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Fresh lane stripes on 14th Street Bridge

The District Department of Transportation said its crews moved swiftly Monday to lay down fresh lane markings on the 14th Street Bridge after drivers said that plowing and salting had virtually erased temporary lane markings.

The temporary markings had been put down while the bridge undergoes a major rehabilitation project. Drivers on Monday morning reported that most of those lines had disappeared in the aftermath of the snowstorms, and they said many drivers were trying to follow faint lane markings put down before the construction began, resulting in confusion and congestion.

DDOT said crews were dispatched immediately to put down new lines.

-- Ashley Halsey III

By Ashley Halsey  |  February 22, 2010; 1:47 PM ET
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Good job. Temporary markings do not hold up as well as permanent markings, so this is expected. Good for DDOT for putting down new markings instead of making excuses.

Posted by: thetan | February 22, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

We must be in a new century when DDOT is far and away the best, most responsive transit agency in the region! I drove this last night and it was truly scary. Kudos for the quick fix.

Posted by: vtavgjoe | February 22, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

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