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The graphic on title page illustrates land use information in the Military Road and Missouri

Avenue Transportation Study area. A detailed legend can be found in Exhibit 2-3 (page 11) and
discussion in Section 2.1.

Military Road/Missouri Avenue Transportation Study

TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY .....................................................................................1
1

INTRODUCTION.............................................................................................1

EXISTING CONDITIONS ..............................................................................1


2.1
MAJOR ROADWAYS ......................................................................................................... 2
2.1.1 Street Classification .................................................................................................... 4
2.1.2 Military Road from Western Avenue to Broad Branch Road/Nebraska .................... 5
2.1.3 Military Road from Nebraska Avenue to Oregon Avenue/Glover Road ................... 6
2.1.4 Military Road Segment in Rock Creek Park (from Oregon Avenue/Glover Road to
14th Street)............................................................................................................................... 6
2.1.5 Military Road/Missouri Avenue from 14th Street to Georgia Avenue........................ 7
2.1.6 Missouri Avenue from Georgia Avenue to Kansas Avenue....................................... 7
2.1.7 Missouri Avenue from Kansas Avenue to North Capitol Street and Riggs Road from
North Capitol Street to Blair Road.......................................................................................... 8
2.2
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ............................................................................................. 12
2.2.1 WMATA Metrorail................................................................................................... 12
2.2.2 WMATA Metrobus Lines......................................................................................... 12
2.3
BICYCLE ROUTES ........................................................................................................... 15
2.4
HISTORICAL/ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES AND LANDMARKS ............................................. 15
2.5
RESIDENT CONCERNS AND ISSUES ................................................................................. 19
2.6
DATA COLLECTION AND FIELD OBSERVATION .............................................................. 20
2.6.1 Traffic Volumes ........................................................................................................ 21
2.6.2 Vehicle Classification ............................................................................................... 26
2.6.3 Truck Traffic Volume ............................................................................................... 27
2.6.4 Speed......................................................................................................................... 28
2.6.5 Travel Time............................................................................................................... 29
2.6.6 Vehicular Queues...................................................................................................... 30
2.6.7 Safety ........................................................................................................................ 31
2.6.8 Parking ...................................................................................................................... 36
2.7
EXISTING LEVELS OF SERVICE ....................................................................................... 40

FUTURE CONDITIONS................................................................................42
3.1
TRAFFIC FORECAST........................................................................................................ 42
3.1.1 Background Growth.................................................................................................. 42
3.1.2 Proposed Developments............................................................................................ 42
3.2
DEVELOPMENT TRAFFIC ................................................................................................ 44
3.3
FUTURE LEVELS OF SERVICE ......................................................................................... 47

PROGRAMMED IMPROVEMENTS..........................................................48
4.1
4.2

ONGOING DDOT STREET CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS .................................................... 48


TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY .................................... 48

ISSUES AND IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS.......................50

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5.1
INTRODUCTION .............................................................................................................. 50
5.2
CORRIDOR OVERVIEW .................................................................................................... 50
5.3
CRITICAL ROADWAY SEGMENTS ................................................................................... 52
5.3.1 Nebraska Avenue to 27th Street ............................................................................... 52
5.3.2 Missouri Avenue from 13th Street to Georgia Avenue .......................................... 57
5.3.3 Missouri Avenue from 9th Street to 3rd Street ........................................................ 61
5.3.4 Missouri Avenue from New Hampshire Avenue to Blair Road ............................ 66
5.4
INTERSECTIONS .............................................................................................................. 68
5.4.1 Military Road/Western Avenue Intersection ............................................................ 68
5.4.2 Military Road/43rd Street Intersection ...................................................................... 69
5.4.3 Military Road/42nd Street Intersection ...................................................................... 70
5.4.4 Military Road/41st Street/Reno Road Intersection.................................................... 71
5.4.5 Military Road/39th Street Intersection....................................................................... 74
5.4.6 Military Road/Connecticut Avenue Intersection ...................................................... 75
5.4.7 Military Road/Chevy Chase Parkway....................................................................... 78
5.4.8 Military Road/Nevada Avenue Intersection ............................................................. 79
5.4.9 Military Road/Broad Branch Road/Nebraska Avenue Intersection.......................... 81
5.4.10
Military Road/32nd Street Intersection .................................................................. 82
5.4.11
Military Road/31st Street Intersection................................................................... 83
5.4.12
Military Road/30th Street Intersection................................................................... 85
5.4.13
Military Road/27th Street Intersection................................................................... 86
5.4.14
Military Road/Oregon Avenue/Glover Road Intersection.................................... 87
5.4.15
Military Road/16th Street Intersection................................................................... 88
5.4.16
Missouri Avenue/14th Street Intersection ............................................................. 89
5.4.17
Missouri Avenue/13th Street Intersection ............................................................. 90
5.4.18
Missouri Avenue/Colorado Avenue Intersection.................................................. 91
5.4.19
Missouri Avenue/Georgia Avenue Intersection.................................................... 92
5.4.20
Missouri Avenue/9th Street Intersection ............................................................... 95
5.4.21
Missouri Avenue/8th Street Intersection ............................................................... 95
5.4.22
Missouri Avenue/5th Street Intersection ............................................................... 96
5.4.23
Missouri Avenue/3rd Street Intersection ............................................................... 97
5.4.24
Missouri Avenue/Kansas Avenue Intersection..................................................... 98
5.4.25
Missouri Avenue/ 2nd Street Intersection.............................................................. 99
5.4.26
Missouri Avenue/ New Hampshire Avenue Intersection ................................... 100
5.4.27
Missouri Avenue/North Capitol Street Intersection ........................................... 101
5.4.28
Missouri Avenue/Riggs Road/Blair Road Intersection....................................... 102

SUMMARY OF FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ................. 104


6.1
6.2

TRANSPORTATION ISSUES ............................................................................................ 104


TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS .............................................. 109

APPENDICES
A: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Bus Routes and Schedules
B: Cultural Resource Analysis
C: Mechanical Traffic Counts and Speed Data

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D:
E:
F:
G:
H:
I:
J:
K:
L:
M:
N:
O:

Peak Hour Turning Movement Counts


Vehicle Classification Data
Floating Car Travel Time Study
Queuing Observation Record
Accident Data
Pedestrian Counts
Parking Inventory and Utilization Data
Definitions of Level of Service, Signals and Lane Operations
Scope of Work
Public Meeting Summary
Community Participation, Community Comments, and Responses
Intersection Capacity Analysis with Optimized Signals Systems and Recommended
Improvements
P: Planning Cost Estimates

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LIST OF EXHIBITS
Exhibit E1A: Transportation Issues Between Western Avenue and Nebraska Avenue/Broad
Branch Road............................................................................................................................ 6
Exhibit E1B: Transportation Issues Between Nebraska Avenue/Broad Branch Road and
Oregon Avenue/Glover Road ................................................................................................. 7
Exhibit E1C: Transportation Issues Between 16th Street and Georgia Avenue........................... 8
Exhibit E1D: Transportation Issues Between Georgia Avenue and Blair Road ......................... 9
Exhibit E2A: Transportation Improvement Recommendations Between Western Avenue and
Nebraska Avenue/Broad Branch Road ................................................................................. 10
Exhibit E2B: Transportation Improvement Recommendations Between Nebraska
Avenue/Broad Branch Road and Oregon Avenue/Glover Road .......................................... 11
Exhibit E2C: Transportation Improvement Recommendations Between 16th Street and Georgia
Avenue .................................................................................................................................. 12
Exhibit E2D: Transportation Improvement Recommendations Between Georgia Avenue and
Blair Road ............................................................................................................................. 13
Exhibit 2-1: Study Area .................................................................................................................. 3
Exhibit 2-2A: Lane Configurations and Traffic Control West of Rock Creek Park ................... 9
Exhibit 2-2B: Lane Configurations and Traffic Control East of Rock Creek Park ................... 10
Exhibit 2-3: Land Use Map........................................................................................................... 11
Exhibit 2-4: Metro Transportation Facilities and Routes ............................................................. 13
Exhibit 2-5: Recorded Archaeological Sites within Study Area .................................................. 16
Exhibit 2-6: Fort Stevens .............................................................................................................. 16
Exhibit 2-7: Historical and Architectural Resources Listed on the National Register of Historical
Places .................................................................................................................................... 17
Exhibit 2-7A: Chevy Chase Theater ............................................................................................. 17
Exhibit 2-7B: Chevy Chase Arcade.............................................................................................. 17
Exhibit 2-7C: Military Road School ............................................................................................. 18
Exhibit 2-8: Average Weekday and Weekend Daily Traffic Volumes (vehicles per day)........... 22
Exhibit 2-9: Average Weekday Peak Hour Traffic Volumes (vph) ............................................. 22
Exhibit 2-10A: Weekday AM and PM Peak Hour Traffic Turning Movement Volumes for West
Side of Rock Creek Park....................................................................................................... 24
Exhibit 2-10B: Weekday AM and PM Peak Hour Traffic Turning Movement Volumes for East
Side of Rock Creek Park....................................................................................................... 25
Exhibit 2-11: AM and PM Peak Hours at Key Intersections........................................................ 26
Exhibit 2-12: Average Daily Traffic Classified by Vehicle Types............................................... 27
Exhibit 2-13: Peak Hour Truck Traffic at the Selected Intersection ............................................ 28
Exhibit 2-14: Average Travel Speed Recorded Mechanical Traffic Count/Speed.................... 29
Exhibit 2-15: Average Travel Speed Recorded Floating Car Survey at Selected Segments..... 30
Exhibit 2-16: Vehicular Queuing.................................................................................................. 31
Exhibit 2-17: Accident Data Summary between 2000 and 2002.................................................. 32
Exhibit 2-18A: Peak Hour Pedestrian Crossing Volumes for West Side of Rock Creek Park .... 34
Exhibit 2-18B: Peak Hour Pedestrian Crossing Volumes for East Side of Rock Creek Park ...... 35
Exhibit 2-19: Study Area Parking Inventory ................................................................................ 37
Exhibit 2-20A: Weekday AM Utilization Rate ............................................................................ 38

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Exhibit 2-20B: Weekday PM Utilization Rate ............................................................................. 39


Exhibit 2-21: Existing Weekday Intersection Levels of Service .................................................. 41
Exhibit 3-1: Proposed Developments ........................................................................................... 43
Exhibit 3-2: Summary of Projected Net Trips Generated by Proposed Developments (after
subtracting trips generated by existing developments)......................................................... 44
Exhibit 3-3A: Projected 2013 Peak Hour Traffic Volumes with Proposed Developments West
of Rock Creek Park............................................................................................................... 45
Exhibit 3-3B: Projected 2013 Peak Hour Traffic Volumes with Proposed Developments East of
Rock Creek Park ................................................................................................................... 46
Exhibit 3-4: Comparison of Existing and Future Levels of Service in Peak Periods ................... 47
Exhibit 5-1: Nebraska Avenue to 27th Street (1 of 3) ................................................................... 54
Exhibit 5-2: Nebraska Avenue to 27th Street (2 of 3) ................................................................... 55
Exhibit 5-3: Nebraska Avenue to 27th Street (3 of 3) ................................................................... 56
Exhibit 5-4: 14th Street at Georgia Avenue (1 of 3)...................................................................... 58
Exhibit 5-5: 14th Street at Georgia Avenue (2 of 3)...................................................................... 59
Exhibit 5-6: 14th Street at Georgia Avenue (3 of 3)...................................................................... 60
Exhibit 5-7: 9th Street to 3rd Street (1 of 3) ................................................................................... 63
Exhibit 5-8: 9th Street to 3rd Street (2 of 3) ................................................................................... 64
Exhibit 5-9: 9th Street to 3rd Street (3 of 3) ................................................................................... 65
Exhibit 5-10: New Hampshire Avenue to Blair Road .................................................................. 67
Exhibit 5-11: Military Road/41st Street/Reno Road Intersection.................................................. 73
Exhibit 5-12: Military Road/Connecticut Avenue Intersection .................................................... 77
Exhibit 5-13: Military Road/Nevada Avenue Intersection ........................................................... 80
Exhibit 5-14: Missouri Avenue/Georgia Avenue Intersection ..................................................... 94
Exhibit 6-1A: Transportation Issues -- Between Western Avenue and Nebraska Avenue/Broad
Branch Road........................................................................................................................ 105
Exhibit 6-1B: Transportation Issues -- Between Nebraska Avenue/Broad Branch Road and
Oregon Avenue/Glover Road ............................................................................................. 106
Exhibit 6-1C: Transportation Issues - Between 16th Street and Georgia Avenue ...................... 107
Exhibit 6-1D: Transportation Issues -- Between Georgia Avenue and Blair Road.................... 108
Exhibit 6-2A: Transportation Improvement Recommendations Between Western Avenue and
Nebraska Avenue/Broad Branch Road ............................................................................... 110
Exhibit 6-2B: Transportation Improvement Recommendations Between Nebraska
Avenue/Broad Branch Road and Oregon Avenue/Glover Road ........................................ 111
Exhibit 6-2C: Transportation Improvement Recommendations Between 16th Street and Georgia
Avenue ................................................................................................................................ 112
Exhibit 6-2D: Transportation Improvement Recommendations Between Georgia Avenue and
Blair Road ........................................................................................................................... 113
Exhibit 6-3: Comparison of Levels of Service Base Year, Future Scenario, and Future Scenario
with Improvements ............................................................................................................. 115

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) conducted a study investigating
potential traffic management and truck management improvements along the Military
Road/Missouri Avenue corridor in northwest and northeast Washington, D.C., in response to
citizens concerns. The consulting firm, The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (Consultant) conducted
the study with direction and assistance from DDOT staff. This report refers to the team of the
Consultant and DDOT staff as the Study Team.
The main goals of the study were to examine existing and future traffic conditions in the study
area and to determine short-term and long-term traffic management and infrastructure
improvements to reduce speeding and traffic congestion, especially during peak morning and
evening travel hours, reduce truck traffic, improve traffic and pedestrian safety and protect
surrounding residential streets from traffic impacts. The boundary of the study area is defined by
an area four blocks north and south of the Military Road/Missouri Avenue corridor.
The study would not have been possible without the assistance of area residents and the
Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC). The Study Team held meetings with area
residents to discuss transportation issues and improvement options. The area residents provided
additional input via email and regular correspondence.
The study was initiated in June, 2003 and was completed in March 2004. This final report
addresses issues and deficiencies in the transportation infrastructure with improvement
recommendations. It also provides a summary assessment of future development impacts and
the effectiveness of the proposed recommendations in mitigating the impacts of future traffic
growth.
The Study Team first met with residents on both the east and west sides of Rock Creek Park to
identify issues and concerns. Data collection took place in June, August, and September 2003 to
expand an understanding of existing conditions in the Military Road/Missouri Avenue
Transportation study area. The quantitative assessment of existing conditions based on collected
data was combined with field evaluations throughout the study area during peak and off-peak
periods. Both quantitative assessment and field evaluation efforts were also used to verify some
transportation issues and concerns raised by residents in the study area. Following are the
characteristics of the Military Road/ Missouri Avenue corridor and the main findings of the
study:
Corridor Characteristics
The Military Road/Missouri Avenue study corridor is approximately 4.4 miles long,
beginning at Western Avenue and ending at Blair Road. The name of the road changes
from Military Road to Missouri Avenue at Georgia Avenue N.W. and to Riggs Road at
North Capitol Street N.W.
A portion of the Military Road/Missouri Avenue corridor (between Nebraska Avenue and
Georgia Avenue) is designated as part of the National Highway System. The National
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airports, public transportation facilities, and other intermodal transportation facilities in


urban areas throughout the nation.
Public Transportation
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) provides bus service
east of Nebraska Avenue along the Military Road/Missouri Avenue, allowing extensive
north-south travel movement between the District of Columbia and Montgomery County,
Maryland. WMATA also provides rail service to and from the Friendship Heights area at
the Western Avenue intersection. The Fort Totten Metro station is also located in the
vicinity of the study area.
The majority of Metrorail patrons, 64 percent, walk to the Friendship Heights station and
14 percent of patrons arrive at the station via Metrobus or Ride On bus service in
Montgomery County, Maryland.
Less than 50 percent of the 30 bicycle racks and 73 percent of the 22 lockers provided by
WMATA at the Friendship Heights station are utilized.
Traffic Volume
Average daily weekday vehicular volumes on Military Road/Missouri Avenue are
relatively uniform across the corridor in the range of 27,200 vehicles per day, except
west of Nebraska Avenue where the number of lanes decreases from four lanes to two
lanes and the volume decreases to approximately 13,900 vehicles per day.
Average Saturday vehicular volumes did not fluctuate compared to the weekday traffic,
but average Sunday traffic volumes decreased by 18 to 41 percent throughout the
corridor.
The morning and afternoon peak-hours were from 7:45 to 8:45AM and from 5:15 to 6:30
PM.
The study corridor carries a significant level of through-traffic in both directions.
The peak hour directional traffic movement is westward during the morning and eastward
during the afternoon peak hour.
Auto traffic makes up between 80 percent and 93 percent of all traffic on the recorded
streets.
The highest volume of heavy trucks (approximately 500 trucks per day, five percent of
the total traffic) was observed on the west side of Rock Creek Park, primarily westbound.
The highest volume of light trucks which included FedEx and UPS deliveries was
recorded near the Kansas Avenue intersection with an average of over 2,200 trucks per
day. Light truck traffic was fairly high (seven to 17 percent) at most locations, ranging
from 729 to 2,206 trucks. Near 43rd Street where the number of lanes on Military Road
decreased from four to two lanes, light truck traffic ranged from 276 to 333 trucks (five
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Speed
Vehicle traveling higher speed than the speed limit is a significant problem in the study
area. The most serious speeding problem was recorded near 7th Street where 15 percent
of the traffic exceeded the speed limit by 14 mph westbound and 17 mph eastbound.
Travel Time (Average Speed)
The average driving speed on Military Road/Missouri Avenue was slightly less than the
posted speed limit except within the Rock Creek Park section. In Rock Creek Park, it
was noted that the average speed of westbound vehicles was almost at the speed limit, but
eastbound vehicles exceeded the speed limit by 5 to 8 mph.
Queues
The most critical queuing (back-up) occurs at the Georgia Avenue intersection on
Military Road/Missouri Avenue during the afternoon peak hour with an average of 41
queued vehicles. Similarly, eastbound afternoon peak hour traffic at New Hampshire
Avenue and North Capitol Street averages 39 queued vehicles.
Safety
A significant number of collisions have been reported at major arterial and collector
intersections. The intersection of Missouri Avenue and 3rd Street had the highest number
of collisions, totaling 41 cases during the three year period from 2000-2002. The
Connecticut Avenue intersection had 36 reported collisions and New Hampshire Avenue
had 32 collisions in the last three year periods.
The 9th Street intersection is an unsignalized intersection with a high accident incident
rate. Over the last three years, a total of 27 incidents occurred at this intersection, which
in most cases involved a right-angle crash.
The Military Road/Missouri Avenue corridor is mostly residential. A high volume of
pedestrians crossing Military Road and Missouri Avenue were observed between
Western and Connecticut Avenue, and between 14th and 8th Streets. The proximity to the
Friendship Heights Metrorail station and Metrobus service at Western/Wisconsin
Avenues and Connecticut Avenue and commercial activity at Connecticut Avenue
explain the first case. Commercial activity at Georgia Avenue and proximity to the
Military Road School (at 13th) are the major contributing factors for the second case.
Crossing guards at 13th Street (signalized), Colorado Avenue/Georgia Avenue
(signalized), and 2nd Street (non-signalized) are on duty during the school year from
7:30AM to 9:30AM and from 3:00PM to 4:00PM to assist school children as well as
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Parking
A total of 227 on-street parking spaces were recorded along the Military Road/Missouri
Avenue corridor. Most on-street parking spaces were available on the eastbound side of
the roadway (181 spaces) with only 46 spaces provided westbound between 13th and 14th
Streets.
On-street parking availability appears to be adequate in most of the study area. The onstreet parking utilization rate was highest (over 90 percent) on the section of Military
Road close to the Friendship Heights Metrorail station.
A sizable (over 3,000 spaces) parking lot/garage is located in the Friendship Heights area,
at the western end of Military Road at Western Avenue. Parking in most of the facilities
appears to be adequate throughout the study area for a fee.
Existing Conditions
Several intersections in the study area are operating at the undesirable levels of service
(LOS), E and F, during the morning and afternoon peak hours. The worst level of service
observed at a signalized intersection was at the Georgia Avenue intersection. The
average delay time at this intersection was over 2 minutes during morning and afternoon
peak hours, which is longer than one signal cycle length. Levels of service for
intersections at 13th Street (morning peak hour) and 41st Street (afternoon peak hour)
reach E during the peak hour, causing an average delay time of approximately one minute
and over one minute, respectively.
Two unsignalized intersections were examined at 43rd Street and at 9th Street. Drivers
from 9th Street turning onto Missouri Avenue experienced almost one minute average
delay during the afternoon peak hours.
Future Conditions
Background traffic growth and new development proposals in the Friendship Heights
area will increase traffic volumes along the western portion of Military Road, west of
Rock Creek Park.
Levels of service (LOS) at the intersections at Nebraska Avenue and Connecticut Avenue
during the morning peak hour and Kansas Avenue, 13th Street, Reno Road, and 41st Street
during the afternoon peak hour are anticipated to deteriorate to LOS E or F if no
improvements are made.
Some of the intersections are currently operating at acceptable levels of service.
However, without significant improvements, it is projected that the intersections at
Nebraska Avenue and Connecticut Avenue during the morning peak hour and Kansas
Avenue, 13th Street, Reno Road, and 41st Street during the afternoon peak hour will
deteriorate to LOS E or F.
The proposed improvements will improve to LOS C or better at most intersections. The
average delay experienced at Georgia Avenue could be reduced by as much as 88
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The Study Team met with area residents and compiled a comprehensive list of transportation
issues for the study area, followed by extensive data collection, field investigations, and
assessments of existing conditions. These issues are summarized in Exhibits E1A through E1D.
The Study Team then developed suggested improvements and met again with area residents to
obtain comments. Exhibits E2A through E2D show the revised recommendations to improve
safety and transportation operations in the study area. The recommendations in this study are
mainly intended to address traffic and pedestrian safety along the Military Road/Missouri
Avenue corridor by reducing excessive vehicular speeds throughout the corridor and improving
the condition of critical conflict points. However, if the recommended measures do not reduce
excessive speeding and accident incidents, DDOT will revisit the corridor and implement
additional traffic calming measures where necessary.

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Exhibit E1A: Transportation Issues Between Western Avenue and Nebraska


Avenue/Broad Branch Road

Click HERE

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Exhibit E1B: Transportation Issues Between Nebraska Avenue/Broad Branch


Road and Oregon Avenue/Glover Road

Click HERE

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Exhibit E1C: Transportation Issues Between 16th Street and Georgia Avenue

Click HERE

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Exhibit E1D: Transportation Issues Between Georgia Avenue and Blair Road

Click HERE

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Exhibit E2A: Transportation Improvement Recommendations Between Western


Avenue and Nebraska Avenue/Broad Branch Road

Click HERE

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Exhibit E2B: Transportation Improvement Recommendations Between Nebraska


Avenue/Broad Branch Road and Oregon Avenue/Glover Road

Click HERE

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Exhibit E2C: Transportation Improvement Recommendations Between 16th Street


and Georgia Avenue

Click HERE

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Exhibit E2D: Transportation Improvement Recommendations Between Georgia


Avenue and Blair Road

Click HERE

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1 INTRODUCTION
The District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) conducted a study investigating
traffic and truck management improvements in the Military Road/Missouri Avenue corridor in
northwest and northeast Washington, D.C., in response to citizens concerns. The consulting
firm, The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (Consultant), conducted the study with assistance from
DDOT staff. This report refers to the Consultant team and DDOT staff as the Study Team.
The main goals of the study were to examine existing and future traffic conditions within the
study area and to determine short-term and long-term traffic management and infrastructure
improvements to reduce traffic congestion, especially during peak morning and evening travel
hours, reduce truck traffic, improve traffic and pedestrian safety and protect surrounding
residential streets from traffic impacts. The boundary of the study area is defined by an area four
blocks north and south of the Military Road/Missouri Avenue corridor
The study would not have been possible without the assistance of area residents and the
Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC). The Study Team held meetings with area
residents to discuss transportation issues and improvement options. The area residents provided
additional input via email and regular correspondence.
The study team conducted an extensive data collection effort in June, August, and September of
2003. This efforts objective was to expand an understanding of existing conditions in the
Military Road/Missouri Avenue Transportation study area and to verify transportation issues and
concerns raised by residents within the study area. The quantitative assessment of existing
conditions based on collected data was combined with field evaluations throughout the study
area during peak and off-peak hours in order to improve the teams understanding of the existing
conditions.
The Military Road/Missouri Avenue study corridor has different characteristics for the west and
east sides of Rock Creek Park. The report will reference the west and east sides of Rock Creek
Park in order to depict the comprehensive understanding of the existing conditions in the study
area.

2 EXISTING CONDITIONS
Considerable data was collected on existing conditions in the Military Road/Missouri Avenue
Transportation study area in order to investigate and verify transportation issues and concerns
raised by area residents. The quantitative assessment of existing conditions based on collected
data was supplemented through field observations and evaluations during peak and off-peak
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2.1

MAJOR ROADWAYS

The primary focus of the Military Road/Missouri Avenue Transportation study is the Military
Road/Missouri Avenue corridor in northwest and northeast Washington, D.C. The boundary of
the study area is defined by an area four blocks north and south of the Military Road/Missouri
Avenue corridor (Exhibit 2-1).
Portions of the Military Road/Missouri Avenue corridor (between Nebraska Avenue and Georgia
Avenue) are designated as part of the National Highway System (NHS). The NHS is
approximately 160,000 miles of roadway important to the nation's economy, defense, and
mobility. Specifically, in an urban environment, designated NHS roadways provide access
between arterials and major ports, airports, public transportation facilities, or other intermodal
transportation facilities.

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Exhibit 2-1: Study Area

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2.1.1 Street Classification


A key roadway in the District of Columbia, the Military Road/Missouri Avenue corridor serves
as a major roadway linkage among the various jurisdictions in the Washington metropolitan area.
The study corridors functional classification varies from minor arterial to principal arterial with
one section that is freeway/expressway. The name of the road changes from Military Road to
Missouri Avenue at the Georgia Avenue intersection and to Riggs Road at North Capitol Street.
The corridor has several critical intersecting roadways which serve major north-south travel
movement in the region. The following list shows street classifications as defined by the District
of Columbia Department of Transportation:

Freeway/Expressway
Military Road between Oregon Avenue and 14th Street

Principal Arterials
Military Road between Nebraska Avenue and Oregon Avenue
Military Road/Missouri Avenue/Riggs Road, east of 14th Street
Connecticut Avenue
Nebraska Avenue, south of Military Road
16th Street
Georgia Avenue
New Hampshire Avenue, north of Missouri Avenue
North Capitol Street, south of Missouri Avenue/Riggs Road

Minor Arterials
Military Road between Western Avenue and Nebraska Avenue
Western Avenue
Reno Road
14th Street, south of Military Road
13th Street
Kansas Avenue
New Hampshire Avenue, south of Missouri Avenue

Collectors
Nevada Avenue
Nebraska Avenue, north of Military Road
27th Street/Utah Avenue
Oregon Avenue
Colorado Avenue, south of Military Road
5th Street
Kennedy Street
3rd Street

Local Streets
All other streets in the study area

One of the purposes of street classification is to give priority to the higher rated roadways to
provide mobility for both passenger and commercial vehicles.

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The following section provides a physical description of the corridor, broken into six segments
based on similar characteristics:
1. Military Road from Western Avenue to Nebraska Avenue/Broad Branch Road
2. Military Road from Nebraska Avenue to Oregon Avenue/Glover Road
3. Military Road Segment in Rock Creek Park (from Oregon Avenue/Glover Road to 14th
Street)
4. Military Road/Missouri Avenue from 14th Street to Georgia Avenue
5. Missouri Avenue from Georgia Avenue to Kansas Avenue
6. Missouri Avenue from Kansas Avenue to North Capitol Street and Riggs Road from
North Capitol Street to Blair Road
2.1.2 Military Road from Western Avenue to Broad Branch Road/Nebraska
Military Road between Western Avenue and Nebraska Avenue is a two-way, two lane minor
arterial. This western most part of the Military Road corridor has a posted speed limit of 25 mph
and is surrounded by mainly residential land use with a few commercial developments such as
the Washington Clinic and the Embassy Suites at the Western Avenue intersection. There are
four principal and minor arterial roadways intersecting with Military Road: Western Avenue,
Reno Road, Connecticut Avenue, and Nebraska Avenue (south of Military Road only).
Connecticut Avenue is a major arterial roadway for commuters connecting residents in Maryland
and the District of Columbia.
Right turns are permitted and a signalized exclusive left turn lane is provided at Western Avenue.
Left turns (eastbound) and right turns (westbound) are permitted at 43rd Street, 42nd Place, 42nd
Street, and Belt Road. While right turn movements are allowed at 41st Street and Reno Road for
Military Road eastbound movements, left turn onto 41st Street/Reno Road are prohibited. Left
turn movements on Military Road westbound at 41st Street/Reno Road are also prohibited
between 7:00AM and 6:30PM.
An exclusive left turn lane is provided at Connecticut Avenue in both directions. An exclusive
right-lane is provided at Connecticut Avenue northwestbound and at Nebraska Avenue
northeastbound. Left turns are not allowed at Nebraska Avenue northeastbound. At Military
Road, Broad Branch Road becomes one-way street in opposite directions. Exhibit 2-2A shows
the lane configuration of all signalized intersections on Military Road between Western Avenue
and Broad Branch Road/Nebraska Avenue.
There are seven signalized intersections on this segment of Military Road: 41st Street, Reno
Road, 39th Street, Connecticut Avenue, Nevada Avenue, Broad Branch Road, and Nebraska
Avenue. Left and right turn movements are allowed from all local streets except at 42nd Street,
where only right turn movements are permitted for northbound traffic.
On-street parking is allowed on the eastbound side of Military Road between 43rd Street and 41st
Street and between Reno Road and Connecticut Avenue. Sections between 43rd Street to 41st
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Parking Permit holders. All signalized intersections have striped pedestrian crosswalks.
Sidewalks are provided along the corridor in both directions.
The Embassy Suites (part of the Chevy Chase Pavilion building) on Military Road at Western
Avenue provides a hotel guest drop-off bay for guests to load and unload. The Embassy Suites
and the Chevy Chase Pavilion provide public parking and a delivery truck loading zone that can
be accessed from Military Road.
2.1.3 Military Road from Nebraska Avenue to Oregon Avenue/Glover Road
Military Road from Nebraska Avenue eastward increases from two to four lanes. The Military
Road section between Nebraska Avenue and Oregon Avenue/Glover Road (northbound/
southbound) is a two-way, four lane principal arterial. The posted speed limit is 25 mph and is
surrounded by mainly residential neighborhoods. Near 31st Street, there is a Jewish temple,
Temple Sinai, and a retirement home, Ingleside Presbyterian Retirement Home. Intersecting
streets on this part of Military Road are mainly local streets, 32nd, 31st, 30th, 29th, 28th, and 27th
Streets and 30th Place except for Nebraska Avenue/Broad Branch Road. As described in the
previous section, Nebraska Avenue is a principal arterial south of Military Road and is a
collector road north of Military Road. Thirty-second Street becomes a one-way street
southbound at Military Road. All intersections except 30th Place, 29th and 28th Streets are
signalized. No parking is allowed in this section of the Military Road corridor.
An exclusive left turn lane is provided at 27th Street southbound at Military Road, at Military
Road eastbound at 27th Street, and east and westbound at Oregon Avenue. An exclusive right
turn lane is provided at 27th Street westbound. All signalized intersections have striped
pedestrian crossings, and the east and west sides of Military Road at Broad Branch
Road/Nebraska Avenue and at 32nd Street have zebra-striping to increase driver awareness of
pedestrian crossings at these intersections.
Similar to the previous section of Military Road, the dominant land use surrounding the corridor
is residential. However, unlike the rest of the Military Road sections, this section is not flat, but
rather hilly with the highest point at 31st Street, where the retirement home is located. St. Johns
College High School is located on the north side of Military Road between 27th Street and
Oregon Avenue. The school has access from both 27th Street and Oregon Avenue. A portion of
Rock Creek Park is located on the south side of Military Road between 27th Street and Oregon
Avenue.
Exhibit 2-2A shows the lane configuration of all signalized intersections on Military Road
between Broad Branch Road/Nebraska Avenue and Oregon Avenue.
2.1.4 Military Road Segment in Rock Creek Park (from Oregon Avenue/Glover Road to 14th
Street)
The Military Road segment in Rock Creek Park between Oregon Avenue and 14th Street is a
two-way, four lane urban freeway/expressway. The two travel directions are separated by a
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National Park system. Unlike other sections of Military Road, the posted speed limit is 35 mph.
This section of Military Road is maintained by the Rock Creek Park Division of the National
Park Service.
Two grade-separated interchanges are located on this segment of Military Road. At the
westbound interchange, access ramps to and from Rose Drive and Beach Drive lead drivers to
the Rock Creek Parks north-south connector, the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway. A second
interchange at the 16th Street intersection provides drivers with access to this section of the
corridor. Sixteenth Street is another major principal arterial connecting Maryland and the
District of Columbia.
As noted earlier, an exclusive left turn lane is provided east and west bound at Oregon Avenue
and both left and right turns are permitted at the 14th Street intersection. Exhibits 2-2A and 2-2B
show the lane configuration at the Oregon Avenue and 14th Street intersections.
2.1.5 Military Road/Missouri Avenue from 14th Street to Georgia Avenue
Military Road between 14th Street and Georgia Avenue becomes a two-way, four lane principal
arterial with a posted speed limit of 25 mph. Military Road and Missouri Avenue join between
14th Street and 13th Street at Georgia Avenue. West of this intersection, the street is named
Military Road; to the east, it is named Missouri Avenue. All crossing intersections are signalized
and have striped pedestrian crossings. The northern part of the Georgia Avenue intersection has
a zebra stripe. Street parking is allowed on both sides of Military Road/Missouri Avenue
between 14th and 13th Streets.
As Military Road becomes Missouri Avenue, an exclusive left turn lane is provided for Missouri
Avenue eastbound movement at the Georgia Avenue intersection. Left turns are prohibited
westbound of Missouri Avenue at Georgia Avenue. While left and right turns are allowed at the
rest of the intersections, left turn movements are prohibited in both directions at 13th Street
during morning and afternoon peak periods (from 7:00AM to 9:30AM and from 4:00PM to
6:30PM). Exhibit 2-2B shows the lane configuration of all signalized intersections on Military
Road between 14th Street and Georgia Avenue.
There are two schools located at 13th Street intersections: Brightwood Elementary School (13th
Street and Nicholson Street) and Military Road School (13th Street and Military Road). The 13th
Street intersections section of the corridor has a mixture of different land uses and densities.
Most of the residential complexes are multi-family apartment buildings and commercial
developments are predominant at Georgia Avenue. Exhibit 2-3 illustrates the general land use
mixture of the corridor.
2.1.6 Missouri Avenue from Georgia Avenue to Kansas Avenue
Missouri Avenue between Georgia Avenue and Kansas Avenue is a two-way, four lane
northwest-southeast principal arterial. The posted speed limit is 25 mph. All crossing streets
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which are collector roads. Kansas Avenue is a minor arterial and Kennedy Street, an intersecting
roadway at Kansas Avenue/Missouri Avenue, is a collector road.
Four signalized intersections are in this segment of Missouri Avenue: 8th Street, 5th Street, 3rd
Street, and Kansas Avenue. Left turns are prohibited westbound at Kansas Avenue and an
exclusive right turn lane is provided at Kansas Avenue northbound. Exhibit 2-2B shows the lane
configuration of all signalized intersections and one unsignalized intersection, 9th Street.
The dominant land use along the corridor is mostly residential with various residential structures
such as single-family dwelling, row houses, and apartment buildings, except at Georgia Avenue
where the dominant land use is commercial. No on-street parking is allowed in this section of
Missouri Avenue. Exhibit 2-3 shows land use characteristics for this section of the study
corridor.
The Paul Junior High School is located near the 8th Street intersection on the north side of
Missouri Avenue. A crossing sign with a flashing light is located eastbound near 8th street to
increase driver awareness about pedestrian crossings during school time. The speed limit near
the crossing sign is 15 mph.
2.1.7 Missouri Avenue from Kansas Avenue to North Capitol Street and Riggs Road from
North Capitol Street to Blair Road
Missouri Avenue from Kansas Avenue to North Capitol Street and Riggs Road from North
Capitol Street to Blair Road is a two-way, four lane northwest-southeast principal arterial. The
posted speed limit is 25 mph. Most of the crossing roadways between Kansas Avenue and Blair
Road are principal or minor arterials such as Kansas Avenue, New Hampshire Avenue, and
North Capitol Street.
An exclusive left turn lane is provided at North Capitol Street southbound. Left turns are
prohibited eastbound at New Hampshire Avenue. Left turns are restricted at North Capitol Street
during morning and afternoon peak periods (from 7:00AM to 9:30AM and from 4:00PM to
6:30PM), except for buses. An exclusive right turn lane is provided at Blair Road northbound.
Exhibit 2-2B shows the lane configuration of all signalized intersections on Missouri
Avenue/Riggs Road between Kansas Avenue and Blair Road.
The dominant land use along the corridor is residential with various residential structures such as
single-family dwelling, row houses, and apartment buildings. On-street parking is not allowed in
this section of Missouri Avenue and Riggs Road. Exhibit 2-3 shows land use characteristics for
this section of the study corridor.
The Rudolph Elementary School and the Mamie D. Lee School (special education) are located
near the 2nd Street intersection and at the North Capitol Street intersection, respectively. School
crossing signs are placed between Kennedy Street and 1st Street, between New Hampshire
Avenue and North Capitol Street, and near Riggs Road and Blair Road intersection (with flash
light) to increase driver awareness of pedestrian crossings. The speed limits near the crossing
signs are 15 mph.

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Exhibit 2-2A: Lane Configurations and Traffic Control West of Rock Creek Park

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Exhibit 2-2B: Lane Configurations and Traffic Control East of Rock Creek Park

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Exhibit 2-3: Land Use Map

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2.2

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

The Friendship Heights Metro station is located at the western end of the study area, and the Fort
Totten station is located just east of the study area. Various bus lines serve the stations, as well
as neighborhoods and schools in between. Details about the Washington Metropolitan Area
Transit Authority (WMATA) services are provided below.
2.2.1 WMATA Metrorail
The WMATA Metrorail Red line services residents and visitors at the Friendship Heights station.
There are a total of five metro station entrances and exits: three in the District of Columbia (two
at the Wisconsin and Western Avenue intersection, and one on Wisconsin Avenue between
Jenifer and Harrison Streets) and two in Montgomery County (at the Wisconsin and Western
Avenue intersections). Train service begins at 5:30AM. The last train service departs from the
Shady Grove station at 12:20AM and from the Glenmont station at 11:50PM with variable
headways.
WMATA regularly conducts a Metrorail passenger survey to estimate the percentage of total
ridership residing in each jurisdiction. The results from the 2002 Metrorail Passenger Survey
show that approximately 8,900 patrons use the Friendship Heights Metro Station. Most patrons
(64 percent) walk to the station and approximately 14 percent of metro users arrive at the station
by WMATA Metrobus or Ride On bus. The survey results also indicated that 36 patrons got to
the station by bicycle during this particular survey period. Currently, WMATA provides 30
bicycle racks (18 at the northeast corner of the Wisconsin and Western Avenue intersection and
12 at the Jenifer Street Metro entrance) and 22 lockers at the Friendship Heights station.
However, currently, less than 50 percent of the bicycle racks and 73 percent of the lockers are
utilized.
The Fort Totten Metro station is also located in the vicinity of the study area. Details about the
Fort Totten Metro station can also be found in the 2002 Metrorail Passenger Survey.
2.2.2 WMATA Metrobus Lines
WMATA provides bus service in the study area mainly between Nebraska Avenue N.W. and 1st
Place N.E. along the Military Road/Missouri Avenue corridor. As shown in Exhibit 2-4, there
are a total of seven WMATA lines with two of the lines also serving public schools in the
northwest section of the District of Columbia.

