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Posted at 3:29 PM ET, 03/10/2011

(Try to) stay in your lane

By Akeya Dickson

Drivers approaching Rhode Island Avenue on 38th Street might be flummoxed to find a roadway that looks like it could be one lane is actually two.

The stretch of road doesn't have any white lines dividing the lane in half, and the only indication that there are two lanes is the two traffic lights. Commuters run the risk of horns blaring at them for taking up two lanes, and worse yet, getting into an accident.

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Part of the area's street maintenance is controlled by the state of Maryland and other parts are maintained by Prince George's County. (Photo taken by Akeya Dickson)

A Griper highlighted the Brentwood neighborhood issue in Prince George's County.

"There are apparently two lanes here (a left turn lane and a straight/right turn lane). However, it is not at all clear since there are no lane lines painted," reported the Griper.

We've contacted the Department of Public Works and Transportation in Prince George's County and will update you when we have answers.

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It's easy to mistake the narrow street, which approaches Rhode Island Avenue aka Route 1, as being one lane instead of two.

By Akeya Dickson  | March 10, 2011; 3:29 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland, The Daily Gripe, Unfixed  
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