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City of Alexandria Implements Left Turn Restrictions on Washington Street

WHEN:     Wednesday, October 24

WHERE:   Washington Street Corridor, Alexandria, Virginia

WHAT:     Left turn restrictions on Washington Street will go into effect on Wednesday, October 24:

No left turn from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday, for the following intersections:

  • Southbound Washington Street at Pendleton Street
  • Southbound Washington Street at Oronoco Street
  • Southbound Washington Street at Princess Street
  • Southbound Washington Street at Cameron Street
  • Southbound Washington Street at Duke Street
  • Southbound Washington Street at Wolfe Street

No left turn from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, for the following intersections:

  • Northbound Washington Street at Pendleton Street
  • Northbound Washington Street at Oronoco Street
  • Northbound Washington Street at Cameron Street
  • Northbound Washington Street at Duke Street
  • Northbound Washington Street at Wolfe Street

These restrictions are the result of a 2011 safety study of the Washington Street corridor, which was approved by the City’s Traffic and Parking Board on November 28, 2011.The study found there was an elevated accident rate for vehicles making left turns during HOV hours, in the morning from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m., and in the evening from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Protected left turns, where vehicles can turn left on a green traffic signal arrow, have been added for southbound left turning vehicles at Washington Street at Wythe Street, as well as Washington Street at Queen Street from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Similarly, in the afternoon, protected left turns have been added to northbound Washington Street at Wythe Street as well as Washington Street at Princess Street from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The implementation of the left turn restrictions and protected left turns is an important recommendation of the safety study, and will assist in decreasing the number of left turn accidents on Washington Street. All other existing regulatory restrictions remain in effect. 

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Washington Street AM Restrictions

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