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Exhibit 2-4: Metro Transportation Facilities and Routes

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Military RoadCrosstown Line (Routes E2, 3, and 4)


WMATA Routes E2, 3, and 4 operate daily between the Friendship Heights Metrorail station and
Ivy City, traveling the study corridor between 30th Place N.W. and Georgia Avenue N.W. and
between 3rd Street N.W. and 1st Place N.E. Service begins at 5:18AM and ends at 1:55AM on
weekdays. Saturday and Sunday service operates on a similar schedule with longer headways.
The routes also provide limited holiday service.
Fort TottenPetworth Line (Routes 60 and 64)
WMATA Route 60 operates during weekdays and Route 64 operates daily between the Fort
Totten Metrorail station and the Georgia Avenue-Petworth Metrorail station. Route 60 travels
the study corridor between 1st Place N.E. and North Capitol Street N.E. and Route 64 travels
between 1st Place N.E. and New Hampshire Avenue N.E. Route 60 starts its operation at
5:37AM and ends at 6:45PM (weekdays only). Service for Route 64 begins at 5:16AM and ends
after midnight (Friday operation extends to 3:35AM). Saturday and Sunday service operates on
a similar schedule with longer headways. There is no separate holiday service schedule.
New Hampshire AvenueMaryland Line (Route K6)
WMATA Route K6 operates daily, connecting the White Oak and Fort Totten Metrorail stations.
The service travels the study corridor between 1st Place N.E. and New Hampshire Avenue N.E.
Weekday morning service begins at 4:53AM and evening service ends at 3.25AM. Saturday and
Sunday service operates on a similar schedule with longer headways. There is no separate
holiday service schedule.
Deal Junior High School Lines (Routes D31, 32, 33, and 34)
WMATA Routes D31, 32, 33, and 34 serve Deal Junior High School Monday through Friday.
Each route connects four locations in the northwest section of the District of Columbia (1. Mt.
Pleasant Street at Lamont Street, 2. 16th Street at Eastern Avenue, 3. 16th Street at Arkansas
Avenue, and 4. 14th Street at Colorado Avenue) with Deal Junior High School. The buses stop
once or twice at each location during morning and afternoon services. Routes travel the study
corridor between 14th Street and Nebraska Avenue. These are in operation only when school is
in session.
Wilson High School Line (Routes W45, 46, and 47)
WMATA Routes W45, 46, and 47, similar to the Deal Junior High School Lines, serve Wilson
High School Monday through Friday. Each route connects two locations in the morning and four
locations in the afternoon with Wilson High School (1. Mt. Pleasant Street at Lamont Street, 2.
16th Street at Eastern Avenue, 3. 14th Street at Colorado Avenue, and 4. Duke Ellington Bridge).
Routes provide one service for each location for morning and afternoon services. Routes travel
the study corridor between 14th Street and Nebraska Avenue. Routes are in operation when
school is session.
Nebraska Line (Route M4)
WMATA Route M4 operates Monday through Friday looping around Taneytown connecting
Pinehurst Circle and Sibley Hospital/Palisades. Operations begin at 5:56AM and end at 9:33PM.
Route M4 travels the corridor between Nebraska Avenue N.W. and 30th Place N.W. There is no
separate holiday service schedule.

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TakomaFort Totten Line (Route K2)


WMATA Route K2 operates Monday through Friday except on holidays between the Takoma
and Fort Totten Metrorail stations. It is a loop service beginning the Takoma Metrorail station
and has a stop at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Morning and afternoon routes reverse
direction between Takoma station and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Route operations
begin at 6:02AM and end at 6:40PM. Route K2 travels the corridor between 1st Street N.E. and
North Capitol Street N.E. There is no separate holiday service schedule.
Detailed bus schedules and route information are provided in Appendix A.

2.3

BICYCLE ROUTES

The District of Columbia Department of Transportation Bicycle Program began preparation of


the DC Bicycle Master Plan in the fall of 2002. The master plan will include comprehensive
mapping and analysis of existing conditions on all of the Districts roadways, identification of a
bicycle route network, and development of policy and design guidelines. The complete DC
bicycle Master Plan is scheduled to be available by summer 2004.
The Washington DC Regional Bike Map was jointly produced by the Metropolitan Washington
Council of Governments (MWCOG) and ADC The Map People to assist people who want to
travel in the Washington metro area by bicycle. The Military Road/Missouri Avenue study
corridor has several types of bike trails and routes such as a multi-use trails, on-road bike routes,
and routes identified by experienced cyclists for scenic quality or as a link to other routes. Many
routes run through Rock Creek Park.

2.4

HISTORICAL/ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES AND LANDMARKS

Another important element in the transportation study was considered is identifying and locating
historical markers and sites. Findings were carefully compared with possible improvements to
the corridor so that there were no impacts to the identified historical landmarks and archeological
sites. Appendix B provides detailed cultural resource analysis, including a reconnaissance
survey and assessment of historical/archaeological resources along the Military Road/Missouri
Avenue corridor.
A search of the District of Columbia Inventory of Historic Sites and a visit to the District of
Columbia Historical Preservation Office (DCSHPO) identified four recorded archaeological sites
within the study area (Exhibit 2-5), two of which are registered as National Register Properties
(Exhibit 2-6 showing Fort Stevens):

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Exhibit 2-5: Recorded Archaeological Sites within Study Area
Name/Site Number
51NW9
Emory Playground

Location
Nebraska Avenue at Military
Road and Broad Branch Road
South side of Missouri Avenue
between Georgia Avenue and
9th Street

Type/Description

National Register Status

Prehistoric

Unknown

Historic - 19th
Century dwelling

Undetermined

Fort Stevens

Between 13th, Quackenbos,


Rittenhouse Streets

Historic - Civil War


Fortification

Fort Slocum

Between 3rd Street, 2nd Street,


Oglethorpe, Madison Streets
and Kansas Avenue

Historic - Civil War


Fortification

Listed on the National


Register of Historic
Places
Listed on the National
Register of Historic
Places

Exhibit 2-6: Fort Stevens

Historic/architectural resources are located within the project study area and at a number of
intersections along Military Road/Missouri Avenue. Review of the DCSHPO sites identified
five individual historic and architectural resources and one historic district listed on the National
Register of Historic Places (Exhibit 2-7). The individual resources include three buildings: the
Chevy Chase Theater, Chevy Chase Arcade, and the Military Road School. The Chevy Chase
Theater and Chevy Chase Arcade are located along Connecticut Avenue between Livingston and
Northampton Streets. The Military Road School is located on the north side of Missouri Avenue
between 13th and 14th Streets. Both Fort Stevens and Fort Slocum are listed on the National
Register due to their association with the Civil War defenses of Washington, D.C.
The Rock Creek Park Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places, roughly corresponds with park boundaries and is defined by 16th Street to the east,
Oregon Avenue and Branch Road to the west, Klingle Road to the south, and the District line
and Parkside Drive to the north. The park contains many archaeological and historic resources.

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Exhibit 2-7: Historical and Architectural Resources Listed on the National Register of
Historical Places
Name

Address and Location

Resource Type

Chevy Chase Theater

Connecticut Avenue, between Northampton and McKinley Streets

Building

Chevy Chase Arcade

Connecticut Avenue, between Morrison and Livingston Streets

Building

Military Road School

Missouri Avenue, between 13th and 14th Streets

Building

Fort Stevens

13th Street, between Rittenhouse and Quackenbos Streets

Site

Fort Slocum
Rock Creek Park

Between 3rd Street, 2nd Street, Kansas Avenue, Oglethorpe Street,


and Madison Street
Between Oregon Avenue and 16th Street, Klingle Road, and Parkside
Drive

Site
District

Exhibits 2-7A through 2-7C show three of the registered historical places described in the above
table.
Exhibit 2-7A: Chevy Chase Theater

Exhibit 2-7B: Chevy Chase Arcade

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Exhibit 2-7C: Military Road School

In addition to the review of the District of Columbia Inventory of Historic Sites and the visit to
the District of Columbia Historical Preservation Office (DCHPO), a brief architectural
reconnaissance field survey was conducted to observe and identify unrecorded architectural
resources along the study corridor (Military Road, Missouri Avenue, and Riggs Road) and major
intersections. Based upon the field visit and assessment, few if any of the unrecorded
architectural resources in this area appear to meet National Register criteria. The residential
buildings represent indistinctive examples of early to mid-20th century urban construction, with
no known historical associations. The following briefly describes historical characteristics of the
study corridor by section:
Military Road from Western Avenue to 27th Street
The portion of Military Road between Western Avenue and 27th Street extends through a
residential neighborhood consisting primarily single family dwellings constructed
between circa 1920 and 1950, mixed with a smaller number of multiple family dwellings
constructed during the same period.
Military Road between 27th and 16th Streets - Rock Creek Park
Military Road passes through Rock Creek
Park between 27th Street and 16th Street.
As previously discussed, Rock Creek Park
is a historic district listed on the National
Register of Historic Places. The portion
of Military Road that passes through Rock
Creek Park is considered a historic road
and thus is a contributing resource within
the historic district.
Military Road facing East Entrance into Rock Creek Park

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Missouri Avenue and Riggs Road between 16th Street and 1st Street
The eastern half of the project area contains Missouri Avenue and a small portion of
Riggs Road. This area primarily consists of residential neighborhoods, with the
exception of Georgia Avenue where the land use is entirely commercial at the
intersection with Missouri Avenue. The Carolina Furniture Building at Georgia Avenue
and the classically influenced commercial
building at 5913 Georgia Avenue have
potential to meet National Register
Criterion C for architectural significance.
The residential neighborhood along
Missouri Avenue contains a variety of
property types that include schools,
churches, parks, and residential structures.
The residential structures include singlefamily dwellings, row houses, and
apartment buildings.
Carolina Furniture Building at Georgia Avenue

2.5

RESIDENT CONCERNS AND ISSUES

Throughout the study, the Study Team received important feedback from residents in the
Military Road/Missouri Avenue corridor study area. Numerous residents expressed their
concerns on issues such as speeding, truck traffic, noise, queuing/back-ups, and pedestrian
safety. The following list summarizes concerns and issues the Study Team received from
various sources (e.g., via public meetings, email, telephone, etc.):
Speeding
Speeding problem along entire corridor
Speed limits need to be more uniform throughout the corridor.
Heavy speeding from Oregon Avenue to 16th Street in Rock Creek Park
Police lack a safe place to set up speed monitoring equipment.
The eleven traffic lights (west side of Rock Creek Park) along the corridor are not
controlling the speeding.
Solving the speeding problem first may solve other problems.
On eastbound Missouri Avenue, speeding is a serious problem at Georgia Avenue
intersections during afternoon peak hours since drivers speed to make the signal light.
Speed limits are not enforced on Missouri Avenue.
The hill at 31st Street contributes to Military Road.
Signalization and Signage
At the Reno Road/41st Street intersection, there is a sign that indicates speeding is monitored
by radar, but this has not been enforced.
Red light running is a significant problem along the corridor.
.
Turning Movements
Turns onto 30th and 31st Streets are extremely difficult.

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At the intersection of Military Road and 13th /14th Streets, vehicles are making U-turns when
the traffic backs up eastbound in the morning rush hour to avoid back-ups at 16th Street.
No left turns onto 13th Street cause back ups
No left turn lane at 14th Street eastbound is contributing to further back-ups at 13th Street and
illegal vehicle movement (U-turn).
Parking
Most citizens want to keep on-street parking as a pedestrian safety measure
Poor sight-distance from 38th Street on-street parking onto Military Road
Bus and Truck Traffic
Both Metrobuses and school buses are contributing to speeding problems along the corridor.
Development in Friendship Heights will likely increase the demand for cross-town
Metrobuses on Military Road.
High volume of trucks beginning at 4:00 AM and continuing throughout the day
Buses and trucks kicking up grit from the road
Buses and trucks causing significant vibration to windows and houses
Need to redirect dump trucks away from Military Road
Too many uncovered debris-laden trucks
Road Conditions
The curb on the north side of Military Road between 30th and 32nd Streets is disintegrating.
Weather related road condition problems on Military Road and 31st Street.
Historic Sites
Keep historic fabric of neighborhood intact
Historical site located in the study is Military Road School.
Queuing
Back-ups at Missouri Avenue/North Capitol Street intersection, sometimes extends 3 or 4
blocks to south, east, and west
At Military Road/Reno Road/41st Street intersection, excessive back-ups from commuter
traffic during rush hours
Pedestrian Crossings
Children at risk crossing Missouri Avenue to get to local schools, particularly at Brightwood
and Paul Junior High schools
Pedestrian crossing at 27th and 31st Streets should be carefully examined
Two retirement homes are located in this area

2.6

DATA COLLECTION AND FIELD OBSERVATION

The data collection and analyses were undertaken in accordance with traffic engineering
principles and procedures established by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). In order to collect representative data and field
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weekends which were not impacted by national and local holidays, or by unfavorable weather, or
other factors such as traffic accidents.
Data collection specifically targeted issues and concerns raised by residents throughout the
study, which were discussed in the previous section. The major data collection efforts and field
observations included:
traffic volumes (including peak-hour turning movements)
vehicle classification
speeds and travel time
vehicle queues
safety (accident data and pedestrian crossing)
parking (utilization and violation)
A detailed discussion of the data collection and field observation process as well as summary
findings follow.
2.6.1 Traffic Volumes
Traffic volumes in the study area were analyzed by examining average daily traffic volumes,
average weekday peak hour traffic volumes, and peak-hour turning movements at key
intersections.
Mechanical Traffic Volumes
Traffic counts were collected using mechanical tube devices over a one-week period at five
roadway segments: (Data collected in 2003 from the Friendship Heights Transportation Study is
used for the segment near 43rd Street.)
Segment #1: Missouri Avenue between New Hampshire Avenue and Kansas Avenue
Segment #2: Missouri Avenue between 5th Street and 8th Street
Segment #3: Military Road between Oregon Avenue and 27th Street
Segment #4: Military Road between 32nd Street and Nebraska Avenue
Segment #5: Military Road between 43rd Street and 42nd Street
As shown in Exhibit 2-8, average daily weekday vehicular volumes are relatively uniform in the
range of 27,200 vehicles per day (vpd), except for 7th Street and 43rd Street, where the volumes
are in the range of 23,000 vpd and 13,900 vpd respectively. Average Saturday vehicular
volumes did not fluctuate much along the corridor and average Sunday traffic volume decreased
by 18 to 41 percent throughout the corridor.

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Exhibit 2-8: Average Weekday and Weekend Daily Traffic Volumes (vehicles per day)
Location on Military
Road/Missouri Avenue
East of 43rd Street
Eastbound
Westbound
Total
East of Nebraska
Eastbound
Westbound
Total
East of 27th Street
Eastbound
Westbound
Total
West of 7th Street
Eastbound
Westbound
Total
East of Kansas Avenue
Eastbound
Westbound
Total

Weekday

Saturday

Sunday

6,800
7,080
13,880

7,470
8,370
13,840

4,740
5,730
10,470

14,740
12,980
27,720

9,940
11,230
21,170

7,660
8,680
16,340

13,840
13,410
27,250

10,500
10,550
21,050

8,360
8,440
16,800

10,530
12,470
23,000

9,640
11,410
21,050

7,930
9,280
17,210

13,400
13,310
26,710

13,630
12,770
26,400

11,420
10,390
21,810

The Study Team further examined the peak hour and directional traffic characteristics along
Military Road/Missouri Avenue. Appendix C has detailed mechanical traffic volume counts at
the selected roadway locations. As shown in Exhibit 2-9, a higher westbound traffic volume in
the morning peak hour and eastbound volume in the afternoon peak hour were observed west of
Rock Creek Park. As described in a previous section, the study corridor east of Nebraska
Avenue is a four lane roadway. Generally, a higher traffic volume was recorded in the inner lane
of the two lanes for each direction.
Exhibit 2-9: Average Weekday Peak Hour Traffic Volumes (vph)
Location on Military
Road/Missouri Avenue
East of 43rd Street
East of Nebraska
East of 27th Street
West of 7th Street
East of Kansas Avenue

AM Peak Hour
Eastbound
Westbound
601
540
747
1,017
762
1,006
632
831
772
800

PM Peak Hour
Eastbound
Westbound
497
488
1,180
827
1,106
831
779
826
876
900

Detailed mechanical traffic volume data is provided in Appendix C.


Turning Movement Counts
Field observations of traffic turning movement counts were conducted at the following 26 key
intersections: (Four of the intersections were included in the Friendship Heights Transportation
Study, which was conducted in 2003. Data from the Friendship Heights Transportation study for
these four intersections was used.)

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1. Missouri Avenue/Riggs Road and Blair Road N.E.


2. Missouri Avenue and North Capitol Street N.E.
3. Missouri Avenue and New Hampshire Avenue N.W.
4. Missouri Avenue and Kansas Avenue (Kennedy Street) N.W.
5. Missouri Avenue and 3rd Street N.W.
6. Missouri Avenue and 5th Street N.W.
7. Missouri Avenue and 9th Street N.W.
8. Missouri Avenue and 8th Street N.W.
9. Military Road (Missouri Ave.) and Georgia Avenue N.W.
10. Military Road and Colorado Avenue N.W.
11. Military Road and 13th Street N.W.
12. Military Road and 14th Street N.W.
13. Military Road and 16th Street N.W.
14. Military Road and Oregon Avenue N.W.
15. Military Road and 27th Street N.W.
16. Military Road and 30th Place N.W.
17. Military Road and 31st Street N.W.
18. Military Road and 32nd Street N.W.
19. Military Road and Nebraska Avenue/Broad Branch Road N.W.
20. Military Road and Nevada Avenue N.W.
21. Military Road and Connecticut Avenue N.W.
22. Military Road and 39th Street N.W.
23. Military Road and 41st Street N.W. (included in the Friendship Heights Transportation
study)
24. Military Road and Reno Road N.W. (included in the Friendship Heights Transportation
study)
25. Military Road and 43rd Street N.W. (included in the Friendship Heights Transportation
study)
26. Military Road and Wisconsin Avenue N.W. (included in the Friendship Heights
Transportation study)
The counts were collected during morning (from 6:30AM to 9:30AM) and afternoon (from
3:30PM to 6:30M) peak-periods, on a typical weekday (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday)
during June and September 2003 (while school was in session). The turning movement volumes
shown in Exhibit 2-10A and B show that the study corridor carries a significant level of through
traffic in both directions. The peak hour directional traffic movement is westward during the
morning, with a east-west split of approximately 40 to 60 percent throughout the corridor, except
along the section between Western Avenue and 41st Street/Reno Road. Along this part of
Military Road (Friendship Heights area), the dominant peak hour traffic movement is eastward,
with an east-west split of approximately 55 to 45 percent. The afternoon peak hour directional
traffic flow is eastward with the east-west split being approximately 55 to 45 percent. The only
exception to the afternoon peak directional flow is the section of the corridor between 3rd Street
and New Hampshire Avenue, along which the east-west distribution is 45 to 55 percent.

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Exhibit 2-10A: Weekday AM and PM Peak Hour Traffic Turning Movement Volumes for
West Side of Rock Creek Park

Click HERE

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Exhibit 2-10B: Weekday AM and PM Peak Hour Traffic Turning Movement Volumes for
East Side of Rock Creek Park

Click HERE

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As shown in Exhibit 2-11, the morning and afternoon peak hours are generally from 7:45 to
8:45AM and from 5:15 to 6:15PM and from 5:30 to 6:30PM. Detailed turning movement counts
are provided in Appendix D.
Exhibit 2-11: AM and PM Peak Hours at Key Intersections
Intersection
MILITARY ROAD
At Western Avenue N.W.
At 43rd Street N.W.
At 41st Street N.W.
At Reno Road N.W.
At 39th Street N.W.
At Connecticut Avenue N.W.
At Nevada Avenue N.W.
At Broad Branch Road/Nebraska Avenue N.W.
At 32nd Street N.W.
At 31st Street N.W.
At 30th Place N.W.
At 27th Street N.W.
At Oregon Avenue N.W.
At 16th Street N.W. Interchange
MISSOURI AVENUE
At 14th Street N.W.
At 13th Street N.W.
At Colorado Avenue N.W.
At Georgia Avenue N.W.
At 9th Street N.W.
At 8th Street N.W.
At 5th Street N.W.
At 3rd Street N.W.
At Kansas Avenue N.W.
At New Hampshire Avenue N.W.
At North Capitol Street N.W.
RIGGS ROAD
At Blair Road N.E.

AM Peak

PM Peak

7:30-8:30
7:45-8:45
7:30-8:30
7:45-8:45
7:45-8:45
7:30-8:30
8:00-9:00
8:15-9:15
8:00-9:00
7:45-8:45
7:45-8:45
7:30-8:30
7:45-8:45
NA

5:30-6:30
5:15-6:15
5:15-6:15
5:15-6:15
4:30-5:30
5:30-6:30
5:30-6:30
5:15-6:15
5:00-6:00
4:30-5:30
5:00-6:00
5:00-6:00
5:00-6:00
NA

7:45-8:45
8:00-9:00
7:30-8:30
7:45-8:45
7:30-8:30
7:30-8:30
7:45-8:45
7:45-8:45
7:45-8:45
8:15-9:15
7:45-8:45

5:30-6:30
5:15-6:15
4:45-5:45
5:15-6:15
5:15-6:15
4:30-5:30
5:15-6:15
5:00-6:00
5:15-6:15
5:30-6:30
5:00-6:00

8:00-9:00

5:30-6:30

NA Not Applicable

2.6.2 Vehicle Classification


The mechanical traffic counters recorded vehicle classification information as well as traffic
counts using a vehicle classification guideline from the Federal Highway Administration
(FHWA) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).
Four major vehicle classifications: passenger cars, bus, light trucks, and heavy trucks, were used
to identify the volume of non-passenger vehicle traffic and vehicle types in the study area.
Exhibit 2-12 indicates that auto traffic makes up between 80 percent and 93 percent of all the
traffic on the recorded streets.

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Exhibit 2-12: Average Daily Traffic Classified by Vehicle Types
Auto (%)

Buses (%)

Military Road N.W. (East of 43rd Street)


Eastbound
5,212 (92%)
39 (1%)
Westbound
5,132 (93%)
22 (<1%)
Military Road N.W. (East of Nebraska Avenue)
Eastbound
9,213 (85%)
124 (1%)
Westbound
9,006 (85%)
63 (1%)
Military Road N.W. (East of 27th Street)
Eastbound
8,373 (80%)
174 (2%)
Westbound
7,966 (79%)
166 (2%)
Missouri Avenue N.W. (West of 7th Street)
Eastbound
7,860 (81%)
43 (<1%)
Westbound
10,071 (91%)
63 (<1%)
Missouri Avenue N.W. (East of Kansas Street)
Eastbound
9,884 (80%)
48 (<1%)
Westbound
10,047 (91%)
124 (<1%)

Light Trucks
(%)

Heavy Trucks
(%)

Total Traffic
Volume

333 (6%)
276 (5%)

149 (3%)
108 (2%)

5,756
5,545

1,072 (10%)
1,004 (10%)

372 (3%)
466 (4%)

10,781
10,539

1,455 (14%)
1,418 (14%)

492 (5%)
482 (5%)

10,494
10,032

1,628 (17%)
729 (7%)

216 (2%)
246 (2%)

9,748
11,109

2,206 (18%)
1,112 (7%)

153 (1%)
240 (2%)

12,290
11,522

Notes:
1.
FHWA F Scheme and Numetrics Vehicle Length vehicle classification methods were used along the study corridor.
2.
Light trucks are defined in this study as two-axle, four-tire trucks.
3.
The data is based on one-week mechanical traffic counts.

The highest volume of heavy trucks (approximately 500 heavy trucks per day) was observed on
the west side of Rock Creek Park, especially westbound. The highest volume of light trucks,
which includes FedEx and UPS deliveries, was recorded near the Kansas Street intersection with
over 2,200 trucks per day. Light truck traffic was represented more than 10 percent of total
traffic throughout most of the corridor, except near 43rd Street where the number of lanes on
Military Road decreases from four to two lanes. Heavy truck traffic constitutes from one to five
percent of the average daily traffic along the study corridor.
The corridor is served by Metrobus service east of Nebraska Avenue, and the bus volume ranged
from 43 to 174 buses per day. Appendix E presents detailed vehicle classification data at the five
roadway segments discussed above.
2.6.3 Truck Traffic Volume
In response to resident concerns about truck traffic along the corridor, the Study Team further
analyzed truck traffic volumes using the turning movement counts collected at the selected 26
intersections. As shown in Exhibit 2-13, truck traffic is heavier westbound in the morning peak
hour and eastbound in the afternoon peak hour. Turning movement counts were not collected on
the same day at all the selected intersections; therefore, these data cannot be used to determine
the full patterns of truck traffic movements. However, data can be used to examine the flow of
truck traffic along the study corridor. Consistent with the mechanical counts, turning movement
counts indicate an increase in volume east of Nebraska Avenue and heavier eastbound truck
traffic in the morning peak hour.

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Exhibit 2-13: Peak Hour Truck Traffic at the Selected Intersection
Intersection
MILITARY ROAD
At Western Avenue N.W.
At 43rd Street N.W.
At 41st Street N.W.
At Reno Road N.W.
At 39th Street N.W.
At Connecticut Avenue N.W.
At Nevada Avenue N.W.
At Broad Branch Road/Nebraska
Avenue N.W.
At 32nd Street N.W.
At 31st Street N.W.
At 30th Place N.W.
At 27th Street N.W.
At Oregon Avenue N.W.
At 16th Street N.W. Interchange
MISSOURI AVENUE
At 14th Street N.W.
At 13th Street N.W.
At Colorado Avenue N.W.
At Georgia Avenue N.W.
At 9th Street N.W.
At 8th Street N.W.
At 5th Street N.W.
At 3rd Street N.W.
At Kansas Avenue N.W.
At New Hampshire Avenue N.W.
At North Capitol Street N.W.
RIGGS ROAD
At Blair Road N.E.

Eastbound
AM Peak
PM Peak

Westbound
AM Peak
PM Peak

11
20
16
16
22
13
24

8
2
3
3
8
0
1

13
14
9
7
9
8
2

2
7
5
5
17
1
8

30

50
52
55
36
69
NA

9
21
12
5
6
NA

14
24
18
9
16
NA

31
44
27
11
34
NA

30
29
39
35
40
52
55
45
50
42
39

10
7
5
2
3
12
8
18
12
6
12

9
10
23
11
20
13
24
41
19
28
25

15
16
17
14
27
27
36
48
30
40
32

22

30

16

NA: Not Applicable

The details of peak hour truck traffic counts can be found in Appendix D (with turning
movement count data).
2.6.4 Speed
Driving speed and travel times on major roadways are important measures of existing traffic
conditions. Mechanical speed counts were collected at five locations, including the 43rd Street
data, which was collected during the Friendship Heights Transportation Study (2003).
As shown in Exhibit 2-14, the average speed (calculated based on one-week mechanical counts)
on key roadways in the study area generally exceeded the posted speed by over 6 mph, except
near Nebraska Avenue and 43rd Street. Average speed recorded near 43rd Street was

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approximately the same as the posted speed limit; however, average speed recorded near
Nebraska Avenue exceeded the posted speed by slightly less than 6 mph.
At all data collection sites, in addition to average speed, 85th percentile speed was recorded. The
85th percentile speed indicates the speed at or below which 85 % of the vehicles are moving,
which means the other 15 percent of the vehicles are driving above the 85th percentile speed.
About 15 percent of the vehicles exceeded the speed limit by at least 5 mph near 43rd Street and
serious speeding was observed at the rest of the locations where traffic exceeded the speed limit
by at least 9 mph. The most serious speeding was recorded near 7th Street where 15 percent of
the traffic exceeded the speed limit by 14 mph westbound and 17 mph eastbound.
Exhibit 2-14: Average Travel Speed Recorded Mechanical Traffic Count/Speed

Military Road N.W. (East of 43rd Street)


Eastbound
Westbound
Military Road N.W. (East of Nebraska
Avenue)
Eastbound
Westbound
Military Road N.W. (East of 27th Street)
Eastbound
Westbound
Missouri Avenue N.W. (West of 7th Street)
Eastbound
Westbound
Missouri Avenue N.W. (East of Kansas
Street)
Eastbound
Westbound

Posed
Speeds

Mean Speed
(MPH)

85th Percentile
(MPH)

25
25

24.38
27.19

30.31
32.70

25
25

27.80
30.32

34.56
36.97

25
25

32.22
31.00

38.66
37.89

25
25

38.95
33.21

42.13
39.34

25
25

26.95
32.48

36.89
38.11

The details of average speed data can be found in Appendix C with mechanical count data.
2.6.5 Travel Time
Floating car surveys were conducted to observe typical speeds and travel times along the
Military Road/Missouri Avenue/Riggs Road corridor between Western Avenue and Blair Road
on September 10th and 11th, 2003, two typical weekdays. Members of the Study Team drove the
corridor several times in each direction during both morning and afternoon peak periods and
recorded the elapsed travel times and distance between predetermined travel points. The data
collectors were instructed to drive at the same speed as most of the vehicles traversing the study
area; therefore, in some cases, the data collectors traveled at speeds above the speed limit.
As shown in Exhibit 2-15, the average speed on Military Road/Missouri Avenue was slightly
slower than the posted speed limit except within the Rock Creek Park section. For this section, it
was noted that the average speed of westbound vehicles was almost at the speed limit, but
eastbound vehicles exceeded the speed limit by 5 to 8 mph. If additional delay factors such as
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signal stops and pedestrian crossings are considered, the average vehicular travel speed will
continue to slow down along the corridor except at Rock Creek Park.
Exhibit 2-15: Average Travel Speed Recorded Floating Car Survey at Selected
Segments
Date
Posted Speed
Average

Time

AM
PM

Western Ave.-Oregon
Ave.
Westbound Eastbound
25 MPH
25 MPH
17.3
23.7
23.1
21.4

Oregon Ave.-16th St.


Westbound
35 MPH
36.7
38.8

Eastbound
35 MPH
40.2
43.5

16th St.-Blair Rd.


Westbound
25 MPH
19.3
25.3

Eastbound
25 MPH
18.1
19.7

Appendix F presents detailed floating car travel time study results.


2.6.6 Vehicular Queues
Military Road/Missouri Avenue is a critical east-west roadway for major intersecting arterials,
creating vehicular queues especially during morning and afternoon peak hours, causing serious
travel delays for many travelers. The Study Team targeted the following seven major
intersections for peak hour queuing observations.
1. Connecticut Avenue
2. Nebraska Avenue
3. 16th Street
4. 13th Street
5. Georgia Avenue
6. New Hampshire Avenue
7. North Capitol Street
Each of these intersections has at least four approaches, which means that queues can occur on a
total of 28 approaches in each peak hour for total of 56 observation areas. At most locations, all
of the queued vehicles were able to clear the intersection during a single signal cycle. The Study
Team found eleven approaches where the queues could not clear in a single signal cycle during
the data collection period (Exhibit 2-16). As Exhibit 2-16 indicates, the most severe queuing
occurs at Georgia Avenue during the afternoon peak hour, averaging 41 queued vehicles.
Additionally, for eastbound traffic at New Hampshire Avenue and North Capitol Street during
the afternoon peak hour, the average number of vehicles queued was 39. More detailed field
survey results are provided in Appendix G.

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Exhibit 2-16: Vehicular Queuing


Peak
Hour

Average Queue
(# of vehicles)

Maximum Queue
(# of vehicles)

AM

16

23

Military Rd. @ 41 St. N.W. Eastbound

PM

29

34

Military Rd. @ Connecticut Ave. N.W. Westbound


Military Rd. @ Nebraska Ave. N.W. Southbound
Nebraska Ave.
Military Rd. @ 13th St. N.W. Eastbound

AM

19

20

AM

18

28

AM

22

38

Military Rd. @ 13 St. N.W. Westbound

PM

29

40

Missouri Ave. @ Georgia Ave. N.W. Eastbound


Missouri Ave. @ Georgia Ave. N.W. Northbound
Georgia Ave.
Missouri Ave. @ Georgia Ave. N.W. Southbound
Georgia Ave.
Missouri Ave. @ New Hampshire Ave. N.W.
Eastbound
Missouri Ave. @ North Capitol St. N.W. Eastbound

PM

41

64

AM

36

79

AM

29

36

PM

39

50

PM

39

50

Location
Military Rd. @ Western Ave. N.W. Westbound
st

th

Note: Above approaches is where the queues could not clear in a single signal cycle during the data collection period.

2.6.7 Safety
Accident Data
An assessment of safety conditions in the study area is another important component for
understanding existing road conditions. The Study Team obtained accident data from the
District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) from 2000 through 2002. DDOT
had accident data available for 31 intersections in the study area.
As summarized in Exhibit 2-17, nine intersections (listed in Bold) had more than 20 collision
cases during the previous three years (2000-2002). The intersection of Missouri Avenue and 3rd
Street had the highest number of cases, totaling 41. The Connecticut Avenue intersection had 36
cases while the New Hampshire Avenue intersection had 32. Both the Connecticut Avenue and
New Hampshire Avenue cases showed that various types of collision cases had taken place,
indicating that these intersections are accident-prone intersections.
One of the unsignalized intersections with a high collision rate was the 9th Street intersection.
Over the last three years, a total of 27 collisions occurred at this intersection, of which 18 were
right-angle crashes. Detailed accident data for each of the 31 intersections is provided in
Appendix H.

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Exhibit 2-17: Accident Data Summary between 2000 and 2002


Intersections (signalized
and unsignalized)
Missouri Ave. - North
Capitol St.
Missouri Ave. - 1st St.
Missouri Ave. - New
Hampshire Ave. NW
Missouri Ave. - Kansas
Ave. NW
Missouri Ave. Kennedy St. NW
Missouri Ave. - 3rd St.
Missouri Ave. - 4th St.
Missouri Ave. - 5th St.
NW
Missouri Ave. - 6th St.
Missouri Ave. - 7th St.
Missouri Ave. - 8th St.
Missouri Ave. - 9th St,
Military Rd. (Missouri
Ave.) - Georgia Ave.
Military Rd. - 13th St.
Military Rd. - 14th St.
Military Rd. - 16th St.
Military Rd. - Oregon
Ave.
Military Rd. - 27th St.
Military Rd. - 29th St.
Military Rd. - 30th St.
Military Rd. - 30th St.
Military Rd. - 31st St.
Military Rd. - 32nd St.
Military Rd. Nebraska Ave.
Military Rd. - Broad
Branch Rd
Military Rd. - Nevada
Ave.
Military Rd. -.Chevy
Chase Pkwy.
Military Rd. Connecticut Ave.
Military Rd. - 39th St
Military Rd. - 41st St.
Military Rd. Wisconsin Ave.

Accident Summary
Side
Pedestrian Other
Swipe

Right
Angle

Left
Turn

Rear
End

Total # of
Injuries

Total # of
Accidents

10

10

13

24

32

30

29

12

12
4

5
0

7
1

12
0

1
0

4
3

37
5

41
8

20

23

0
10
4
18

0
0
0
1

1
0
2
1

0
2
0
2

0
0
0
1

0
1
2
4

2
12
4
21

1
13
8
27

0
9
5

0
6
0

2
5
16

0
2
3

0
0
0

0
5
5

0
17
18

2
26
29

10

13

1
0
0
1
0
0

0
0
0
0
1
0

2
0
1
0
3
3

1
0
0
1
5
2

0
0
1
0
0
0

3
1
0
1
1
1

6
0
2
2
7
3

7
1
2
3
10
6

14

20

26

36

0
0

0
1

3
0

0
0

0
0

1
3

2
0

4
4

Note: Intersections in bold and highlights had over 20 accident incidents over the last three years (from 2000 to 2002).

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Pedestrian Movements
Pedestrian movements were recorded at the same 26 intersections listed earlier in section 2.6.2
Turning Movement Traffic Counts. Pedestrian volume counts were collected during morning and
afternoon peak hours to identify critical intersections for both passenger car and pedestrian
crossing safety. As Exhibits 2-18A and 2-18B illustrate, significant pedestrian crossing activity
occurs within two distinct sections of the study corridor. These are as follows:

Military Road between Western Avenue and Connecticut Avenue


Missouri Avenue between 14th and 8th Streets

The high pedestrian volume in the segment between Western and Connecticut Avenues is
consistent with the proximity to the Friendship Heights Metrorail station, and with Metrobus
service at Western/ Wisconsin Avenues and Connecticut Avenue. Western/Wisconsin and
Connecticut corridors are serviced by high frequency public transportation vehicles carrying
patrons to and from Maryland and the District of Columbia, contributing to a high number of
pedestrian crossings.
The Military Road/Missouri Avenue segment between 14th and 8th Streets is surrounded by
multi-family residential apartments. Frequent Metrobus service along 14th Street and Georgia
Avenue supports commercial activity along Georgia Avenue and provides transportation access
for the surrounding residents. The Military Road School is located one block south of Military
Road between 14th and 13th Streets. The close proximity to the Military Road School, public
transportation and residential structures all promote higher pedestrian crossings in this section of
the study corridor.
During field observations, the Study Team noted the presence of crossing guards at 13th Street
(signalized), Colorado Avenue/Georgia Avenue (signalized), and 2nd Street (non-signalized).
The crossing guards are on duty during the school year from 7:30AM to 9:30AM and from
3:00PM to 4:00PM to assist school children as well as other pedestrians during peak periods.
School Crossing signs are located before 8th Street (west of the intersection), between Kennedy
Street and 1st Street, between New Hampshire and North Capitol, and near the Village Learning
Center at intersection of Riggs Road and Blair Road. Additionally, west of 8th Street and near
the Village Learning Center, the school crossing sign is also accompanied by a flashing light to
prewarn drivers. The speed limit is reduced to 15 mph.
Complete pedestrian crossing data is provided in Appendix I.

