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Traffic Light Confusion Archived

5th L, and New York Ave, Washington, DC Show on Map Hide Map
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Issue ID:

153567

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Mount Vernon Triangle

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Description

The timing of this intersection changes depending on the day. When the red light stops traffic on NY Ave, a green light appears to allow crossing of NY Ave, however sometimes the Southeast side of L St is given initial right of way (via a green light) to proceed through the intersection. If this happens, stopped traffic on 5th street heading north will see a red light at 5th and L but a green light at 5th and NY Ave. This is confusing and frequently traffic will run the red light at 5th and L when the traffic from L has green light. This needs to be clarified to prevent accidents, especially since this is a high pedestrian traffic area with the Safeway grocery store.


3 Comments

  • A Better Community (Registered User)

  • Mark (Guest)

  • Closed Patti Garza (Registered User)

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