As expected, a PEPCO contractor started cutting concrete and diggina hole for the new poles next to the old one. I got on the phone and called a few people – anyone who could get them to stop and take a closer look at what they awere doing.
Late in the day they installed the new pole, which is larger than the old one by a few inches, and is blocking even more of the sidewalk. I have not had a chance to look at the others yet, but I expect similar situations.
Tomorrow MCDOT aand PEPCO will meet on my street to look at the situation and discuss solutions.