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Exhibit 2-18A: Peak Hour Pedestrian Crossing Volumes for West Side of Rock Creek
Park

Click HERE

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Exhibit 2-18B: Peak Hour Pedestrian Crossing Volumes for East Side of Rock Creek Park

Click HERE

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2.6.8 Parking
Parking Inventory
The Military Road/Missouri Avenue corridor has limited on-street parking. During a parking
inventory along the study corridor, a total of 227 on-street parking spaces were recorded. Most
on-street parking spaces were available on the eastbound side of the roadway (181 spaces) and
only 46 spaces were provided westbound between 13th and 14th Streets (Exhibit 2-19). On-street
parking has a two-hour time limit between 43rd Street and 39th Street for non-Zone 3 Permit
holders. The rest of the parking spaces are restricted and some lacked clear striping indicating
allowable parking spaces.
A sizable (over 3,000 spaces) parking lot/garage is located in the Friendship Heights area, at the
western end of Military Road at Western Avenue. No additional major parking facility is found
along the corridor.
Parking Utilization
Parking utilization in the study area was recorded over two days on a typical weekday (9/10 and
9/11, 2003). Since peak hour traffic is higher than off-peak periods, parking sufficiency
throughout the study corridor was evaluated during peak hour periods. Parking garage/lot
parking facilities utilization data was recorded as part of the Friendship Heights Study
(conducted from February to October, 2003) on 4/22 and 4/23. Lot/garage facility parking
utilization ranged from 20 and 90 percent of their capacity during morning and afternoon peak
hours. It was noted that factors such as proximity to the Friendship Heights Metrorail station and
direct access from a major principal arterial like Wisconsin Avenue contribute to higher parking
facility utilization.
The on-street parking utilization rate was moderate but higher (over 90 percent) on the section of
Military Road close to the Friendship Heights Metrorail station. Compared to the rest of the
study corridor, a higher (75 percent) parking utilization rate was recorded on Military Road
between 38th Street and Connecticut Avenue, where retail activity and high density apartment
complexes on Connecticut Avenue generate higher parking needs. Exhibits 2-20A and 20B
illustrate the morning and afternoon peak hour parking utilization rates along the study corridor.
Appendix J shows detailed parking inventory and parking utilization tables.

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Exhibit 2-19: Study Area Parking Inventory

Click HERE

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Exhibit 2-20A: Weekday AM Utilization Rate

Click HERE

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Exhibit 2-20B: Weekday PM Utilization Rate

Click HERE

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2.7

EXISTING LEVELS OF SERVICE

The Study Team used Synchro, a traffic modeling/analysis program, to evaluate existing traffic
conditions at the signalized intersections in the study area. Existing traffic volumes, lane
configurations, and signal timing were used to develop a base case traffic model. A traffic
simulation of the existing base case condition was then developed using SimTraffic, Synchros
associated traffic simulation software. SimTraffic was used at the public meetings to visually
depict the existing traffic flow condition on the major streets in the study area.
The level of service (LOS) was analyzed at all signalized intersections in the study area. The
LOS analysis uses a six-tier ranking from A to F to evaluate overall intersection capacity
compared to existing traffic volume. LOS A indicates a free flow and LOS F represents an
intersection capacity failure condition with long delays. A detailed definition of LOS is provided
in Appendix K.
Exhibits 2-21 show existing levels of service for the study area for the morning and afternoon
peak hours. In general, levels of service are slightly worse during the afternoon peak hour than
in the morning peak hour. It is also clear that the levels of service at critical intersections
worsened during the afternoon peak hour. This is due in part to the location of leisure activities
such as shopping near the critical intersections.
Generally, existing levels of service for the Military Road/Missouri Avenue corridor are at a
reasonable level, maintaining LOS C or better. Between Nebraska and Oregon Avenues, there
are six signal systems (including Nebraska and Oregon Avenues) with a LOS C or better and
with delay times ranging from 5 seconds to less than 30 seconds. This indicates that signals in
this section of Military Road are well coordinated. Similarly, three signals are located between
8th Street and 3rd Street section of Missouri Avenue. In this section of the study corridor, LOS is
C or better and the delay time was less than 30 seconds.
The worst level of service observed at a signalized intersection was at the Georgia Avenue
intersection. The average delay time at this intersection was over 2 minutes during morning and
afternoon peak hours, which is longer than one signal cycle length. Additionally, levels of
service for intersections at 13th Street (morning peak hour) and 41st Street (afternoon peak hour)
reach E during the peak hour, causing an average delay time of approximately one minute and
over one minute, respectively.
In addition to the twenty-two signalized intersections, two unsignalized intersections, 43rd Street
and 9th Street were analyzed. Levels of service at these intersections were measured using the
Highway Capacity Manual Unsignalized Intersection Capacity Analysis. Unsignalized
intersections allow the major street to be traveled without interruption or delay, while traffic on
the minor street often experienced lengthy delays trying to enter or cross the heavier major street
volumes. The analysis shows that for drivers at the 9th Street intersection, the average delay for
the minor street during the afternoon peak hours was almost one minute. Average delay times
experienced at 43rd Street was less than 20 seconds in both the morning and afternoon peak
hours.

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Exhibit 2-21: Existing Weekday Intersection Levels of Service

Node #

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Intersection

AM Peak Hours
Average
Level of
Delay
Service
(Sec./Veh.)

Missouri Ave./Riggs Rd. @ Blair Rd.


N.E.
Missouri Ave. @ North Capitol St.
N.E.
Missouri Ave. @ New Hampshire
Ave. NW
Missouri Ave. @ Kansas Ave. NW
Missouri Ave. @ 3rd St. N.W.
Missouri Ave. @ 5th St. NW
Missouri Ave. @8th St. N.W.
Missouri Ave. @9th St. N.W. 2
Military Rd. (Missouri Ave.) @
Georgia Ave. N.W.
Military Rd. @ Colorado Ave. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 13th St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 14th St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ Oregon Ave. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 27th St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 30th St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 31st St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 32nd St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ Nebraska Ave./Broad
Branch Rd. N.W.
Military Rd. @ Nevada Ave. N.W.
Military Rd. @ Connecticut Ave.
N.W.
Military Rd. @ 39th St N.W.
Military Rd. @ Reno Rd. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 41st St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 43rd St. N.W. 2
Military Rd. @ Western Ave. N.W.

PM Peak Hours
Average
Level of
Delay
Service
(Sec./Veh.)

22.3

19.9

36.1

35.2

24.5

29.5

D
C
C
B
E

37.0
28.8
21.1
18.5
42.1

D
B
C
B
F

40.3
16.4
26.8
11.0
67.7

138.5

154.7

A
E
B
C
B
B
A
A

6.9
55.5
17.2
29.7
17.4
11.6
9.5
5.7

A
D
C
B
B
A
B
A

7.5
41.0
24.6
13.0
12.7
5.3
11.5
9.2

48.9

30.9

17.8

10.3

41.4

24.2

A
A
B
C
B

7.4
2.7
17.0
20.7
15.6

B
D
E
C
B

10.9
43.5
76.9
21.8
17.2

Notes:
1. Level of service at 16th Street interchange was not determined.
2. These are unsignalized intersections. Levels of service at these intersections were measured based on the Highway Capacity Manual
Unsignalized Intersection Capacity Analysis. The delay is for the minor street approaches only.

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3 FUTURE CONDITIONS
An important component of the transportation study is to estimate future conditions and evaluate
the impact of potential developments in the study area. In order to assess future traffic
conditions, the Study Team forecasted background growth and gathered information on future
developments such as development profiles and square footage by land use type.
A total of six proposed developments in the Friendship Heights area were identified which may
have some impact on traffic on Military Road, especially west of Rock Creek Park1. No future
developments were identified along the study corridor east of Rock Creek Park.

3.1

TRAFFIC FORECAST

In order to estimate the future conditions of the study area, it is important to understand the
background or natural traffic growth as well as the proposed development potential of the study
area. The future traffic impacts of background traffic growth and proposed developments over a
ten-year period (year 2013) were evaluated in the study area and compared with the existing
conditions. Future traffic impacts were carefully considered in the development of improvements
which will be discussed in Chapter 5.
3.1.1 Background Growth
To estimate the growth of background traffic, the Study Team compared historical trends with
traffic forecasts developed by DDOT and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
(MWCOG). The historical data showed significant fluctuations, with short periods of rapid
growth tempered by longer trends of slow or even negative growth. The MWCOG model,
Round 6.2, forecasts traffic growth from 2000 to 2010 at approximately 0.7 percent per year for
the northwest and northeast areas, Washington, DC. In addition, similar studies for the Palisades
and Takoma Park areas forecast background growth at 0.5 percent and 1.0 percent per year,
respectively. Therefore, the Study Team has adopted 0.7 percent per year as the background
growth factor for the Military Road/Missouri Avenue Corridor Transportation study.
3.1.2 Proposed Developments
The Study Team identified three proposed developments in the District of Columbia and three in
Montgomery County, Maryland. These sites are currently in various phases of the development
process. Exhibit 3-1 illustrates the locations with brief descriptions of the proposed projects.

The main source of development information for the study area was the District of Columbia Department of
Transportation (DDOT), Office of Planning, and the Friendship Heights Sector Plan adopted by Montgomery
County Department of Parks and Planning, 1998.

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Exhibit 3-1: Proposed Developments

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3.2

DEVELOPMENT TRAFFIC

The methodology recommended by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) was followed
to estimate the number of trips generated by the proposed developments. Based on the proposed
land uses, trip generation rates were obtained from the ITE Trip Generation Manual (6th Edition,
1997). These trip generation rates are then multiplied by the appropriate independent variable
(e.g., number of dwelling units, gross floor area or gross leasable area) to obtain the number of
trips generated by the development.
Because of the proximity to the Friendship Heights Metro and bus stations, a considerable
number of trips in the study area will use a mode of transportation other than automobile.
Therefore, the trip generation rates from the ITE Trip Generation Manual were adjusted to
account for the other modes. After the total number of trips generated by the proposed
developments was obtained, the trips were distributed on the street network. The initial trip
distribution was made based on a distribution provided by the Maryland-National Capital Park
and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) staff to the consultants who prepared the traffic impact
studies for the three developments in Montgomery County. This distribution indicated that 8% of
the trips produced by the developments would use Military Road.
Once on Military Road, the trips were assumed to follow trip patterns observed from the traffic
counts. Exhibit 3-2 summarizes the estimated additional trips generated by each development in
or near the study area (including Montgomery County). Exhibits 3-3A and 3-3B show peak hour
traffic volumes for the 26 intersections where detailed analyses were conducted, with the
proposed developments described in Exhibit 3-1.
Exhibit 3-2: Summary of Projected Net Trips Generated by Proposed Developments
(after subtracting trips generated by existing developments)
Development
Washington Clinic
Buick Site
WMATA Garage
Chevy Chase Center
Hechts
GEICO
TOTAL

IN
18
-5*
52
202
273
225
765

AM Peak Hour
OUT
36
19
186
34
95
156
526

TOTAL
54
14
238
236
368
381
1,291

IN
32
18
216
62
197
167
692

PM Peak Hour
OUT
24
8
149
206
339
234
960

TOTAL
56
26
365
268
536
401
1,652

Note: Proposed residential development at the Buick site is projected to generate fewer trips than with the existing car dealership land use.

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Exhibit 3-3A: Projected 2013 Peak Hour Traffic Volumes with Proposed Developments
West of Rock Creek Park

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Exhibit 3-3B: Projected 2013 Peak Hour Traffic Volumes with Proposed Developments
East of Rock Creek Park

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3.3

FUTURE LEVELS OF SERVICE

Future traffic conditions (levels of service) were analyzed using the same methodology used to
analyze the level of service under existing conditions. Exhibit 3-4 shows the results from the
future traffic analysis, prior to evaluating the impact of proposed improvements. As expected,
the levels of service would worsen over time since the traffic volumes would increase. In
particular, levels of service for the intersections at Nebraska Avenue and Connecticut Avenue
during the morning peak hour and Kansas Avenue, 13th Street, Reno Road, and 41st Street during
afternoon peak hour would deteriorate to LOS E or F.
Exhibit 3-4: Comparison of Existing and Future Levels of Service in Peak Periods
Node
#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25

Intersections1

Existing Condition
AM Peak
PM Peak

Missouri Ave./Riggs Rd. @ Blair Rd.


N.E.
Missouri Ave. @ North Capitol St. N.E.
Missouri Ave. @ New Hampshire Ave.
NW
Missouri Ave. @ Kansas Ave. NW
Missouri Ave. @ 3rd St. N.W.
Missouri Ave. @ 5th St. NW
Missouri Ave. @8th St. N.W.
Missouri Ave. @9th St. N.W. 2
Military Rd. (Missouri Ave.) @ Georgia
Ave. N.W.
Military Rd. @ Colorado Ave. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 13th St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 14th St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ Oregon Ave. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 27th St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 30th St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 31st St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 32nd St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ Nebraska Ave./Broad
Branch Rd. N.W.
Military Rd. @ Nevada Ave. N.W.
Military Rd. @ Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 39th St N.W.
Military Rd. @ Reno Rd. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 41st St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 43rd St. N.W. 2
Military Rd. @ Western Ave. N.W.

Forecast Year 2013


AM Peak
PM Peak

D
C
C
B
E

D
B
C
B
F

D
D
C
B
F

E
B
C
B
F

A
E
B
C
B
B
A
A

A
D
C
B
B
A
B
A

A
E
B
D
D
B
B
A

A
E
C
B
B
A
A
B

B
D
A
A
B
C
B

B
C
B
D
E
C
B

C
E
A
A
C
C
C

B
D
B
E
F
C
C

Notes:
1. Level of service at 16th Street interchange was not determined.
2. These are unsignalized intersections. Levels of service at these intersections were measured based on the Highway Capacity Manual
Unsignalized Intersection Capacity Analysis. The delay is for the minor street approaches only.

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4 PROGRAMMED IMPROVEMENTS
The Study Team collected information about other scheduled improvements in the Military
Road/Missouri Avenue corridor study area that are currently underway or ongoing from the
District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT). In Maryland, the Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) has prepared a set of required
transportation improvement needs to be met by proposed developments in the Friendship Heights
community in Maryland near the Military Road intersection at Western Avenue.

4.1

ONGOING DDOT STREET CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

As part of DDOTs ongoing effort to improve roadways in Washington DC and as part of the
Wards 3 and 4 Roadway Improvement Project, selected side streets near the Military Road/
Missouri Avenue corridor have recently been or will be resurfaced or reconstructed. The
following streets in the study area are identified in the Wards 3 and 4 Roadway Improvement
Project:
Recently Completed Projects
Colorado Avenue between 13th Street and Missouri Avenue (resurfacing)
Nicholson Street between 13th Street and 14th Street (reconstruction)
Scheduled Projects
31st Street between Military Road and Nebraska Avenue (resurfacing)
Kanawha Street between Utah Avenue and 30th Street (reconstruction)
Livingston Street between Chevy Chase Parkway and 39th Street (reconstruction)
The expected completion date of these roadway improvements is summer 2004.

4.2 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS IN MONTGOMERY


COUNTY
Through discussions with the Transportation Planning Division of the Maryland-National Capital
Park & Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), the Study Team learned that the M-NCPPC requires
the following transportation improvements be made prior to the approval of the development
plans of GEICO, Hechts and the Chevy Chase Center in the Friendship Heights area:
The following lists are from a Memorandum, dated April 3, 2003, from the Transportation
Planning Division to the Development Review Division of the M-NCPPC regarding the
Preliminary and Project Plan for the Hechts development. The study-related improvements
were selected from the Memorandum for this report. Please note that all developments such as
the Chevy Chase Center development and GEICO also have to meet the requirements imposed
by the M-NCPPC.
1. Maintain a 120-foot right-of-way for Wisconsin Avenue

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2. Maintain a 120-foot right-of-way for Western Avenue, including a 25-foot truncation at


Wisconsin Avenue
3. Provide separate left turn lane along eastbound and westbound Western Avenue at River
Road by restriping the existing lane designation and change the traffic signal phasing to
provide concurrent signal phasing along Western Avenue
4. Restripe the existing southbound Friendship Boulevard approach to the Western
Avenue/Jenifer Street intersection within the existing curbs from the existing one left turn
lane and one through/right lane to one left turn lane, one through lane, and one
through/right lane. A new signal phasing is needed at this intersection to provide split
phasing for Friendship Boulevard and Jenifer Street.
5. The applicant shall join the Friendship Heights Transportation Management Organization
and enter into a Traffic Mitigation Agreement with M-NCPPC and DPQT to assist in
attaining the objectives of the Transportation Management District, including making a
best effort to achieve and maintain a non-auto driver mode share of 39 percent of
employees. The Traffic Mitigation Agreement shall be included in the Site Plan
Enforcement Agreement for the proposed development.
6. Consensus was reached to provide a new landscaped median on Wisconsin Avenue that
would extend from Willard Avenue to Western Avenue where a new left turn lane would
be provided.
The above improvement recommendations by the M-NCPPC will directly impact the Friendship
Heights area, such that improved traffic movement on Western Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue
will enhance traffic flow on Military Road. They will also help reduce resident concerns
regarding cut-through traffic using local streets in the Friendship Heights area, especially during
peak periods.

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5 ISSUES AND IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS


5.1

INTRODUCTION

The Study Team met with area residents and compiled a comprehensive list of transportation
issues to be considered for the Military Road/Missouri Avenue corridor study area. This was
followed by field investigations, analysis and assessments of existing conditions and more public
meetings. The Study Team then developed preliminary recommended improvements and met
again with area residents to obtain comments and inputs. The following are the Study Teams
recommendations to improve safety and transportation operations in the study area. (Please note
that a community meeting handout explaining signal types and lane operations is available in
Appendix K.)
This chapter describes the key transportation issues in the corridor, and recommended
improvements to address the issues. The first section summarizes issues and short term and long
term improvements for the corridor. The second section and the third section describe the issues
and improvements for three major roadway segments and at the intersection level, respectively.
All discussions proceed from west to east.
Each component of the section is presented as follows:

5.2

Issue(s): states the concern, problem or need for improvement


Recommended Short-Term Improvement(s): various solutions that could potentially
address the issues and may be implemented within 12 months.
Recommended Long-Term Improvement(s): various solutions that could potentially
address the issues, but the implementation would generally take longer than 12 months.
Evaluation(s): analysis of recommendations.

CORRIDOR OVERVIEW
Issue(s):
The community stakeholders identified excessive speed as one of the major problems to
be addressed along the corridor. Speed studies confirmed that the mean speed
significantly exceeds the posted speed limits in three of the four locations where speed
surveys were conducted.
The posted speed limit is higher in the Rock Creek Park section of the corridor. Since this
segment of the corridor has controlled access, it is classified as a freeway facility and
does tend to have higher speeds. The high speeds in this segment make it difficult to
adjust to the lower speed limits on either side of the park.
Speed limit signs are present on many segments, but their visibility is sometimes
obscured by uncontrolled vegetation and/or less than ideal placement.
Congestion occurs at several key intersections. The congestion is documented by capacity
analysis and by queuing studies, which record the back-ups on the intersection
approaches.

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A high level of pedestrian activity is evident at some of the intersections as indicated by


pedestrian counts. Adequate provisions for safe pedestrian crossings should be
maintained and improved where needed.
A number of intersections had high accident records. Corrective action should be taken
where problems can be identified.
Proper pavement markings are necessary for safe and efficient movement of vehicles and
pedestrians. Markings should be well maintained.
Adequate signage should be installed and maintained for the control of traffic operations.
Parking limits should be assessed and clearly defined.
The community stakeholders identified truck traffic as a problem. However, vehicle
classification counts indicated that heavy trucks constitute only 1.8% of the total traffic
volume. Since this corridor is classified as an arterial roadway and alternative truck
routing would have to be provided on other roads, it appears that displacement of the
truck traffic is not possible. It is, therefore, important to monitor and control the speed of
the truck traffic through the corridor, as this will reduce noise and vibration as well as
increase safety.
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Monitor and enforce the posted speed limits.
Provide speed limit signage where visibility is good. Maintain vegetation and/or relocate
signs where they are not obstructed by vegetation.
Provide consistent location of speed limit signs, preferably just downstream from
intersections.
Provide clear warning signage at locations where speed limit zones change.
Provide adequate pavement markings for crosswalks, stop lines, lane lines, and lane use
designation. Due to heavy traffic volumes, markings need to be renewed often.
Provide adequate signage, including warning and regulatory signs as well as directional
signage.
Clearly delineate parking limits with proper signs and pavement markings.
Adjust signal timings to optimize allocation of green time for the current traffic flows.
Consider changes in signal phasing to improve capacity.
Identify locations where turn restrictions are needed.
Install red light running cameras at certain intersections (possibly on a rotating basis)
with advising signs.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Provide actuation of signal systems to reduce unnecessary stops and delays in the arterial
flow and to optimize the allocation of green time.
Provide efficient coordination of closely spaced intersections.
Construct accessible wheelchair ramps that conform to current ADA and DDOT
standards at all pedestrian crossings.
Construct limited roadway widening where necessary to increase capacity at congested
locations.
Evaluation(s):
Discussed in detail in the following sections.

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5.3

CRITICAL ROADWAY SEGMENTS

5.3.1 Nebraska Avenue to 27th Street


Issue(s):
Four narrow (10 wide) travel lanes
A single left turning vehicle can block the left lane of travel. This encourages other
drivers to switch lanes.
High travel speeds through a residential area. This section of Military Road is located just
to the west of the higher speed area (35 mph) through Rock Creek Park.
Traffic signals located at low-volume side streets cause interruptions in the heavy arterial
flow on Military Road.
Hilly terrain limits sight distance and requires accelerating and decelerating on gradients.
High noise levels
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Restripe this segment of Military Road. Replace the existing four narrow (10) lanes with
3 wider (12-14) lanes. Designate one lane for eastbound flow, one lane for westbound
flow, and the third as a two way left turn lane. Remove existing lane use markings and
install new markings and signs. See Exhibits 5-1 through 5-3.
Retime all signals to provide sufficient green time for the arterial flow. Increase the cycle
length and reduce the green time for the side streets.
Conduct 90-day trial period and monitor traffic operations to measure the changes in
flow, speed and safety records.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
At low-volume side street intersections that do not meet the warrants in the Manual of
Uniform Traffic Control Devices, place the signals on flashing operation for a 90-day
trial period.
During the 90-day trial period, monitor traffic operations to measure the changes in flow,
speed and safety records.
If traffic operations are found to be acceptable, proceed to the long-term recommendation
to remove the signals at locations that do not meet warrants.
At locations where signals are warranted or determined necessary, install semi-actuated
traffic signal systems. Install pedestrian actuation equipment to allow safe crossing of
Military Road.
Evaluation(s):
Semi-actuated traffic signals at the medium-volume side streets will reduce the number
and duration of interruptions to the arterial flow of traffic on Military Road.
Reduced stops and starts on Military Road will reduce the potential of rear-end accidents.
Reduced stops and starts on Military Road will reduce the noise generated from
accelerating and decelerating vehicles.
Existing lane use with four narrow lanes provides a high potential for sideswipe
accidents.
Three-lane operation will provide lower and more uniform speeds.

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Three-lane operation will remove left turning vehicles from the through lanes and
minimize lane-switching maneuvers.
Three-lane operation will make it easier for vehicles exiting from the unsignalized
intersections and alleyways to make left turns. With the current four-lane operation, leftturning vehicles must wait for gaps in the traffic flows in both directions before exiting.
However, with the proposed three-lane operation, left-turning vehicles can wait for a gap
in the traffic flow from one direction, then turn into the two-way left turn lane on Military
Road, then wait for a gap in the traffic flow in the other direction.

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Exhibit 5-1: Nebraska Avenue to 27th Street (1 of 3)

Click HERE

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Exhibit 5-2: Nebraska Avenue to 27th Street (2 of 3)

Click HERE

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Exhibit 5-3: Nebraska Avenue to 27th Street (3 of 3)

Click HERE

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5.3.2 Missouri Avenue from 13th Street to Georgia Avenue


Issue(s):
Three closely spaced intersections at 13th Street, Colorado Avenue, and Georgia Avenue
Limited storage space available between adjacent intersections, especially between
Georgia and Colorado Avenues
Very tight reverse curve movements for through vehicles on Missouri Avenue.
Complex signal phasing at Georgia Avenue
High pedestrian volumes
High level of congestion as documented by queuing studies
Keep Right signs missing on the raised islands
Faded or missing pavement markings
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Improve signal timings.
Simplify signal phasing.
Install broken yellow pavement markings to better define and separate the reverse curve
movement for Missouri Avenue through traffic.
Install Keep Right signs on the raised islands.
Provide visible lane use markings and signs.
Construct left turn storage lane for eastbound traffic at 13th Street.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Improve geometry for the Missouri Avenue through movement. See Exhibits 5-4 through
5-6.
Extend the raised median on Missouri Avenue through Colorado Avenue.
Limit turns at Colorado Avenue to right-in right-out.
Remove traffic signal at Colorado Avenue.
Construct left-turn storage lane for westbound traffic at 13th Street.
Construct a wide raised landscaped median between 14th and 13th Streets.
Evaluation(s):
Reducing from a three signal system to two will simplify traffic operations and improve
capacity and safety.
If adequate provisions are made for left turns at 13th Street, then left turns at Colorado
Avenue can be reasonably relocated.
A wide raised landscaped median will provide a boulevard look and feel and will reduce
the perceived pavement width. These factors will lead to lower operating speeds.
Establishing protected left turn lanes will remove these vehicles from the through lane
and provide improved safety and capacity for these movements. Allowing left turns at
13th Street will mitigate the restriction of left turns at Colorado Avenue. (Details on the
following section.).

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Exhibit 5-4: 14th Street at Georgia Avenue (1 of 3)

Click HERE

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Exhibit 5-5: 14th Street at Georgia Avenue (2 of 3)

Click HERE

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Exhibit 5-6: 14th Street at Georgia Avenue (3 of 3)

Click HERE

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5.3.3 Missouri Avenue from 9th Street to 3rd Street


Issue(s):
Speeds along this segment exceed the posted speed limit.
The straight alignment and flat grades encourage higher speeds.
Heavy pedestrian traffic, crossing four lanes of high-speed traffic, creates more potential
for unsafe conditions.
Acute intersection angles at the crossing of Madison Street and Longfellow create large
open pavement sections and intensive conflict areas.
Multiple streets intersecting at one location create 6-legged intersections, resulting in a
large number of conflict points.
Left turns from the side streets (Madison and Longfellow) create sharp-angle conflicts.
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Restripe this segment of Missouri Avenue. Replace four narrow lanes (10 +/-) with 3
wider lanes (12 14). Designate one lane for eastbound flow, one lane for westbound
flow, and the third as a two way left turn lane. Remove existing lane use markings and
install new markings and signs. See Exhibits 5-7 through 5-9.
Retime all signals to provide sufficient green time for the arterial flow. Increase the cycle
length and reduce the green time for the side streets.
Existing lane usage with four narrow lanes provides a high potential for sideswipe
accidents.
Designate Madison Street one-way westbound between 5th Street and Missouri Avenue.
Prohibit left turns from Madison Street and 6th Street onto Missouri Avenue.
Designate Longfellow one-way westbound between 3rd Place and Missouri Avenue.
Prohibit left turns from Longfellow and 4th Street onto Missouri Avenue.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Install semi-actuated traffic signal systems at the medium-volume side streets. Install
pedestrian actuation equipment to allow the safe crossing of Military Road.
Install a raised median island on Missouri Avenue from just west of 6th Street to just east
of Madison Street.
Install a raised median island on Missouri Avenue from just west of 4th Street to just east
of Longfellow Street.
Evaluation(s):
Three-lane operation will provide lower and more uniform speeds.
Three-lane operation will remove left turning vehicles from the through lanes and
minimize lane-switching maneuvers.
Three-lane operation will make it easier to make left turns from the side streets that do
not have signals.
Semi-actuated traffic signals at medium-volume side streets will reduce the number and
duration of interruptions to the arterial flow of traffic on Missouri Avenue.
Minimized stops and starts on Missouri Avenue will reduce the potential of rear-end
accidents and the noise generated from accelerating and decelerating vehicles.

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Existing lane usage with four lanes encourages higher speeds as vehicles try to pass other
vehicles.
Designation of one-way streets reduces the number of turning movements and conflict
points.
Elimination of acute-angle left turns will improve the safety of the intersection.
Installation of a raised median island will provide a positive barrier to control the
prohibited movements.
Installation of raised median islands will create a safe pedestrian refuge and improve the
safety of the pedestrian crossings.
Installation of raised median islands will provide an opportunity to provide a landscaped
treatment and improve the visual appearance of the corridor.
Installation of raised median islands will help to reduce vehicular speed.

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Exhibit 5-7: 9th Street to 3rd Street (1 of 3)

Click HERE

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Exhibit 5-8: 9th Street to 3rd Street (2 of 3)

Click HERE

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Exhibit 5-9: 9th Street to 3rd Street (3 of 3)

Click HERE

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5.3.4 Missouri Avenue from New Hampshire Avenue to Blair Road


Issue(s):
Three closely spaced intersections
Four narrow lanes on Missouri Avenue
High turning volumes
High level of congestion as documented by queuing studies
Insufficient signal timing with fixed time signal systems
Poor pavement condition
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Provide improved pavement markings to assist in proper lane utilization.
Provide improved lane use signage to assist in proper lane utilization.
Provide consistent placement and sign formats for turn prohibition signage.
Optimize signal timings to reflect current volumes and predominant flow patterns.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Install a fully-actuated signal system at all three intersections.
Interconnect signal systems and establish a traffic-responsive program to control timings.
Provide internally illuminated signs to actively display turn prohibitions during restricted
hours. See Exhibit 5-10.
Repave roadway surfaces.
Evaluation(s):
Traffic-responsive traffic signal systems will provide maximum utilization of the existing
pavement widths.
Enhanced signage and pavement markings will improve operations and safety.
Congestion at one intersection can result in blockage at adjacent intersections. The
traffic-responsive systems will detect blockages and adjust signal timings to reduce
problems.
Existing lane use with four narrow lanes provides a high potential for sideswipe
accidents. Improved lane markings will enhance lane utilization and increase safety and
capacity.
Internally illuminated signs increase driver recognition and adherence to restrictions.

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Exhibit 5-10: New Hampshire Avenue to Blair Road

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5.4

INTERSECTIONS

5.4.1

Military Road/Western Avenue Intersection

Looking Northwest

Looking Northeast

Issue(s):
Confusing intersection due to unconventional road alignment.
Lack of queuing area along Western Avenue between Military Road and Wisconsin
Avenue.
Close proximity to Embassy Suites drop off area.
Tight curb returns.
Operation of intersection can be adversely affected by queuing of Military Road/41st
Street/Reno Road intersection.
Poor alignment and sidewalk condition for safe pedestrian and wheelchair crossings at
the intersection.
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Add additional striping and signage indicating lane usages.
Modify signal timing at both this location and at Military Road/41st Street to alleviate the
eastbound congestion between the two intersections.
Coordinate signal phasing timing with intersection at Wisconsin and Western Avenues.
Revise the signal coordination schedule for intersections at Western Avenue and Military
Road and at Western Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue.
Coordinate with Embassy Suites to improve operations at drop-off area.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Re-align the pedestrian crossings on Military Road by reconstructing the islands for
easier access for pedestrian and wheelchair use.
Evaluation(s):
Optimizing the signal timing and improving coordination of signals along Western
Avenue should improve capacity of the intersection by allowing more vehicles to enter
Western Avenue westbound and pass through the signals at the Western Avenue/
Wisconsin Avenue intersection.
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The improved alignment of crossing markings and island crossing will increase safety of
pedestrians.
5.4.2

Military Road/43rd Street Intersection

Looking East

Looking West

Issue(s):
Faded pavement markings
Limited sight distance for vehicles entering onto Military Road from 43rd Street
Queuing on Military Road heading eastbound caused by the 41st Street intersection which
can extend beyond 43rd Street westward, blocking the intersections along Military Road
Queuing on Military Road heading westbound caused by the Western Avenue
intersection. Back-ups can extend beyond 43rd Street
High pedestrian volumes
Wheelchair ramps do not conform to ADA and DDOT standards
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Restripe the pavement markings.
Remove two parking spaces along Military Road east of 43rd Street to improve sight
distance.
Install parking stall striping to define parking limits.
Relocate the No Parking Here to Corner sign.
Install Do Not Block Intersection signs.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Reconstruct wheelchair ramps to current ADA and DDOT standards.
Evaluation(s):
Removing two parking spaces will improve sight distance from 43rd Street and improve
the safety for both vehicles and pedestrians.
Installing Do Not Block Intersection signs will allow easier access to and from 43rd
Street during periods when of lengthy queues have formed.
Improvements recommended at 41st Street and at Western Avenue should reduce the
queuing problems.

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5.4.3 Military Road/42nd Street Intersection


Issue(s):
Limited sight distance for vehicles entering onto Military Road from 42nd Street
Queuing on Military Road heading eastbound caused by the 41st Street intersection can
extend beyond 42nd Street westward, blocking the intersection.
Although 42nd Street northbound approach at Military Road is signed for Right Turn
Only, drivers were observed making left turns and crossing Military Road for through
movement on 42nd Street.
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Restripe the pavement markings.
Remove parking spaces along Military Road on either side of 42nd Street in order to
improve sight distance.
Install parking stall striping to define parking limits.
Relocate the No Parking Here To Corner sign.
Install Do Not Block Intersection signs for both directions.
Install additional signage to reinforce turning restrictions.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
For the northbound approach, install a raised island to completely restrict left turns and
through movements. This will require increasing the curb radius on the southeast corner
of the intersection.
Evaluation(s):
Removal of parking spaces will improve sight distance from 42nd Street.
Having adequate sight distance will improve the safety for both vehicles and pedestrians.
Installing Do Not Block Intersection signs will allow easier access to and from 42nd
Street during periods with lengthy queues from other intersections.
Improvements recommended at 41st Street and Reno Road should significantly reduce the
queuing problems.
The inclusion of a raised island will prevent any possible through or left turns. However,
this recommended improvement will require an increased curb radius on the affected
corner.

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5.4.4

Military Road/41st Street/Reno Road Intersection

Looking East

Looking South

Issue(s):
There is excessive queuing on Military Road heading eastbound, especially during the
afternoon peak hour. The queuing has been observed to extend all the way back to
Western Avenue. Excessive queuing encourages drivers to seek other travel routes.
Confusing intersection for drivers due to proximity of the two signal systems
Due to poor signal timing, the existing signal system gives preference to the lower
volume roads (41st Street and Reno Road) compared to the arterial street, Military Road.
During afternoon peak-hours, Reno Road currently has a 35 second green phase, Military
Road has a 25 second green phase, and 41st Street northbound has a 15 second green
phase. The side streets are allocated more green time (40 seconds) than Military Road (35
seconds) even though more than twice the traffic uses Military Road compared to Reno
Road.
Limited left turn movements allowed.
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Signal phase timing needs to be reset.
Improve intersection signage to eliminate confusion.
Install a red light camera system to assist in monitoring prohibited movements and red
light running.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Install vehicular detection equipment on all approaches.
Install a fully-actuated traffic control system.
Restripe the Military Road eastbound approach to provide a 150 long right turn lane.
Prohibit parking within the limits of the turn lane. See Exhibit 5-11.
If above short-term and long-term recommendations do not resolve the excessive queuing
problem at this intersection, the following alternatives may be considered.
ALTERNATIVE 1: Close 41st Street south of the intersection by placing a temporary
double faced Jersey Barrier across the southern section of 41st Street. This will convert

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the intersection into a simple four-legged intersection. Advance signage (e.g. No


Outlet) would be required at Jenifer Street and a small turn-around would need to be
constructed. Remove the appropriate signal phase and retime remaining phases. This
improvement should be tested for at least 90 days before making the traffic movement
change permanent.
If Alternative 1 is selected, monitor the intersection for a 90-day period. After the 90-day
trial period, replace the double-faced Jersey Barrier across southern section of 41st Street
with a raised grassed panel or planter to make the closure permanent. Allow a path for
bicycle and pedestrian passage.
ALTERNATIVE 2: Make 41st Street one-way southbound from Military Road to Jenifer
Street.
If Alternatives 1 or 2 are implemented, accommodations for bicycles will need to be
maintained.
Evaluation(s):
Retiming the signal will reduce the green time that is currently given to Reno Road and
41st Street, which have lower traffic volumes than Military Road. Allotting the additional
green time to Military Road will help reduce much of the severe queuing problem.
Observe the operation of the intersection after coordinating with the Western Avenue
signals to measure the improvement in the flow of traffic, especially for Military Road
eastbound.
Reducing the queues at this intersection should help to reduce the number of accidents.
A red light camera will help reduce illegal left turn movements and red light running that
decrease capacity and create safety concerns.
Operation as an independent, fully-actuated signal will optimize the approach of green
time to the approaches with the greatest demand. This will increase capacity and reduce
delay for all vehicles.
The construction of a separate right turn lane on eastbound Military Road for both 41st
and Reno Road will remove the right turning vehicles from the through lanes and allow a
higher capacity for the eastbound approach.
With Alternatives 1 or 2, the 41st Street approach will be removed from the signal
operation and the intersection will be simplified, enabling it to operate at an improved
level of service. These alternatives should only be considered if the other measures
considered above are not successful in improving the operations at this intersection.
A modern roundabout was evaluated for the potential implementation at the intersection.
However, due to local community opposition, the roundabout alternative has been
dropped from further consideration.

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Exhibit 5-11: Military Road/41st Street/Reno Road Intersection

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5.4.5

Military Road/39th Street Intersection

Looking East

Looking South

Issue(s):
Faded lane markings
Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings
Eastbound speed limit sign located on near side of the intersection
Arterial traffic flow is interrupted by unnecessary side street signal phases at low volume
side streets.
Limited sight distance
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Restripe the existing lane markings.
Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to current DDOT standards.
Establish parking limits with striping on the side streets.
Relocate the eastbound speed limit sign to the far side of intersection.
Install a new westbound speed limit sign on the far side of the intersection.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Install traffic signal detection equipment on the side street to permit semi-actuated signal
operations.
Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate the side street signal phase.
Evaluation(s):
Faded lane markings reduce driver visibility and decrease pedestrian safety.
Improved lane markings enhance lane utilization and increase safety and capacity.
Relocating the speed limit sign and making it more prominent will make drivers aware of
the legal street limit.
Semi-actuated signals minimize unnecessary stops of arterial traffic flow thereby
improving safety and decreasing delays.

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5.4.6

Military Road/Connecticut Avenue Intersection

Looking East

Looking South

Issue(s):
Very short eastbound left turn lane (<50) with a very abrupt taper (~3:1)
The westbound approach does not have a graphic lane use sign.
The eastbound speed limit sign, downstream from the intersection, is obstructed by
overgrown vegetation.
Sharp curb radius in the southeast quadrant
Location has high accident history
Insufficient capacity for the east/west approaches resulting in long delays for the
associated northbound and southbound movements
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Increase the length of the eastbound left turn lane. See Exhibit 5-12.
Improve the taper rate into the eastbound left turn lane to a minimum rate of 10 to 1.
Remove one parking space on the eastbound approach.
Add a lane use sign for approaching westbound traffic.
Remove and/or clear vegetation overgrowth.
Modify signal timing to improve the flow on all approaches.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Increase the curb radius on the southeast quadrant.
Consider installation of a fully-actuated signal system at this location.
Evaluation(s):
Clearing the overgrown vegetation from in front of the speed limit signs will make the
sign more prominent and make drivers aware of the legal speed limit.
Monitor any changes in the accident type and frequency after improvements.
Observe traffic operations in the field during peak hours to quantify implementation of
the improvements in the flow of traffic.
Actuated signal equipment will maximize capacity and minimize delay. During peak
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through movement for the primary traffic flow with semi-actuated control on the side
streets to minimize interruptions. During the off-peak conditions, the signal systems can
operate on a fully-actuated mode to minimize stops and delays for all vehicles.

