Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Sidewalk closure for Bethesda Medical Building work (Photos)

Here's a rare thing to find in downtown Bethesda - a sidewalk closure that actually includes the now-required public notification sign. A new ADA-accessible ramp is being added to the Bethesda Medical Building's Woodmont Avenue entrance, and a sidewalk closure notice is posted at either end of the block between Battery Lane and Cordell Avenue. There are signs of other work that may be involved, such as a wooden structure just south of the building entrance.

The dates of the official closure are not filled in yet, but it is already closed in practical terms, via the size of the signage. Pedestrians were crossing to the other side of Woodmont on Sunday.






68 comments:

Anonymous said...

I get the sign mans how if helps. But there were two guys spending quite a lot of time setting these up yesterday. Making and storing them, picking up and driving and setting them up, then pickup and return and more storage. At what tax payer cost?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the sign cost is included in the cost of the permit?

Anonymous said...

If a golf ball was about to nail dyer in the head would you warn him? I know I wouldn't!

Anonymous said...

Looks like the "other website" reported on this a few minutes after Dyer, without giving him credit for the scoop of course.

I think the sign is big news because it's the first sign of improvement in handling closings. They should also list a contact point and provide an easy way to report violations.

Anonymous said...

Dyer's very last photo will be looking in the window of a vacant shop, with the reflection of a car driven by a confused elderly person that is about to smash through him and the window glass.

Anonymous said...

How come Dyer's pictures of sidewalks never actually include any pedestrians using them?

Anonymous said...

Is Dyer a reverse vampire!?!? We all know something isn't quite right with this fool.

Anonymous said...

Troll, do you live in a trash can? You are so grouchy and miserable.

Anonymous said...

5:58AM yeah, it's fine if another site wants to aggregate content from the Post, Dyer and elsewhere, but they should properly source it.

Back to the sign, it is big news if folks are required to do this now. It's a huge sign that you can't miss.

6:01AM The sidewalk is effectively closed with the signs, doubt there will be many pedestrians.

Anonymous said...

As long as I'm making Dyer's life a living hell my life is complete!!

Anonymous said...

6:14 AM yeah, I'd hate to live or work with this negative troll. Sounds miserable.
Probably blogs from the Bethesda Starbucks restroom...no one wants his negative energy.

Anonymous said...

I hope I'm ruining your day too :) :) :) :)

Anonymous said...

Troll, do you live in a trash can? You can be so accusatory and illogical.

Anonymous said...

What a waste of tax payer money. Better would be if there was a way to see when it will re-open and who to contact with questions.

Anonymous said...

I live up your butthole!!

Anonymous said...

Guess the troll's summer activities have ended and he is back full time, our next break will be at the holidays.

Anonymous said...

6:40 AM I don't think he ever left us. He has a laptop strapped to him during business hours, so he's always ready to troll here.

Anonymous said...

I will never ever stop trolling. Troll 4 life!!!! Dyer is public enemy #1 and I'm paid over 150K per year to troll the hell out of him!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the way Dyer's shill can't wait more than two minutes to respond to the "troll".

Anonymous said...

We're going in circles. Same thing most days.

Eventually at the end of the morning the troll says Dyer is the troll, a shill and everyone else commenting here. lol.

Rinse and repeat again tomorrow.

Presumably the troll believes he is a competitor to Dyer and trolling is somehow helping him.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the troll just hates fucking Dyer? And wants to see him knocked down a peg off his high horse? That dude needs to get the fuck out of bethesda man!

Anonymous said...

Dyer sleeps in the daytime, so he needs his shill to cover for him in the hours when normal people are awake.

Anonymous said...

"the Bethesda Starbucks"

Are you even from Bethesda? There are three separate Starbucks in downtown Bethesda, plus the one inside the Barnes & Noble.

Chase said...

7:20 AM Doubtful since Dyer is reporting all day on his site.

6:54 AM Dyer should move to Arlington and then run a Bethesda blog from there. We know how that worked so well for the NOW folks.

Anonymous said...

If only we lived in North Korea where we could easily silence Dyer and send him to a hard labor camp ... some days I wonder if democracy is worth it!

Anonymous said...

I would gladly give up my freedoms if Dyer was sent to a labor camp!!

Anonymous said...

So a sign is a nice idea and all but the shopowners have been complaining this big sign is blocking access and visibility to their stores. County was out there today talking to the workers about sign placement.

#unintendedconsequencses
#goodintentions

Anonymous said...

You mean a cellphone in his pocket? Ha.

Anonymous said...

I think the problem is they made the signs so big assuming they are for drivers who need to see it from afar. They should use smaller signs and font sizes, since it's for pedestrians who will see the sign up close anyway.

Anonymous said...

5:58: I think the sign is big news because it is actual living proof they have such a sign.

Anonymous said...

You're contributing to the circle by insisting the troll or anyone works for a fellow blog.

Anonymous said...

@ 7:57 AM, 8:05 AM - That's a bit extreme. Most of us would be happy if he got a job.

