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PROPOSEDPROJECTCONCEPTS

P j tConcept C t1: 1 No N Build B ild Project


Nochangesareproposedtotheintersectionof PennsylvaniaAveSE, SE PotomacAveSE, SE and14thStSE. SE Signal Sig ltiming ti i gmodifications difi ti would ldoccur d typical t i lDDOT ti under OTpractice.

Project j Concept p 3:T Intersections


h PotomacAve A SE S approaches h toPennsylvania l i Ave A SE S would ld The bemodifiedtointersectat "T" T configurationstoprovideamore directpathforpedestrianscrossingPennsylvaniaAveSEand reducethenumberofroadwayspedestriansneedtocrossto Station accessthePotomacAveMetrorailStation.

Oval Project j Concept p 4:Signalized g


Th intersection i i would ldbe b completely l l reconstructed dinto i a The signalizedtraffic ff oval, oval withallapproachesintotheoval signalized toprovideamoredirectpathforpedestrianscrossing signalized, PennsylvaniaAveSEandreducethenumberofroadways pedestriansneedtocrossinordertoaccessthePotomacAve MetrorailStation. Station

P j Concept Project C 2: 2 MidBlock Bl kCrosswalk C lk


AmidblockcrosswalkatPennsylvaniaAveSEwouldbe constructedtoprovideamoredirectpathforpedestrians SE gPennsylvania y crossing AveSE. Signaltimingmodificationswouldoccur undertypicalDDOTpractice practice,asdiscussedin Concept1. 1 Amidblockpedestriancrosswalkis proposed p p betweenthetwoexisting g ig li dintersections i t ti of fPennyslvania P y l i Ave A signalized SEwith ithPotomac P t Ave A SE,and dditi l , dadditional i ltiming i i modifications difi i would ldbe b made d signal ff operationsand dto toimprovetraffic accomodatetheproposedcrosswalk. crosswalk Twoexistingcrosswalksandsidewalkswould beremovedonbothsidesofthe median Thesidewalks PennsylvaniaAveSEmedian. wouldbereplacedwithgrasstoincreasethe sizeofthemedian. median

Amid dblock bl kpedestrian d crosswalk lkwould ldbe b constructed signaltimingmodificationswouldbe constructed, made(removalofsignalatWBPennsylvania& 14th removed) 14th,as14thStconnectionwouldberemoved), andexisting crosswalksonPennsylvaniaAveSE wouldberemovedasdiscussedinConcept p 2. 2 Thenorthboundandsouthboundapproaches pp of P t ldb lig dt t t Potomac A AveSEwould berealigned toi intersect ithP l i A tTintersections i t ti and d with Pennsylvania AveSEat the h northbound hb dapproach hof f14th hSt S SE S would ldbe b reconfiguredtointersectPennsylvaniaAveSE SE.
ThesouthboundapproachofPennsylvaniaAveSE adjacenttothePotomacAveMetrorailStation wouldbeclosedtobothinboundandoutbound traffic traffic.

Theintersectionwouldbetransformedintoa signalizedtrafficovalwithallapproachesintothe signalized ovalsignalized. Signaltimingswouldbemodifiedtooptimize trafficthroughtheovalandaccommodate pedestrian p crossings. crossings g


Thealignments Th lig t of fPennsylvania P A SE, SE,Potomac P t yl i Ave A S Ave SE,and SE, d14th 4thStSE S would ldbe b modified difi dsothat th t the h approaches h into i the h oval lmeetturning i radii dii standards standards. Asaresultofmodifyingroadwayalignments alignments, PennsylvaniaAveSEwouldbeclosertoexisting residenceslocatednorthandsouthof PennsylvaniaAveSE. SE Allapproaches fromPotomacAveSEandfrom pp ldbe b retained. t i d 14thStSEwould

Aturnaroundwouldbeconstructedattheclosed dof f14thStSEt d t movements t t end toaccommodate to th existing the i ti gP Potomac t Ave A M Metrorail t ilStation St ti Kiss Ki and dRide. Rid Existing E i i residential id i lparking ki atthe h closed l d dof f14th hStSEwould ldbe b retained. d Becauseof f end SE existing therealignmentofPotomacAveSE, roadwaysonboththenorthandsouthsidesof PennsylvaniaAveSEwouldnolongerbeneeded andwouldbeclosedtotrafficandcouldbe convertedtop publicspace. space p
Theclosedroadways y wouldresultinfewer roadways d y f forp pedestrians d t i t tocrossi inorder d t to h P ilS i accessthe PotomacA AveM Metrorail Station.

