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Neighbors: NW intersection is dangerous

Who's responsible: District Department of Transportation
Number of votes to fix: 16

Neighbors near the corner of Park Rd. and Klingle Rd. NW have been complaining for a number of months that the lights and signage at the Y-shaped intersection are poorly placed, since seemingly oblivious drivers often blow through a red signal there.

Residents said the problem occurs when drivers are approaching the area going west on Park Rd. Drivers often run the red right-turn signal for continuing on Park. They seem to confuse it with a green signal for heading onto Klingle.

"It is dangerous for pedestrians crossing Park on the north side. Could we get improved signage or some traffic-calming measure here?" writes griper Park Rd. Resident.

John Lisle, a D.C. Department of Transportation spokesman, was unaware of the problem, but said that he would refer it to the agency's Safety Team, which is responsible for handling these type of issues.


By Washington Post Editors  |  June 14, 2010; 12:05 PM ET
Categories:  Unfixed  
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