Backward Bridge Sign Will Be Fixed
In case you are as observant as this letter writer, don't worry: The new Beltway sign for the Wilson Bridge will be fixed before it is put in place.
Good Morning Dr Gridlock:
Approaching the Wilson Bridge from Maryland, there are three overhead signs that clearly inform drivers of the impending split in traffic to Thru and Local lanes. As one approaches the split in traffic, a fourth sign is being prepared for overhead installation.
This sign, unfortunately, has the information about the split reversed. The sign, if erected as is, will list the Thru lanes as Local and the Local lanes as Thru. Can you imagine the last minute confusion and dangerous last second lane shifting that might occur?
Paul D. Gleason
Johanna Jones, spokeswoman for the Wilson Bridge Project, says Gleason saw true: Thru and Local were reversed on the sign. Project managers spoke to the contractor yesterday, she says, and the sign will be fixed before it is installed.
The Thru/Local lane split is still pretty new and can be confusing. Here's the project's guide to which lane you want.
April 8, 2009; 2:33 PM ET
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