This is in regard to the Columbia Pike/S. Joyce interchange.
I ride the 16 bus every day and it seems to be more and more of a choke point for traffic. It is not uncommon to sit through 5 or 6 cycles of lights coming off of Joyce and taking a left on Columbia Pike.
I have ideas such as 1) making the light cycle longer or 2) adding a left turn signal to the light. I realize that the intersection has a fair amount of traffic but it does not have a lot of pedestrians; so it should not take the ten to fifteen minutes to pass through it.
Does anyone know the most effective way to try and change this?
The County has created a 24-hour Traffic Signal Hotline so drivers can report any glitches in the County’s new state-of-the-art system.
Drivers who encounter green lights that seem unusually short – or red lights that are unusually long – are invited to report the problem on the new recorded Traffic Signal Hotline at 703-228-6511 (TTY 703-228-4611).
Drivers should provide their name and telephone number, and the location of the traffic signal. Technicians will inspect each signal reported on the hotline.
<link to problem-reporting form, go to page for link>
For more information about the traffic system, telephone the County’s Transportation Engineering Division Call Center at 703-228-6570.