I have placed calls to both the Hilton Garden Inn and the Tuscan Oven this morning. While friendly, both indicated a reluctance by their management to clear the sidewalks. At the Hilton Garden Inn, the person at the desk was sympathetic and said she would pass on the request, but that I shouldn't get my hopes up. The Tuscan Oven disputed whether they even have a sidewalk. (They do, as a Google Streetview image clearly shows.)
This is Day 1 of operation US-7. How long before we can walk without being forced into the street?
Update 2/3/11: It's Thursday morning, Day 3, and the crew have arrived. The poor guys have nothing but shovels though. C'mon contractor, can't you round up some heavier sidewalk-clearing equipment?
Update 2/4/11: The Hilton guys did a great job.
I also spoke with facilities manager Gus from the DMV this morning. He said he would get a crew out to shovel their sidewalks. Now the only sidewalk gap in this stretch of US-7 is the Tuscan Oven. Tuscan Oven, it's time to step up and do your part.