Fixing D.C. Traffic Experiment
Now that the weather has warmed, the District Department of Transportation is fixing an experiment in traffic control that didn't work out on heavily traveled Military Road NW.
If you've driven Military Road at rush hour between Oregon and Nebraska avenues, you know what I mean: The narrowing to one travel lane -- an attempt to calm traffic and improve safety in the neighborhood -- was backing up commuters, sending some through neighborhood streets and others onto other routes, worsening the traffic there.
The transportation department waited for consistently warm weather to put down new yellow and white lane dividers and making other adjustments. All the work is being done at off peak hours.
Until it's done, which should be before 4 p.m. Wednesday, parking is restricted on the south side of Military between 27th Street and Nebraska Avenue.
This is what you'll see in the final configuration, DDOT says:
During the morning rush: There will be no parking on the north side to allow two lanes for westbound traffic. Parking will be permitted on the south side and the eastbound traffic will use one lane.
During the evening rush: There will be no parking on the south side to allow two lanes for eastbound traffic. Parking will be permitted on the north side and the westbound traffic will use one lane.
During non-rush times: There will be one travel lane in each direction with a parking lane on both the north side and the south side.
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