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New traffic signals coming in Silver Spring

Next week, Maryland's State Highway Administration plans to start a $1 million reconstruction of the traffic signals along Georgia Avenue in downtown Silver Spring.

The program, scheduled for completion in the summer of 2011, will upgrade signals between East-West Highway and Wayne Avenue. In addition to rebuilding the signals and installing pedestrian countdowns, the work includes upgrading the sidewalk ramps and the nearby street lighting.

During the reconstruction, drivers will encounter daytime, single-lane closures on weekdays during off-peak hours. (Some of these intersections are major commuter routes, with lots of rush-hour congestion.) Daytime lane closures are also possible on weekends.

These are the Georgia Avenue intersections involved: East-West Highway/Burlington Avenue/13th Street, Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring Avenue, Thayer Avenue, Bonifant Avenue and Wayne Avenue.

Here's a map of that area.

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By Robert Thomson  |  January 29, 2010; 12:20 PM ET
Categories:  Construction , Driving , Safety  | Tags: Dr. Gridlock, Maryland State Highway Administration, traffic signals  
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