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Exhibit 5-12: Military Road/Connecticut Avenue Intersection

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5.4.7

Military Road/Chevy Chase Parkway

Looking north

Looking east

Issue(s):
Poor sight distance for turning vehicles from Chevy Chase Parkway onto Military Road
Parking spaces crowd the intersection
Overgrown vegetation obstructs visibility.
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Remove overgrown vegetation.
Eliminate a few parking spaces either side of the intersection.
Provide parking lane striping along Military Road to define parking limits.
Install No Parking Here to Corner signs.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Consider elimination of hazardous movements by placing signs with turn restrictions.
These movements would be transferred to other safer intersections, such as Nevada
Avenue.
Evaluation(s):
Clearing overgrown vegetation will help improve visibility.
Clear delineation of parking limits at the intersection corners improves sight distances for
turning vehicles and increases safety.
Some turning movements could be accommodated better at other intersections with
improved sight distances.

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5.4.8

Military Road/Nevada Avenue Intersection

Looking East

Looking South

Issue(s):
Poor delineation of legal parking spaces on Military Road east of Nevada Avenue
Lack of properly established No Parking zones at the intersection approaches on
Nevada Avenue
Overgrown vegetation obstructs visibility of signs.
Wheelchair ramps in the northeast and southeast quadrants do not conform to ADA and
DDOT standards.
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to current DDOT standards.
Provide parking lane striping along Military Road between Nevada Avenue and Nebraska
Avenue. See Exhibit 5-13.
Remove and/or clear vegetation overgrowth or relocate the signs.
Install a No Parking Here to Corner sign on all approaches on Nevada Avenue.
Relocate the westbound speed limit sign in front of the tree.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Reconstruct wheelchair ramps in the northeast and southeast quadrants to current ADA
and DDOT standards.
Evaluation(s):
Faded lane markings reduce driver visibility and decrease pedestrian safety.
Improved lane markings enhance lane utilization and increase safety and capacity.
Clearly delineating parking limits at the intersection corners improves sight distances for
both pedestrians and vehicles and increases safety and capacity.
Clearing overgrown vegetation from in front of the speed limit signs will make the signs
more prominent and will make drivers aware of the legal speed limit.

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Exhibit 5-13: Military Road/Nevada Avenue Intersection

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5.4.9

Military Road/Broad Branch Road/Nebraska Avenue Intersection

Looking East

Looking South

Issue(s):
Lack of lane use markings and signage on eastbound approach to intersection
Lack of lane use markings and signage on southbound approach to intersection
Closely spaced signs on northbound approach obstruct view of the second sign.
Wheelchair ramps in all quadrants except the northwest quadrant do not conform to ADA
and DDOT standards.
Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings
Faded lane markings
Curb radius in the southeast quadrant from northbound Nebraska Avenue to eastbound
Military Road is too small to handle the heavy traffic volumes
Deformed pavement for the right turn movement in the southeast quadrant from
northbound Nebraska Avenue to eastbound Military Road
Inadequate lane use signage for westbound left turn movement
Location has high accident history.
For westbound movement, the inner lane becomes a left turn only lane, which results to
one through lane. This force through traffic traveling inner lane to switch lane to
continue the through movement. This flow change cause long queues.
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Provide lane use markings and signs to establish two eastbound approach lanes.
Provide lane use markings and signs to establish two southbound approach lanes.
Relocate the No Left Turn at Military Avenue sign to the northbound approach.
Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to current DDOT standards.
Restripe the existing lane markings.
Install a Left Lane Must Turn Left sign and lane use graphic sign (R3-8a) on the
westbound approach.
Modify the signal phasing and timing to improve the westbound left turn operation.
Provide a protected westbound left turn phase and increase green time allocated to this
movement.

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Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):


Reconstruct the wheelchair ramps in all quadrants except the northwest to current ADA
and DDOT standards.
Increase the radius on the southeast quadrant for the right turn movement from
northbound Nebraska Avenue to eastbound Military Road.
Repave to correct the pavement deficiencies.
Restripe the southbound approach to allow two multi-purpose lanes.
Evaluation(s):
Faded markings reduce driver visibility and decrease pedestrian safety.
Improved lane markings and signage enhance lane utilization and increase safety and
capacity.
Providing proper allocation of signal timing ensures efficient operation of the signal
systems.
5.4.10 Military Road/32nd Street Intersection

Looking East

Looking South

Issue(s):
Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings
Faded lane markings
Overgrown vegetation obstructs the view of the westbound speed limit sign west of the
intersection.
Wheelchair ramps do not conform to ADA and DDOT standards in the northwest and
northeast quadrants.
Existing volume data indicates that this location does not meet signal warrants.
Arterial traffic flow is interrupted by unnecessary side street signal phases at this low
volume side street.
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Relocate the speed limit sign closer to the intersection.
Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to current DDOT standards.
Remove and/or clear vegetation overgrowth.
Restripe the existing lane markings.

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It is recommended that this segment of Military Road be converted to a three-lane


operation. See the additional discussion on this segment of roadway in Section 5.3.1
above.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Reconstruct all wheelchair ramps to current ADA and DDOT standards.
Install traffic signal detection equipment on the side streets to permit semi-actuated signal
operations.
Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate the side street signal phase.
Low volume intersections not meeting warrants should be considered for signal system
removal. See the additional discussion on this segment of roadway in Section 5.3.1
above.
Evaluation(s):
Faded markings reduce driver visibility and decrease pedestrian safety.
Improved lane markings enhance lane utilization and increase safety and capacity.
Semi-actuated signals minimize unnecessary stops of arterial traffic flow thereby
improving safety and decreasing delay.
Relocating the speed limit sign and making it more prominent will make drivers aware of
the legal speed limit.
5.4.11 Military Road/31st Street Intersection

Looking East

Looking South

Issue(s):
Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings
Faded lane markings
Poor delineation of legal parking spaces on 31st Street
Limited sight distance due to vertical curve located just west of intersection
Eastbound Metrobus stop located just past crest of vertical curve
Existing volume data indicates that location does not meet signal warrants
Arterial traffic flow is interrupted by unnecessary side street signal phase at low volume
side streets

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Wheelchair ramps do not conform to ADA and DDOT standards in the northwest,
southwest, and southeast quadrants
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet current DDOT standards.
Restripe the existing lane markings.
Install No Parking Here to Corner signs on 31st Street.
Install a Signal Ahead sign for eastbound approach prior to crest.
It is recommended that this segment of Military Road be converted to a three-lane
operation. See the additional discussion on this segment of roadway in Section 5.3.1
above.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Reconstruct wheelchair ramps to current ADA and DDOT standards.
Install traffic signal detection equipment on side streets to permit semi-actuated signal
operations.
Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate side street signal phase.
Relocate eastbound Metrobus stop to a newly constructed bus turn out area east of the
intersection.
Install an internally illuminated Red Signal Ahead sign for eastbound approach prior to
crest of vertical curve. The sign should be interconnected to the traffic signal system.
Evaluation(s):
Semi-actuated signals will minimize unnecessary stops of arterial traffic flow, thereby
improving safety and decreasing delay.
The faded markings reduce driver visibility and decrease pedestrian safety.
Improved lane markings will enhance lane utilization and increase safety and capacity.
Low volume intersections not meeting warrants should be considered for signal system
removal. See the additional discussion on this segment of roadway in Section 5.3.1
above.
Installation of Signal Ahead warning signs will make drivers aware of signals,
preventing potential accidents from abrupt stops at red lights.

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5.4.12 Military Road/30th Street Intersection

Looking South

Looking West

Issue(s):
Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings
Faded lane markings
The arterial traffic flow is interrupted by unnecessary side street signal phases at low
volume side streets.
Existing volume data indicates that this location does not meet signal warrants.
The traffic signal is located at a low point with steep gradients on both approaches.
Wheelchair ramp in the northeast quadrant does not conform to ADA and DDOT
standards.
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to current DDOT standards.
Restripe the existing lane markings.
It is recommended that this segment of Military Road be converted to a three-lane
operation. See the additional discussion on this segment of roadway in Section 5.3.1
above.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Install traffic signal detection equipment on side streets to permit semi-actuated signal
operations.
Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate the side street signal phase.
Relocate the eastbound Metrobus stop to a newly constructed bus turn out lane area
utilizing the unused pavement south of the intersection.
See the discussion on this segment of roadway in Section 5.3 above.
Reconstruct wheelchair ramp in the northeast quadrant to current ADA and DDOT
standards.
Evaluation(s):
Faded markings reduce driver visibility and decrease pedestrian safety.
Improved lane markings will enhance lane utilization and increase safety and capacity.
Semi-actuated signals will minimize unnecessary stops of arterial traffic flow, thereby
improving safety and decreasing delay.

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Low volume intersections not meeting warrants should be considered for signal system
removal. See the additional discussion on this segment of roadway in Section 5.3.1
above.
Relocating bus stops to new bus pullouts removes the buses from the through lanes,
eliminating the back-ups caused by their stopping.
5.4.13 Military Road/27th Street Intersection

Looking East

Looking North

Issue(s):
Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings
Faded lane markings
Wheelchair ramps do not conform to ADA and DDOT standards.
Intersection located near the crest of a vertical curve
For westbound vehicles, the intersection is located close to the west of the higher speed
segment through Rock Creek Park. This leads to speeds in excess of the posted speed.
St. John College High School is located in the northeast quadrant of the intersection. The
school generates significant pedestrian traffic, particularly to and from the bus stops on
the east side of the intersection.
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Install Signal Ahead signs.
Install larger signs denoting change to lower speed zone in the westbound direction.
Relocate or add supplemental signal heads to improve visibility for westbound vehicles.
Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to current DDOT standards.
Restripe the existing lane markings.
Install lane use markings and signs for improved two-lane operation of the southbound
approach.
Install No Parking signs on southbound approach.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Reconstruct wheelchair ramps to meet current ADA and DDOT standards.
Install flashing School Zone signs with timers.
Install speed monitoring equipment and electronic message board.
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Evaluation(s):
Faded markings reduce driver visibility and decrease pedestrian safety.
Improved lane markings will enhance lane utilization and increase safety and capacity.
Improved signage will reduce speed.
Improved signage and signal placement will provide improved safety.
Installation of a Signal Ahead warning sign will make drivers aware of the signal,
preventing potential accidents from abrupt stops at red lights.
5.4.14 Military Road/Oregon Avenue/Glover Road Intersection

Looking North

Looking East

Issue(s):
Military Road westbound does not have sufficient capacity for the left turn movement.
This results in long vehicle delays and queues. Queues have been observed to block the
westbound through lane.
Concern has also been expressed over the difficulty of making a left turn from Military
Road eastbound onto Oregon Avenue.
Presence of nearby school creates pedestrian crossing movements.
High speed westbound traffic exiting Rock Creek Park
There is a lack of continuity in the bicycle system in an easterly direction through Rock
Creek Park.
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Install additional Reduced Speed Ahead signs prior to intersection for westbound
traffic in Rock Creek Park.
Modify signal timing to improve the westbound flow of traffic.
Adjust signal timings to insure safe pedestrian crossing times.
Install a larger sign denoting the change to a lower speed zone in the westbound
direction.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Install semi-actuated and advance signal phases for the westbound left turn.
Consider an actuated phase for the eastbound left turn movement. This movement could
be set up as a dual left turn with the westbound left turn.

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Consider a fully actuated signal system.


Install flashing School Zone signs with timers.
Incorporate the recommended improvements to bicycle accommodations based on the
upcoming DC Bicycle Master Plan. Consideration should be given to the construction of
a bicycle path easterly through Rock Creek Park. The recommended location is on the
north side of Military Road, much of which is already protected by a guardrail. The path
is feasible, but will be expensive to construct.
Evaluation(s):
Modifications to signal timings should be made periodically to reflect changing traffic
patterns.
Additional and improved signage for speed reduction will help slow traffic through
intersection
Installation of actuated signal equipment will provide a more responsive system, reducing
delay and improving capacity and safety.
5.4.15 Military Road/16th Street Intersection
Issue(s):
No Right-Of-Way control indicated for on-ramp from 16th Street to Military Road.
Location has high accident history.
At times, the queues at the intersection of 16th Street and the westbound off-ramps back
up the entire length of the off-ramp reaching Military Road.
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Add a Yield sign at the end of the eastbound on ramp from 16th Street to Military Road.
See Exhibit 5-4.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Conduct a traffic study along the 16th Street corridor to evaluate the retiming and possible
coordination of the signals along 16th Street.
Evaluation(s):
A Yield sign will help to control merging traffic with the heavy eastbound flow on
Military Road and will reduce speeds to improve safety.

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5.4.16 Missouri Avenue/14th Street Intersection

Looking West

Looking North

Issue(s):
Lack of clear lane delineations on all approaches
High volume (215 vehicles in afternoon peak hour) for eastbound left turns
Poor delineation of permitted parking spaces on Missouri Avenue and 14th Street
Location has high accident history.
Wide pavement area on the easterly approach may contribute to high speeds.
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Restripe the eastbound approach to provide three lanes. There is sufficient pavement
width to allow one left turn lane, one through lane and one through/right lane.
Rephase the signal to allow for an advanced eastbound left turn movement.
Restripe the northbound approach to provide two general use lanes. (Left/Through and
Through/Right).
Install No Parking signs on the northbound approach.
Offset the southbound approach centerline by 2 to allow for the establishment of two
general use lanes.
Establish parking limits with signs and pavement markings.
Install No Parking Here to Corner sign on the southeast corner.
See Exhibit 5-4.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Construct a wider raised landscaped median island between 14th and 13th Streets.
Evaluation(s):
The establishment of a protected left turn lane for eastbound traffic will remove the
turning traffic from the through lane, resulting in improved safety and capacity.
Clear definition of lane utilization will improve capacity and safety.
The establishment of parking limits will improve safety and capacity.
A wider raised landscaped median will provide a boulevard look and feel, and will reduce
the perceived pavement width and will lower operating speeds.

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5.4.17 Missouri Avenue/13th Street Intersection

Looking West

Looking North

Issue(s):
Faded or missing pavement markings
There is no separate left turn lane for the east/west movements. Although left turns are
prohibited in the peak hours, drivers were observed making these movements, creating
both safety and capacity problems.
Wide pavement area on the westerly approach promotes high speeds.
Capacity constraints at the two signalized intersections to the east (Colorado and Georgia
Avenues) result in extensive queuing for eastbound vehicles.
Tour bus traffic has no safe place to park and unload riders visiting the Historic Military
Road School2.
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Restripe the existing lane markings.
Install better signage for prohibited turns. Consider the use of internally illuminated
signs.
Install a protected left turn lane for eastbound vehicles.
Relocate the existing island light pole.
Restrict parking on the northbound approach for 13th Street and also on the northbound
departure between the hours of 4:00PM to 6:30PM. This will permit a two lane operation
of 13th Street and decrease the signal timing for this phase.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Construct a wider raised landscaped median between 14th and 13th Streets.
2

Military Road School was initially built during the Civil War when black refugees sought protection under the watch of the Union military. The
outline of the original schoolhouse is still visible on the construction plans for the present building. Today's Military Road School stands at 1375
Missouri Avenue and was constructed in 1912, serving as one of the District of Columbia's first public schools for freedmen.
The Military Road School is a two story high red brick building with three bays and full English basement.
Ninety two years after its construction, the Military Road School still retains its historical connection with the struggle by African Americans to
secure the benefits of public education.
The school holds special significance to residents of the District of Columbia because it served as the only school available to African
Americans in upper northwest Washington, D.C. until the end of Jim Crow laws. After public school desegregation, the Military Road School
was closed in 1954, and has been used for various public and education activities since that time.

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Construct a left turn storage lane for westbound traffic at 13th Street.
Install lane use signage.
See the additional discussion on this segment of the roadway in Section 5.3.2 above.
Install pavement markings along the north side of Missouri Avenue to block out 60 m of
parking area for buses within the current on street parking area.
Install two No Parking Bus Stop 8 AM 4 PM signs, one on either end of the 60 m
blocked out area.
Evaluation(s):
Faded markings reduce driver visibility and decrease pedestrian safety.
Improved lane markings will enhance lane utilization and increase safety and capacity.
A wider raised landscaped median will provide a boulevard look and feel and will reduce
the perceived pavement width. These factors will lead to lower operating speeds.
Establishing protected left turn lanes will remove these vehicles from the through lane
and provide improved safety and capacity for these movements. Allowing left turns at
this intersection will mitigate the restriction of left turns at Colorado Avenue as
recommended below.
The 60 m area of parking in-front of the school will provide a safe location for buses to
drop off their passenger and park.
Placing a time limit for the bus parking (8AM to 4PM) will allow the local residents to
park in this area over night without eliminating any needed parking spaces.
5.4.18 Missouri Avenue/Colorado Avenue Intersection

Looking West

Looking North

Issue(s):
This intersection is located very close to the major signalized intersection at Georgia
Avenue.
Left turns onto Colorado Avenue pose a safety hazard since turns must be made from the
heavy westbound through lane. The left turn is immediately located downstream from the
difficult reverse movement through the Georgia Avenue intersection.
Left turns from Colorado Avenue are dangerous due to the poor visibility of opposing
vehicles on Missouri Avenue.

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Parking and loading for the Missouri Avenue Market blocks the flow of westbound
traffic.
High pedestrian traffic
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
None
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Extend the existing raised median on Missouri Avenue through to Colorado Avenue.
Remove the existing traffic signal at Colorado Avenue.
Limit turns at Colorado Avenue to right-in, right-out. The left turns can be made at the
improved 13th Street intersection.
See further discussion of this segment of road in Section 5.3.2 above.
Evaluation(s):
Removal of the signal at Colorado Avenue will simplify the operations of the other
closely spaced signals on Missouri Avenue located at Georgia Avenue and at 13th Street.
A reduction in signal clearance timings will allow the signal system at Georgia Avenue to
operate more efficiently.
Additional storage will be available for the eastbound flow at Georgia Avenue.
The elimination of left turns at this intersection will improve safety. Left turns can be
accommodated at the improved intersection at 13th Street, where protected left turn lanes
are recommended.
5.4.19 Missouri Avenue/Georgia Avenue Intersection

Looking North-South
Issue(s):
Poor alignment for heavy through movement on Missouri Avenue
Confusing intersection geometry
Multiple pedestrian crossings
Large intersectional area
Complex signal phasing
Redundant signal phases
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):

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Establish a broken yellow centerline for through movement along Missouri Avenue.
Establish a stop line for northbound traffic at pedestrian crosswalk.
Modify the signal phasing and timing for this intersection and eliminate unnecessary
phases.
Restripe Georgia Avenue through the intersection to provide left turn storage lanes.
See additional discussion on this segment of roadway in Section 5.3.2 above.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Reconfigure the intersection geometry. See Exhibit 5-14.
Close Rock Creek Ford Road between Georgia Avenue and Piney Brook Road. Establish
a loading area and parking area for Missouri Avenue Market on the closed segment of
Rock Creek Road. Relocate the southbound stop line.
Establish a pedestrian plaza on the northwest corner of Georgia Avenue/Missouri
Avenue. Provide textual pavement on a raised platform to permit low speed passage by
right turning vehicles.
See the additional discussion on this segment of roadway in Section 5.3.2 above.
Evaluation(s):
Simplification of the signal phasing will allow for more efficient operation.
Improving the intersection geometry will increase safety and capacity.
The creation of loading and parking facilities for the Missouri Avenue Market will
eliminate the on-street operations that reduce safety and capacity.
The development of a plaza will provide an enhancement to the pedestrian environment
at this intersection.

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Exhibit 5-14: Missouri Avenue/Georgia Avenue Intersection

Click HERE

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5.4.20 Missouri Avenue/9th Street Intersection


Issue(s):
This intersection experiences a high accident record with 27 recorded crashes over a
three-year period. Of the 27 total crashes, 18 were right-angle incidents.
Faded or missing pavement markings
The Paul Junior High School located in the northeast quadrant
No parking restrictions on 9th Street
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
As noted in Section 5.3.3 above, it is recommended that this section of Missouri Avenue
be converted from a four-lane into a three-lane operation.
Restripe the missing lane markings.
Provide parking lane striping along the 9th Street approach.
Install a No Parking Here to Corner sign on the 9th Street approach.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
This intersection should be monitored to determine if signals are warranted.
Evaluation(s):
The establishment of the three-lane operation will reduce the number of conflict points
for vehicles entering from the side street onto or across Missouri Avenue. With the
current four-lane operation, vehicles must cross four lanes. The view of the far lanes is
often blocked by vehicles in the other lanes.
The establishment of a three-lane section will reduce vehicle speeds.
The establishment of an exclusive left turn lane will enhance the turning movements.
5.4.21 Missouri Avenue/8th Street Intersection

Looking East

Looking North

Issue(s):
Faded lane markings
Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings
Wheelchair ramps do not conform to ADA and DDOT standards.

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The arterial traffic flow is interrupted by the unnecessary side street signal phase from a
low volume side street.
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet current DDOT standards.
Restripe the existing lane markings.
As noted in Section 5.3.3 above, this section of Missouri Avenue is recommended for
conversion from a four-lane into a three-lane operation.
Redesignate Nicholson Street between 8th Street and Missouri Avenue as one-way
westbound.
Install a Do Not Enter sign on Missouri Avenue at the end of Nicholson Street.
Retime all the signals to provide sufficient green time for the arterial flow. Increase the
cycle length and reduce the green time for the side streets.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Install traffic signal detection equipment on side streets to permit semi-actuated signal
operations.
Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate the side street signal phase.
Evaluation(s):
Faded markings reduce driver visibility and decrease pedestrian safety.
Improved land markings enhance lane utilization, and increase safety and capacity.
The establishment of a three-lane section will reduce vehicle speeds.
Semi-actuated signals minimize unnecessary stops of arterial traffic flow, thereby
improving safety and decreasing delay.
The redesignation of Nicholson Street as one-way westbound eliminates an awkward and
unsafe left turn from Missouri Avenue between 9th and 8th Streets.
5.4.22 Missouri Avenue/5th Street Intersection

Looking East

Looking West

Issue(s):
Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings
Faded lane markings

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The arterial traffic flow is interrupted by the unnecessary side street signal phases at low
volume side streets.
There is no designated lane use on the southbound approach.
This location has a high accident history with 23 crashes over a three-year period.
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet current DDOT standards.
Restripe the existing lane markings.
As noted in Section 5.3.3 above, this section of Missouri Avenue is recommended for
conversion from a four-lane into a three-lane operation.
Add a lane use sign for the approaching southbound traffic.
Retime all the signals to provide sufficient green time for the arterial flow. Increase the
cycle length and reduce the green time for the side streets.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Install traffic signal detection equipment on side streets to permit semi-actuated signal
operations.
Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate the side street signal phase.
Evaluation(s):
Faded markings reduce driver visibility and decrease pedestrian safety.
Improved lane markings enhance lane utilization and increase safety and capacity.
The establishment of a three-lane section will reduce vehicle speeds.
Semi-actuated signals minimize unnecessary stops of arterial traffic flow, thereby
improving safety and decreasing delay.
Monitor the frequency and pattern of accidents to see if improvements are working as
predicted.
5.4.23 Missouri Avenue/3rd Street Intersection

Looking South

Looking West
Issue(s):
Faded lane markings
Location has high accident history

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Moderate volume (206 vehicles during morning peak hour) left turns from westbound
Missouri Avenue to southbound 3rd Street
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet current DDOT standards.
Remove/clear vegetation overgrowth.
As noted in Section 5.3.3 above, this section of Missouri Avenue is recommended for
conversion from a four-lane into a three-lane operation. Begin striping for a three-lane
section west of 3rd Street.
Retime all the signals to provide sufficient green time for the arterial flow. Increase the
cycle length and reduce the green time for the side streets.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Install traffic signal detection equipment on side streets to permit semi-actuated signal
operations.
Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate the side street signal phase.
Evaluation(s):
Faded markings reduce driver visibility and decrease pedestrian safety.
Improved lane markings will enhance lane utilization and increase safety and capacity.
The left turn volumes warrant the consideration of an exclusive turn lane.
5.4.24 Missouri Avenue/Kansas Avenue Intersection

Looking West
Issue(s):
Faded lane markings
Location has a high accident history with 29 crashes in a three-year period
Five legged-intersection complicates signal phasing

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Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):


Restripe the existing lane markings.
Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet current DDOT standards.
Adjust signal timings to be more responsive to the current traffic patterns.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Install a fully-actuated signal system to more efficiently allocate signal timings for the
multiple phases.
Restrict parking on the northbound approach for Kansas Avenue and also on the
northbound departure between the hours of 4:00PM to 6:30PM. This will permit the two
lane operation of Kansas Avenue and decrease the signal timing for this phase.
Evaluation(s):
Faded markings reduce driver visibility and decrease pedestrian safety.
Improved lane markings will enhance lane utilization and increase safety and capacity.
Proper timing improves the efficiency of operations.
5.4.25 Missouri Avenue/ 2nd Street Intersection
Issue(s):
Intersection has high pedestrian traffic.
The Randolph Elementary school is located 2 blocks south of this intersection.
Insufficient gaps in traffic for safe pedestrian crossing. Heavy left turn movement occurs
just to the west of 2nd Street from eastbound Missouri Avenue to eastbound Kennedy
Street. This movement often blocks one lane of traffic for eastbound Missouri Avenue
and will adversely effect the operation of the proposed signal at 2nd Street.
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Intersection improvements currently are under design by DDOT. The improvements will
include the installation of a new traffic signal system.
The design of the signal system at 2nd Street should include provisions to adequately
handle the heavy left turn at Kennedy Street. Consideration should be given to
eliminating the left turn at Kennedy Street, accommodating the left turns at 2nd Street,
widening Missouri Avenue to provide an exclusive left turn lane, and making the section
of Kennedy Street between Missouri Avenue and 2nd Street one-way westbound.
Making Kennedy Street one-way between Missouri Avenue and 2nd Street will allow the
reduction in the paved width of this section of road and will create an opportunity to
establish a small park in the triangular piece of land bounded by Kennedy Street,
Missouri Avenue and 2nd Street.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Any of the improvements listed in the short-term improvements that are not implemented
in the current design of the 2nd Street signal should be considered for long term
implementation.

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Evaluation(s):
Installation of a traffic signal will provide a safe pedestrian crossing.
The addition of an exclusive left turn lane for eastbound vehicles will remove the heavy
volume of left turning vehicles from the through movement, improving the capacity and
safety of the intersection.
5.4.26 Missouri Avenue/ New Hampshire Avenue Intersection

Looking North

Looking West

Issue(s):
Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings
Faded lane markings
The wheelchair ramp in the northeast quadrant does not conform to ADA and DDOT
standards.
Parking on the southbound side of New Hampshire Avenue between Missouri Avenue
and Ingraham Street restricts the traffic flow to one lane. This reduces the effectiveness of
the two southbound lanes on New Hampshire Avenue and creates a potential safety
hazard on the downstream side of the intersection.
Location has high accident history with 32 crashes in a three-year period.
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet current DDOT standards.
Restripe the existing lane markings.
Install No Parking signs along the southbound side of New Hampshire Avenue
between Missouri Avenue and Ingraham Street.
Establish a merge lane with pavement markings and signs south of Missouri Avenue and
prior to Ingraham Street.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Reconstruct the northeast quadrant wheelchair ramp to meet current ADA and DDOT
standards.
Install a fully-actuated traffic control system. This system should interconnect and
coordinate with the signals at North Capitol Street and at Blair Road.

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Evaluation(s):
Faded markings reduce driver visibility and decrease pedestrian safety.
Improved lane markings enhance lane utilization and increase safety and capacity.
A well-defined merge lane will improve the effectiveness and capacity for the two-lane
southbound New Hampshire Avenue movement and will improve safety.
Improved signal timing will help reduce the delays and queues.
A fully-actuated signal system will optimize the allocation of green time for the differing
traffic flows throughout the day.
Responsive coordination with the closely-spaced adjacent intersections will help to
promote progression and decrease stops and queues between the intersections.
5.4.27 Missouri Avenue/North Capitol Street Intersection

Looking South

Looking East

Issue(s):
Faded lane markings
Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings
Inefficient fixed timing for signal phases
Intersection pavement in poor condition
The wheelchair ramp in the southeast quadrant does not conform to ADA and DDOT
standards.
Long delay and queues on Missouri Avenue westbound approach
Long delay and queues on North Capital Street southbound and northbound approaches
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet current DDOT standards.
Restripe the existing lane markings.
Retime the signal phases to optimize the turning movements.
Repave the intersection with a stronger mix asphalt to accommodate the large truck and
Metrobus turning movements.
Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):
Reconstruct the wheelchair ramp to meet current ADA and DDOT standards.
Install a fully-actuated traffic control system. This system should interconnect and
coordinate with the signals on North Capitol Street and on New Hampshire Avenue.
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Evaluation(s):
Faded markings reduce driver visibility and decrease pedestrian safety.
Improved lane markings will enhance lane utilization and increase safety and capacity.
Improved signal timing will help eliminate some of the delays.
A fully-actuated signal system will optimize the allocation of green time of the differing
traffic flows throughout the day.
Responsive coordination with the closely-spaced adjacent intersections will help to
promote progression and decrease stops and queues between the intersections.
5.4.28 Missouri Avenue/Riggs Road/Blair Road Intersection

Looking South

Looking West

Issue(s):
Faded lane markings
Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings
The wheelchair ramps in the northwest and northeast quadrants do not conform to ADA
and DDOT standards.
Long delay and queue on Riggs Road westbound approach
Pavement along Riggs Road to the east of the intersection is in poor condition.
Heavy left turn movement (398 vehicles per hour in AM period, 245 vehicles per hour in
PM period) for westbound to southbound. These vehicles do not have an exclusive turn
lane and must turn from the shared through lane.
Recommended Short Term Improvement(s):
Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet current DDOT standards.
Restripe the existing lane markings.
Repave the intersection with a stronger asphalt mix to accommodate large trucks and
Metrobus traffic.
Change the signal cycle length and modify signal timings to improve the LOS on all
approaches.
Check the coordination offsets with nearby signals.

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Recommended Long Term Improvement(s):


Reconstruct the wheelchair ramps in the northwest and northeast quadrants to meet
current ADA and DDOT standards.
Widen the Riggs Road approach at the intersection to provide an exclusive left turn lane
for the westbound to southbound movement.
Install a fully-actuated traffic control system. This system should interconnect and
coordinate with the signals at North Capitol Street and at New Hampshire Avenue.
Evaluation(s):
Faded markings reduce driver visibility and decrease pedestrian safety.
Improved lane markings enhance lane utilization and increase safety and capacity.
Improved signal timing will help reduce some of the delays and queues.
A fully-actuated signal system will optimize the allocation of green time throughout the
differing traffic flows during the day.
Responsive coordination with the closely-spaced adjacent intersections will help to
promote progression and decrease stops and queues between the intersections.
Providing an exclusive left turn lane for the heavy turning volumes will remove these
vehicles from the through lane, improving safety and capacity.

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6 SUMMARY OF FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS


The Study Team conducted an extensive evaluation of transportation conditions in the Military
Road/Missouri Avenue Transportation study area. The main goals of this study were to examine
existing and future transportation conditions and determine short-term and long-term
improvements to 1) reduce incidents of excessive vehicular speed, 2) reduce traffic congestion,
especially during morning and evening peak hours thereby encouraging traffic to stay on major
arterials and avoid cutting through neighborhood streets, 3) improve traffic and pedestrian safety,
and 4) better manage truck traffic. The Scope of Work for the Military Road/Missouri Avenue
Transportation Study is provided in Appendix L.
The study was conducted with the assistance of area residents. The Study Team held several
meetings with area residents to discuss existing transportation issues (see Appendix M for public
meeting summary). The area residents provided additional input via e-mail, regular
correspondence, and meetings with DDOT representatives. Inputs received via e-mail are
presented in Appendix N. The Study Team also held several meetings with representatives of
key local agencies, including the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC), and the Advisory Neighborhood Commission commissioners. Residents and public
agency representatives provided essential input to the Study Team to identify key transportation
issues and future levels of development in the study area.

6.1

TRANSPORTATION ISSUES

The Study Team identified a wide range of existing and future transportation issues.
Issues regarding traffic operations stem from congestion at major arterial crossings.
Excessive speeding and complex lane crossings contribute to high number of accident at
some intersections.
Many pedestrian crossing markings are in poor condition and several intersections with
high pedestrian activity do not have actuated pedestrian signal phases.
Four schools are located within a few blocks of the corridor. As may be expected, higher
volumes of pedestrian crossing were observed during morning and afternoon peak hours
at the intersections close to the schools.
Limited on-street parking spaces are available along the study corridor. Parking needs
are mostly met by local side streets. Parking utilization of available spaces is higher near
intersections with commercial and retail activities (e.g. Connecticut Avenue and
Western/Wisconsin Avenues). Some instances of commercial parking violations for
truck loading and unloading were observed.
Bicycle issues included the need for designated bicycle routes to the Metro station and for
an officially designated bicycle path through Rock Creek Park.
These issues are summarized in Exhibits 6-1A through 6-1D.

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Exhibit 6-1A: Transportation Issues -- Between Western Avenue and Nebraska


Avenue/Broad Branch Road

Click HERE

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Exhibit 6-1B: Transportation Issues -- Between Nebraska Avenue/Broad Branch Road


and Oregon Avenue/Glover Road

Click HERE

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Exhibit 6-1C: Transportation Issues - Between 16th Street and Georgia Avenue

Click HERE

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Exhibit 6-1D: Transportation Issues -- Between Georgia Avenue and Blair Road

Click HERE

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6.2

TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

The Study Team met with area residents and compiled a comprehensive list of transportation
issues for the study area followed by extensive data collection, field investigations, and
assessments of existing conditions. The Study Team then developed suggested improvements
and met again with area residents to obtain feedback. Exhibits 6-2A through 6-2D summarize
recommendations to improve pedestrian and traffic safety and transportation operations along the
Military Road/Missouri Avenue corridor.

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Exhibit 6-2A: Transportation Improvement Recommendations Between Western


Avenue and Nebraska Avenue/Broad Branch Road

Click HERE

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Exhibit 6-2B: Transportation Improvement Recommendations Between Nebraska


Avenue/Broad Branch Road and Oregon Avenue/Glover Road

Click HERE

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Exhibit 6-2C: Transportation Improvement Recommendations Between 16th Street and


Georgia Avenue

Click HERE

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Exhibit 6-2D: Transportation Improvement Recommendations Between Georgia


Avenue and Blair Road

Click HERE

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Since traffic volumes in the study area will continue to grow, traffic conditions will continue to
deteriorate if no improvements are undertaken. Intersections where the LOS is already below C
will continue to get worse during the 10-year study horizon. The transportation improvements
discussed in this report, in tandem with signal optimization, will significantly improve most
signalized intersections studied to achieve LOS C or better and reduce the average delay time.
The average delay experienced at the Georgia Avenue intersection will be significantly reduced
by 88 percent (from more than 2 and a half minutes to less than 30 seconds) due to a simplified
lane configuration.
Signalized intersections such as Connecticut Avenue, Nebraska Avenue and North Capitol Street
are arterials with heavy traffic volumes crossing Military Road/Missouri Avenue. These
intersections remained at a LOS D even after the proposed improvements. The average delay
time for these intersections was improved by various degrees. Major transportation
improvements along these arterial corridors may be needed to provide a LOS C or better.
As discussed in Chapter 5, three lane configuration is recommended for Military Road/Missouri
Avenue between Nebraska Avenue and 27th Street and between 8th Street and 3rd Street. This
recommendation represents a trade-off between residents and through travelers. Resident safety
and satisfaction will be increased as excessive speeding, accompanying noise, and vibrations will
be greatly reduced, and a modest increase in through traveler delays. Based on resident concerns
and observed speeding behavior, the trade-off seems appropriate. All affected intersections will
still achieve LOS C or better except for the 32nd Street intersection during the morning peak hour
will have LOS D.
Exhibit 6-3 presents a comparison of existing and projected LOS for the year 2013 with and
without recommended improvements discussed in the report. More details on forecast year 2013
intersection capacity analysis results with improvements and optimized signal systems are
presented in Appendix O. Planning cost estimates for these improvements are presented in
Appendix P. Implementation of the recommended mitigation measures will be essential to the
continued growth and prosperity of the communities along the Military Road and Missouri
Avenue corridor.

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Exhibit 6-3: Comparison of Levels of Service Base Year, Future Scenario, and Future
Scenario with Improvements
Node
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2
3
4
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9
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Intersections

Missouri Ave./Riggs Rd. @ Blair


Rd. N.E.
Missouri Ave. @ North Capitol St.
N.E.
Missouri Ave. @ New Hampshire
Ave. NW
Missouri Ave. @ Kansas Ave. NW
Missouri Ave. @ 3rd St. N.W.
Missouri Ave. @ 5th St. NW
Missouri Ave. @8th St. N.W.
Missouri Ave. @9th St. N.W. 2
Military Rd. (Missouri Ave.) @
Georgia Ave. N.W.
Military Rd. @ Colorado Ave.
N.W.
Military Rd. @ 13th St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 14th St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ Oregon Ave. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 27th St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 30th St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 31st St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 32nd St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ Nebraska
Ave./Broad Branch Rd. N.W.
Military Rd. @ Nevada Ave. N.W.
Military Rd. @ Connecticut Ave.
N.W.
Military Rd. @ 39th St N.W.
Military Rd. @ Reno Rd. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 41st St. N.W.
Military Rd. @ 43rd St. N.W. 2
Military Rd. @ Western Ave. N.W.

Base Year (2003)


LOS

Future Scenario
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Improvement
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PM
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Peak

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PM
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Future Scenario
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Notes:
1. Level of service at 16th Street interchange was not determined.
2. These are unsignalized intersections. Levels of service at these intersections were measured based on the Highway Capacity Manual
Unsignalized Intersection Capacity Analysis. The delay is for the minor street approaches only.
3. The signal at Colorado Avenue is proposed to be removed in future scenario with re-configuration of the lanes at the Georgia Avenue
intersection.

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Between Western Avenue and Nevada Avenue
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2. Confusing intersection for drivers due to
proximity of the two signal systems
3. Due to poor signal timing, the existing
signal system gives preference to the lower
volume roads (41st St. and Reno Rd.)
compared to the arterial street, Military Rd.
During afternoon peak-hours, Reno Rd.
currently has a 35 second green phase,
Military Rd. has a 25 second green phase,
and 41st St. NB has a 15 second green
phase. The side streets are allocated more
green time (40 seconds) than Military Rd.
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the traffic uses Military Rd. compared to
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2. Faded pedestrian crosswalk
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3. Close proximity to Embassy Suites
drop off area.
4. Tight curb returns.
5. Operation of intersection can be
adversely affected by queuing of
Military Rd./41st St./Reno Rd.
intersection.
6. Poor alignment and sidewalk
condition for safe pedestrian and
wheelchair crossings at the
intersection.

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2. Queuing on Military Rd. heading
EB caused by the 41st St.
intersection can extend beyond
42nd St. westward, blocking the
intersection.
3. Although 42nd St. NB approach
at Military Rd. is signed for
Right Turn Only, drivers were
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1. Very short eastbound left turn lane


(<50) with a very abrupt taper (~3:1)
2. The WB approach does not have a
graphic lane use sign.
3. The EB speed limit sign, downstream
from the intersection, is obstructed by
overgrown vegetation.
4. Sharp curb radius in the southeast
quadrant
5. Location has high accident history
6. Insufficient capacity for the east/west
approaches resulting in long delays for
the associated NB and SB movements

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2. Limited sight distance for vehicles
entering onto Military Rd. from 43rd St.
3. Queuing on Military Rd. heading
eastbound caused by the 41st St.
intersection which can extend beyond
43rd St. westward, blocking the
intersections along Military Rd.
4. Queuing on Military Rd. heading WB
caused by the Western Ave. intersection.
Back-ups can extend beyond 43rd St.
5. High pedestrian volumes
6. Wheelchair ramps do not conform to
ADA and DDOT standards.

