Fixing Problem at Conn. Ave. Bridge
Several readers have been asking about a situation at the Klingle Bridge reconstruction area on Connecticut Avenue, and the District's Transportation Department had some news about this major commuter route.
Dear Dr. Gridlock:
A warning note to motorists traveling southbound on Connecticut Avenue near the Klingle Bridge project:
DDOT has rerouted several southbound lanes of Connecticut Avenue just south of Klingle bridge. The city put up electronic lane markers above the street, which is helpful, but some motorists aren't seeing the traffic signals for the Kennedy-Warren apartment complex or the entrance for the National Zoo, which are at street level.
This past weekend, I noticed several cars zoom through the intersection and a couple more drivers slam on their brakes to stop at the red lights between Devonshire and the pedestrian crossing for the zoo.
DDOT plans to relocate the hanging lights so there is less confusion, says Erik Linden, a department spokesman. "We received feedback from residents and commuters that there was some confusion. We will relocate the northbound and southbound lane signals away from the traffic signals in order to increase safety, information and traffic flow. We expected the change to wrap by Thursday or Friday."
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