Chase said...

11:11 AM I doubt the negative comment guy is investing the time to try and disrupt Dyer's site just because he doesn't like Dyer. If that's true, then they guy really is off his rocker.
More likely, he is a competitor trying to disrupt Dyer's site. Totally fails at his efforts against Dyer, but he keeps trying.

11:34 AM Dyer is doing a great job with his MoCo news sites.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's a competitor. there's no evidence to support that. Just because other blog links get posted as reference or after dyer posts first is hardly damning evidence. Washington Post would be in trouble if so. It seems the trolls just really dislike dyer and his opinion.

Anonymous said...

12:10 PM You make it sound like a legion of trolls. It's one guy..lol.
It's the same guy posting the same thing again and again. Just look earlier today, same thing again and again.

Dislike Dyer? Because he publishes a news site? Who else would care other than a competitor? lol. You prove my point. Anyone else simply wouldn't visit a site they didn't like all day.

It's a competitor. They're in front of a laptop all day with not much work, so they troll Dyer. The troll doesn't have an important job with any demands, so that gives ample time.

Of course, they also visit to steal Dyer's material :)

Anonymous said...

12:43 PM It's a competitor. You wouldn't keep coming back otherwise.
You have no specific complaint, just that Dyer publishes a news site.

Who else would care other than a competitor? You prove my point daily.

Anonymous said...

This is the most stupid comment thread I have ever read in my 20 years using the internet.

Anonymous said...

@ 1:36 PM - You're new here, aren't you? Check out the archives and have some fun.

Anonymous said...

Hull's boys..back to trolling and copying. Rinse and repeat again tomorrow :)

Anonymous said...

Dyer's boys..back to trolling and copying. Rinse and repeat again tomorrow :)

Anonymous said...

The sign was gone later this afternoon.

Anonymous said...

You would make an excellent lawyer. Win a lot of cases with that kind of logic.

Anonymous said...

Anyone find a place to eat sushi off of naked women in Bethesda?

Robert Dyer said...

7:20 AM: That's funny, I recall breaking the news that Bruce Variety was closing around lunchtime. You must have been asleep. "Don't go to bed before the King."

Robert Dyer said...

6:42 AM: You're overstating your salary by about $50,000. But I'd still like to read a Bill Turque article exposing who's paying it.

Anonymous said...

Uh, no. I am paid over 150K - suck it Dyer!

Anonymous said...

7:23 - Well that's impressive. So, of your employer and you, which is "Dumb" and which one "Dumber"?

Anonymous said...

This comment should be deleted as a violation of commentor policy.

Robert Dyer said...

11:23: It may be Dumb and Dumberer.

Anonymous said...

Funny how your feel no problem insulting others but when you are insulted you delete a comment claiming violation of comment policy.

Anonymous said...

What's even funnier is his hysterical responses to comments which he has already deleted.

Anonymous said...

Not just when he is "insulted", but shown to be clearly wrong. Which he tries to call "libel".

Anonymous said...

Breaking: Reamer got a paper cut today. Yes, we're reporting this. More details to follow.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:53 AM - In order to take your comment seriously, one would have to believe that "the glossy magazine" published more than just one article on Dyer's nemesis's recent hip injury.

Robert Dyer said...

6:15: Anyone who read 7:23's comment would applaud my response. Except you.

Robert Dyer said...

6:55: What's even funnier, is when you are busy - like yesterday and Sunday - and the troll comments mysteriously stop, proving it's just one guy trolling most of the time.

Anonymous said...

Excellent detective and lawyer skills. Would definitely be hard evidence in case.

Anonymous said...

So it's ok to be a jerk then you are saying?

Anonymous said...

@ 12:11 PM - The skeptics made plenty of comments yesterday. You just deleted them all.

Pathetic bullshitting liar.

Anonymous said...

Yep..it's one negative troll guy. When he's not trolling here, notice all the weird comments aren't being posted.
Either he got locked inside the Bethesda Starbucks bathroom with an empty battery or maybe he's actually busy for once?

Anonymous said...

Keep repeating your lame talking points to yourself, Shill.

Anonymous said...

It's the same thing over and over again. What proof would you have? Otherwise it's conjecture. And according to dyer that's defamation and a violation of commenting policy.

Anonymous said...

Everyone in Bethesda reads this site. There's one negative guy that posts here from the crapper in the Bethesda Starbucks. The rest of Bethesda enjoys Dyer's work.

Robert Dyer said...

3:01: A handful of early and late troll comments which violated comment policy; otherwise, all was quiet on the Western Front yesterday as Troll Guy was otherwise occupied for much of the day, and unable to post. #Oops

Robert Dyer said...

Yeah, one problem common to members of the MoCo political machine - the inability to find the doorknob to exit a room, as evidenced by the County's economic development record.

Anonymous said...

Proof of your thesis that it is one person? Didn't think so.

Anonymous said...

How does this connect to the comment?

Anonymous said...

That does not make any sense.