27 May, 2010

Traffic Safety Improvements at Intersection of New York Avenue and Florida Avenue

DDOT Media List DDOT Media List For Immediate Release Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Media Contact: John Lisle (DDOT) at (202) 671-2004
From: John Lisle
To: DDOT Media

Traffic Safety Improvements at Intersection of New York Avenue and Florida Avenue, NE Drivers Will See New Traffic Patterns Starting June 4

(Washington, D.C.) As previously announced, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is making major safety improvements at one of the busiest intersections in Northeast Washington, where New York Avenue, Florida Avenue, First Street and Eckington Place meet. Now, as the next phase of construction is about to begin, DDOT will be switching the traffic patterns at the intersection. The changes are scheduled to be implemented at 9 pm on Friday, June 4, 2010, weather permitting.

After the changes are made, traffic will flow in a circular pattern around the intersection (see diagram below). Drivers and cyclists will need to pay close attention to the posted signs and lane markings.

With the new traffic patterns:
First Street will become one way southbound from Florida Avenue to New York Avenue. Florida Avenue will be limited to one way traffic westbound between New York Avenue and First Street. Eastbound Florida Avenue traffic will be detoured to First Street. From there, drivers can go left on New York Avenue to return to Florida Avenue, or they can use the following detour from southbound First Street: left on M Street, left on Third Street right on Florida

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