Lane Markings Added to New Crosswalk Median at Georgia and Newton

I heard from several residents after the new crosswalk median was installed at Georgia Avenue and Newton Street at the end of October. The chief concern was that the median encroached into the southbound traffic lanes causing a lane shift that was difficult to see. I brought this to DDOT’s attention, and while I don’t know if this was already planned or in response to my advocacy, a crew came out on Friday, November 7th, to paint new lane markings alerting drivers to the new traffic pattern. You can see the new markings below.


(Above and below — View of Georgia Avenue toward the south at the intersection of Newton Place, NW)


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4 Comments on “Lane Markings Added to New Crosswalk Median at Georgia and Newton”

  1. Frank Says:

    They still need some bigger markings on that very random curb thing in the middle of the street. If (when) a car drives into that, it’s going to do some serious damage.

    • Chris Says:

      The giant yellow cross walk sign and the white sign above it that includes a depiction of the median and the lane shift aren’t enough to get your attention?

  2. K Says:

    I don’t drive but almost half the time I walk past there on Georgia I see cars have issues with the lane shift with several near accidents. I see why it is there and glad they were thinking about the elderly and disabled that live in the buildings at the crosswalk but maybe not the best executed

  3. mike Says:

    Great Kent!

    Now to just get trucks from stopping to park there…

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