Monday, October 5, 2015

Two New Traffic Signals Activated

MCDOT's Division of Traffic Engineering and Operations (TEOS) has activated two new traffic signals. One is located at Cedar Lane and Elmhirst Parkway/Stone Ridge Driveway in Bethesda and was activated on August 24 in time for the opening of school.

The other new traffic signal is located at Snowden Farm Parkway at Grand Elm Street in Clarksburg and was activated on September 14.

TEOS evaluates the need for new traffic signals to improve intersection safety; create a safer walking environment; accommodate changes in traffic patterns and roadway geometry; reduce intersection delays, energy consumption and air pollution; and more effectively coordinate traffic management and control. All new and reconstructed traffic signals include crosswalks, curb ramps, countdown pedestrian signals, accessible pedestrian signals and appropriate signs.