Washington, DC

14th and Irving St, NW looking north towards DCUSA

Ed. Note: A prescient reader requested one back in March of 2014!! You can read about the Barnes Dance in Chinatown here, which debuted back in 2010.

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is beginning construction activity for a new “Barnes Dance” traffic signal operation at the intersection of 14th Street and Irving Street, NW, in the Columbia Heights neighborhood in Ward 1. Construction is expected to begin in early June and last approximately three weeks.

The new traffic signal timing features an all-red pedestrian-only phase and “No Turn on Red” restrictions designed to improve operations and create a safer intersection for all users.

DDOT expects the new traffic pattern to be activated mid-June, weather permitting. During the first few days of implementation of the new Barnes Dance, DDOT Traffic Control Officers will be onsite to direct traffic, and special signs will be posted. DDOT staff will distribute informational brochures at 14th and Irving Street NW to advise users of the new traffic operation at the intersection.

The new signal operation is designed to fit into the larger effort by DDOT to achieve Vision Zero, Mayor Muriel Bowser’s initiative to reach zero fatalities and serious injuries in our transportation system by 2024.

DDOT urges users of the corridor to be mindful of the changes and to stay alert at all times.”

Barnes Dance in Chinatown at 7th and H Street, NW


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