‘Circle of death’: 16th Street trade round joining DC and Maryland to get upgrade

A new construction plan will supplement signals, enhance sidewalks and realign crosswalks during a 16th Street Northwest trade round that connects D.C. and Maryland.
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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks in front of a 16th Street Northwest trade round on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, during a kickoff for a construction plan that aims to make it safer for walkers, bikers and drivers.
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A new construction plan will supplement signals, enhance sidewalks and realign crosswalks during a 16th Street Northwest trade round that connects D.C. and Maryland.
(WTOP/Valerie Bonk)
Montgomery County Council member Evan Glass speaks in front of a 16th Street Northwest trade round on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, during a kickoff for a construction plan that aims to make it safer for walkers, bikers and drivers.
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A new construction plan will supplement signals, enhance sidewalks and realign crosswalks during a 16th Street Northwest trade round that connects D.C. and Maryland.
(WTOP/Valerie Bonk)


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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says it’s been a prolonged time entrance for improvements to a vital mezzanine that connects a District and Maryland.

She spoke Saturday during a kickoff to construction on a 16th Street Northwest trade round that aims to make a area safer for those walking, biking and driving.

“Because of a series of accidents and crashes that we’ve had around this intersection on both sides of a line, we know that this is a problem that we need to get solved,” Bowser said.

The round is located during a intersection of 16th Street Northwest, Colesville Road, Eastern Avenue and North Portal Drive Northwest.

Montgomery Council Council member Evan Glass has lived in a area for some-more than 20 years, and he pronounced a round is famous for being dangerous.

“Neighbors have called it a round of death, since we take your life into your possess hands when we try to expostulate by it, travel by it, bike by it,” Glass said.

The plan includes adding signals, realigning existent crosswalks and expanding sidewalks. It also will ascent a area to make it easier to navigate for those with disabilities.

Construction is approaching to be finished by a fall.

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