Allexisting yl i Ave i ti gcrosswalks lk onPennsylvania P A SE would ldb beremoved dand dreplaced l dwith i hcrosswalks lk hStSEand db houteredges d of fthe h traffic ff at14th both oval. oval Anexpandedpublicspacecouldbeprovidedin themiddleofthesignalizedoval oval.

P Pennsylvania l i Ave A SE, SE Potomac P t Ave A SE, SE 14th St. St SE, SE Intersection I t ti

1 NOBUILD PROJECT CONCEPT1:


Kiss & Ride Rid

Potomac P t Ave A Metrorail

C pi l Capital Bikeshare

New York Pizza

P Pennsylvania l i Ave A SE, SE Potomac P t Ave A SE, SE 14th St. St SE, SE Intersection I t ti

2 MIDBLOCKCROSSWALK PROJECT CONCEPT2:

E i ti crosswalks lk on Existing Pennsylvania y Ave SE to b removed be d (consolidated (co so dated at idbl k) midblock)

Kiss & Ride

Potomac Ave P t A Metrorail

C Construct t t mid mid-block id block bl k pedestrian crosswalk on p P l i Ave A SE Pennsylvania Signal timing modifications d t ffi are made to i improve t traffic operations p and to d h proposed d accomodate the mid-block mid block p pedestrian s lk crosswalk crosswalk.

Capital Bikeshare

Replace sidewalk R l id lk with ith grass median di

New York o Pizza

Proposed Design

P Pennsylvania l i Ave A SE, SE Potomac P t Ave A SE, SE 14th St. St SE, SE Intersection I t ti

3 TINTERSECTIONS PROJECTCONCEPT3:

S hb d approach h of f Pennsylvania P l i Ave A SE adjacent dj Southbound t the to th Potomac P t Ave A M Metrorail t il Station St ti is i proposed dt to be closed to both inbound and outbound traffic traffic. A Access would ld b be maintained i t i df from G St Street tf for both b th kiss-and-ride and residential parking parking. p g

Kiss & Ride

N thb d and d southbound thb d Northbound of Potomac Ave approaches pp ld b be realigned li d to SE would intersect i t r t with ith Pennsylvania P l i Ave SE at T T-intersections intersections.

Potomac Ave M Metrorail il

Capital Bikeshare

C i block Construct mid mid-block pedestrian d t i crosswalk lk on Ave SE Pennsylvania y N thb d approach h Northbound of 14th St SE would be reconfigured fi d to intersect te sect Pennsylvania e sy va a A SE. S Ave SE

Expanded p p p public space would ld b be provided id d on b both h the north and south sides of Pennsylvania Ave SE SE, due to th realignment li t of f the th the th Potomac Ave SE and 14 St h SE approaches approaches.

P p d Traffic T ffi Si L i Proposed Signal g l Locations

p Proposed P d Design D ig

N New York Pi Pizza

P Pennsylvania l i Ave A SE, SE Potomac P t Ave A SE, SE 14th St. St SE, SE Intersection I t ti

PROJECT O CONCEPT O 4: S SIGNALIZEDOVAL O

Intersection would be s di converted into a signalized i li d t traffic ffi oval. l All approaches into the oval ld b be signalized i li d would signalized.

