Park Service picks plan to simplify traffic, boost safety at Memorial Circle

The drive through Memorial Circle, just across Memorial Bridge from the Lincoln Memorial provides one of the most picturesque views of the nation’s capital — it’s also one of the most torturous commuting choke points in the region.

The National Park Service has completed its preliminary plan to untangle the hard-to-predict lane changes and traffic patterns for drivers leading up to the circle, while making it safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.

The decision comes after consideration of three possibilities — one which would have made no changes, a second which would improve signage and lane striping, and the chosen alternative, which will modify road configurations, and add safety devices at targeted hot spots, to reduce conflict.

“Whether you are a frequent commuter, visitor to Washington, D.C., or someone [having fun], we want the Memorial Circle area to be a safe and…

Original published: 2019-06-14 12:34:02 Read the full Washington News here

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