9. Nevada Ave./Military Rd.


1. Poor delineation of legal parking
spaces on Military Rd. east of
Nevada Ave.
2. Lack of properly established No
Parking zones at the intersection
approaches on Nevada Ave.
3. Overgrown vegetation obstructs
visibility of signs.
4. Wheelchair ramps in the northeast
and southeast quadrants do not
conform to ADA and DDOT
standards

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Exhibit E-1B: Transportation Issues


Between Nebraska Avenue/Broad Branch Road and Oregon Avenue/Glover Road
11. 32nd St./Military Rd.

Military Road/Missouri Avenue Transportation Study

1. Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings


2. Faded lane markings
3. Overgrown vegetation obstructs the
view of the westbound speed limit sign
west of the intersection.
4. Wheelchair ramps do not conform to
ADA and DDOT standards in the
northwest and northeast quadrants.
5. Existing volume data indicates that this
location does not meet signal warrants.
6. Arterial traffic flow is interrupted by
unnecessary side street signal phases at
this low volume side street.

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1. Lack of lane use markings and signage on EB approach to
intersection
2. Lack of lane use markings and signage on SB approach to
intersection
3. Closely spaced signs on NB approach obstruct view of the
second sign.
4. Wheelchair ramps in all quadrants except the northwest quadrant
do not conform to ADA and DDOT standards.
5. Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings
6. Faded lane markings
7. Curb radius in the southeast quadrant from NB Nebraska Ave. to
EB Military Rd. is too small to handle the heavy traffic volumes
8. Deformed pavement for the right turn movement in the southeast
quadrant from NB Nebraska Ave. to EB Military Rd.
9. Inadequate lane use signage for WB left turn movement
10.Location has high accident history.
11.For WB movement, the inner lane becomes a left turn only lane,
which results to one through lane. This force through traffic
traveling inner lane to switch lane to continue the through
movement. This flow change cause long queues.

14. 27th St./Military Rd.


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1. Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings


2. Faded lane markings
3. Poor delineation of legal parking spaces
on 31st St.
4. Limited sight distance due to vertical
curve located just west of intersection
5. EB Metrobus stop located just past crest
of vertical curve
6. Existing volume data indicates that
location does not meet signal warrants
7. Arterial traffic flow is interrupted by
unnecessary side street signal phase at low
volume side streets
8. Wheelchair ramps do not conform to ADA
and DDOT standards in the northwest,
southwest, and southeast quadrants

1. Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings


2. Faded lane markings
3. Wheelchair ramps do not conform to ADA
and DDOT standards.
4. Intersection located near the crest of a
vertical curve
5. For WB vehicles, the intersection is
located close to the west of the higher
speed segment through Rock Creek Park.
This leads to speeds in excess of the
posted speed.
6. St. John College High School is located in
the northeast quadrant of the intersection.
The school generates significant
pedestrian traffic, particularly to and from
the bus stops on the east side of the
intersection.

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13. 30th St./Military Rd.


1. Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings
2. Faded lane markings
3. The arterial traffic flow is interrupted
by unnecessary side street signal
phases at low volume side streets.
4. Existing volume data indicates that
this location does not meet signal
warrants.
5. The traffic signal is located at a low
point with steep gradients on both
approaches.
6. Wheelchair ramp in the northeast
quadrant does not conform to ADA
and DDOT standards.

1. Military Rd. WB does not have


sufficient capacity for the left turn
movement. This results in long vehicle
delays and queues. Queues have been
observed to block the westbound
through lane.
2. Concern has also been expressed over
the difficulty of making a left turn from
Military Rd. EB into Oregon Ave.
3. Presence of nearby school creates
pedestrian crossing movements.
4. High speed WB traffic exiting Rock
Creek Park
5. There is a lack of continuity in the
bicycle system in an easterly direction
through Rock Creek Park.

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Exhibit E-1C: Transportation Issues


Between 16th Street and Georgia Avenue
Military Road/Missouri Avenue Transportation Study

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13th St. N.W.

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1. Faded or missing pavement markings


2. There is no separate left turn lane for the
east/west movements. Although left turns are
prohibited in the peak hours, drivers were
observed making these movements, creating
both safety and capacity problems.
3. Wide pavement area on the westerly
approach promotes high speeds.
4. Capacity constraints at the two signalized
intersections to the east (Colorado and
Georgia Aves.) result in extensive queuing
for EB vehicles.
5. Tour bus traffic has no safe place to park and
unload riders visiting the Historic Military
Road School.

14th St. N.W.

16th St., N.W.

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1. No Right-Of-Way control
indicated for on-ramp from
16th St. to Military Rd.
2. Location has high accident
history.
3. At times, the queues at the
intersection of 16th St. and the
WB off-ramps back up the
entire length of the off-ramp
reaching Military Rd.

17. 14th St./Military


Rd./Missouri Ave.
1. Lack of clear lane delineations on all
approaches
2. High volume (215 vehicles in
afternoon peak hour) for EB left turns
3. Poor delineation of permitted parking
spaces on Missouri Ave. and 14th St.
4. Location has high accident history.
5. Wide pavement area on the easterly
approach may contribute to high
speeds.

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19. Colorado Ave. /Military Rd./


Missouri Ave.
1. This intersection is located very close to
the major signalized intersection at Georgia
Ave.
2. Left turns onto Colorado Ave. pose a
safety hazard since turns must be made
from the heavy WB through lane. The left
turn is immediately located downstream
from the difficult reverse movement
through the Georgia Ave. intersection.
3. Left turns from Colorado Ave. are
dangerous due to the poor visibility of
opposing vehicles on Missouri Ave.
4. Parking and loading for the Missouri
Avenue Market blocks the flow of WB
traffic.
5. High pedestrian traffic

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1. Poor alignment for heavy
through movement on Missouri
Ave.
2. Confusing intersection geometry
3. Multiple pedestrian crossings
4. Large intersectional area
5. Complex signal phasing
6. Redundant signal phases

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Exhibit E-1D: Transportation Issues


Between 9th Avenue and Blair Road/Ford Totten Drive
Military Road/Missouri Avenue Transportation Study

24. 3rd St./Missouri Ave.

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1. Restripe the existing lane


markings.
2. Restripe the pedestrian
crosswalks to meet current
DDOT standards.
3. Adjust signal timings to be more
responsive to the current traffic
patterns.

26. 2nd St./Missouri Ave.


1. Intersection has high pedestrian
traffic.
2. The Randolph Elementary school
is located 2 blocks south of this
intersection.
3. Insufficient gaps in traffic for safe
pedestrian crossing. Heavy left
turn movement occurs just to the
west of 2nd St. from EB Missouri
Ave. to EB Kennedy St. This
movement often blocks one lane
of traffic for EB Missouri Ave.
and will adversely effect the
operation of the proposed signal at
2nd St.

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1. Faded pedestrian crosswalk


markings
2. Faded lane markings
3. The arterial traffic flow is
interrupted by the unnecessary
side street signal phases at low
volume side streets.
4. There is no designated lane use
on the SB approach.
5. This location has a high accident
history with 23 crashes over a
three-year period.

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1. This intersection experiences a
high accident record with 27
recorded crashes over a threeyear period. Of the 27 total
crashes, 18 were right-angle
incidents.
2. Faded or missing pavement
markings
3. The Paul Junior High School
located in the northeast quadrant
4. No parking restrictions on 9th
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2. Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings
3. Inefficient fixed timing for signal
phases
4. Intersection pavement in poor
condition
5. The wheelchair ramp in the southeast
quadrant does not conform to ADA
and DDOT standards.
6. Long delay and queues on Missouri
Avenue westbound approach
7. Long delay and queues on North
Capital Street southbound and
northbound approaches

1. Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings


2. Faded lane markings
3. The wheelchair ramp in the northeast
quadrant does not conform to ADA
and DDOT standards.
4. Parking on the SB side of New
Hampshire Ave. between Missouri
Ave. and Ingraham St. restricts the
traffic flow to one lane. This reduces
the effectiveness of the two SB lanes
on New Hampshire Ave. and creates a
potential safety hazard on the
downstream side of the intersection.
5. Location has high accident history with
32 crashes in a three-year period.

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2. Location has high accident
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3. Moderate volume (206
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Missouri Ave. to SB 3rd St.

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22. 8th St./Missouri Ave.


1. Faded lane markings
2. Faded pedestrian crosswalk
markings
3. Wheelchair ramps do not
conform to ADA and DDOT
standards.
4. The arterial traffic flow is
interrupted by the unnecessary
side street signal phase from a
low volume side street.

1. Faded lane markings


2. Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings
3. The wheelchair ramps in the northwest
and northeast quadrants do not conform
to ADA and DDOT standards.
4. Long delay and queue on Riggs Rd.
WB approach
5. Pavement along Riggs Rd. to the east of
the intersection is in poor condition.
6. Heavy left turn movement (398 vehicles
per hour in AM period, 245 vehicles per
hour in PM period) for WB to SB.
These vehicles do not have an exclusive
turn lane and must turn from the shared
through lane.

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Exhibit E-2A: Transportation Improvement Recommendations


Between Western Avenue and Nevada Avenue
2. 43rd St./Military Rd.

Military Road/Missouri Avenue Transportation Study


7. Military Rd./Connecticut Ave.

42nd St. N.W.

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1. Signal phase timing needs to be reset.
2. Improve intersection signage to eliminate confusion.
3. Install a red light camera system to assist in monitoring prohibited
movements and red light running.

Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the existing lane markings.
2. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to
current DDOT standards.
3. Establish parking limits with striping on
the side streets.
4. Relocate the EB speed limit sign to the far
side of intersection.
5. Install a new WB speed limit sign on the
far side of the intersection.

Long-Term Improvements
1. Install vehicular detection equipment on all approaches.
2. Install a fully-actuated traffic control system.
3. Restripe the Military Rd. EB approach to provide a 150 long right turn
lane. Prohibit parking within the limits of the turn lane. See Exhibit 5-11.
If above short-term and long-term recommendations do not resolve the
excessive queuing problem at this intersection, the following alternatives
may be considered.
1. ALTERNATIVE 1: Close 41st St. south of the intersection by placing a
temporary double faced Jersey Barrier across the southern section of 41st
St. Advance signage (e.g. No Outlet) would be required at Jenifer St.
and a small turn-around would need to be constructed. Remove the
appropriate signal phase and retime remaining phases.
2. If Alternative 1 is selected, monitor the intersection for a 90-day period.
After the 90-day trial period, replace the double-faced Jersey Barrier
across southern section of 41st St. with a raised grassed panel or planter to
make the closure permanent. Allow a path for bicycle and pedestrian
passage.
3. ALTERNATIVE 2: Make 41st St. one-way SB from Military Rd. to
Jenifer St.
4. If Alternatives 1 or 2 are implemented, accommodations for bicycles will
need to be maintained.

Long-Term Improvements
1. Install traffic signal detection equipment
on the side street to permit semi-actuated
signal operations.
2. Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate
the side street signal phase.

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1. Re-align pedestrian crossings on Military
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Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the pavement markings.
2. Remove parking spaces along Military
Rd. on either side of 42nd St. in order to
improve sight distance.
3. Install parking stall striping to define
parking limits.
4. Relocate the No Parking Here To
Corner sign.
5. Install Do Not Block Intersection signs
for both directions.
6. Install additional signage to reinforce
turning restrictions.

Long-Term Improvements
1. Consider elimination of hazardous
movements by placing signs with turn
restrictions. These movements would
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1. Add additional striping and signage
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2. Modify signal timing at both this location
and at Military Rd./41st St. to alleviate the
EB congestion between the two
intersections.
3. Coordinate signal phasing timing with
intersection at Wisconsin and Western Aves.
4. Revise the signal coordination schedule for
intersections at Western Ave. and Military
Rd. and at Western Ave. and Wisconsin Ave.
5. Coordinate with Embassy Suites to improve
operations at drop-off area

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1. Increase the curb radius on the southeast
quadrant.
2. Consider installation of a fully-actuated signal
system at this location.

Short-Term Improvements
1. Remove overgrown vegetation.
2. Eliminate a few parking spaces either
side of the intersection.
3. Provide parking lane striping along
Military Rd. to define parking limits.
4. Install No Parking Here to Corner
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1. Reconstruct wheelchair ramps to current
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1. Increase the length of the EB left turn lane.
See Exhibit 5-12.
2. Improve the taper rate into the EB left turn
lane to a minimum rate of 10 to 1.
3. Remove one parking space on the EB
approach.
4. Add a lane use sign for approaching WB
traffic.
5. Remove and/or clear vegetation overgrowth.
6. Modify signal timing to improve the flow on
all approaches.

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1. Restripe the pavement markings.
2. Remove two parking spaces along Military
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distance.
3. Install parking stall striping to define
parking limits.
4. Relocate the No Parking Here to Corner
sign.
5. Install Do Not Block Intersection signs.

9. Military Rd./Nevada Ave.


Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to
current DDOT standards.
2. Provide parking lane striping along
Military Rd. between Nevada Ave. and
Nebraska Ave. See Exhibit 5-13.
3. Remove and/or clear vegetation
overgrowth or relocate the signs.
4. Install a No Parking Here to Corner sign
on all approaches on Nevada Ave.
5. Relocate the WB speed limit sign in front
of the tree
Long-Term Improvements
1. Reconstruct wheelchair ramps in the
northeast and southeast quadrants to
current ADA and DDOT standards.

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Exhibit E-2B: Transportation Improvement Recommendations


Between Nebraska Avenue/Broad Branch Road and Oregon Avenue/Glover Road

11. 32nd St./ Military Rd.


Short-Term Improvements
1. Relocate the speed limit sign closer to the
intersection.
2. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to current
DDOT standards.
3. Remove and/or clear vegetation overgrowth.
4. Restripe the existing lane markings.
5. It is recommended that this segment of Military
Rd. be converted to a three-lane operation.

Military Road/Missouri Avenue Transportation Study


13. 30th St./Military Rd.

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10. Nebraska Ave./Broad Branch Rd./


Military Rd.
Short-Term Improvements
1. Provide lane use markings and signs to establish two EB
approach lanes.
2. Provide lane use markings and signs to establish two SB
approach lanes.
3. Relocate the No Left Turn at Military Avenue sign to the NB
approach.
4. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to current DDOT standards.
5. Restripe the existing lane markings.
6. Install a Left Lane Must Turn Left sign and lane use graphic
sign (R3-8a) on the WB approach.
7. Modify the signal phasing and timing to improve the WB left
turn operation.
8. Provide a protected WB left turn phase and increase green time
allocated to this movement.
Long-Term Improvements
1. Reconstruct the wheelchair ramps in all quadrants except the
northwest to current ADA and DDOT standards.
2. Increase the radius on the southeast quadrant for the right turn
movement from northbound Nebraska Ave. to EB Military Rd.
3. Repave to correct the pavement deficiencies.
4. Restripe the SB approach to allow two multi-purpose lanes.

Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet current
DDOT standards.
2. Restripe the existing lane markings.
3. Install No Parking Here to Corner signs on 31st
St.
4. Install a Signal Ahead sign for EB approach prior
to crest.
5. It is recommended that this segment of Military Rd.
be converted to a three-lane operation.
Long-Term Improvements
1. Reconstruct wheelchair ramps to current ADA and
DDOT standards.
2. Install traffic signal detection equipment on side
streets to permit semi-actuated signal operations.
3. Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate side street
signal phase.
4. Relocate EB Metrobus stop to a newly constructed
bus turn out area east of the intersection.
5. Install an internally illuminated Red Signal Ahead
sign for EB approach prior to crest of vertical curve.
The sign should be interconnected to the traffic
signal system.

Long-Term Improvements
1. Reconstruct wheelchair ramps to meet current
ADA and DDOT standards.
2. Install flashing School Zone signs with
timers.
3. Install speed monitoring equipment and
electronic message board.

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Short-Term Improvements
1. Install Signal Ahead signs.
2. Install larger signs denoting change to lower
speed zone in the WB direction.
3. Relocate or add supplemental signal heads to
improve visibility for WB vehicles.
4. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to current
DDOT standards.
5. Restripe the existing lane markings.
6. Install lane use markings and signs for improved
two-lane operation of the SB approach.
7. Install No Parking signs on SB approach.

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1. Install traffic signal detection equipment on side
streets to permit semi-actuated signal
operations.
2. Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate the
side street signal phase.
3. Relocate the EB Metrobus stop to a newly
constructed bus turn out lane area utilizing the
unused pavement south of the intersection.
4. Reconstruct wheelchair ramp in the northeast
quadrant to current ADA and DDOT standards.

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1. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to current
DDOT standards.
2. Restripe the existing lane markings.
3. It is recommended that this segment of Military
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Long-Term Improvements
1. Reconstruct all wheelchair ramps to current
ADA and DDOT standards.
2. Install traffic signal detection equipment on the
side streets to permit semi-actuated signal
operations.
3. Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate the side
street signal phase.
4. Low volume intersections not meeting warrants
should be considered for signal system removal.

Short-Term Improvements
1. Install additional Reduced Speed Ahead signs prior
to intersection for westbound traffic in Rock Creek
Park.
2. Modify signal timing to improve the westbound flow
of traffic.
3. Adjust signal timings to insure safe pedestrian crossing
times.
4. Install a larger sign denoting the change to a lower
speed zone in the westbound direction
Long-Term Improvements
1. Install semi-actuated and advance signal phases for the
WB left turn.
2. Consider an actuated phase for the EB left turn
movement. This movement could be set up as a dual
left turn with the WB left turn.
3. Consider a fully actuated signal system.
4. Install flashing School Zone signs with timers.
5. Incorporate the recommended improvements to bicycle
accommodations based on the upcoming DC Bicycle
Master Plan. Consideration should be given to the
construction of a bicycle path easterly through Rock
Creek Park. The recommended location is on the north
side of Military Rd., much of which is already
protected by a guardrail. The path is feasible, but will
be expensive to construct.

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Exhibit E-2C: Transportation Improvement Recommendations


Between 16th Street and Georgia Avenue
Military Road/Missouri Avenue Transportation Study

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Long-Term Improvements
1. Construct a wider raised landscaped median between 14th
and 13th Sts.
2. Construct a left turn storage lane for WB traffic at 13th St.
3. Install lane use signage.
4. Install pavement markings along the north side of
Missouri Ave. to block out 60 m of parking area for buses
within the current on street parking area.
5. Install two No Parking Bus Stop 8 AM 4 PM signs,
one on either end of the 60 m blocked out area.

13th St. N.W.

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Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the existing lane markings.
2. Install better signage for prohibited turns. Consider the use
of internally illuminated signs.
3. Install a protected left turn lane for EB vehicles.
4. Relocate the existing island light pole.
5. Restrict parking on the NB approach for 13th St. and also
on the NB departure between the hours of 4:00 PM to 6:30
PM. This will permit a two lane operation of 13th St. and
decrease the signal timing for this phase.

14th St. N.W.

16th St., N.W.

18. 13th St./Military Rd./Missouri Ave.

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Short-Term Improvements
1. Establish a broken yellow centerline for through
movement along Missouri Ave.
2. Establish a stop line for NB traffic at pedestrian
crosswalk.
3. Modify the signal phasing and timing for this
intersection and eliminate unnecessary phases.
4. Restripe Georgia Ave. through the intersection to
provide left turn storage lanes.
Long-Term Improvements
1. Reconfigure the intersection geometry. See Exhibit 514.
2. Close Rock Creek Ford Rd. between Georgia Ave. and
Piney Brook Rd. Establish a loading area and parking
area for Missouri Avenue Market on the closed
segment of Rock Creek Rd. Relocate the SB stop line.
3. Establish a pedestrian plaza on the northwest corner of
Georgia Ave./Missouri Ave. Provide textual pavement
on a raised platform to permit low speed passage by
right turning vehicles.

16. 16th St./Military Rd.


Short-Term Improvements
1. Add a Yield sign at the end of
the EB on ramp from 16th St. to
Military Rd. See Exhibit 5-4.
Long-Term Improvements
1. Conduct a traffic study along the
16th St. corridor to evaluate the
retiming and possible
coordination of the signals along
16th St.

17. 14th St./Military Rd./Missouri


Ave.
Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the EB approach to provide three lanes.
There is sufficient pavement width to allow one
left turn lane, one through lane and one
through/right lane.
2. Rephase the signal to allow for an advanced EB
left turn movement.
3. Restripe the NB approach to provide two
general use lanes. (Left/Through and
Through/Right).
4. Install No Parking signs on the NB approach.
5. Offset the SB approach centerline by 2 to allow
for the establishment of two general use lanes.
6. Establish parking limits with signs and
pavement markings.
7. Install No Parking Here to Corner sign on the
southeast corner.
8. See Exhibit 5-4.
Long-Term Improvements
1. Construct a wider raised landscaped median
island between 14th and 13th Sts.

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1. None
Long-Term Improvements
1. Extend the existing raised median on
Missouri Ave through to Colorado Ave.
2. Remove the existing traffic signal at
Colorado Ave.
3. Limit turns at Colorado Ave. to right-in,
right-out. The left turns can be made at
the improved 13th St. intersection.

SCHEMATIC
NOT TO
SCALE

Exhibit E-2D: Transportation Improvement Recommendations


Between 9th Street and Blair Road

Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet
current DDOT standards.
2. Restripe the existing lane markings.
3. This section of Missouri Ave. is recommended
to be converted from a four-lane into a threelane operation.
4. Redesignate Nicholson St. between 8th St. and
Missouri Ave. as one-way WB.
5. Install a Do Not Enter sign on Missouri Ave.
at the end of Nicholson St.
6. Retime all the signals to provide sufficient green
time for the arterial flow. Increase the cycle
length and reduce the green time for the side
streets.

SCHEMATIC
NOT TO
SCALE

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23. 5th St./Missouri Ave.

27

Long-Term Improvements
1. Install a fully-actuated signal system to
more efficiently allocate signal timings
for the multiple phases.
2. Restrict parking on the NB approach for
Kansas Ave. and also on the NB
departure between the hours of 4:00PM to
6:30PM. This will permit the two lane
operation of Kansas Ave. and decrease
the signal timing for this phase.

Short-Term Improvements
1. Intersection improvements currently are under
design by DDOT. The improvements will
include the installation of a new traffic signal
system.
2. The design of the signal system at 2nd St. should
include provisions to adequately handle the
heavy left turn at Kennedy St. Consideration
should be given to eliminating the left turn at
Kennedy St., accommodating the left turns at
2nd St., widening Missouri Ave. to provide an
exclusive left turn lane, and making the section
of Kennedy St. between Missouri Ave. and 2nd
St. one-way WB.
3. Making Kennedy St. one-way between Missouri
Ave. and 2nd St. will allow the reduction in the
paved width of this section of road and will
create an opportunity to establish a small park in
the triangular piece of land bounded by Kennedy
St., Missouri Ave. and 2nd St..
Long-Term Improvements
1. Any of the improvements listed in the short-term
improvements that are not implemented in the
current design of the 2nd St. signal should be
considered for long term implementation.

28

North Capitol St.

Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the existing lane markings.
2. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to
meet current DDOT standards.
3. Adjust signal timings to be more
responsive to the current traffic patterns.

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Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet
current DDOT standards.
2. Restripe the existing lane markings.
3. This section of Missouri Ave. is
recommended to be converted from a
four-lane into a three-lane operation.
4. Add a lane use sign for the approaching
SB traffic.
5. Retime all the signals to provide sufficient
green time for the arterial flow. Increase
the cycle length and reduce the green time
for the side streets.
Long-Term Improvements
1. Install traffic signal detection equipment
on side streets to permit semi-actuated
signal operations.
2. Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate
the side street signal phase.

25

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Long-Term Improvements
1. This intersection should be monitored
to determine if signals are warranted.

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Short-Term Improvements
1. It is recommended that this section of
Missouri Avenue be converted from a
four-lane into a three-lane operation.
2. Restripe the missing lane markings.
3. Provide parking lane striping along the
9th St. approach.
4. Install a No Parking Here to Corner
sign on the 9th St. approach.

Long-Term Improvements
1. Reconstruct the wheelchair ramp to meet
current ADA and DDOT standards.
2. Install a fully-actuated traffic control
system. This system should interconnect
and coordinate with the signals on North
Capitol St. and on New Hampshire Ave.

Long-Term Improvements
1. Reconstruct the northeast quadrant wheelchair
ramp to meet current ADA and DDOT
standards.
2. Install a fully-actuated traffic control system.
This system should interconnect and coordinate
with the signals at North Capitol St. and at
Blair Rd.

NE

21. 9th St./Missouri Ave.

Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet
current DDOT standards.
2. Restripe the existing lane markings.
3. Retime the signal phases to optimize the
turning movements.
4. Repave the intersection with a stronger mix
asphalt to accommodate the large truck and
Metrobus turning movements.

23

Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet
current DDOT standards.
2. Restripe the existing lane markings.
3. Install No Parking signs along the SB side of
New Hampshire Ave. between Missouri Ave.
and Ingraham St.
4. Establish a merge lane with pavement
markings and signs south of Missouri Ave. and
prior to Ingraham St.

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Long-Term Improvements
1. Install traffic signal detection equipment on side
streets to permit semi-actuated signal operations.
2. Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate the side
street signal phase.

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Long-Term Improvements
1. Install traffic signal detection equipment on side
streets to permit semi-actuated signal operations.
2. Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate the
side street signal phase.

3rd St. N.W.

21

24. 3rd St./Missouri Ave.


Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet
current DDOT standards.
2. Remove/clear vegetation overgrowth.
3. This section of Missouri Ave. is recommended to
be converted from a four-lane into a three-lane
operation. Begin striping for a three-lane section
west of 3rd St.
4. Retime all the signals to provide sufficient green
time for the arterial flow. Increase the cycle
length and reduce the green time for the side
streets.

5th St. N.W.

8th St. N.W.

RD.
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9th St. N.W.

22. 8th St./Missouri Ave.

Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet current
DDOT standards.
2. Restripe the existing lane markings.
3. Repave the intersection with a stronger asphalt mix
to accommodate large trucks and Metrobus traffic.
4. Change the signal cycle length and modify signal
timings to improve the Level of Service on all
approaches.
5. Check the coordination offsets with nearby signals.
Long-Term Improvements
1. Reconstruct the wheelchair ramps in the northwest
and northeast quadrants to meet current ADA and
DDOT standards.
2. Widen the Riggs Rd. approach to the intersection to
provide an exclusive left turn lane for the WB to SB
movement.
3. Install a fully-actuated traffic control system. This
system should interconnect and coordinate with the
signals at North Capitol St. and at New Hampshire
Ave.

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Exhibit 2-2B: Lane Configurations and Traffic Control -East of Rock Creek Park

Legend
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23

24

25

26
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Intersection with Stop Control
1

Intersection Number
Traffic Movement

Exhibit 2-10A: Weekday AM and PM Peak Hour Traffic Turning Movement Volumes -West of Rock Creek Park

41st

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1 (4)
1356 (925)
60 (14)

5 (0)
702 (579)
709 (393)
(15) 5
(1374) 782
(5) 6

13
276 (84)
1436 (881)
91 (17)

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(1618) 1136
(5) 9

84 (124)
1757 (1006)
216 (32)

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(93) 17
(108) 30

6
23 2
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(49 22)
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(1320) 710
(7) 23

7 (7)
82 (11)
10 (7)

17 (12)
196 (18)
158 (69)

12

16 (12)
1409 (841)
(11) 9
(1331) 748

(6) 1
(3) 1
(15)5

Intersection Number

(6) 2
(1342) 759
(7) 2

(15) 5
(598) 468
(2) 4

(10)2
(89) 25
(97) 28

6 (4)
1384 (881)
11 (5)

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10 (6)

11
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57 (6)
152 (25)
251 (114)

(51) 29
(451) 350
(41) 111

(15)17
(62) 37
(23) 9

13 (17)
(150) 36
(21) 18

(26) 9
(38) 23

(9) 17
(465) 448
(3) 9

75 (66)
576 (449)
33 (17)

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586 (522)
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58 (47)
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5 (6)
177 (63)

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5 (1)
109 (54)
68 (82)

26

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907 (738)
398 (245)
(3) 2
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(43) 68

(16) 15
(103) 102
(435) 176

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(952) 586
(106) 329

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1302 (610)
93 (116)

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206 (1 49)
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(986) 633
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(348) 158

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629 (7
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16 (46)
294 (293)
14 (23)

2 (14)
1039 (1059)
7 (3)

29 (25)
1143 (618)

1140 (556)
716 (763)

119 (7)
34 (15)
12 (6)

19 (19)
447 (193)
13 (6)

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(14) 18
(167) 54

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(31) 30

(116) 83
(701) 713

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(413) 140
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206 (52)

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243 (145)
48 (39)

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52 (44)
46 (24)

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14th St. N.W.

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ROCK CREEK

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Exhibit 2-10B: Weekday AM and PM Peak Hour Traffic Turning Movement Volumes -East of Rock Creek Park

Intersection with Stop Control


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Intersection Number
Traffic Movement

00 (00) AM (PM) Traffic Volume

Exhibit 2-18A: Peak Hour Pedestrian Crossing Volumes -West of Rock Creek Park
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64 (15)

5 (0)
782 (647)
760 (421)
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(1507) 851
(5) 6

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296 (90)
1569 (971)
98 (18)

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90 (133)
1913 (1105)
232 (34)

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(100) 18
(116) 32

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88 (12)
11 (8)

18 (13)
210 (19)
169 (74)

12

17 (13)
1540 (928)
(12) 10
(1461) 815

(6) 1
(3) 1
(16) 5

Intersection Number

(6) 2
(1473) 827
(8) 2

(26) 9
(675) 515
(3) 7

(11) 2
(95) 27
(104) 30

6 (4)
1513 (971)
12 (5)

Intersection with Stop Control


1

55 (54)
745 (581)
11 (6)

11

5 ( 2) )
0 (2 )
4 (9

10

(10) 5
(671) 456
(21) 18

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( 1 9 26 )
11 0 (2
56

61 (6)
163 (27)
269 (122)

(64) 32
(529) 395
(52) 124

(16)18
(66) 40
(25) 10

25 (28)
(161) 39
(23) 19

(28) 10
(41) 25

(10) 18
(561) 506
(3) 10

80 (71)
652 (513)
35 (18)

8
(12) 8
(3)

Signalized Intersection

1 (10)
674 (602)
11 (10)

)
(30 5)
12 (156 )
6 8
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(95) 155

(630) 725
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(610) 686
(68) 60

6 (29)
676 (591)

11 (9)
62 (50)
16 (16)

9 (9)
190 (68)

674 (591)
2 (0)

640 (578)
35 (40)

58
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(1630) 14
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574 (558)

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(31) 23
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SCALE

35 (5
983 (867)
3
8 (8) )

Signalized Intersection

5 (1)
117 (58)
73 (88)

26

32 (50)
990 (807)
427 (263)
(3) 2
(1386) 849
(46) 73

(17) 16
(110) 109
(466) 189

(0) 1
(1038) 635
(114) 353

.
N.E

Legend

10 (18)
1396 (654)
100 (124)

25
6 (2 7
918 ( )
221 ( 1034)
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114
682 (73)
41 (4(718)
8)

(433) 208
(1057) 679
(235) 87

(0) 0
(844) 936
(2) 8

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6 (5)
29 (19)
6 (14)

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(1112) 398

(16) 40
(912) 684
(19) 10

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8
(1 0 (6 5

(35) 19
(315) 144
(373) 169

(41) 20
(792) 823
(11) 3

19

691 (8
0 (0) 29)

17 (49)
315 (314)
15 (25)

2 (15)
1131 (1152)
8 (3)

33 (29)
1225 (662)

1140 (556)
716 (763)

128 (8)
36 (16)
13 (6)

20 (20)
479 (207)
14 (6)

(1) 0
(15) 19
(179) 58
20 (50)
922 (1108)
221 (56)

(139) 94
(771) 773

24

(3) 2
(3) 10
(443) 150
(57) 45

(0) 1
(753) 838
(33) 32

23

33 (3
1061 (95)
7
25 (42) 2)

(25) 10
(737) 764
(1) 2

13

(137) 108
(440) 149
(18) 3
(1) 0
(926) 770
(35) 38

22

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841 ( 12)
7
18 (3 03)
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(9) 2
(661) 632
(50) 139

(23

(4) 3
(36) 30
(1) 0

3 (1)
261 (155)
51 (42)

0 (1)
56 (47)
49 (26)

(0) 2
(858) 660
(8) 6

21
86 (2
852 (8 0)
14 (1819)
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851 ( 24)
64
0 (0) 1)
(104) 136
(690) 311
(1) 2

(231) 54
(795) 702
(175) 109

(215 (218)

340 (350)

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28 (1(858)
89)

17

(25) 28
(247) 102
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90 (8

20

16

3 (18)
259 (101)
47 (16)

133 (

15

18

286 (104)
1011 (468)
2 (1)

Interchange

(27) 19
(162) 92
(6) 2

14

205 (47)
511 (185)
41 (27)

355 (175)

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17

5th St. N.W.

16

8th St. N.W.

9th St. N.W.

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Military Road/Missouri Avenue Transportation Study


Ave.. N.W.

MISSO

15

13th St. N.W.

14th St. N.W.

St., N.W.

PARK
ROCK CREEK

14

Exhibit 3-3B: Weekday 2013 AM and PM Peak Hour Traffic Turning Movement Volumes -East of Rock Creek Park

Intersection with Stop Control


1

Intersection Number
Traffic Movement

00 (00)

AM (PM) Traffic Volume

STRIPE FOR
2 LANES

ST.
32

RELOCATE SPEED
LIMIT SIGN

nd

NE
BR
AS
KA
AV
E.

STRIPE FOR
2 LANES

RECONSTRUCT
RAMPS
CONSTRUCT NEW
BUS TURN OUT

S
MILITARY ROAD
D.
CH R
RAN
AD B
BRO

INSTALL PARKING
LANE MARKING

IMPROVE RADIUS

CHANGE
STRIPING TO 3
LANES

CONSTRUCT NEW
BUS TURN OUT

RETIME SIGNAL

REPAIR PAVEMENT

EXHIBIT 5.1:
MILITARY / NEBRASKA / BROAD BRANCH / 32nd ST.
MILITARY ROAD / MISSOURI AVENUE
TRANSPORTATION STUDY
10

10

30

40

ST.

CONSTRUCT NEW
BUS TURN OUT

th

CHANGE
STRIPING TO 3
LANES

30

Place
30

th

ST.
31

st

RECONSTRUCT
RAMPS

S
MILITARY ROAD

CONSTRUCT NEW
BUS TURN OUT

RELOCATE BUS STOP TO NEWLY


CONSTRUCTED BUS TURN OUT
RETIME SIGNAL

RETIME SIGNAL

EXHIBIT 5.2:
MILITARY / 31st ST. / 30th PL. / 30th ST.
MILITARY ROAD / MISSOURI AVENUE
TRANSPORTATION STUDY
10

10

30

40

SCHOOL

INSTALL LANE
MARKINGS AND
LANE USE SIGNAGE
REDUCE WB
FLOW FROM
TWO LANES TO
ONE LANE

BUS

th

ST.

MILITARY ROAD

27

CHANGE
STRIPING TO 3
LANES

BUS

EXHIBIT 5.3:
MILITARY / 27 th ROAD
MILITARY ROAD / MISSOURI AVENUE
TRANSPORTATION STUDY
10

10

30

40

ST.

ST.

th

14

th

16

MILI
TARY
ROAD

DEVELOP PROTECTED
LEFT TURN LANE WITH
PAVEMENT MARKINGS

MISSO
URI A
VENUE

EXHIBIT 5.4:
MISSOURI / 14th ST
MILITARY ROAD / MISSOURI AVENUE
TRANSPORTATION STUDY
10

10

30

40

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GEORGIA AVENU
E

ST.
13

th

CLOSE ROCK CREEK FORD ROAD,


ESTABLISHING A LOADING /
PARKING AREA FOR "MISSOURI AVE.
MARKET" AND A PEDESTRIAN PLAZA

AV
EN
UE

EXTEND RAISED
MEDIAN TO PREVENT
LEFT TURNS ONTO
COLORADO AVE.

CO
LO
RA
DO

MIS
SOU
RI

AVE
NUE

EXHIBIT 5.6:
MISSOURI / 13th ST. / COLORADO / GEORGIA
MILITARY ROAD / MISSOURI AVENUE
TRANSPORTATION STUDY
10

10

30

40

GEORGIA AVEN
UE

DESIGNATE
ONE-WAY
WESTBOUND

AVE
NUE

th

ST.

NICHOLSON ST.

th

ST.

MIS
SOU
RI

EXHIBIT 5.7:
MISSOURI / 9th ST
MILITARY ROAD / MISSOURI AVENUE
TRANSPORTATION STUDY
10

10

30

40

ST.

DESIGNATE
ONE-WAY
WESTBOUND

ESTABLISH
TURN-AROUND

MADISON ST.

S
DESIGNATE
TWO-WAY

RETAIN
ONE-WAY
EASTBOUND

T.

th

ST.

MIS
SOU
RI
AVE
.

th

th

ST.

EXHIBIT 5.8:
MISSOURI / 8th ST
MILITARY ROAD / MISSOURI AVENUE
TRANSPORTATION STUDY
10

10

30

40

rd

PLACE

MIS
SOU
RI
AVE
.

DESIGNATE
ONE-WAY
WESTBOUND

ST.

LONGFELLOW ST.

rd

th

ST.

th

ST.

EXHIBIT 5.9:
MISSOURI / 5th ST / 3rd ST
MILITARY ROAD / MISSOURI AVENUE
TRANSPORTATION STUDY
10

10

30

40

RECONSTRUCT
RAMP

MIS
SOU
RI

ROAD
R
I
A
BL

RECONSTRUCT
RAMPS

REPAVE INTERSECTION
AND APPROACHES

S
REPAIR
PAVEMENT

AVE
.

FORT TOTTEN DR.

NORTH CAPITOL ST.

AV
E.
HA
MP
SH
IRE
NE
W
ELIMINATE PARKING
SPACES. INSTALL
EDGE LINE FOR
LANE DROP

INTERNALLY
ILLUMINATED
WITH TIME
CLOCK

S
RECONSTRUCT
RAMP
INSTALL FULLY ACTUATED,
COORDINATED SIGNAL
SYSTEMS AT ALL THREE
INTERSECTIONS

EXHIBIT 5.10: MISSOURI / NEW HAMPSHIRE /


NORTH CAPITOL / BLAIR
MILITARY ROAD / MISSOURI AVENUE
TRANSPORTATION STUDY
10

10

30

40

ST.
st

41

MILITARY ROAD

S
RESTRIPE TO CREATE SEPERATE
RIGHT TURN LANE

S
IMPROVE
RADIUS

OAD
OR
REN
EXHIBIT 5.11:
MILITARY / 41 st / RENO
MILITARY ROAD / MISSOURI AVENUE
TRANSPORTATION STUDY
5

15

20

T
ICU
ECT
NN
CO
E
NU
AVE

CHANGE
MARKINGS TO
EXTEND LEFT
TURN LANE

MILITARY ROAD

TRIM VEGETATION
IMPROVE RADIUS

EXHIBIT 5.12:
MILITARY / CONNECTICUT
MILITARY ROAD / MISSOURI AVENUE
TRANSPORTATION STUDY
5

15

20

E
NU
AVE
ADA
NEV

RELOCATE SPEED
LIMIT SIGN

RECONSTRUCT
RAMPS

MILITARY ROAD

INSTALL LINE TO
DEFINE PARKING LANE

INSTALL LINE TO
DEFINE PARKING LANE

EXHIBIT 5.13:
MILITARY / NEVADA
MILITARY ROAD / MISSOURI AVENUE
TRANSPORTATION STUDY
5

15

20

GEORGIA AVEN
UE

CO
LO
RA
DO

AV
EN
UE

MISSO
URI A
VENUE

EXHIBIT 5.14:
MISSOURI / COLORADO / GEORGIA
MILITARY ROAD / MISSOURI AVENUE
TRANSPORTATION STUDY
5

15

20

Exhibit E-1A: Transportation Issues


Between Western Avenue and Nevada Avenue
2. 43rd St./Military Rd.

