Downtown Silver Spring: Dangerous Traffic Circle: 16th St. & Colesville Rd Archived

8300 Colesville Rd. Silver Spring 20910 Show on Map Hide Map
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There are almost daily car accidents on the traffic circle where 16th St., Colesville Rd. and Eastern ave meet. The circle is divided by the border between DC and Silver Spring, MD (Mont Co). A pedestrian was killed a few months ago, the "welcome to DC" sign was demolished, cars are getting t-boned, i've seen a mini van with children in it flip on its side after being struck. The lanes are poorly marked. At least one traffic light (on eastern) is totally obscured by a tree. Drivers cannot see each other due to the bushes/flowers/trees that obscure their view of the other streets/lanes. It seems maybe once a year some group sits on the corner and records accidents and traffic light signals for a day or two to report back to ____?...but nothing has come of it. The signals and lack of signage and unclear lanes have resulted in numerous accidents, injuries and death. My neighbors and i would like this problem addressed and fixed! we would like statistics and the number of accidents /police/firetruck/ambulances that have occurred at this circle. i have more photos...


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