Thursday, December 21, 2006

Farewell to the temporary River Road Barrier...

...and hello to the new channelized barrier. A note from the Ad Hoc Committee for Safe Streets in ANC3E:

Well, after two years of a "temporary" installation, it appears that the barrier at Fessenden and River Road will be remain only in our collective memories on or about December 27th. As some of you may have already seen, the DC Department of Transportation has erected warning signs along River Road indicating that there will be a changed traffic pattern at the intersection in the next week or so.

Our understanding is that the barrier will be removed and pavement and curb markings with the new channelized turning lanes will be installed before the end of the year. Because of some electrical issues with Pepco, installation of the traffic signals will follow as weather allows. Traffic calming measures will also be installed along Fessenden, 44th and Ellicott Streets.

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