After several requests and community walk-throughs with DDOT, the agency is implementing a pilot to remove the “No left turn” restriction at the intersection of Bladensburg Road and South Dakota Avenue. According to the Notice of Intent sent to the ANC, the comment period is open for the following:
Removal of the North Bound “No Left Turn” Restriction(60 Day Pilot) at the intersection of Bladensburg Road and South Dakota Avenue.
Currently the intersection is controlled by signal and prohibits left turns during the AM & PM Rush Hour except for busses. At the conclusion of a recent traffic study, DDOT will:
- Remove the “No Left Turn” Restriction from South Dakota Ave onto Bladensburg Road during rush hour.
- Modify the existing signal to allow drivers a left turn phase (left turn arrow?) onto Bladensburg Road from South Dakota Ave.
- At the end of the 60 day pilot, DDOT will make a final determination on whether to make the changes permanent.
All comments on this subject matter must be filed in writing no later than July 28, 2017 with the District Department of Transportation, Transportation Operations Administration, 55 M Street, SE, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20003.