Kiss & Ride

Di t north north-south th south th Direct pedestrian p crosswalk lk would ld be b constructed. constructed

Potomac Ave M t Metrorail il

Capital C pi l Bikeshare

Expanded public i space would ld be b possible in the middle p f the th signalized i li d oval. oval l of

Proposed Traffic Signal Locations

New York Pi Pizza

p Proposed P d Design D ig

P Pennsylvania l i Ave A SE, SE Potomac P t Ave A SE, SE 14th St. St SE, SE Intersection I t ti

PEDESTRIAN S MOVEMENTS O S
PROJECT CONCEPT 1: 1 NO BUILD
Thi figure fi h th t This shows the current number of pedestrians crossing during g the AM and PM peak p traffic hours at the h h P l i /P t /14th St Pennsylvania/Potomac/14 i t intersections intersections. ti The Th red d dashed d h d line li indicates the existing pedestrian pathways p y between the Potomac A M il station i and d the h Avenue Metrorail south th side id of f Pennsylvania P l i Ave., Ave A and d th + b l indicate i di t all ll points i t at t the + symbols which pedestrians currently need to stop p along g the path. path p Th existing i i crosswalk lk configuration fi i The requires i that th t pedestrians d t i stop t 6 ti times t travel to t l between b t the th Potomac P t Avenue Metrorail station and the south side of Pennsylvania y Avenue. Avenue Th existing i i crossing i distance di i a The is l longer path th than th a midblock idbl k lk would ld provide. id provide crosswalk

P Pennsylvania l i Ave A SE, SE Potomac P t Ave A SE, SE 14th St. St SE, SE Intersection I t ti

PRELIMINARYSUMMARY SU OFCONCEPTS O O S
Pedestrians P d i C Crossing i Pennsylvania A Ave
No improvement p Mid bl block k crosswalk provides direct p h path Mid bl block k crosswalk provides direct p th path

T ffi Traffic Operations on P t Potomac A Ave Project Concept j p 1: No B ild Build Project j Concept C 2 2: Bl k C lk Mid-Block Mid Block Crosswalk
Improves over existing g conditions di i Improves over existing g diti conditions

Pedestrians Crossing C i P t Potomac A Ave ( (Access to M t ) Metro)


No improvement p

Construction Di Disruption ti
None

DDOT R Recommends d Further A l i Analysis


Yes

No improvement p

Very y minor

Yes

P j C 3 T TProject Concept 3: Intersections

D d over Degrades existing conditions co d diti to s

Pedestrians o Pedest d t ia s no l d to longer need cross Potomac Ave to Ave t access M Metro
P d t i Pedestrians no longer need to cross Potomac A to Ave t access Metro

Minor

Yes

Project Concept 4: Si Signalized li d Oval O l

Degrades over existing g conditions diti

bl k Mid block crosswalk provides p ovid des di direct d ect t path h

Major j

No

G Green conditions ii improve i compared to existing i i condition, ii no disruptions i i to implement, i negligible i i costs to implement. i Y ll Yellow conditions diti remain i similar i il t to existing i ti conditions, diti minor i disruptions di ti t to i implement, l t minor i costs t t to i implement. l t
Orange conditions degrade slightly compared to existing conditions, conditions noticeable disruptions to implement, implement modest costs to implement implement.

Red conditions significantly degrade compared to existing conditions, major disruptions to implement, major costs to implement.

P Pennsylvania l i Ave A SE, SE Potomac P t Ave A SE, SE 14th St. St SE, SE Intersection I t ti

PEDESTRIANMOVEMENTS
PROJECT CONCEPT 2: MID-B BLOCK CROSSWALK
This figure shows the number of pedestrians that would cross at both marked k d and d unmarked k dl locations ti during g the AM and PM peak p traffic hours at the Pennsylvania/Potomac/14th St i t ti if signal i l modifications difi ti intersections and the addition of a mid-block crosswalk were to be built. built The red dashed line indicates pedestrian pathways th between b t th the P Potomac t Avenue Metrorail station and the south side of Pennsylvania Ave if the mid-block crosswalk was built, built and th + symbols b l i di t all ll points i t at t the indicate which p pedestrians would need to stop p along that path path. The proposed crosswalk configuration requires that pedestrians stop 6 times t t to travel l between b t th the P Potomac t Avenue Metrorail station and the south side of Pennsylvania Avenue Avenue. This is the same number of stops as th existing the i ti configuration, fi ti but b ta shorter path. p