Military Road/Missouri Avenue Transportation Study

7. Connecticut Ave./Military
Rd.

39th St. N.W.

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1. There is excessive queuing on Military Rd.


heading EB, especially during the afternoon
peak hour. The queuing has been observed
to extend all the way back to Western Ave.
2. Confusing intersection for drivers due to
proximity of the two signal systems
3. Due to poor signal timing, the existing
signal system gives preference to the lower
volume roads (41st St. and Reno Rd.)
compared to the arterial street, Military Rd.
During afternoon peak-hours, Reno Rd.
currently has a 35 second green phase,
Military Rd. has a 25 second green phase,
and 41st St. NB has a 15 second green
phase. The side streets are allocated more
green time (40 seconds) than Military Rd.
(35 seconds) even though more than twice
the traffic uses Military Rd. compared to
Reno Rd.
4. Limited left turn movements allowed

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4&5. 41st St./Reno Rd./ Military


Rd.

6. 39th St./Military Rd.


1. Faded lane markings
2. Faded pedestrian crosswalk
markings
3. EB speed limit sign located on
near side of the intersection
4. Arterial traffic flow is
interrupted by unnecessary
side street signal phases at low
volume side streets.
5. Limited sight distance

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1. Confusing intersection due to
unconventional road alignment.
2. Lack of queuing area along Western
Ave. between Military Rd. and
Wisconsin Ave.
3. Close proximity to Embassy Suites
drop off area.
4. Tight curb returns.
5. Operation of intersection can be
adversely affected by queuing of
Military Rd./41st St./Reno Rd.
intersection.
6. Poor alignment and sidewalk
condition for safe pedestrian and
wheelchair crossings at the
intersection.

1. Poor sight distance for


turning vehicles from
Chevy Chase PKWY onto
Military Rd.
2. Parking spaces crowd
the intersection
3. Overgrown vegetation
obstructs visibility

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3. 42nd St./Military Rd.


1. Limited sight distance for vehicles
entering onto Military Rd. from
42nd St.
2. Queuing on Military Rd. heading
EB caused by the 41st St.
intersection can extend beyond
42nd St. westward, blocking the
intersection.
3. Although 42nd St. NB approach
at Military Rd. is signed for
Right Turn Only, drivers were
observed making left turns and
crossing Military Rd. for through
movement on 42nd St.

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1. Very short eastbound left turn lane


(<50) with a very abrupt taper (~3:1)
2. The WB approach does not have a
graphic lane use sign.
3. The EB speed limit sign, downstream
from the intersection, is obstructed by
overgrown vegetation.
4. Sharp curb radius in the southeast
quadrant
5. Location has high accident history
6. Insufficient capacity for the east/west
approaches resulting in long delays for
the associated NB and SB movements

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1. Faded pavement markings


2. Limited sight distance for vehicles
entering onto Military Rd. from 43rd St.
3. Queuing on Military Rd. heading
eastbound caused by the 41st St.
intersection which can extend beyond
43rd St. westward, blocking the
intersections along Military Rd.
4. Queuing on Military Rd. heading WB
caused by the Western Ave. intersection.
Back-ups can extend beyond 43rd St.
5. High pedestrian volumes
6. Wheelchair ramps do not conform to
ADA and DDOT standards.

9. Nevada Ave./Military Rd.


1. Poor delineation of legal parking
spaces on Military Rd. east of
Nevada Ave.
2. Lack of properly established No
Parking zones at the intersection
approaches on Nevada Ave.
3. Overgrown vegetation obstructs
visibility of signs.
4. Wheelchair ramps in the northeast
and southeast quadrants do not
conform to ADA and DDOT
standards

N
SCHEMATIC
NOT TO SCALE

Exhibit E-1B: Transportation Issues


Between Nebraska Avenue/Broad Branch Road and Oregon Avenue/Glover Road
11. 32nd St./Military Rd.

Military Road/Missouri Avenue Transportation Study

1. Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings


2. Faded lane markings
3. Overgrown vegetation obstructs the
view of the westbound speed limit sign
west of the intersection.
4. Wheelchair ramps do not conform to
ADA and DDOT standards in the
northwest and northeast quadrants.
5. Existing volume data indicates that this
location does not meet signal warrants.
6. Arterial traffic flow is interrupted by
unnecessary side street signal phases at
this low volume side street.

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N.

27th St. N.W.

32nd St. N.W.

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10. Nebraska Ave./Broad Branch Rd./Military Rd.


1. Lack of lane use markings and signage on EB approach to
intersection
2. Lack of lane use markings and signage on SB approach to
intersection
3. Closely spaced signs on NB approach obstruct view of the
second sign.
4. Wheelchair ramps in all quadrants except the northwest quadrant
do not conform to ADA and DDOT standards.
5. Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings
6. Faded lane markings
7. Curb radius in the southeast quadrant from NB Nebraska Ave. to
EB Military Rd. is too small to handle the heavy traffic volumes
8. Deformed pavement for the right turn movement in the southeast
quadrant from NB Nebraska Ave. to EB Military Rd.
9. Inadequate lane use signage for WB left turn movement
10.Location has high accident history.
11.For WB movement, the inner lane becomes a left turn only lane,
which results to one through lane. This force through traffic
traveling inner lane to switch lane to continue the through
movement. This flow change cause long queues.

14. 27th St./Military Rd.


12.

31st

St./Military Rd.

1. Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings


2. Faded lane markings
3. Poor delineation of legal parking spaces
on 31st St.
4. Limited sight distance due to vertical
curve located just west of intersection
5. EB Metrobus stop located just past crest
of vertical curve
6. Existing volume data indicates that
location does not meet signal warrants
7. Arterial traffic flow is interrupted by
unnecessary side street signal phase at low
volume side streets
8. Wheelchair ramps do not conform to ADA
and DDOT standards in the northwest,
southwest, and southeast quadrants

1. Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings


2. Faded lane markings
3. Wheelchair ramps do not conform to ADA
and DDOT standards.
4. Intersection located near the crest of a
vertical curve
5. For WB vehicles, the intersection is
located close to the west of the higher
speed segment through Rock Creek Park.
This leads to speeds in excess of the
posted speed.
6. St. John College High School is located in
the northeast quadrant of the intersection.
The school generates significant
pedestrian traffic, particularly to and from
the bus stops on the east side of the
intersection.

15. Oregon Ave./Glover Rd./


Military Rd.

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13. 30th St./Military Rd.


1. Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings
2. Faded lane markings
3. The arterial traffic flow is interrupted
by unnecessary side street signal
phases at low volume side streets.
4. Existing volume data indicates that
this location does not meet signal
warrants.
5. The traffic signal is located at a low
point with steep gradients on both
approaches.
6. Wheelchair ramp in the northeast
quadrant does not conform to ADA
and DDOT standards.

1. Military Rd. WB does not have


sufficient capacity for the left turn
movement. This results in long vehicle
delays and queues. Queues have been
observed to block the westbound
through lane.
2. Concern has also been expressed over
the difficulty of making a left turn from
Military Rd. EB into Oregon Ave.
3. Presence of nearby school creates
pedestrian crossing movements.
4. High speed WB traffic exiting Rock
Creek Park
5. There is a lack of continuity in the
bicycle system in an easterly direction
through Rock Creek Park.

N
SCHEMATIC
NOT TO SCALE

Exhibit E-1C: Transportation Issues


Between 16th Street and Georgia Avenue
Military Road/Missouri Avenue Transportation Study

MILITA
RY RD.

N.W.

Georgia
Ave. N.
W.

17

Piney Branch Rd., N.W.

ROCK CREEK PARK

13th St. N.W.

16

1. Faded or missing pavement markings


2. There is no separate left turn lane for the
east/west movements. Although left turns are
prohibited in the peak hours, drivers were
observed making these movements, creating
both safety and capacity problems.
3. Wide pavement area on the westerly
approach promotes high speeds.
4. Capacity constraints at the two signalized
intersections to the east (Colorado and
Georgia Aves.) result in extensive queuing
for EB vehicles.
5. Tour bus traffic has no safe place to park and
unload riders visiting the Historic Military
Road School.

14th St. N.W.

16th St., N.W.

18. 13th St./Military Rd./Missouri


Ave.

18
19

16. 16th St./Military Rd.


1. No Right-Of-Way control
indicated for on-ramp from
16th St. to Military Rd.
2. Location has high accident
history.
3. At times, the queues at the
intersection of 16th St. and the
WB off-ramps back up the
entire length of the off-ramp
reaching Military Rd.

17. 14th St./Military


Rd./Missouri Ave.
1. Lack of clear lane delineations on all
approaches
2. High volume (215 vehicles in
afternoon peak hour) for EB left turns
3. Poor delineation of permitted parking
spaces on Missouri Ave. and 14th St.
4. Location has high accident history.
5. Wide pavement area on the easterly
approach may contribute to high
speeds.

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20

19. Colorado Ave. /Military Rd./


Missouri Ave.
1. This intersection is located very close to
the major signalized intersection at Georgia
Ave.
2. Left turns onto Colorado Ave. pose a
safety hazard since turns must be made
from the heavy WB through lane. The left
turn is immediately located downstream
from the difficult reverse movement
through the Georgia Ave. intersection.
3. Left turns from Colorado Ave. are
dangerous due to the poor visibility of
opposing vehicles on Missouri Ave.
4. Parking and loading for the Missouri
Avenue Market blocks the flow of WB
traffic.
5. High pedestrian traffic

MISS

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AVE

. N.W

20. Georgia Ave. /Military


Rd./Missouri Ave.
1. Poor alignment for heavy
through movement on Missouri
Ave.
2. Confusing intersection geometry
3. Multiple pedestrian crossings
4. Large intersectional area
5. Complex signal phasing
6. Redundant signal phases

N
SCHEMATIC
NOT TO SCALE

Exhibit E-1D: Transportation Issues


Between 9th Avenue and Blair Road/Ford Totten Drive
Military Road/Missouri Avenue Transportation Study

24. 3rd St./Missouri Ave.

26

1. Restripe the existing lane


markings.
2. Restripe the pedestrian
crosswalks to meet current
DDOT standards.
3. Adjust signal timings to be more
responsive to the current traffic
patterns.

26. 2nd St./Missouri Ave.


1. Intersection has high pedestrian
traffic.
2. The Randolph Elementary school
is located 2 blocks south of this
intersection.
3. Insufficient gaps in traffic for safe
pedestrian crossing. Heavy left
turn movement occurs just to the
west of 2nd St. from EB Missouri
Ave. to EB Kennedy St. This
movement often blocks one lane
of traffic for EB Missouri Ave.
and will adversely effect the
operation of the proposed signal at
2nd St.

28

North Capitol St.

25. Kansas Ave./Missouri


Ave.

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Av
e.

27

29

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RD,
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29. Blair Rd./Fort Totten Dr./


Riggs Rd.

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1. Faded pedestrian crosswalk


markings
2. Faded lane markings
3. The arterial traffic flow is
interrupted by the unnecessary
side street signal phases at low
volume side streets.
4. There is no designated lane use
on the SB approach.
5. This location has a high accident
history with 23 crashes over a
three-year period.

25

NE

23. 5th St./Missouri Ave.

24

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1. This intersection experiences a
high accident record with 27
recorded crashes over a threeyear period. Of the 27 total
crashes, 18 were right-angle
incidents.
2. Faded or missing pavement
markings
3. The Paul Junior High School
located in the northeast quadrant
4. No parking restrictions on 9th
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2. Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings
3. Inefficient fixed timing for signal
phases
4. Intersection pavement in poor
condition
5. The wheelchair ramp in the southeast
quadrant does not conform to ADA
and DDOT standards.
6. Long delay and queues on Missouri
Avenue westbound approach
7. Long delay and queues on North
Capital Street southbound and
northbound approaches

1. Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings


2. Faded lane markings
3. The wheelchair ramp in the northeast
quadrant does not conform to ADA
and DDOT standards.
4. Parking on the SB side of New
Hampshire Ave. between Missouri
Ave. and Ingraham St. restricts the
traffic flow to one lane. This reduces
the effectiveness of the two SB lanes
on New Hampshire Ave. and creates a
potential safety hazard on the
downstream side of the intersection.
5. Location has high accident history with
32 crashes in a three-year period.

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2. Location has high accident
history
3. Moderate volume (206
vehicles during morning peak
hour) left turns from WB
Missouri Ave. to SB 3rd St.

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22. 8th St./Missouri Ave.


1. Faded lane markings
2. Faded pedestrian crosswalk
markings
3. Wheelchair ramps do not
conform to ADA and DDOT
standards.
4. The arterial traffic flow is
interrupted by the unnecessary
side street signal phase from a
low volume side street.

1. Faded lane markings


2. Faded pedestrian crosswalk markings
3. The wheelchair ramps in the northwest
and northeast quadrants do not conform
to ADA and DDOT standards.
4. Long delay and queue on Riggs Rd.
WB approach
5. Pavement along Riggs Rd. to the east of
the intersection is in poor condition.
6. Heavy left turn movement (398 vehicles
per hour in AM period, 245 vehicles per
hour in PM period) for WB to SB.
These vehicles do not have an exclusive
turn lane and must turn from the shared
through lane.

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SCHEMATIC
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Exhibit E-2A: Transportation Improvement Recommendations


Between Western Avenue and Nevada Avenue
2. 43rd St./Military Rd.

Military Road/Missouri Avenue Transportation Study


7. Military Rd./Connecticut Ave.

42nd St. N.W.

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Short-Term Improvements
1. Signal phase timing needs to be reset.
2. Improve intersection signage to eliminate confusion.
3. Install a red light camera system to assist in monitoring prohibited
movements and red light running.

Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the existing lane markings.
2. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to
current DDOT standards.
3. Establish parking limits with striping on
the side streets.
4. Relocate the EB speed limit sign to the far
side of intersection.
5. Install a new WB speed limit sign on the
far side of the intersection.

Long-Term Improvements
1. Install vehicular detection equipment on all approaches.
2. Install a fully-actuated traffic control system.
3. Restripe the Military Rd. EB approach to provide a 150 long right turn
lane. Prohibit parking within the limits of the turn lane. See Exhibit 5-11.
If above short-term and long-term recommendations do not resolve the
excessive queuing problem at this intersection, the following alternatives
may be considered.
1. ALTERNATIVE 1: Close 41st St. south of the intersection by placing a
temporary double faced Jersey Barrier across the southern section of 41st
St. Advance signage (e.g. No Outlet) would be required at Jenifer St.
and a small turn-around would need to be constructed. Remove the
appropriate signal phase and retime remaining phases.
2. If Alternative 1 is selected, monitor the intersection for a 90-day period.
After the 90-day trial period, replace the double-faced Jersey Barrier
across southern section of 41st St. with a raised grassed panel or planter to
make the closure permanent. Allow a path for bicycle and pedestrian
passage.
3. ALTERNATIVE 2: Make 41st St. one-way SB from Military Rd. to
Jenifer St.
4. If Alternatives 1 or 2 are implemented, accommodations for bicycles will
need to be maintained.

Long-Term Improvements
1. Install traffic signal detection equipment
on the side street to permit semi-actuated
signal operations.
2. Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate
the side street signal phase.

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1. Re-align pedestrian crossings on Military
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Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the pavement markings.
2. Remove parking spaces along Military
Rd. on either side of 42nd St. in order to
improve sight distance.
3. Install parking stall striping to define
parking limits.
4. Relocate the No Parking Here To
Corner sign.
5. Install Do Not Block Intersection signs
for both directions.
6. Install additional signage to reinforce
turning restrictions.

Long-Term Improvements
1. Consider elimination of hazardous
movements by placing signs with turn
restrictions. These movements would
be transferred to other safer
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1. Add additional striping and signage
indicating lane usages.
2. Modify signal timing at both this location
and at Military Rd./41st St. to alleviate the
EB congestion between the two
intersections.
3. Coordinate signal phasing timing with
intersection at Wisconsin and Western Aves.
4. Revise the signal coordination schedule for
intersections at Western Ave. and Military
Rd. and at Western Ave. and Wisconsin Ave.
5. Coordinate with Embassy Suites to improve
operations at drop-off area

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1. Increase the curb radius on the southeast
quadrant.
2. Consider installation of a fully-actuated signal
system at this location.

Short-Term Improvements
1. Remove overgrown vegetation.
2. Eliminate a few parking spaces either
side of the intersection.
3. Provide parking lane striping along
Military Rd. to define parking limits.
4. Install No Parking Here to Corner
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1. Reconstruct wheelchair ramps to current
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1. Increase the length of the EB left turn lane.
See Exhibit 5-12.
2. Improve the taper rate into the EB left turn
lane to a minimum rate of 10 to 1.
3. Remove one parking space on the EB
approach.
4. Add a lane use sign for approaching WB
traffic.
5. Remove and/or clear vegetation overgrowth.
6. Modify signal timing to improve the flow on
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1. Restripe the pavement markings.
2. Remove two parking spaces along Military
Rd. east of 43rd St. to improve sight
distance.
3. Install parking stall striping to define
parking limits.
4. Relocate the No Parking Here to Corner
sign.
5. Install Do Not Block Intersection signs.

9. Military Rd./Nevada Ave.


Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to
current DDOT standards.
2. Provide parking lane striping along
Military Rd. between Nevada Ave. and
Nebraska Ave. See Exhibit 5-13.
3. Remove and/or clear vegetation
overgrowth or relocate the signs.
4. Install a No Parking Here to Corner sign
on all approaches on Nevada Ave.
5. Relocate the WB speed limit sign in front
of the tree
Long-Term Improvements
1. Reconstruct wheelchair ramps in the
northeast and southeast quadrants to
current ADA and DDOT standards.

SCHEMA
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Exhibit E-2B: Transportation Improvement Recommendations


Between Nebraska Avenue/Broad Branch Road and Oregon Avenue/Glover Road

11. 32nd St./ Military Rd.


Short-Term Improvements
1. Relocate the speed limit sign closer to the
intersection.
2. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to current
DDOT standards.
3. Remove and/or clear vegetation overgrowth.
4. Restripe the existing lane markings.
5. It is recommended that this segment of Military
Rd. be converted to a three-lane operation.

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13. 30th St./Military Rd.

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Military Rd.
Short-Term Improvements
1. Provide lane use markings and signs to establish two EB
approach lanes.
2. Provide lane use markings and signs to establish two SB
approach lanes.
3. Relocate the No Left Turn at Military Avenue sign to the NB
approach.
4. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to current DDOT standards.
5. Restripe the existing lane markings.
6. Install a Left Lane Must Turn Left sign and lane use graphic
sign (R3-8a) on the WB approach.
7. Modify the signal phasing and timing to improve the WB left
turn operation.
8. Provide a protected WB left turn phase and increase green time
allocated to this movement.
Long-Term Improvements
1. Reconstruct the wheelchair ramps in all quadrants except the
northwest to current ADA and DDOT standards.
2. Increase the radius on the southeast quadrant for the right turn
movement from northbound Nebraska Ave. to EB Military Rd.
3. Repave to correct the pavement deficiencies.
4. Restripe the SB approach to allow two multi-purpose lanes.

Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet current
DDOT standards.
2. Restripe the existing lane markings.
3. Install No Parking Here to Corner signs on 31st
St.
4. Install a Signal Ahead sign for EB approach prior
to crest.
5. It is recommended that this segment of Military Rd.
be converted to a three-lane operation.
Long-Term Improvements
1. Reconstruct wheelchair ramps to current ADA and
DDOT standards.
2. Install traffic signal detection equipment on side
streets to permit semi-actuated signal operations.
3. Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate side street
signal phase.
4. Relocate EB Metrobus stop to a newly constructed
bus turn out area east of the intersection.
5. Install an internally illuminated Red Signal Ahead
sign for EB approach prior to crest of vertical curve.
The sign should be interconnected to the traffic
signal system.

Long-Term Improvements
1. Reconstruct wheelchair ramps to meet current
ADA and DDOT standards.
2. Install flashing School Zone signs with
timers.
3. Install speed monitoring equipment and
electronic message board.

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14. 27th St./Military Rd.


Short-Term Improvements
1. Install Signal Ahead signs.
2. Install larger signs denoting change to lower
speed zone in the WB direction.
3. Relocate or add supplemental signal heads to
improve visibility for WB vehicles.
4. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to current
DDOT standards.
5. Restripe the existing lane markings.
6. Install lane use markings and signs for improved
two-lane operation of the SB approach.
7. Install No Parking signs on SB approach.

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1. Install traffic signal detection equipment on side
streets to permit semi-actuated signal
operations.
2. Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate the
side street signal phase.
3. Relocate the EB Metrobus stop to a newly
constructed bus turn out lane area utilizing the
unused pavement south of the intersection.
4. Reconstruct wheelchair ramp in the northeast
quadrant to current ADA and DDOT standards.

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Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to current
DDOT standards.
2. Restripe the existing lane markings.
3. It is recommended that this segment of Military
Rd. be converted to a three-lane operation.

Long-Term Improvements
1. Reconstruct all wheelchair ramps to current
ADA and DDOT standards.
2. Install traffic signal detection equipment on the
side streets to permit semi-actuated signal
operations.
3. Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate the side
street signal phase.
4. Low volume intersections not meeting warrants
should be considered for signal system removal.

Short-Term Improvements
1. Install additional Reduced Speed Ahead signs prior
to intersection for westbound traffic in Rock Creek
Park.
2. Modify signal timing to improve the westbound flow
of traffic.
3. Adjust signal timings to insure safe pedestrian crossing
times.
4. Install a larger sign denoting the change to a lower
speed zone in the westbound direction
Long-Term Improvements
1. Install semi-actuated and advance signal phases for the
WB left turn.
2. Consider an actuated phase for the EB left turn
movement. This movement could be set up as a dual
left turn with the WB left turn.
3. Consider a fully actuated signal system.
4. Install flashing School Zone signs with timers.
5. Incorporate the recommended improvements to bicycle
accommodations based on the upcoming DC Bicycle
Master Plan. Consideration should be given to the
construction of a bicycle path easterly through Rock
Creek Park. The recommended location is on the north
side of Military Rd., much of which is already
protected by a guardrail. The path is feasible, but will
be expensive to construct.

SCHEMA
TIC
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SCALE

Exhibit E-2C: Transportation Improvement Recommendations


Between 16th Street and Georgia Avenue
Military Road/Missouri Avenue Transportation Study

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20. Georgia Ave. /Military


Rd./Missouri Ave.

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Long-Term Improvements
1. Construct a wider raised landscaped median between 14th
and 13th Sts.
2. Construct a left turn storage lane for WB traffic at 13th St.
3. Install lane use signage.
4. Install pavement markings along the north side of
Missouri Ave. to block out 60 m of parking area for buses
within the current on street parking area.
5. Install two No Parking Bus Stop 8 AM 4 PM signs,
one on either end of the 60 m blocked out area.

13th St. N.W.

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Piney Branch Rd., N.W.

Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the existing lane markings.
2. Install better signage for prohibited turns. Consider the use
of internally illuminated signs.
3. Install a protected left turn lane for EB vehicles.
4. Relocate the existing island light pole.
5. Restrict parking on the NB approach for 13th St. and also
on the NB departure between the hours of 4:00 PM to 6:30
PM. This will permit a two lane operation of 13th St. and
decrease the signal timing for this phase.

14th St. N.W.

16th St., N.W.

18. 13th St./Military Rd./Missouri Ave.

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Short-Term Improvements
1. Establish a broken yellow centerline for through
movement along Missouri Ave.
2. Establish a stop line for NB traffic at pedestrian
crosswalk.
3. Modify the signal phasing and timing for this
intersection and eliminate unnecessary phases.
4. Restripe Georgia Ave. through the intersection to
provide left turn storage lanes.
Long-Term Improvements
1. Reconfigure the intersection geometry. See Exhibit 514.
2. Close Rock Creek Ford Rd. between Georgia Ave. and
Piney Brook Rd. Establish a loading area and parking
area for Missouri Avenue Market on the closed
segment of Rock Creek Rd. Relocate the SB stop line.
3. Establish a pedestrian plaza on the northwest corner of
Georgia Ave./Missouri Ave. Provide textual pavement
on a raised platform to permit low speed passage by
right turning vehicles.

16. 16th St./Military Rd.


Short-Term Improvements
1. Add a Yield sign at the end of
the EB on ramp from 16th St. to
Military Rd. See Exhibit 5-4.
Long-Term Improvements
1. Conduct a traffic study along the
16th St. corridor to evaluate the
retiming and possible
coordination of the signals along
16th St.

17. 14th St./Military Rd./Missouri


Ave.
Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the EB approach to provide three lanes.
There is sufficient pavement width to allow one
left turn lane, one through lane and one
through/right lane.
2. Rephase the signal to allow for an advanced EB
left turn movement.
3. Restripe the NB approach to provide two
general use lanes. (Left/Through and
Through/Right).
4. Install No Parking signs on the NB approach.
5. Offset the SB approach centerline by 2 to allow
for the establishment of two general use lanes.
6. Establish parking limits with signs and
pavement markings.
7. Install No Parking Here to Corner sign on the
southeast corner.
8. See Exhibit 5-4.
Long-Term Improvements
1. Construct a wider raised landscaped median
island between 14th and 13th Sts.

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Short-Term Improvements
1. None
Long-Term Improvements
1. Extend the existing raised median on
Missouri Ave through to Colorado Ave.
2. Remove the existing traffic signal at
Colorado Ave.
3. Limit turns at Colorado Ave. to right-in,
right-out. The left turns can be made at
the improved 13th St. intersection.

SCHEMATIC
NOT TO
SCALE

Exhibit E-2D: Transportation Improvement Recommendations


Between 9th Street and Blair Road

Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet
current DDOT standards.
2. Restripe the existing lane markings.
3. This section of Missouri Ave. is recommended
to be converted from a four-lane into a threelane operation.
4. Redesignate Nicholson St. between 8th St. and
Missouri Ave. as one-way WB.
5. Install a Do Not Enter sign on Missouri Ave.
at the end of Nicholson St.
6. Retime all the signals to provide sufficient green
time for the arterial flow. Increase the cycle
length and reduce the green time for the side
streets.

SCHEMATIC
NOT TO
SCALE

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23. 5th St./Missouri Ave.

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Long-Term Improvements
1. Install a fully-actuated signal system to
more efficiently allocate signal timings
for the multiple phases.
2. Restrict parking on the NB approach for
Kansas Ave. and also on the NB
departure between the hours of 4:00PM to
6:30PM. This will permit the two lane
operation of Kansas Ave. and decrease
the signal timing for this phase.

Short-Term Improvements
1. Intersection improvements currently are under
design by DDOT. The improvements will
include the installation of a new traffic signal
system.
2. The design of the signal system at 2nd St. should
include provisions to adequately handle the
heavy left turn at Kennedy St. Consideration
should be given to eliminating the left turn at
Kennedy St., accommodating the left turns at
2nd St., widening Missouri Ave. to provide an
exclusive left turn lane, and making the section
of Kennedy St. between Missouri Ave. and 2nd
St. one-way WB.
3. Making Kennedy St. one-way between Missouri
Ave. and 2nd St. will allow the reduction in the
paved width of this section of road and will
create an opportunity to establish a small park in
the triangular piece of land bounded by Kennedy
St., Missouri Ave. and 2nd St..
Long-Term Improvements
1. Any of the improvements listed in the short-term
improvements that are not implemented in the
current design of the 2nd St. signal should be
considered for long term implementation.

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North Capitol St.

Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the existing lane markings.
2. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to
meet current DDOT standards.
3. Adjust signal timings to be more
responsive to the current traffic patterns.

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Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet
current DDOT standards.
2. Restripe the existing lane markings.
3. This section of Missouri Ave. is
recommended to be converted from a
four-lane into a three-lane operation.
4. Add a lane use sign for the approaching
SB traffic.
5. Retime all the signals to provide sufficient
green time for the arterial flow. Increase
the cycle length and reduce the green time
for the side streets.
Long-Term Improvements
1. Install traffic signal detection equipment
on side streets to permit semi-actuated
signal operations.
2. Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate
the side street signal phase.

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1. This intersection should be monitored
to determine if signals are warranted.

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Short-Term Improvements
1. It is recommended that this section of
Missouri Avenue be converted from a
four-lane into a three-lane operation.
2. Restripe the missing lane markings.
3. Provide parking lane striping along the
9th St. approach.
4. Install a No Parking Here to Corner
sign on the 9th St. approach.

Long-Term Improvements
1. Reconstruct the wheelchair ramp to meet
current ADA and DDOT standards.
2. Install a fully-actuated traffic control
system. This system should interconnect
and coordinate with the signals on North
Capitol St. and on New Hampshire Ave.

Long-Term Improvements
1. Reconstruct the northeast quadrant wheelchair
ramp to meet current ADA and DDOT
standards.
2. Install a fully-actuated traffic control system.
This system should interconnect and coordinate
with the signals at North Capitol St. and at
Blair Rd.

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21. 9th St./Missouri Ave.

Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet
current DDOT standards.
2. Restripe the existing lane markings.
3. Retime the signal phases to optimize the
turning movements.
4. Repave the intersection with a stronger mix
asphalt to accommodate the large truck and
Metrobus turning movements.

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Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet
current DDOT standards.
2. Restripe the existing lane markings.
3. Install No Parking signs along the SB side of
New Hampshire Ave. between Missouri Ave.
and Ingraham St.
4. Establish a merge lane with pavement
markings and signs south of Missouri Ave. and
prior to Ingraham St.

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Long-Term Improvements
1. Install traffic signal detection equipment on side
streets to permit semi-actuated signal operations.
2. Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate the side
street signal phase.

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Long-Term Improvements
1. Install traffic signal detection equipment on side
streets to permit semi-actuated signal operations.
2. Install pedestrian push buttons to actuate the
side street signal phase.

3rd St. N.W.

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24. 3rd St./Missouri Ave.


Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet
current DDOT standards.
2. Remove/clear vegetation overgrowth.
3. This section of Missouri Ave. is recommended to
be converted from a four-lane into a three-lane
operation. Begin striping for a three-lane section
west of 3rd St.
4. Retime all the signals to provide sufficient green
time for the arterial flow. Increase the cycle
length and reduce the green time for the side
streets.

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9th St. N.W.

22. 8th St./Missouri Ave.

Short-Term Improvements
1. Restripe the pedestrian crosswalks to meet current
DDOT standards.
2. Restripe the existing lane markings.
3. Repave the intersection with a stronger asphalt mix
to accommodate large trucks and Metrobus traffic.
4. Change the signal cycle length and modify signal
timings to improve the Level of Service on all
approaches.
5. Check the coordination offsets with nearby signals.
Long-Term Improvements
1. Reconstruct the wheelchair ramps in the northwest
and northeast quadrants to meet current ADA and
DDOT standards.
2. Widen the Riggs Rd. approach to the intersection to
provide an exclusive left turn lane for the WB to SB
movement.
3. Install a fully-actuated traffic control system. This
system should interconnect and coordinate with the
signals at North Capitol St. and at New Hampshire
Ave.

APPENDIX A
WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA
TRANSIT AUTHORITY (WMATA) BUS
ROUTES AND SCHEDULES

Using this timetable


Use the map to find the stops closest to
where you will get on and off the bus.
Select the schedule (weekday, Saturday,
Sunday) for when you will travel. Along
the top of the schedule, find the stop at
or nearest the point where you will get
on the bus. Follow that column down to
the time you want to leave.
Use the same method to find the times
the bus is scheduled to arrive at the stop
where you will get off the bus.
If the bus stop is not listed, use the time
shown for the bus stop before it as the
time to wait at the stop.
The end-of-the-line or last stop is listed
in ALL CAPS on the schedule.

E2,3,4
Military Road-Crosstown Line
Serves these locations
Friendship Heights station
Chevy Chase
Kennedy St. N.W.
Fort Totten station
Riggs Park (E3,4)
Ivy City (E2,3)

Schedule 6-29-03

Washington
Metropolitan Area
Transit Authority
A District of Columbia,
Maryland and Virginia
Transit Partnership

Page 1 of 11

DURING SNOWSTORMS

Military Road - Crosstown Line


Routes E2,3,4

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E2,3,4
Military
RoadCrosstown
Line

Weekday Westbound

Route
Number

New
York
Ave. &
16th
St. NE
(Ivy
City)

18th
&
Hamlin
Sts. NE
(Rhode
Island
Ave.)

Eastern
Ave.
&
Kennedy
St. NE
(Riggs
Park)

Fort
Totten

Kennedy
&
5th
Sts.
NW

Kennedy
&
14th
Sts.
NW

AM Service
4:58
5:03
5:08
5:24
5:30
5:35
5:37
5:43
5:48
5:49
5:55
6:00
5:59
6:05
6:10
6:09
6:15
6:20
6:19
6:25
6:30
6:25
6:34
6:40
6:35
6:44
6:50
6:45
6:54
7:00
6:53
7:02
7:08
7:00
7:09
7:15
7:04
7:14
7:20
7:09
7:19
7:25
7:14
7:24
7:30
7:20
7:30
7:36
7:27
7:36
7:42
7:33
7:42
7:48
7:39
7:48
7:54
7:45
7:54
8:00
7:51
8:00
8:06
7:57
8:06
8:12
8:05
8:14
8:20
8:13
8:22
8:28
8:21
8:30
8:36
8:29
8:38
8:44
8:39
8:48
8:54
8:51
9:00
9:06
9:04
9:13
9:19
9:17
9:26
9:31
9:29
9:38
9:43
9:45
9:54
9:59
10:01
10:10
10:15
10:17
10:26
10:31
10:33
10:42
10:47
10:49
10:58
11:03
11:05
11:14
11:19
11:21
11:30
11:35
11:37
11:46
11:51
11:53
12:02
12:07
PM Service
X E2
12:09
12:18
12:23
X E3
12:05
12:12
12:19
12:25
12:33
12:38
X E2
12:41
12:49
12:54
X E3
12:37
12:44
12:51
12:57
1:05
1:10
X E2
1:13
1:21
1:26
X E3
1:09
1:16
1:23
1:29
1:37
1:42
X E2
1:45
1:53
1:58
X E3
1:42
1:48
1:55
2:02
2:10
2:15
X E2
2:18
2:26
2:31
X E3
2:14
2:20
2:27
2:34
2:42
2:47
X E2
2:50
2:58
3:03
X E3
2:46
2:52
2:59
3:06
3:14
3:19
X E4
3:15
3:22
3:31
3:36
X E2
3:16
3:22
3:33
3:42
3:47
X E4
3:39
3:46
3:55
4:00
X E2
3:41
3:47
3:58
4:07
4:12
X E4
4:03
4:10
4:19
4:24
X E2
4:05
4:11
4:22
4:31
4:36
X E4
4:27
4:34
4:43
4:48
X E2
4:27
4:34
4:46
4:54
5:00
Trip operates Friday only, with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.
X Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

E2
E2
E4
E2
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3

5:34
6:04
6:18
6:36
6:51
7:02
7:14
7:26
7:38
7:54
8:10
8:32
8:58
9:26
9:56
10:28
11:00
11:32

5:39
6:09
6:24
6:42
6:57
7:08
7:21
7:33
7:45
8:01
8:17
8:39
9:05
9:33
10:03
10:35
11:07
11:39

5:31
6:03
6:18
6:38
6:53
7:06
7:19
7:31
7:43
7:57
8:13
8:31
8:56
9:23
9:55
10:11
10:43
11:15
11:47

30th
Pl.
&
Nebraska
Ave.
NW

Wisconsin
& Western
Aves. NW
(FRIENDSHIP
HEIGHTS)

5:14
5:44
5:57
6:09
6:19
6:29
6:39
6:49
6:59
7:09
7:17
7:24
7:30
7:35
7:40
7:46
7:52
7:58
8:04
8:10
8:16
8:22
8:30
8:38
8:46
8:54
9:04
9:16
9:29
9:39
9:51
10:07
10:23
10:39
10:55
11:11
11:27
11:43
11:59
12:15

5:20
5:50
6:03
6:15
6:25
6:35
6:45
6:55
7:05
7:15
7:23
7:30
7:38
7:43
7:48
7:54
8:00
8:06
8:12
8:18
8:24
8:30
8:38
8:46
8:54
9:02
9:12
9:24
9:37
9:46
9:58
10:14
10:30
10:46
11:02
11:18
11:34
11:50
12:06
12:22

12:31
12:46
1:02
1:18
1:34
1:50
2:06
2:23
2:39
2:55
3:11
3:27
3:44
3:55
4:08
4:20
4:32
4:44
4:56
5:09

12:38
12:53
1:09
1:25
1:41
1:57
2:13
2:30
2:46
3:02
3:18
3:34
3:52
4:03
4:16
4:28
4:40
4:52
5:04
5:16

Page 3 of 11

E2,3,4
Military
RoadCrosstown
Line

Weekday Westbound

Route
Number

New
York
Ave. &
16th
St. NE
(Ivy
City)

18th
&
Hamlin
Sts. NE
(Rhode
Island
Ave.)

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E3
E3
E3
E2
E2
E2
E2

4:49
5:09
5:29
5:49
6:17
6:52
7:19
7:49
8:20
8:56
9:22
9:48
10:12
10:36
11:04
11:34

4:56
5:16
5:37
5:57
6:24
6:59
7:26
7:56
8:27
9:03
9:29
9:55
10:19
10:40
11:08
11:38

X
X

E2
E2
E2
E2
E2
E2
E2

12:04
12:33
1:13
1:52
-

12:08
12:37
1:17
1:56
-

Eastern
Ave.
&
Kennedy
St. NE
(Riggs
Park)

Fort
Totten

Kennedy
&
5th
Sts.
NW

Kennedy
&
14th
Sts.
NW

PM Service
4:51
4:58
5:06
5:08
5:16
5:11
5:18
5:26
5:28
5:36
5:31
5:38
5:46
5:48
5:57
5:50
5:58
6:07
6:08
6:17
6:12
6:20
6:29
6:34
6:42
6:43
6:51
6:59
7:09
7:16
7:13
7:21
7:28
7:36
7:43
7:43
7:51
7:58
8:06
8:13
8:13
8:21
8:28
8:37
8:44
8:49
8:57
9:04
9:10
9:18
9:25
9:36
9:44
9:51
10:02
10:10
10:17
10:29
10:36
10:49
10:55
11:17
11:23
11:47
11:53
After Midnight Service
12:17
12:23
12:45
12:50
1:25
1:30
2:04
2:09
2:27
2:32
2:50
2:55
3:27
3:32

Wisconsin
& Western
30th
Aves. NW
Pl.
(FRIEND&
SHIP
Nebraska HEIGHTS)
Ave.
NW

5:12
5:22
5:32
5:42
5:52
6:02
6:12
6:22
6:34
6:48
7:05
7:20
7:32
7:47
8:02
8:17
8:32
8:48
9:08
9:29
9:55
10:21
10:40
10:59
11:27
11:57

5:21
5:31
5:41
5:51
6:01
6:10
6:20
6:30
6:42
6:56
7:13
7:26
7:38
7:53
8:08
8:23
8:38
8:54
9:14
9:35
10:01
10:27
10:46
11:05
11:33
12:03

5:28
5:38
5:48
5:58
6:08
6:18
6:28
6:38
6:50
7:02
7:19
7:32
7:44
7:59
8:14
8:29
8:44
9:00
9:20
9:41
10:07
10:33
10:52
11:11
11:39
12:09

12:27
12:54
1:34
2:13
2:36
2:59
3:36

12:33
12:59
1:39
2:18
2:41
3:04
3:41

12:39
1:04
1:44
2:23
2:46
3:09
3:46

Trip operates Friday only, with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.


X Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.

Weekday Eastbound

Route
Number

Wisconsin
30th
& Western
Pl.
Aves.NW
&
(Friendship
Heights) Nebraska
Ave.
NW

Kennedy
&
14th
Sts.
NW

Kennedy
&
5th
Sts.
NW

FORT
TOTTEN

Chillum
Pl.
&
Eastern
Ave. NE
(Riggs
Park)

AM Service
X E2
5:18
5:25
5:31
5:35
5:41
X E4
5:28
5:35
5:41
5:45
5:51
X E2
5:41
5:48
5:54
5:58
6:04
X E4
6:09
X E2
5:50
5:57
6:03
6:07
6:13
X E2
6:01
6:08
6:15
6:19
6:25
X E4
6:29
X E2
6:13
6:20
6:27
6:31
6:37
X E4
6:44
X E2
6:25
6:32
6:39
6:43
6:49
X E4
6:56
X E2
6:31
6:40
6:48
6:53
7:00
X E4
7:09
X E2
6:43
6:52
7:00
7:05
7:12
X E4
6:50
6:59
7:07
7:12
7:19
Trip operates Friday only, with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.
X Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.

Eastern
Ave.
&
Kennedy
St. NE
(RIGGS
PARK)

5:58
6:16
6:36
6:51
7:04
7:17
7:27

18th
&
Hamlin
Sts. NE
(Rhode
Island
Ave.)

New
York
Ave. &
16th
St. NE
(IVY
CITY)

5:51
6:14
6:23
6:35
6:47
6:59
7:11
7:23
-

5:58
6:21
6:30
6:43
6:55
7:07
7:20
7:32
-

Page 4 of 11

E2,3,4
Military
RoadCrosstown
Line

Weekday Eastbound

Route
Number

Wisconsin
30th
& Western
Pl.
Aves.NW
&
(Friendship
Heights) Nebraska
Ave.
NW

Kennedy
&
14th
Sts.
NW

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

E2
E4
E2
E4
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E3
E4
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/

7:00
7:12
7:23
7:33
7:43
7:56
8:08
8:25
8:41
8:57
9:13
9:31
9:47
10:03
10:19
10:35
10:51
11:07
11:23
11:39
11:55

7:09
7:21
7:32
7:42
7:52
8:05
8:17
8:33
8:49
9:05
9:21
9:40
9:56
10:12
10:28
10:44
11:00
11:16
11:32
11:48
12:04

7:17
7:29
7:41
7:51
8:01
8:14
8:26
8:41
8:57
9:13
9:29
9:48
10:04
10:20
10:36
10:52
11:08
11:24
11:40
11:56
12:12

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2
E4
E2

12:11
12:27
12:43
12:59
1:15
1:31
1:47
2:03
2:19
2:32
2:42
2:53
3:04
3:16
3:27
3:38
3:48
3:58
4:08
4:16
4:25
4:35
4:45
4:55
5:05
5:15
5:25
5:35
5:46
5:56
6:08
6:21
6:33
6:45
6:57

12:20
12:36
12:52
1:08
1:24
1:40
1:56
2:12
2:27
2:40
2:52
3:03
3:14
3:26
3:37
3:47
3:57
4:07
4:17
4:27
4:36
4:46
4:56
5:06
5:16
5:26
5:36
5:46
5:56
6:06
6:18
6:31
6:43
6:55
7:07

12:28
12:44
1:00
1:16
1:32
1:48
2:04
2:20
2:36
2:49
3:01
3:12
3:23
3:35
3:46
3:56
4:06
4:16
4:26
4:36
4:45
4:55
5:05
5:15
5:25
5:35
5:45
5:55
6:05
6:15
6:27
6:39
6:51
7:03
7:15

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

Kennedy
&
5th
Sts.
NW

FORT
TOTTEN

AM Service
7:22
7:29
7:33
7:34
7:41
7:47
7:47
7:55
7:57
8:05
8:07
8:15
8:20
8:28
8:32
8:40
8:47
8:55
9:03
9:11
9:19
9:27
9:35
9:43
9:53
10:00
10:09
10:16
10:25
10:32
10:41
10:48
10:57
11:04
11:13
11:20
11:29
11:36
11:45
11:52
12:01
12:08
12:17
12:24
PM Service
12:33
12:40
12:49
12:56
1:05
1:12
1:21
1:28
1:37
1:44
1:53
2:00
2:09
2:16
2:25
2:32
2:41
2:48
2:54
3:01
3:06
3:14
3:17
3:25
3:28
3:36
3:40
3:48
3:51
3:59
4:01
4:11
4:11
4:21
4:21
4:31
4:31
4:41
4:42
4:52
4:51
5:01
5:01
5:11
5:11
5:21
5:21
5:31
5:31
5:41
5:41
5:51
5:51
6:01
6:01
6:11
6:10
6:20
6:20
6:30
6:32
6:42
6:44
6:51
6:56
7:03
7:08
7:15
7:20
7:27

Chillum
Pl.
&
Eastern
Ave. NE
(Riggs
Park)

Eastern
Ave.
&
Kennedy
St. NE
(RIGGS
PARK)

18th
&
Hamlin
Sts. NE
(Rhode
Island
Ave.)

New
York
Ave. &
16th
St. NE
(IVY
CITY)

9:34
10:08
10:40
11:12
11:44
12:16
-

7:41
7:55
8:05
8:25
8:50
9:18
9:50
-

7:40
7:52
8:17
8:40
9:07
9:43
10:16
10:48
11:20
11:52
12:24
-

7:49
8:01
8:25
8:48
9:15
9:51
10:23
10:55
11:27
11:59
12:31
-

12:48
1:20
1:52
2:24
-

3:09
3:34
3:57
4:20
4:40
5:03
5:22
5:42
6:02
6:22
6:39
7:00
7:24
-

12:56
1:28
2:00
2:32
3:00
3:27
3:49
4:12
4:34
4:54
5:15
5:35
5:55
6:15
6:32
6:54
7:13
7:37

1:03
1:35
2:07
2:39
3:07
3:35
3:57
4:20
4:42
5:02
5:22
5:42
6:02
6:22
6:39
7:01
7:19
7:43

Trip operates Friday only, with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.


X Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.

Page 5 of 11

E2,3,4
Military
RoadCrosstown
Line

Weekday Eastbound

Route
Number

Wisconsin
30th
& Western
Pl.
Aves.NW
&
(Friendship
Heights) Nebraska
Ave.
NW

Kennedy
&
14th
Sts.
NW

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

E4
E2
E4
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
E2
E2
E2
E2

7:12
7:28
7:45
8:03
8:29
8:55
9:22
9:47
10:17
10:47
11:17
11:47

7:22
7:38
7:55
8:12
8:38
9:04
9:29
9:54
10:24
10:54
11:24
11:54

7:30
7:46
8:03
8:19
8:45
9:11
9:36
10:01
10:31
11:01
11:31
12:01

E2
E2
E2/
E2/
E2/

12:27
1:10
1:55
2:26
2:55

12:34
1:16
2:01
2:32
3:01

12:41
1:22
2:07
2:38
3:07

Kennedy
&
5th
Sts.
NW

FORT
TOTTEN

PM Service
7:35
7:42
7:51
7:58
8:08
8:15
8:24
8:30
8:50
8:56
9:16
9:22
9:41
9:46
10:06
10:11
10:36
10:41
11:06
11:11
11:36
11:41
12:06
12:11
After Midnight Service
12:46
12:51
1:26
1:31
2:11
2:16
2:42
2:47
3:11
3:16

Chillum
Pl.
&
Eastern
Ave. NE
(Riggs
Park)

Eastern
Ave.
&
Kennedy
St. NE
(RIGGS
PARK)

18th
&
Hamlin
Sts. NE
(Rhode
Island
Ave.)

New
York
Ave. &
16th
St. NE
(IVY
CITY)

8:37
9:03
9:29
9:53
10:18
-

7:51
8:24
-

8:08
8:44
9:10
9:36
10:00
10:25
10:51
11:21
11:51
12:21

8:14
8:50
9:16
9:42
10:06
10:31
10:57
11:27
11:57
12:27

1:01
1:40
-

1:07
1:46
-

Trip operates Friday only, with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.


X Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.

Saturday Eastbound
Wisconsin
& Western
Aves. NW
(Friendship
Heights)
Route
Number

30th
Pl.
&
Nebraska
Ave.
NW

Kennedy
&
14th
Sts.
NW

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

E2
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3

5:28
5:45
6:02
6:22
6:42
7:04
7:27
7:49
8:12
8:32
8:52
9:15
9:37
10:00
10:22
10:45
11:07
11:30
11:52

5:33
5:50
6:07
6:28
6:48
7:10
7:33
7:55
8:18
8:38
8:59
9:22
9:44
10:07
10:29
10:52
11:14
11:37
11:59

5:40
5:57
6:14
6:35
6:56
7:18
7:41
8:03
8:26
8:46
9:07
9:30
9:52
10:15
10:38
11:01
11:23
11:46
12:08

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3

12:15
12:37
1:00
1:22
1:45
2:07
2:30
2:52
3:15
3:37

12:22
12:44
1:07
1:29
1:52
2:14
2:37
2:59
3:22
3:44

12:31
12:53
1:16
1:38
2:01
2:23
2:46
3:08
3:31
3:53

Kennedy
&
5th
Sts.
NW

AM Service
5:44
6:01
6:18
6:40
7:01
7:23
7:46
8:08
8:31
8:51
9:13
9:36
9:58
10:21
10:44
11:07
11:29
11:52
12:14
PM Service
12:37
12:59
1:22
1:44
2:07
2:29
2:52
3:14
3:37
3:59

Chillum
Pl.
&
Eastern
Ave. NE
(Riggs
Park)

18th
&
Hamlin
Sts. NE
(Rhode
Island
Ave.)

New
York
Ave. &
16th
St. NE
(IVY
CITY)

5:47
6:04
6:21
6:43
7:05
7:27
7:50
8:12
8:35
8:55
9:17
9:40
10:02
10:25
10:48
11:11
11:33
11:56
12:18

6:27
7:11
7:56
8:41
9:23
10:08
10:54
11:39
12:24

5:55
6:35
7:19
8:04
8:49
9:33
10:18
11:04
11:49
12:34

6:00
6:40
7:25
8:10
8:55
9:40
10:25
11:11
11:56
12:41

12:41
1:03
1:26
1:48
2:11
2:33
2:56
3:18
3:41
4:03

1:09
1:54
2:39
3:24
4:09

1:19
2:04
2:49
3:34
4:19

1:26
2:11
2:56
3:41
4:26

FORT
TOTTEN

X Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.

Page 6 of 11

E2,3,4
Military
RoadCrosstown
Line

Saturday Eastbound
Wisconsin
& Western
Aves. NW
(Friendship
Heights)
Route
Number

30th
Pl.
&
Nebraska
Ave.
NW

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2
E2
E2

4:00
4:22
4:45
5:07
5:30
5:52
6:15
6:37
7:00
7:22
7:45
8:07
8:30
9:00
9:52
10:35
11:20

4:07
4:29
4:52
5:14
5:37
5:59
6:22
6:44
7:07
7:29
7:52
8:14
8:37
9:07
9:59
10:41
11:26

X
X
X
X
X

E2
E2
E2
E2/
E2/

12:00
12:43
1:23
2:03
3:03

12:06
12:48
1:28
2:08
3:08

Kennedy
&
14th
Sts.
NW

Kennedy
&
5th
Sts.
NW

FORT
TOTTEN

PM Service
4:16
4:22
4:26
4:38
4:44
4:48
5:01
5:07
5:11
5:23
5:29
5:33
5:46
5:52
5:56
6:08
6:14
6:18
6:31
6:37
6:41
6:53
6:59
7:03
7:16
7:22
7:26
7:38
7:44
7:48
8:00
8:05
8:08
8:22
8:27
8:30
8:45
8:50
8:53
9:15
9:20
9:23
10:07
10:12
10:15
10:49
10:54
10:57
11:34
11:39
11:42
After Midnight Service
12:14
12:19
12:22
12:55
12:59
1:02
1:35
1:39
1:42
2:15
2:19
2:22
3:15
3:19
3:22

Chillum
Pl.
&
Eastern
Ave. NE
(Riggs
Park)

18th
&
Hamlin
Sts. NE
(Rhode
Island
Ave.)

New
York
Ave. &
16th
St. NE
(IVY
CITY)

4:54
5:39
6:24
7:09
7:54
8:36
9:29
-

5:04
5:49
6:34
7:19
8:04
8:46
9:39
10:24
11:06
11:51

5:11
5:56
6:41
7:26
8:11
8:52
9:45
10:30
11:11
11:56

12:31
1:10
1:50
-

12:36
1:15
1:55
-

X Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.

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E2,3,4
Military
RoadCrosstown
Line

Saturday Westbound

Route
Number

New
York
Ave. &
16th
St. NE
(Ivy
City)

18th
&
Hamlin
Sts. NE
(Rhode
Island
Ave.)

Eastern
Ave.
&
Kennedy
St. NE
(Riggs
Park)

6:21
7:02
7:47
8:32
9:17
10:01
10:46
11:31

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

E2
E2
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3

6:09
6:48
7:33
8:18
9:03
9:47
10:32
11:17

6:14
6:54
7:39
8:24
9:09
9:53
10:38
11:23

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E3
E2
E2
E2

12:02
12:47
1:32
2:17
3:02
3:47
4:32
5:18
6:03
6:48
7:33
8:17
9:02
9:50
10:36
11:16

12:08
12:53
1:38
2:23
3:08
3:53
4:38
5:23
6:08
6:53
7:38
8:22
9:07
9:55
10:41
11:21

X
X
X
X
X

E2
E2
E2
E2
E2

12:00
12:42
1:21
-

12:05
12:47
1:26
-

Fort
Totten

Kennedy
&
5th
Sts.
NW

AM Service
5:17
5:22
5:47
5:52
6:09
6:15
6:28
6:34
6:48
6:54
7:09
7:15
7:32
7:38
7:54
8:00
8:17
8:23
8:39
8:45
9:02
9:08
9:24
9:30
9:47
9:54
10:09
10:16
10:32
10:39
10:54
11:01
11:17
11:24
11:39
11:46
PM Service
12:02
12:09
12:16
12:24
12:31
12:47
12:54
1:01
1:09
1:16
1:32
1:39
1:46
1:54
2:01
2:17
2:24
2:31
2:39
2:46
3:02
3:09
3:16
3:24
3:31
3:47
3:54
4:01
4:09
4:16
4:32
4:39
4:46
4:54
5:01
5:17
5:24
5:31
5:39
5:46
6:02
6:09
6:16
6:24
6:31
6:47
6:54
7:01
7:09
7:16
7:32
7:39
7:46
7:54
8:01
8:17
8:23
8:30
8:37
8:43
9:15
9:22
9:28
10:05
10:11
10:51
10:56
11:31
11:36
After Midnight Service
12:15
12:20
12:56
1:01
1:35
1:40
2:27
2:32
3:27
3:32

Kennedy
&
14th
Sts.
NW

Wisconsin
30th
& Western
Pl.
Aves. NW
&
(FRIENDSHIP
Nebraska HEIGHTS)
Ave.
NW

5:27
5:57
6:21
6:40
7:00
7:22
7:45
8:07
8:30
8:52
9:15
9:37
10:00
10:22
10:45
11:07
11:30
11:52

5:34
6:04
6:28
6:48
7:08
7:30
7:53
8:15
8:38
9:00
9:23
9:45
10:09
10:31
10:54
11:16
11:39
12:01

5:40
6:10
6:34
6:55
7:15
7:37
8:00
8:22
8:45
9:07
9:30
9:52
10:16
10:38
11:01
11:23
11:46
12:08

12:15
12:37
1:00
1:22
1:45
2:07
2:30
2:52
3:15
3:37
4:00
4:22
4:45
5:07
5:30
5:52
6:15
6:37
7:00
7:22
7:45
8:07
8:29
8:49
9:34
10:17
11:02
11:42

12:24
12:46
1:09
1:31
1:54
2:16
2:39
3:01
3:24
3:46
4:09
4:31
4:54
5:16
5:39
6:00
6:23
6:45
7:08
7:30
7:53
8:15
8:36
8:56
9:41
10:24
11:09
11:49

12:31
12:53
1:16
1:38
2:01
2:23
2:46
3:08
3:31
3:53
4:16
4:38
5:01
5:23
5:46
6:07
6:30
6:52
7:15
7:37
8:00
8:22
8:42
9:02
9:47
10:30
11:14
11:54

12:26
1:06
1:45
2:37
3:37

12:33
1:13
1:52
2:44
3:44

12:38
1:18
1:57
2:49
3:49

X Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.

Page 8 of 11

E2,3,4
Military
RoadCrosstown
Line

Sunday Westbound

Route
Number

New
York
Ave. &
16th
St. NE
(Ivy
City)

18th
&
Hamlin
Sts. NE
(Rhode
Island
Ave.)

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

E2
E2
E2
E3
E3
E3
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3

6:05
6:37
7:10
7:41
8:10
8:50
9:28
10:08
10:49
11:29

6:10
6:42
7:15
7:46
8:15
8:55
9:33
10:13
10:54
11:35

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E2
E3
E3
E2
E2
E2

12:09
12:49
1:29
2:09
2:49
3:29
4:09
4:49
5:29
6:09
6:50
7:30
8:10
8:50
9:30
9:58
10:40
11:20

12:15
12:55
1:35
2:15
2:55
3:35
4:15
4:55
5:35
6:15
6:55
7:35
8:15
8:55
9:35
10:03
10:45
11:25

X E2

12:00

12:05

Eastern
Ave.
&
Kennedy
St. NE
(Riggs
Park)

Fort
Totten

Kennedy
&
5th
Sts.
NW

AMService
5:02
5:07
5:43
5:48
6:19
6:24
6:57
7:02
7:30
7:35
8:01
8:06
8:30
8:35
8:50
8:55
9:10
9:15
9:29
9:34
9:49
9:54
10:09
10:14
10:29
10:34
10:49
10:54
11:10
11:15
11:29
11:34
11:51
11:56
PM Service
12:09
12:14
12:25
12:31
12:36
12:49
12:54
1:05
1:11
1:16
1:29
1:34
1:45
1:51
1:56
2:09
2:14
2:25
2:31
2:36
2:49
2:54
3:05
3:11
3:16
3:29
3:34
3:45
3:51
3:56
4:09
4:14
4:25
4:31
4:36
4:49
4:54
5:05
5:11
5:16
5:29
5:34
5:45
5:51
5:56
6:09
6:14
6:25
6:31
6:36
6:49
6:54
7:04
7:09
7:14
7:29
7:34
7:44
7:49
7:54
8:09
8:14
8:24
8:29
8:34
8:48
8:53
9:04
9:09
9:14
9:44
9:49
9:54
10:13
10:18
10:54
10:59
11:34
11:39
After Midnight Service
12:14
12:19

6:51
7:24
7:55
8:24
9:04
9:43
10:23
11:04
11:45

Kennedy
&
14th
Sts.
NW

Wisconsin
30th
& Western
Pl.
Aves. NW
&
(FRIENDSHIP
Nebraska HEIGHTS)
Ave.
NW

5:12
5:53
6:29
7:07
7:40
8:11
8:41
9:01
9:21
9:40
10:00
10:20
10:40
11:00
11:21
11:40
12:02

5:19
6:00
6:36
7:14
7:47
8:18
8:48
9:08
9:28
9:48
10:08
10:28
10:48
11:08
11:29
11:48
12:10

5:25
6:06
6:42
7:20
7:53
8:24
8:53
9:13
9:33
9:54
10:14
10:34
10:54
11:14
11:35
11:54
12:16

12:20
12:42
1:00
1:22
1:40
2:02
2:20
2:42
3:00
3:22
3:40
4:02
4:20
4:42
5:00
5:22
5:40
6:02
6:20
6:42
7:00
7:20
7:40
8:00
8:20
8:40
8:59
9:20
10:00
10:24
11:04
11:44

12:28
12:50
1:08
1:30
1:48
2:10
2:28
2:50
3:08
3:30
3:48
4:10
4:28
4:50
5:08
5:30
5:48
6:10
6:28
6:50
7:07
7:27
7:47
8:07
8:27
8:47
9:06
9:27
10:07
10:31
11:11
11:51

12:34
12:56
1:14
1:36
1:54
2:16
2:34
2:56
3:14
3:36
3:54
4:16
4:34
4:56
5:14
5:36
5:54
6:16
6:34
6:56
7:12
7:32
7:52
8:12
8:32
8:52
9:11
9:32
10:12
10:36
11:16
11:56

12:24

12:31

12:36

X Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.

Page 9 of 11

E2,3,4
Military
RoadCrosstown
Line

Sunday Eastbound
Wisconsin
& Western
Aves. NW
(Friendship
Heights)
Route
Number

30th
Pl.
&
Nebraska
Ave.
NW

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

E2
E2
E3
E3
E3
E3
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3

5:29
5:58
6:25
6:55
7:25
8:00
8:35
9:00
9:20
9:40
9:59
10:20
10:39
11:00
11:19
11:40
11:59

5:34
6:03
6:30
7:00
7:31
8:06
8:41
9:06
9:26
9:46
10:05
10:26
10:45
11:06
11:25
11:46
12:05

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2/
E3
E2
E2
E2
E2

12:21
12:39
1:01
1:19
1:41
1:59
2:21
2:39
3:01
3:19
3:41
3:59
4:21
4:39
5:01
5:19
5:41
5:59
6:21
6:40
7:01
7:20
7:40
8:00
8:20
8:40
9:16
10:00
10:40
11:20

12:27
12:45
1:07
1:25
1:47
2:05
2:27
2:45
3:07
3:25
3:47
4:05
4:27
4:45
5:07
5:25
5:47
6:05
6:27
6:46
7:07
7:26
7:46
8:06
8:26
8:46
9:22
10:06
10:46
11:26

X E2

12:00

12:06

Kennedy
&
14th
Sts.
NW

Kennedy
&
5th
Sts.
NW

FORT
TOTTEN

AM Service
5:45
5:48
6:14
6:17
6:41
6:44
7:11
7:14
7:43
7:46
8:18
8:21
8:53
8:56
9:18
9:21
9:38
9:41
9:59
10:03
10:18
10:22
10:39
10:43
10:58
11:02
11:19
11:23
11:38
11:42
11:59
12:03
12:18
12:22
PM Service
12:35
12:40
12:44
12:53
12:58
1:02
1:15
1:20
1:24
1:33
1:38
1:42
1:55
2:00
2:04
2:13
2:18
2:22
2:35
2:40
2:44
2:53
2:58
3:02
3:15
3:20
3:24
3:33
3:38
3:42
3:55
4:00
4:04
4:13
4:18
4:22
4:35
4:40
4:44
4:53
4:58
5:02
5:15
5:20
5:24
5:33
5:38
5:42
5:55
6:00
6:04
6:13
6:18
6:22
6:35
6:40
6:44
6:54
6:59
7:03
7:15
7:20
7:24
7:34
7:39
7:43
7:54
7:59
8:03
8:14
8:19
8:23
8:34
8:39
8:43
8:54
8:59
9:03
9:30
9:35
9:39
10:14
10:19
10:22
10:54
10:59
11:02
11:34
11:39
11:42
After Midnight Service
12:14
12:19
12:22
5:41
6:10
6:37
7:07
7:38
8:13
8:48
9:13
9:33
9:54
10:13
10:34
10:53
11:14
11:33
11:54
12:13

Chillum
Pl.
&
Eastern
Ave. NE
(Riggs
Park)

18th
&
Hamlin
Sts. NE
(Rhode
Island
Ave.)

New
York
Ave. &
16th
St. NE
(IVY
CITY)

6:50
7:20
7:52
8:27
9:02
9:47
10:28
11:08
11:48
12:28

5:56
6:25
6:58
7:28
8:00
8:35
9:10
9:55
10:38
11:18
11:58
12:38

6:01
6:30
7:03
7:33
8:05
8:40
9:15
10:00
10:44
11:24
12:04
12:44

1:08
1:48
2:28
3:08
3:48
4:28
5:08
5:48
6:28
7:09
7:49
8:29
9:09
-

1:18
1:58
2:38
3:18
3:58
4:38
5:18
5:58
6:38
7:19
7:59
8:39
9:19
9:48
10:31
11:11
11:51

1:24
2:04
2:44
3:24
4:04
4:44
5:24
6:04
6:44
7:25
8:05
8:45
9:25
9:54
10:36
11:16
11:56

12:31

12:36

X Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.

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E2,3,4
Military
RoadCrosstown
Line

Holiday Eastbound

Route
Number

X
X
X
X
X

E2/
E2/
E2/
E2/
E2/

Wisconsin
30th
& Western
Pl.
Aves.NW
&
(Friendship
Heights) Nebraska
Ave.
NW

3:27
4:11
4:33
5:17
6:04

Kennedy
&
14th
Sts.
NW

PM Service
3:34
3:43
4:18
4:27
4:40
4:49
5:24
5:33
6:11
6:20

Kennedy
&
5th
Sts.
NW

FORT
TOTTEN

3:49
4:33
4:55
5:39
6:26

3:53
4:37
4:59
5:43
6:30

XTrip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.


Service operates on Martin Luther King Jr. Day,
Presidents Day, Columbus Day and Veterans Day.
Trips operate in addition to regular Saturday service.

Holiday Westbound

Fort
Totten
Route
Number

X
X
X
X

E2
E2
E2
E2

6:59
7:21
7:44
8:04

Kennedy
&
5th
Sts.
NW

Kennedy
&
14th
Sts.
NW

AM Service
7:05
7:11
7:27
7:34
7:50
7:57
8:10
8:17

30th
Pl.
&
Nebraska
Ave.
NW

Wisconsin
& Western
Aves. NW
(FRIENDSHIP
HEIGHTS)

7:19
7:42
8:05
8:25

7:26
7:49
8:12
8:32

XTrip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.


Service operates on Martin Luther King Jr. Day,
Presidents Day, Columbus Day and Veterans Day.
Trips operate in addition to regular Saturday service.

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Using this timetable


Use the map to find the stops closest to
where you will get on and off the bus.
Select the schedule (weekday, Saturday,
Sunday) for when you will travel. Along
the top of the schedule, find the stop at
or nearest the point where you will get
on the bus. Follow that column down to
the time you want to leave.
Use the same method to find the times
the bus is scheduled to arrive at the stop
where you will get off the bus.
If the bus stop is not listed, use the time
shown for the bus stop before it as the
time to wait at the stop.
The end-of-the-line or last stop is listed
in ALL CAPS on the schedule.

60,64
Fort Totten-Petworth Line
Serves these locations
Fort Totten station
Soldiers & Airmens Home (60)
New Hampshire Ave (64)
Georgia Ave-Petworth station

Schedule 6-29-03

Washington
Metropolitan Area
Transit Authority
A District of Columbia,
Maryland and Virginia
Transit Partnership

Page 1 of 6

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60,64
Fort TottenPetworth
Line

Weekday
Northbound

Weekday
Northbound

Georgia
& New
Hampshire
Aves.NW Rock
(Georgia Creek Riggs Rd.
Church
&
Ave FORT
North
Petworth) Rd. &
TOTTEN
Route
Hawaii Capitol
Number
Ave. NW St. NE

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

64
60
64
64
60
64
60
60
64
64
60
64
60
64
60
64
64
60
64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60
64

5:31
5:51
5:55
6:18
6:23
6:42
6:43
7:03
7:04
7:20
7:23
7:36
7:43
7:52
8:04
8:06
8:21
8:24
8:35
8:44
8:47
8:59
9:04
9:11
9:28
9:32
9:44
10:04
10:12
10:24
10:44
10:52
11:04
11:24
11:32
11:44

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60
64
60
64

12:04
12:12
12:24
12:44
12:52
1:04
1:24
1:32
1:44
2:04
2:12
2:24
2:44
2:52
3:04
3:18
3:20
3:30
3:40
3:42

AM Service
5:57
6:30
6:51
7:11
7:31
7:51
8:13
8:33
8:53
9:13
9:42
10:22
11:02
11:42
PM Service
12:22
1:02
1:42
2:22
3:02
3:30
3:50
-

5:40
6:04
6:28
6:53
7:15
7:31
7:47
8:04
8:18
8:33
8:47
8:59
9:11
9:23
9:39
9:55
10:15
10:35
10:55
11:15
11:35
11:55

5:42
6:03
6:06
6:30
6:37
6:56
6:58
7:18
7:18
7:34
7:38
7:50
7:58
8:07
8:20
8:21
8:36
8:40
8:50
9:00
9:02
9:14
9:20
9:26
9:42
9:50
9:58
10:18
10:30
10:38
10:58
11:10
11:18
11:38
11:50
11:58

12:15
12:35
12:55
1:15
1:35
1:55
2:15
2:35
2:55
3:15
3:29
3:41
3:53

12:18
12:30
12:38
12:58
1:10
1:18
1:38
1:50
1:58
2:18
2:30
2:38
2:58
3:10
3:18
3:32
3:38
3:44
3:58
3:56

Georgia
& New
Hampshire
Aves.NW Rock
(Georgia Creek Riggs Rd.
Church
&
FORT
Ave North
TOTTEN
Petworth) Rd. &
Hawaii Capitol
Route
Ave. NW St. NE
Number

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

64
60
64
64
60
64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60
64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60
64
60
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64

X
X
X

64
64
64
64
64
64
64

PM Service
3:54
4:05
4:00
4:10
4:06
4:17
4:18
4:29
4:20
4:30
4:30
4:41
4:40
4:50
4:42
4:53
4:54
5:08
5:00
5:10
5:06
5:20
5:18
5:32
5:20
5:30
5:30
5:44
5:40
5:50
5:42
5:56
5:54
6:08
6:00
6:10
6:06
6:20
6:18
6:32
6:22
6:32
6:30
6:42
6:42
6:54
6:42
6:52
6:55
7:07
7:02
7:12
7:10
7:22
7:25
7:37
7:40
7:52
7:55
8:07
8:15
8:27
8:35
8:47
8:58
9:07
9:22
9:31
9:46
9:55
10:10
10:19
10:34
10:43
10:58
11:07
11:22
11:31
11:46
11:55
After Midnight Service
12:12
12:21
12:37
12:46
1:00
1:08
1:30
1:38
2:01
2:09
2:35
2:43
3:35
3:43

4:08
4:18
4:20
4:32
4:38
4:44
4:58
4:56
5:11
5:18
5:23
5:35
5:38
5:47
5:58
5:59
6:11
6:18
6:23
6:35
6:37
6:44
6:56
6:57
7:09
7:17
7:24
7:39
7:54
8:09
8:29
8:49
9:09
9:33
9:57
10:21
10:45
11:09
11:33
11:57
12:23
12:48
1:10
1:40
2:11
2:45
3:45

X Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or liftequipped bus.


Trip operates Friday only, with wheelchairaccessible or lift-equipped bus.

X Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or liftequipped bus.

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60,64

Weekday
Southbound

Fort TottenPetworth
Line

Fort
Totten
Route
Number

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

64
60
64
64
60
64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60
64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60
64
60
64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60

5:16
5:37
5:36
5:54
6:07
6:10
6:25
6:25
6:41
6:45
6:53
7:04
7:05
7:16
7:25
7:28
7:39
7:45
7:51
8:03
8:05
8:15
8:25
8:31
8:45
8:48
9:07
9:15
9:25
9:43
9:55
10:03
10:23
10:35
10:43
11:03
11:15
11:23
11:43
11:55

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

64
64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60
64
60
64

12:03
12:23
12:35
12:43
1:03
1:15
1:23
1:43
1:55
2:03
2:23
2:35
2:43
3:02
3:03

Riggs
Rd. &
North
Capitol
St. NE

Weekday
Southbound

Georgia
& New
Hampshire
Aves. NW
Allison (GEORGIA
St. &
AVERock
PETCreek WORTH)
Church
Rd. NW

AM Service
5:21
5:42
5:41
5:59
6:14
6:15
6:33
6:30
6:46
6:53
6:58
7:10
7:13
7:22
7:33
7:34
7:45
7:54
7:57
8:09
8:14
8:21
8:34
8:37
8:54
8:54
9:12
9:21
9:30
9:48
10:01
10:08
10:28
10:41
10:48
11:08
11:21
11:28
11:48
12:01
PM Service
12:08
12:28
12:41
12:48
1:08
1:21
1:28
1:48
2:01
2:08
2:28
2:41
2:48
3:08
3:08
-

$5:30
5:48
$5:50
$6:08
6:20
$6:24
6:40
$6:40
$6:56
7:00
$7:08
$7:20
7:20
$7:32
7:40
$7:44
$7:56
8:02
$8:08
$8:20
8:22
$8:32
8:42
$8:48
9:02
$9:05
9:22
9:28
9:40
9:58
10:08
10:18
10:38
10:48
10:58
11:18
11:28
11:38
11:58
12:08
12:18
12:38
12:48
12:58
1:18
1:28
1:38
1:58
2:08
2:18
2:38
2:48
2:58
3:15
3:18

Fort
Totten
Route
Number

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

64
60
64
60
64
64
60
64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60
64
60
64
64
60
64
64
60
64
60
64
60
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64

64
64
64
64
64

Riggs
Rd. &
North
Capitol
St. NE

Georgia
& New
Hampshire
Aves. NW
Allison (GEORGIA
St. &
AVERock
PETCreek WORTH)
Church
Rd. NW

PM Service
3:22
3:26
3:22
3:30
3:37
3:41
3:42
3:50
3:49
3:53
4:01
4:05
4:02
4:10
4:13
4:17
4:22
4:30
4:25
4:29
4:37
4:41
4:42
4:50
4:49
4:53
5:01
5:05
5:02
5:10
5:13
5:17
5:22
5:30
5:25
5:29
5:37
5:41
5:42
5:50
5:49
5:53
6:01
6:05
6:02
6:10
6:13
6:17
6:22
6:30
6:28
6:32
6:45
6:51
6:44
6:48
6:59
7:03
7:14
7:18
7:29
7:33
7:47
7:51
8:07
8:11
8:28
8:32
8:54
8:58
9:18
9:22
9:42
9:46
10:06
10:10
10:31
10:35
10:55
10:59
11:19
11:23
11:46
11:50
After Midnight Service
12:07
12:11
12:40
12:44
1:14
1:18
1:44
1:48
2:15
2:19
-

3:37
3:38
3:52
3:58
4:04
4:16
4:18
4:28
4:38
4:40
4:52
4:58
5:04
5:16
5:18
5:28
5:38
5:40
5:52
5:58
6:04
6:16
6:18
6:28
6:38
6:43
6:58
6:58
7:13
7:28
7:43
8:01
8:21
8:42
9:06
9:30
9:54
10:18
10:42
11:06
11:30
11:57
12:18
12:51
1:25
1:55
2:26

X Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or liftequipped bus.


Trip operates Friday only, with wheelchairaccessible or lift-equipped bus.
$ Trip continues to Federal Triangle as Route 66.

X Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or liftequipped bus.


Trip operates Friday only, with wheelchairaccessible or lift-equipped bus.
$ Trip continues to Federal Triangle as Route 66.

