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The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) may be slow to replace burned out street lights and patch potholes, but it’s done a hell of a job of laying the concrete for Pinehurst Circle resident Harold Beebout’s new driveway. Earlier this week, a Potomac Construction crew doing street repairs on the 6400 block of Western Avenue NW completely redid the resident’s circular driveway. “I only follow the orders,” says the crew’s foreman, Humberto Correa. According to DDOT spokesperson Bill Rice, the project was necessary because the construction lowered the sidewalk by about 12 inches, creating a gap between the sidewalk and residents’ driveways. Rice dismisses any suggestion of neighborhood favoritism, saying that DDOT would do the same for any District resident. Beebout, who says he never asked for the new driveway, says he’s a “happy camper.”

—Jeff Horwitz