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DDOT to Install Safety Improvements and New Traffic Pattern at 14th and Irving Street NW

Monday, May 22, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts

Terry Owens — (202) 763-8635, [email protected]
Michelle Phipps-Evans — (202) 497-0124, [email protected]

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is beginning construction activity for a new “Barnes Dance” traffic signal operation at the intersection of 14th Street and Irving Street, NW, in the Columbia Heights neighborhood in Ward 1. Construction is expected to begin in early June and last approximately three weeks. Spanish version.

The new traffic signal timing features an all-red pedestrian-only phase and "No Turn on Red" restrictions designed to improve operations and create a safer intersection for all users.

DDOT expects the new traffic pattern to be activated mid-June. During the first few days of implementation of the new Barnes Dance, DDOT Traffic Control Officers will be on site to direct traffic, and special signs will be posted. DDOT staff will distribute informational brochures at 14th and Irving Street NW to advise users of the new traffic operation at the intersection.

The new signal operation is designed to fit into the larger effort by DDOT to achieve Vision Zero, Mayor Muriel Bowser's initiative to reach zero fatalities and serious injuries in our transportation system by 2024.

DDOT urges users of the corridor to be mindful of the changes and to be alert at all times.

For more information about the Barnes Dance, please visit DDOT's website at https://ddot.dc.gov/page/barnes-dance-intersections or contact Wasim Raja at [email protected] or George Branyan at [email protected]

The mission of the District of Columbia government's Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment.

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