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Residents: Traffic circle is a hazard

Who's responsible: Maryland State Highway Administration
Number of votes to fix: 2

Griper Sinjun Sharp rattled off a list of accidents at a single traffic circle on the D.C.-Maryland border that are sobering, to say the least:

"A pedestrian was killed a few months ago, the 'Welcome to D.C.' sign was demolished, cars are getting t-boned. I've seen a minivan with children in it flip on its side after being struck. The lanes are poorly marked. At least one traffic light...is totally obscured by a tree. Drivers cannot see each other due to the bushes/flowers/trees that obscure their view of the other streets/lanes."

See the pictures on the jump for even more gripping views of the problems the griper says exist at this traffic circle. So where is it? It's the roundabout where Eastern Ave., 16th St. and Colesville Rd. meet.

Sharp went on: "My neighbors and i would like this problem addressed and fixed!"

The Daily Gripe placed a preliminary call to the Maryland State Highway Administration to begin to dig into this issue. Kellie Boulware, an administration spokeswoman, said she would begin to take a look at the issue. We'll post more details when we get them.

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By Washington Post Editors  |  August 9, 2010; 6:02 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland , Unfixed  
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