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Signals crossed at Rockville intersection

Who's responsible: Montgomery County Department of Transportation
Number of votes to fix: 15

Hurry up and wait. That's how some drivers who regularly use Twinbrook Parkway in Rockville feel. They said the lights are not properly timed at the corners of Fishers Lane and Ardennes Drive, which is causing big backups -- even during non-rush hour periods.

"It [was] horrid in December; it's awful all year during the many morning and evening rush hours, and now for some reason worse much of the day. Please - someone in authority -- fix the traffic light timing!!!" wrote griper Jessica.

Griper J. Owen wrote drivers often sit gridlocked at these two signals, since they are timed in such a way that little or no traffic can enter from side roads during a full cycle of the lights.

The good news is Montgomery County authorities have heard drivers' pleas. The Montgomery County traffic office blames the problem on faulty road-embedded vehicle sensors, which regulate lights in the area, said Esther Bowring, a county public information officer.

"We have plans to fix it," Bowring said, but added it's not clear exactly when the sensors will be repaired.

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 28, 2010; 11:46 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland , Unfixed  
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