a sidewalk on the south side of Constitution across from Eliot-Hine. For the latest on design and construction plans, visit mauryelementary.com/mod. Commissioner Amber Gove (6A-04) from The January Buzz.