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These signs don't make sense

Who's Responsible: Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, City of Alexandria
Number of votes to fix: 2

A pair of gripers wrote in to say that signs directing drivers around repair work in Alexandria are confusing. The problem comes when you're traveling westbound on Seminary Road just before you cross over I-395. There's a sign there that tells you to merge left because the right lane is closed. But if you do that you wind up in the left turn only lane for Beauregard Street. If you just stay in the right lane it turns into the middle lane, which is the only through lane.

"It should not tell that lane to merge but to stay put," wrote Robin B.

Richard J. Baier, director of the Alexandria Transportation and Environmental Services department, acknowledged the problem and said the sign will be removed. "Formerly, there was a lane closure on the bridge itself for maintence work as well as the current lane closure now in place," Baier wrote. "Those repairs on the bridge have been completed. A sign was left from that lane closure and we agree that this sign as mentioned is confusing and have directed the contractor to remove it. Thank you for bringing this to our attention."

And thank you for the quick action. As soon as the sign is removed we will shift this gripe into our coveted "They Fixed It!" column.

By Washington Post Editors  |  July 13, 2010; 5:38 PM ET
Categories:  Unfixed , Virginia  
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Hey thanks for highlighting this. I am Robin B and I posted this at SeeClickFix but got no response. Thanks for seeing this one through! This construction for the BRAC complex is really going to mess up this side of town for many, many years.

Posted by: rbectel | July 15, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

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