PROJECT CONCEPT 3: T-I T INTERSECTIONS


This fi Thi figure shows h the th number b of f pedestrians that would cross at marked locations during the AM and PM peak traffic hours at the P Pennsylvania/Potomac/14 l i /P t /14th St intersections if the Potomac Ave was reconfigured to intersect with Pennsylvania Ave at T T-intersections intersections, and d a mid-block id bl k crosswalk lk was b built. ilt The red dashed line indicates pedestrian pathways between the Potomac Avenue Metrorail station and th south the th side id of f Pennsylvania P l i A Ave if the T-intersections were implemented, and the + symbols indicate all points at which pedestrians would to stop d t i ld need dt t along l that path. The proposed crosswalk configuration requires that pedestrians stop 4 times to travel between the Potomac A M t il station t ti and d the th Avenue Metrorail south side of Pennsylvania Avenue. This is the shortest path of any of the proposed concepts concepts.

PennsylvaniaAveSE,PotomacAveSE,14th St.SE,Intersection

Source: Highway Capacity Manual (2000)

PRELIMINARYTRAFFICANALYSIS
A HOUR O A C VOLUMES O S 2040 PEAK TRAFFIC AM (PM)

1 4

PRELIMINARY RESULTS SYNCHRO MODEL


Intersection Delay (seconds per vehicle) AM Peak Hour
Project j Concept p 2: Mid-Block Crosswalk

PM Peak Hour
Project Concept 3: TIntersection s
Project Concept 4: Signalized Oval Project j Concept p 2: Mid-Block Crosswalk

Project Concept 1: No Build 1: SEB Pennsylvania Ave and Potomac Ave 2: SEB Pennsylvania Ave and 14th St 3: NWB Pennsylvania y Ave and Potomac Ave 4: NWB Pennsylvania Ave and 14th St
NWB Pennsylvania y Ave Mid Block Xg ing

Project Concept 1: No Build

Project Concept 3: TIntersection s

Project Concept 4: Signalized Oval

20 B 19 B 61 E 30 C -

20 B 19 B 70 E 28 C 24 C 2 A

32 C 2 A 77 E 63 E -

133 F 2 A 53 D 27 C -

20 B 46 D 25 C 6 A -

23 C 39 D 25 C 6 A 2 A 20 B

35 C 8 A 27 C 3 A -

23 C 7 A 57 E 4 A -

l i SEB P Pennsylvania A Mid Block Ave Bl k XX i ing


Level of Service A B C D E F

Traffic Flow Characteristics Most vehicles arrive during the green phase & dont don t stop stop. M hi l stop, t i higher hi h delay. d l More vehicles causing Vehicle but through intersection V hi l stopping t i is i significant, i ifi t b t many still till pass th h the th i t ti without ith t stopping. t i M Many vehicles hi l stop, and d the h i influence fl of f congestion i becomes b more noticeable. i bl V Very f few vehicles hi l pass through h h without ih stopping. i Considered unacceptable to most drivers. Intersection is not necessarily over capacity, even though arrivals exceed capacity of lane groups.

PennsylvaniaAveSE,PotomacAveSE,14th St.SE,Intersection

TRANSITMOVEMENTS
PROJECT CONCEPTS 1 AND 2 2: NO BUILD AND MID-B BLOCK CROSSWALK

This figure shows the existing bus stops and routes at the P Pennsylvania/Potomac/14 l i /P t /14th St intersection.
Under existing g conditions, , there are five bus stops (labeled A-E) A E) at the intersection and six bus routes (see intersection, route legend), t color l coding di in i figure fi l d) comprised of a total of 13 separate p p lines 12 of which are operated by lines, WMATA, WMATA and 1 Circulator line. line

PROJECT CONCEPT 3: 3 T T-I INTERSECTIONS

This figure shows the Thi fi h th proposed d location of bus stops p and routes at the Pennsylvania/Potomac/14th St intersection for Project Concept 3: TI t Intersections. ti The fi Th five existing i ti bus b stops t would ld be b consolidated into the three stops p (A-C) shown (A C). All six bus routes and 13 separate lines would be maintained, i t i d and d are proposed d to t be b consolidated as shown.

PennsylvaniaAveSE,PotomacAveSE,14th St.SE,Intersection