We have been seeking new avenues to communicate changes in traffic patterns that impact daily commutes for everyone: motorists, bicylists, transit riders, and pedestrians.
If you receive our press releases, monitor our tweets, are a Facebook friend, or see our posted Variable Message Signs you probably noticed we announced a number of traffic pattern changes starting or occuring this weekend on a number of different projects – 14th Street Bridge, 11th Street Bridge (I-295), Key Bridge, and the challenging intersection at New York Avenue, Florida Avenue, and First Street in NE.
Of all these impacts, the one that may be the most confusing will be the new pattern at the New York Avenue and Florida Avenue intersection. Anyone who travels this intersection knows the myriad of left turns, or better yet restricted left turns, traffic signals, crosswalks, and significant competing traffic. The ongoing construction is part of a safety improvement project that will change the direction of traffic creating a “virtual circle” around the center of the intersection where the Wendy’s is. We are now entering Phase IV of the construction in which much of the final and new traffic pattern will be put in place.
We developed a video simulation that shows and explains the Phase IV traffic pattern which goes into effect this weekend. If you use this intersection or know someone who does we encourage you to view the video NY-Fl Ave Video. Please let us know if you find this useful.