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60,64
Fort TottenPetworth
Line

Saturday
Southbound

Fort
Totten
Route
Number

Georgia
& New
Hampshire
Aves. NW
Riggs (GEORGIA
AVERd. &
PETNorth
WORTH)
Capitol
St. NE

AM Service
5:06
5:10
$5:17
5:36
5:40
$5:47
6:08
6:12
$6:19
6:39
6:42
$6:51
7:11
7:14
$7:23
7:43
7:47
$7:55
8:14
8:18
8:26
8:34
8:38
8:46
8:54
8:58
9:06
9:14
9:18
9:26
9:34
9:38
9:46
9:54
9:58
10:06
10:14
10:18
10:26
10:34
10:38
10:47
10:54
10:58
11:07
11:14
11:18
11:27
11:34
11:38
11:47
11:54
11:58
12:07
PM Service
X 64
12:14
12:18
12:27
X 64
12:34
12:38
12:47
X 64
12:54
12:58
1:07
X 64
1:14
1:18
1:27
X 64
1:34
1:38
1:47
X 64
1:54
1:58
2:07
X 64
2:14
2:18
2:27
X 64
2:34
2:38
2:47
X 64
2:54
2:58
3:07
X 64
3:14
3:18
3:27
X 64
3:34
3:38
3:47
X 64
3:54
3:58
4:07
X 64
4:14
4:18
4:27
X 64
4:34
4:38
4:47
X 64
4:54
4:58
5:07
X 64
5:14
5:18
5:27
X 64
5:34
5:38
5:47
X 64
5:54
5:58
6:07
X 64
6:14
6:18
6:27
X 64
6:34
6:38
6:47
X 64
6:54
6:58
7:07
X 64
7:14
7:18
7:27
X 64
7:34
7:38
7:47
X 64
7:54
7:58
8:07
X 64
8:14
8:18
8:27
X 64
8:34
8:38
8:47
X 64
8:58
9:02
9:11
X 64
9:21
9:25
9:34
X 64
9:54
9:58
10:07
X 64
10:27
10:31
10:40
X 64
11:00
11:04
11:13
X 64
11:30
11:34
11:43
After Midnight Service
X 64
12:00
12:04
12:11
X 64
12:35
12:39
12:46
X 64
1:09
1:13
1:20
X 64
1:39
1:43
1:50
X 64
2:14
2:18
2:25
$ Trip continues to Federal Triangle as
Route 66.
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64

Saturday
Northbound
Georgia
& New
Hampshire
Aves. NW
(Georgia Riggs Rd.
&
Ave FORT
Petworth) North
TOTTEN
Route
Capitol
Number
St. NE

AM Service
5:52
5:59
6:01
6:25
6:32
6:34
6:57
7:05
7:07
7:28
7:36
7:38
8:00
8:08
8:10
8:18
8:26
8:28
8:36
8:45
8:47
8:56
9:05
9:07
9:16
9:26
9:28
9:36
9:46
9:48
9:56
10:06
10:08
10:16
10:26
10:28
10:36
10:46
10:48
10:56
11:06
11:08
11:16
11:26
11:28
11:36
11:47
11:49
11:56
12:07
12:09
PM Service
X 64
12:16
12:27
12:29
X 64
12:36
12:47
12:49
X 64
12:56
1:07
1:09
X 64
1:16
1:27
1:29
X 64
1:36
1:47
1:49
X 64
1:56
2:07
2:09
X 64
2:16
2:27
2:29
X 64
2:36
2:47
2:49
X 64
2:56
3:07
3:09
X 64
3:16
3:27
3:29
X 64
3:36
3:47
3:49
X 64
3:56
4:07
4:09
X 64
4:16
4:27
4:29
X 64
4:36
4:47
4:49
X 64
4:56
5:07
5:09
X 64
5:16
5:27
5:29
X 64
5:36
5:47
5:49
X 64
5:56
6:07
6:09
X 64
6:16
6:27
6:29
X 64
6:36
6:47
6:49
X 64
6:56
7:06
7:09
X 64
7:16
7:26
7:29
X 64
7:36
7:46
7:49
X 64
7:56
8:06
8:09
X 64
8:16
8:26
8:29
X 64
8:40
8:50
8:53
X 64
9:05
9:15
9:18
X 64
9:38
9:48
9:51
X 64
10:11
10:21
10:24
X 64
10:44
10:54
10:57
X 64
11:17
11:25
11:27
X 64
11:47
11:55
11:57
After Midnight Service
X 64
12:18
12:26
12:28
X 64
12:50
12:58
1:00
X 64
1:25
1:33
1:35
X 64
2:01
2:09
2:11
X 64
2:35
2:43
2:45
X 64
3:05
3:13
3:15
X Trip operates with wheelchairaccessible or lift-equipped bus.
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64

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60,64
Fort TottenPetworth
Line

Sunday
Northbound

Sunday
Southbound

Fort
Totten
Route
Number

Georgia
& New
Hampshire
Aves. NW
Riggs (GEORGIA
AVERd. &
PETNorth
WORTH)
Capitol
St. NE

AM Service
5:25
5:28
$5:35
5:55
5:58
$6:05
6:27
6:30
$6:38
6:57
7:00
$7:08
7:27
7:30
$7:38
7:59
8:02
$8:10
8:30
8:34
8:43
9:00
9:04
9:13
9:32
9:36
9:45
10:02
10:06
10:17
10:32
10:36
10:47
11:02
11:06
11:17
11:32
11:36
11:46
PM Service
X 64
12:02
12:06
12:16
X 64
12:32
12:36
12:46
X 64
1:02
1:06
1:16
X 64
1:32
1:36
1:46
X 64
2:02
2:06
2:16
X 64
2:32
2:36
2:46
X 64
3:02
3:06
3:16
X 64
3:32
3:36
3:46
X 64
4:02
4:06
4:16
X 64
4:32
4:36
4:46
X 64
5:02
5:06
5:16
X 64
5:32
5:36
5:46
X 64
6:02
6:06
6:16
X 64
6:32
6:36
6:46
X 64
7:02
7:06
7:16
X 64
7:32
7:36
7:46
X 64
8:02
8:06
8:16
X 64
8:32
8:36
8:46
X 64
9:00
9:04
9:14
X 64
9:30
9:34
9:44
X 64
10:00
10:04
10:14
X 64
10:30
10:34
10:44
X 64
11:01
11:04
11:14
X 64
11:31
11:34
11:44
After Midnight Service
X 64
12:01
12:04
12:14
X Trip operates with wheelchairaccessible or lift-equipped bus.
$ Trip continues to Federal Triangle as
Route 66.
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64

Georgia
& New
Hampshire
Aves. NW
(Georgia Riggs Rd.
&
FORT
Ave TOTTEN
Petworth) North
Capitol
Route
St. NE
Number

AM Service
6:09
6:16
6:18
6:39
6:46
6:48
7:10
7:17
7:19
7:42
7:49
7:51
8:15
8:23
8:25
8:45
8:53
8:55
9:15
9:26
9:28
9:45
9:56
9:58
10:15
10:26
10:28
10:45
10:56
10:58
11:15
11:26
11:28
11:45
11:56
11:58
PM Service
X 64
12:15
12:26
12:28
X 64
12:45
12:56
12:58
X 64
1:15
1:25
1:28
X 64
1:45
1:55
1:58
X 64
2:15
2:25
2:28
X 64
2:45
2:56
2:58
X 64
3:15
3:26
3:28
X 64
3:45
3:56
3:58
X 64
4:15
4:26
4:28
X 64
4:45
4:56
4:58
X 64
5:15
5:26
5:28
X 64
5:45
5:56
5:58
X 64
6:15
6:26
6:28
X 64
6:45
6:56
6:58
X 64
7:15
7:26
7:28
X 64
7:45
7:56
7:58
X 64
8:15
8:26
8:28
X 64
8:45
8:56
8:58
X 64
9:15
9:26
9:28
X 64
9:48
9:56
9:58
X 64
10:18
10:26
10:28
X 64
10:48
10:56
10:58
X 64
11:18
11:26
11:28
X 64
11:48
11:56
11:58
After Midnight Service
X 64
12:18
12:25
12:27
X 64
12:35
12:42
12:44
X Trip operates with wheelchairaccessible or lift-equipped bus.
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64
64

Page 6 of 6

Monday thru Friday


(except holidays)

Northbound

K2

Fort
Totten

Takoma-Fort Totten Line


Ser ves these locations
Takoma station
Walter Reed Army Medical
Center (WRAMC)
Lamond
For t Totten station

Route
Number

Riggs
Rd. &
North
Capitol
St. NE

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

K2
K2
K2
K2
K2
K2
K2
K2

6:20
6:40
7:00
7:20
7:40
8:00
8:20
8:50

6:23
6:44
7:06
7:26
7:46
8:06
8:26
8:56

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

K2
K2
K2
K2
K2
K2
K2
K2
K2
K2
K2

3:22
3:40
4:00
4:20
4:40
5:00
5:20
5:40
6:00
6:20
6:40

3:26
3:45
4:05
4:25
4:44
5:04
5:24
5:44
6:04
6:24
6:44

Kansas
Ave.
&
Tuckerman
St. NE
(Lamond)

TAKOMA

AM Service
6:28
6:31
6:49
6:52
7:11
7:16
7:31
7:36
7:51
7:56
8:11
8:16
8:31
8:36
9:01
9:06
PM Service
3:31
3:36
3:50
3:56
4:10
4:16
4:30
4:36
4:49
4:55
5:09
5:15
5:29
5:35
5:49
5:55
6:08
6:15
6:28
6:35
6:48
6:55

Georgia
7723
Ave. &
Eastern Dahlia St.
Ave. NW
NW
(at Kalmia (Walter
Rd.)
Reed)

3:41
4:02
4:22
4:42
5:01
5:21
5:41
6:01
6:20
6:40
7:00

3:46
4:08
4:28
4:48
5:07
5:27
5:47
6:07
6:26
6:46
7:06

3:50
4:13
4:33
4:53
5:12
5:32
5:52
6:12
6:30
6:50
7:10

X Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.


Trip signs WALTER REED as far as Georgia Ave. & Dahlia St. NW
(entrance to Walter Reed Army Medical Center), then TAKOMA STATION.
Ef fective as of
12-29-02

Washington
Metropolitan Area
Transit Authority
A District of Columbia,
Maryland and Virginia
Transit Partnership

Page 1

TAKOMA

Monday thru Friday


(except holidays)

Southbound

K2

Takoma

Takoma-Fort Totten Line


Ser ves these locations
Takoma station
Walter Reed Army Medical
Center (WRAMC)
Lamond
For t Totten station

Route
Number

Georgia
Ave. &
Dahlia St. Kalmia Rd.
NW
&
(Walter
Georgia
Reed)
Ave. NW

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

K2
K2
K2
K2
K2
K2
K2
K2
K2
K2
K2

6:02
6:22
6:42
7:02
7:22
7:42
8:02
8:22
8:44
9:14

6:07
6:27
6:47
7:07
7:27
7:47
8:07
8:27
8:48
9:18

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

K2
K2
K2
K2
K2
K2
K2
K2
K2
K2

TAKOMA

AM Service
6:00
6:13
6:19
6:33
6:39
6:53
7:00
7:13
7:20
7:32
7:39
7:52
7:59
8:12
8:19
8:32
8:39
8:52
8:58
9:22
9:28
PM Service
3:35
3:56
4:18
4:38
4:58
5:18
5:38
5:58
6:18
6:38

North
Capitol
&
Tuckerman
Sts. NW
(Lamond)

Riggs
Rd. &
North
Capitol
St. NE

FORT
TOTTEN

6:04
6:25
6:45
7:05
7:25
7:44
8:04
8:24
8:44
9:03
-

6:10
6:31
6:51
7:11
7:31
7:50
8:10
8:30
8:50
9:09
-

6:12
6:35
6:55
7:15
7:35
7:54
8:14
8:34
8:54
9:12
-

3:39
4:00
4:22
4:42
5:02
5:22
5:43
6:03
6:23
6:43

3:46
4:07
4:30
4:50
5:10
5:30
5:50
6:10
6:30
6:50

3:48
4:09
4:33
4:53
5:13
5:33
5:52
6:12
6:32
6:52

X Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.


Trip signs WALTER REED as far as Georgia Ave. & Dahlia St. NW
(entrance to Walter Reed Army Medical Center), then FORT TOTTEN.
Ef fective as of
12-29-02

Washington
Metropolitan Area
Transit Authority
A District of Columbia,
Maryland and Virginia
Transit Partnership

Page 2

Trip signs WALTER REED as far as Georgia Ave. & Dahlia St. NW
(entrance to Walter Reed Army Medical Center), then TAKOMA STATION.

K2
Takoma-Fort Totten Line
Ser ves these locations
Takoma station
Walter Reed Army Medical
Center (WRAMC)
Lamond
For t Totten station

Ef fective as of
12-29-02

Washington
Metropolitan Area
Transit Authority
A District of Columbia,
Maryland and Virginia
Transit Partnership

Page 3

Using this timetable


Use the map to find the stops closest to
where you will get on and off the bus.
Select the schedule (weekday, Saturday,
Sunday) for when you will travel. Along
the top of the schedule, find the stop at
or nearest the point where you will get
on the bus. Follow that column down to
the time you want to leave.
Use the same method to find the times
the bus is scheduled to arrive at the stop
where you will get off the bus.
If the bus stop is not listed, use the time
shown for the bus stop before it as the
time to wait at the stop.
The end-of-the-line or last stop is listed
in ALL CAPS on the schedule.

K6
New Hampshire Ave.Maryland Line
Serves these locations
White Oak
Northwest Park
Langley Park
Chillum
Fort Totten station

Schedule 6-29-03

Washington
Metropolitan Area
Transit Authority
A District of Columbia,
Maryland and Virginia
Transit Partnership

Page 1 of 6

For route and schedule information

New Hampshire Ave. - Maryland Line


Route K6

Call 202-637-7000
www.metroopensdoors.com

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you are eligible to participate in the free Commuter
Connection Guaranteed Ride Home Program.

The program will get you home in the event of


a personal emergency or unscheduled overtime.

(2/97)

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To register and to receive program details, call


Commuter Connections at 1-800/745-RIDE.

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K6
New Hampshire Ave.Maryland Line
Weekday Southbound

Weekday Southbound

Lockwood NorthNew
Dr. &
ampton Hampshire New
shopping Dr. &
Ave. & Hampshire
center
Avenel Merrimac
&
Riggs Rd. FORT
exit
Rd.
Dr.
Eastern
&
TOTTEN
Route
(White (Northwest (Langley Aves.
North
Number
Oak)
Park)
Park) (Chillum) Capitol St.

Lockwood NorthNew
Dr. &
ampton Hampshire New
shopping Dr. &
Ave. & Hampshire
center
Avenel Merrimac
&
Riggs Rd. FORT
exit
Rd.
Dr.
Eastern
&
TOTTEN
Route
(White (Northwest (Langley Aves.
North
Number
Oak)
Park)
Park) (Chillum) Capitol St.

K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6

4:53
4:58
5:15
5:30
5:43
5:53
6:03
6:13
6:23
6:30
6:39
6:49
7:00
7:11
7:22
7:33
7:44
7:56
8:08
8:23
8:44
9:04
9:25
9:47
10:17
10:47
11:17
11:47

5:01
5:06
5:23
5:38
5:51
6:01
6:11
6:21
6:31
6:39
6:48
6:58
7:09
7:20
7:32
7:43
7:54
8:06
8:18
8:32
8:53
9:13
9:35
9:57
10:27
10:57
11:27
11:57

AM Service
5:09
5:18
5:14
5:23
5:31
5:40
5:46
5:55
5:59
6:08
6:09
6:18
6:19
6:28
6:29
6:38
6:39
6:48
6:47
6:57
6:56
7:06
7:06
7:16
7:17
7:27
7:28
7:38
7:39
7:49
7:50
8:00
8:01
8:11
8:13
8:23
8:25
8:35
8:40
8:50
9:01
9:11
9:21
9:31
9:42
9:53
10:04
10:15
10:34
10:45
11:04
11:15
11:34
11:45
12:04
12:15

5:23
5:28
5:45
6:00
6:13
6:23
6:33
6:43
6:53
7:02
7:11
7:21
7:32
7:43
7:55
8:06
8:17
8:29
8:41
8:55
9:16
9:36
9:58
10:20
10:50
11:20
11:50
12:20

5:25
5:30
5:47
6:02
6:15
6:25
6:35
6:45
6:55
7:05
7:14
7:24
7:35
7:46
7:58
8:09
8:20
8:32
8:44
8:57
9:18
9:38
10:00
10:22
10:52
11:22
11:52
12:22

 Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.


Trip operates Friday only, with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.

PM Service
X K6
12:17
12:27
12:34
12:45
12:50
12:52
X K6
12:47
12:57
1:04
1:15
1:20
1:22
X K6
1:17
1:27
1:34
1:45
1:50
1:52
X K6
1:47
1:57
2:04
2:15
2:20
2:22
X K6
2:07
2:17
2:24
2:35
2:40
2:42
X K6
2:27
2:37
2:43
2:54
3:00
3:03
X K6
2:47
2:57
3:03
3:14
3:20
3:23
X K6
3:02
3:12
3:18
3:29
3:35
3:38
X K6
3:17
3:27
3:33
3:44
3:50
3:53
X K6
3:36
3:47
3:55
4:06
4:12
4:15
X K6
3:56
4:07
4:15
4:26
4:32
4:35
X K6
4:16
4:27
4:35
4:46
4:52
4:55
X K6
4:36
4:47
4:55
5:06
5:12
5:15
X K6
4:56
5:07
5:15
5:26
5:32
5:35
X K6
5:13
5:24
5:32
5:45
5:51
5:53
X K6
5:33
5:44
5:52
6:05
6:11
6:13
X K6
5:53
6:04
6:12
6:25
6:31
6:33
X K6
6:18
6:29
6:36
6:47
6:51
6:53
X K6
6:33
6:44
6:51
7:02
7:06
7:08
X K6
6:53
7:04
7:11
7:22
7:26
7:28
X K6
7:12
7:23
7:30
7:41
7:45
7:47
X K6
7:32
7:43
7:50
8:01
8:05
8:07
X K6
7:52
8:03
8:10
8:21
8:25
8:27
X K6
8:12
8:23
8:30
8:41
8:45
8:47
X K6
8:42
8:53
9:00
9:11
9:15
9:17
X K6
9:12
9:21
9:27
9:37
9:41
9:43
X K6
9:42
9:51
9:57
10:07
10:11
10:13
X K6
10:12
10:21
10:27
10:37
10:41
10:43
X K6
10:42
10:51
10:57
11:07
11:11
11:13
X K6
11:19
11:26
11:31
11:37
11:41
11:43
X K6
11:56
12:03
12:08
12:14
12:18
12:20
 Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.
Trip operates Friday only, with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.

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K6
New Hampshire Ave.Maryland Line
Weekday Northbound

Fort
Totten
Route
Number

Weekday Northbound

New
NorthHamp- ampton
New
shire
Dr. & Lockwood
HampAve.
New
Dr. &
Riggs
shire
&
Hampshire shopping
Rd. &
&
Merrimac Ave.
center
North
Eastern
Dr.
(Northexit
Capitol
Aves. (Langley
west
(WHITE
St.
(Chillum) Park)
Park)
OAK)

X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6

5:05
5:35
5:55
6:15
6:35
6:55
7:15
7:33
7:51
8:15
8:38
8:58
9:28
10:00
10:30
11:00
11:30

5:09
5:39
5:59
6:19
6:39
6:59
7:21
7:39
7:57
8:21
8:44
9:04
9:34
10:04
10:34
11:04
11:34

X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6

12:00
12:30
1:00
1:30
2:00
2:30
2:50
3:10
3:30
3:45
3:57
4:09
4:20
4:31
4:42

12:04
12:34
1:04
1:34
2:04
2:35
2:55
3:15
3:34
3:49
4:01
4:13
4:24
4:35
4:47

AM Service
5:13
5:43
6:03
6:24
6:44
7:04
7:26
7:44
8:02
8:26
8:49
9:09
9:39
10:09
10:39
11:09
11:39
PM Service
12:09
12:39
1:09
1:39
2:09
2:40
3:00
3:20
3:40
3:55
4:07
4:19
4:30
4:41
4:53

5:21
5:51
6:11
6:33
6:53
7:13
7:37
7:55
8:12
8:36
8:59
9:19
9:49
10:20
10:50
11:20
11:50

5:28
5:58
6:18
6:42
7:02
7:22
7:44
8:02
8:19
8:43
9:06
9:26
9:56
10:26
10:56
11:26
11:56

5:39
6:09
6:29
6:55
7:15
7:35
7:59
8:17
8:34
8:58
9:21
9:41
10:11
10:40
11:10
11:40
12:10

12:20
12:50
1:20
1:50
2:20
2:50
3:10
3:30
3:51
4:06
4:18
4:30
4:41
4:52
5:06

12:26
12:56
1:26
1:56
2:26
2:57
3:17
3:37
3:59
4:14
4:26
4:38
4:49
5:00
5:13

12:40
1:10
1:40
2:10
2:40
3:10
3:30
3:50
4:14
4:29
4:41
4:53
5:04
5:15
5:26

 Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.


Trip operates Friday only, with wheelchair-accessible or liftequipped bus.

Fort
Totten
Route
Number

X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6
X K6

4:53
5:01
5:09
5:17
5:25
5:33
5:41
5:49
5:59
6:09
6:19
6:29
6:41
6:53
7:08
7:23
7:38
7:53
8:13
8:33
8:53
9:23
9:53
10:25
10:55
11:25
11:55

X K6
K6
K6
K6
K6
K6
K6

12:25
12:55
1:25
1:55
2:25
2:55
3:25

New
NorthHamp- ampton
New
shire
Dr. & Lockwood
HampAve.
New
Dr. &
Riggs
shire
&
Hampshire shopping
Rd. &
&
Merrimac Ave.
center
North
Eastern
Dr.
(Northexit
Capitol
Aves. (Langley
west
(WHITE
St.
(Chillum) Park)
Park)
OAK)

4:58
5:04
5:17
5:06
5:12
5:25
5:14
5:20
5:33
5:22
5:28
5:41
5:30
5:36
5:49
5:38
5:44
5:57
5:46
5:52
6:05
5:54
6:00
6:13
6:04
6:10
6:23
6:14
6:20
6:33
6:24
6:28
6:43
6:34
6:38
6:53
6:45
6:51
7:02
6:57
7:03
7:14
7:12
7:18
7:29
7:27
7:33
7:44
7:42
7:48
7:59
7:58
8:03
8:14
8:18
8:23
8:34
8:38
8:43
8:54
8:58
9:03
9:14
9:28
9:33
9:44
9:56
10:00
10:10
10:30
10:34
10:41
11:00
11:04
11:11
11:30
11:34
11:41
12:00
12:04
12:11
After Midnight Service
12:27
12:31
12:37
12:57
1:01
1:07
1:27
1:31
1:37
1:57
2:01
2:07
2:27
2:31
2:37
2:57
3:01
3:07
3:27
3:31
3:37

5:24
5:32
5:40
5:48
5:56
6:04
6:12
6:20
6:30
6:40
6:50
7:00
7:08
7:20
7:35
7:50
8:05
8:21
8:41
9:01
9:21
9:51
10:16
10:46
11:16
11:46
12:16

5:37
5:45
5:53
6:01
6:09
6:17
6:25
6:33
6:43
6:53
7:02
7:12
7:20
7:32
7:47
8:02
8:17
8:33
8:53
9:13
9:33
10:03
10:27
10:55
11:25
11:55
12:25

12:43
1:13
1:43
2:13
2:43
3:13
3:43

12:50
1:20
1:50
2:20
2:50
3:20
3:50

 Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.


Trip operates Friday only, with wheelchair-accessible or liftequipped bus.

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K6
New Hampshire Ave.Maryland Line
Saturday Southbound
Lockwood NorthNew
Dr. &
ampton Hampshire New
shopping Dr. &
Ave. & Hampshire
center
Avenel Merrimac
&
Riggs Rd. FORT
exit
Rd.
Dr.
Eastern
&
TOTTEN
Route
(White (Northwest (Langley Aves.
North
Number
Oak)
Park)
Park) (Chillum) Capitol St.

AM Service
5:53
6:00
6:04
6:06
6:20
6:27
6:31
6:33
6:50
6:57
7:01
7:03
7:19
7:28
7:33
7:35
7:49
7:58
8:03
8:05
8:19
8:28
8:33
8:35
8:49
8:58
9:03
9:05
9:19
9:28
9:33
9:35
9:49
9:58
10:03
10:05
10:18
10:28
10:33
10:35
10:48
10:58
11:03
11:05
11:18
11:28
11:33
11:35
11:48
11:58
12:03
12:05
PM Service
 K6 12:03
12:12
12:18
12:28
12:33
12:35
 K6 12:33
12:42
12:48
12:58
1:03
1:05
 K6
1:03
1:12
1:18
1:28
1:33
1:35
 K6
1:33
1:42
1:48
1:58
2:03
2:05
 K6
1:53
2:02
2:08
2:18
2:23
2:25
 K6
2:13
2:22
2:28
2:38
2:43
2:45
 K6
2:33
2:42
2:48
2:58
3:03
3:05
 K6
2:53
3:02
3:08
3:18
3:23
3:25
 K6
3:13
3:22
3:28
3:38
3:43
3:45
 K6
3:33
3:42
3:48
3:58
4:03
4:05
 K6
3:53
4:02
4:08
4:18
4:23
4:25
 K6
4:13
4:22
4:28
4:38
4:43
4:45
 K6
4:33
4:42
4:48
4:58
5:03
5:05
 K6
4:53
5:02
5:08
5:18
5:23
5:25
 K6
5:13
5:22
5:28
5:38
5:43
5:45
 K6
5:33
5:42
5:48
5:58
6:03
6:05
 K6
5:53
6:02
6:08
6:18
6:23
6:25
 K6
6:13
6:22
6:28
6:38
6:43
6:45
 K6
6:33
6:42
6:48
6:58
7:03
7:05
 K6
7:03
7:12
7:18
7:28
7:33
7:35
 K6
7:33
7:42
7:48
7:58
8:03
8:05
 K6
8:03
8:12
8:18
8:28
8:33
8:35
 K6
8:33
8:42
8:48
8:58
9:03
9:05
 K6
9:03
9:12
9:18
9:28
9:33
9:35
 K6
9:33
9:42
9:48
9:56
10:01
10:03
 K6 10:03
10:12
10:18
10:26
10:31
10:33
 K6 10:33
10:42
10:48
10:56
11:01
11:03
 K6 11:03
11:12
11:18
11:26
11:31
11:33
 K6 11:37
11:46
11:50
11:57
12:01
12:03
 Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6

5:39
6:06
6:36
7:05
7:34
8:04
8:34
9:04
9:34
10:03
10:33
11:03
11:33

5:46
6:13
6:43
7:12
7:42
8:12
8:42
9:12
9:42
10:12
10:42
11:12
11:42

Saturday Northbound

Fort
Totten
Route
Number

 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6

6:10
6:40
7:10
7:40
8:10
8:40
9:10
9:40
10:10
10:40
11:10
11:40

 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6

12:10
12:40
1:10
1:40
2:10
2:40
3:00
3:20
3:40
4:00
4:20
4:40
5:00
5:20
5:40
6:00
6:20
6:40
7:00
7:26
7:46
8:16
8:46
9:16
9:46
10:16
10:46
11:16
11:46

 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6
 K6

12:07
12:25
12:55
1:25
1:55
2:25
3:25

New
NorthHamp- ampton
New
shire
Dr. & Lockwood
HampAve.
New
Dr. &
Riggs
shire
&
Hampshire shopping
Rd. &
&
Merrimac Ave.
center
North
Eastern
Dr.
(Northexit
Capitol
Aves. (Langley
west
(WHITE
St.
(Chillum) Park)
Park)
OAK)

AM Service
6:17
6:23
6:47
6:53
7:17
7:25
7:47
7:55
8:17
8:25
8:47
8:55
9:17
9:25
9:47
9:55
10:17
10:25
10:47
10:55
11:17
11:25
11:47
11:55
PM Service
12:13
12:18
12:29
12:43
12:48
12:59
1:13
1:18
1:29
1:43
1:48
1:59
2:13
2:18
2:29
2:43
2:48
2:59
3:03
3:08
3:19
3:23
3:28
3:39
3:43
3:48
3:59
4:03
4:08
4:19
4:23
4:28
4:39
4:43
4:48
4:59
5:03
5:08
5:19
5:23
5:28
5:39
5:43
5:48
5:59
6:03
6:08
6:19
6:23
6:28
6:39
6:43
6:48
6:59
7:03
7:08
7:19
7:30
7:34
7:45
7:50
7:54
8:05
8:20
8:24
8:35
8:50
8:54
9:05
9:20
9:24
9:35
9:50
9:54
10:01
10:20
10:24
10:31
10:50
10:54
11:01
11:20
11:24
11:31
11:50
11:54
12:01
After Midnight Service
12:10
12:14
12:20
12:28
12:32
12:38
12:58
1:02
1:08
1:28
1:32
1:38
1:58
2:02
2:08
2:28
2:32
2:38
3:28
3:32
3:38
6:13
6:43
7:13
7:43
8:13
8:43
9:13
9:43
10:13
10:43
11:13
11:43

6:27
6:57
7:31
8:01
8:30
9:00
9:30
10:00
10:30
11:00
11:30
12:00

6:36
7:06
7:40
8:10
8:43
9:13
9:43
10:13
10:43
11:13
11:43
12:13

12:36
1:06
1:36
2:06
2:36
3:06
3:26
3:46
4:06
4:26
4:46
5:06
5:26
5:46
6:06
6:26
6:46
7:06
7:26
7:52
8:12
8:42
9:12
9:42
10:06
10:36
11:06
11:36
12:06

12:50
1:20
1:50
2:20
2:50
3:20
3:40
4:00
4:20
4:40
5:00
5:20
5:40
6:00
6:20
6:40
7:00
7:20
7:40
8:03
8:23
8:53
9:23
9:53
10:16
10:46
11:16
11:46
12:16

12:24
12:42
1:12
1:42
2:12
2:42
3:42

12:33
12:51
1:21
1:51
2:21
2:51
3:51

 Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.

Page 5 of 6

K6
New Hampshire Ave.Maryland Line
Sunday Southbound

Route
Number

Lockwood
New
Dr. &
Hampshire
New
Northshopping ampton Dr. Ave. &
Hampshire
center
Merrimac
&
Riggs Rd.
&
exit
Dr.
Eastern
&
Avenel Rd.
(White
Aves.
North
(Northwest (Langley
Oak)
Park)
(Chillum) Capitol St.
Park)

AM Service
6:24
6:30
6:34
6:54
7:00
7:04
7:24
7:30
7:34
7:54
8:00
8:04
8:23
8:30
8:34
8:53
9:00
9:04
9:23
9:30
9:34
9:53
10:00
10:04
10:20
10:29
10:34
10:50
10:59
11:04
11:20
11:29
11:34
11:50
11:59
12:04
PM Service
 K6
12:05
12:14
12:20
12:29
12:34
 K6
12:35
12:44
12:50
12:59
1:04
 K6
1:05
1:14
1:20
1:29
1:34
 K6
1:35
1:44
1:50
1:59
2:04
 K6
2:05
2:14
2:20
2:29
2:34
 K6
2:35
2:44
2:50
2:59
3:04
 K6
3:05
3:14
3:20
3:29
3:34
 K6
3:35
3:44
3:50
3:59
4:04
 K6
4:05
4:14
4:20
4:29
4:34
 K6
4:35
4:44
4:50
4:59
5:04
 K6
5:05
5:14
5:20
5:29
5:34
 K6
5:35
5:44
5:50
5:59
6:04
 K6
6:06
6:15
6:21
6:29
6:33
 K6
6:36
6:45
6:51
6:59
7:03
 K6
7:06
7:15
7:21
7:29
7:33
 K6
7:36
7:45
7:51
7:59
8:03
 K6
8:06
8:15
8:21
8:29
8:33
 K6
8:36
8:45
8:51
8:59
9:03
 K6
9:06
9:15
9:21
9:29
9:33
 K6
9:36
9:45
9:51
9:59
10:03
 K6
10:06
10:15
10:21
10:29
10:33
 K6
10:36
10:45
10:51
10:59
11:03
 K6
11:11
11:18
11:24
11:31
11:35
 K6
11:46
11:53
11:59
12:06
12:10
 Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.













K6
K6
K6
K6
K6
K6
K6
K6
K6
K6
K6
K6

6:11
6:41
7:11
7:41
8:09
8:39
9:09
9:39
10:05
10:35
11:05
11:35

6:19
6:49
7:19
7:49
8:17
8:47
9:17
9:47
10:14
10:44
11:14
11:44

Sunday Northbound

Fort
Totten

FORT
TOTTEN
Route
Number

6:36
7:06
7:36
8:06
8:36
9:06
9:36
10:06
10:36
11:06
11:36
12:06
12:36
1:06
1:36
2:06
2:36
3:06
3:36
4:06
4:36
5:06
5:36
6:06
6:36
7:06
7:36
8:06
8:36
9:06
9:36
10:06
10:36
11:06
11:38
12:13

Riggs
Rd. &
North
Capitol
St.

New
Hampshire
&
Eastern
Aves.
(Chillum)

Northampton
New
Dr. &
Lockwood
HampNew
Dr. &
shire Ave.
Hampshire shopping
&
Ave.
center
Merrimac
(Northexit
Dr.
west
(WHITE
(Langley
Park)
OAK)
Park)

AM Service
6:16
6:22
6:26
6:46
6:52
6:56
7:16
7:22
7:26
7:46
7:52
7:56
8:16
8:22
8:26
8:48
8:56
9:01
9:18
9:26
9:31
9:48
9:56
10:02
10:18
10:26
10:32
10:48
10:56
11:02
11:18
11:26
11:32
11:49
11:58
12:04
PM Service
 K6
12:10
12:14
12:19
12:28
12:34
 K6
12:40
12:44
12:49
12:58
1:04
 K6
1:10
1:14
1:19
1:28
1:34
 K6
1:40
1:44
1:49
1:58
2:04
 K6
2:10
2:14
2:19
2:28
2:34
 K6
2:40
2:44
2:49
2:58
3:04
 K6
3:10
3:14
3:19
3:28
3:34
 K6
3:40
3:44
3:49
3:58
4:04
 K6
4:10
4:14
4:19
4:28
4:34
 K6
4:40
4:44
4:49
4:58
5:04
 K6
5:10
5:14
5:19
5:28
5:34
 K6
5:40
5:44
5:49
5:58
6:04
 K6
6:10
6:14
6:19
6:28
6:34
 K6
6:40
6:44
6:49
6:58
7:04
 K6
7:10
7:14
7:19
7:28
7:34
 K6
7:40
7:44
7:48
7:57
8:02
 K6
8:10
8:14
8:18
8:27
8:32
 K6
8:40
8:44
8:48
8:57
9:02
 K6
9:10
9:14
9:18
9:27
9:32
 K6
9:40
9:44
9:48
9:57
10:02
 K6
10:10
10:14
10:18
10:27
10:32
 K6
10:40
10:43
10:47
10:54
10:59
 K6
11:10
11:13
11:17
11:24
11:29
 K6
11:52
11:55
11:59
12:06
12:11
After Midnight Service
 K6
12:24
12:27
12:31
12:38
12:43
 Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.













K6
K6
K6
K6
K6
K6
K6
K6
K6
K6
K6
K6

6:10
6:40
7:10
7:40
8:10
8:40
9:10
9:40
10:10
10:40
11:10
11:40

6:12
6:42
7:12
7:42
8:12
8:43
9:13
9:43
10:13
10:43
11:13
11:44

6:35
7:05
7:35
8:05
8:35
9:11
9:41
10:12
10:42
11:12
11:42
12:16
12:46
1:16
1:46
2:16
2:46
3:16
3:46
4:16
4:46
5:16
5:46
6:16
6:46
7:16
7:46
8:13
8:43
9:13
9:43
10:13
10:43
11:07
11:37
12:19
12:51

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Weekday Loop

M4
Nebraska
Avenue Line
Between
Pinehurst Circle
Nebraska and
Connecticut Aves.
Tenleytown-AU station
Tenley Circle
Ward Circle
American University
Loughboro Rd. N.W.
Sibley Hospital
Palisades
Ef fective as of
September 2, 2001

Washington
Metropolitan Area
Transit Authority
A District of Columbia,
Maryland and Virginia
Transit Partnership

Route
Number

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

M4
M4
M4
M4
M4/
M4
M4/
M4
M4/
M4
M4/
M4
M4/
M4
M4/
M4
M4
M4
M4
M4
M4
M4

X
M4
M4
X
X
M4
X
M4
X
M4
X
M4
X
M4
X
M4
M4/ 3:25
M4/ 3:30
X
M4
X
M4
X
M4
X
M4
X
M4
X
M4
X
M4
X
M4
X
M4
X
M4
X
M4
X
M4
X
M4
X
M4/
X
M4/

Fort Dr.
&
Albemarle
St. NW
Nebraska
(Tenleytown&
AU)
Connecticut
Aves.
NW

30th
Pl.
&
Nebraska
Ave.
NW

PINEHURST
CIRCLE
NW

30th
Pl.
&
Nebraska
Ave.
NW

6:45
7:02
7:22
7:34
7:42
7:56
8:01
8:13
8:21
8:33
8:41
9:11
9:42
10:12
10:42
11:12
11:42

6:49
7:07
7:27
7:39
7:47
8:01
8:06
8:18
8:26
8:38
8:46
9:16
9:47
10:17
10:47
11:17
11:47

6:53
7:11
7:31
7:43
7:51
8:05
8:10
8:22
8:30
8:42
8:50
9:20
9:51
10:21
10:51
11:21
11:51

5:56
6:16
6:36
6:56
7:08
7:16
7:28
7:36
7:48
7:56
8:10
8:16
8:28
8:36
8:48
8:56
9:26
9:56
10:26
10:56
11:26
11:56

6:01
6:21
6:41
7:01
7:13
7:22
7:34
7:42
7:54
8:02
8:16
8:22
8:34
8:42
8:54
9:02
9:32
10:01
10:31
11:01
11:31
12:01

12:12
12:42
1:12
1:42
2:12
2:42
3:00
3:20
3:30
3:35
3:40
4:00
4:20
4:40
5:00
5:20
5:40
6:01
6:21
6:51
7:21
7:51
8:21
8:51
9:18

12:17
12:47
1:17
1:47
2:17
2:47
3:05
3:25
3:36
3:41
3:45
4:05
4:25
4:45
5:05
5:25
5:45
6:06
6:26
6:56
7:26
7:56
8:26
8:56
9:23

12:21
12:51
1:21
1:51
2:21
2:51
3:11
3:31
3:41
3:46
3:50
4:10
4:30
4:50
5:10
5:30
5:50
6:11
6:31
7:01
7:31
8:01
8:31
9:01
9:28

12:26
12:56
1:26
1:56
2:26
2:56
3:16
3:36
3:56
4:16
4:36
4:56
5:16
5:36
5:56
6:16
6:36
7:06
7:36
8:06
8:36
9:06
9:33

12:31
1:01
1:31
2:01
2:31
3:01
3:21
3:41
4:02
4:22
4:42
5:02
5:22
5:42
6:02
6:22
6:42
7:12
7:42
8:12
8:42
-

40th
&
Albemarle
Ward
Nebraska
Sts. NW
Circle
&
(TENLEYNW
Connecticut TOWN-AU) (south side)
Aves.
(American
NW
University)

AM Service
6:06
6:26
6:46
7:06
7:18
7:27
7:39
7:47
7:59
8:07
8:21
8:27
8:39
8:47
8:59
9:07
9:37
10:05
10:35
11:05
11:35
12:05
PM Service
12:35
1:05
1:35
2:05
2:35
3:05
3:26
3:46
4:07
4:27
4:47
5:07
5:27
5:47
6:07
6:27
6:47
7:17
7:47
8:17
8:47
-

Sibley
Hospital

Arizona
Ave. &
MacArthur
Blvd.
NW

Fort Dr.
&
Ward
Albemarle
Circle
St. NW
NW
(TENLEY(south side) TOWN-AU)
(American
University)

6:10
6:30
6:50
7:10
7:22
7:32
7:44
7:52
8:04
8:12
8:26
8:33
8:45
8:53
9:05
9:13
9:43
10:09
10:39
11:09
11:39
12:09

6:14
6:34
6:54
7:14
7:38
7:58
8:18
8:39
8:59
9:19
9:49
10:15
10:45
11:15
11:45
12:15

6:20
6:40
7:00
7:20
7:43
8:03
8:23
8:44
9:04
9:24
9:54
10:21
10:51
11:21
11:51
12:21

6:25
6:45
7:05
7:25
7:48
8:08
8:28
8:49
9:09
9:29
9:59
10:25
10:55
11:25
11:55
12:25

6:29
6:49
7:09
7:29
7:53
8:13
8:33
8:54
9:14
9:34
10:04
10:30
11:00
11:30
12:00
12:30

6:32
6:52
7:12
7:32
7:56
8:16
8:36
8:57
9:17
9:37
10:07
10:34
11:04
11:34
12:04
12:34

12:39
1:09
1:39
2:09
2:39
3:09
3:30
3:50
4:11
4:31
4:51
5:11
5:31
5:51
6:11
6:31
6:51
7:21
7:51
8:21
8:51
-

12:45
1:15
1:45
2:15
2:45
3:15
3:35
3:55
4:15
4:35
4:55
5:15
5:35
5:55
6:15
6:35
6:55
7:25
7:55
8:25
8:55
-

12:51
1:21
1:51
2:21
2:51
3:21
3:41
4:01
4:21
4:41
5:01
5:21
5:41
6:01
6:21
6:39
6:59
7:29
7:59
8:29
8:59
-

12:55
1:25
1:55
2:25
2:55
3:25
3:46
4:06
4:27
4:47
5:07
5:27
5:47
6:07
6:27
6:44
7:04
7:34
8:04
8:34
9:04
-

1:00
1:30
2:00
2:30
3:00
3:30
3:50
4:10
4:31
4:51
5:11
5:31
5:51
6:11
6:31
6:48
7:08
7:38
8:08
8:38
9:08
-

1:04
1:34
2:04
2:34
3:04
3:34
3:54
4:14

X Trip operates with wheelchair-accessible or lift-equipped bus.


Trip operates only when public school is open.
From Pinehurst Circle to Loughboro Rd. & Lowell St. NW, through trips sign SIBLEY HOSPITAL.

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From Loughboro Rd. & Lowell St. NW to Pinehurst Circle, through trips sign PINEHURST CIRCLE. Trips not continuing beyond Tenleytown-AU
station sign TENLEYTOWN STATION.

4:35
4:55
5:15
5:35
5:55
6:15
6:35
6:52
7:12
7:42
8:12
8:42
9:12
-

Nebraska Avenue Line


Route M4

DURING SNOWSTORMS

CALL 202/637-7000

FOR METROBUS ROUTE INFORMATION

DC

AVE

M4

UT
AH

WES

MD

CIRCLE
T ERN

PINEHURST

AV
E

M4

M4
ST
LEY

N
cKI

Nebraska
Avenue Line

th
PL

RD
RY M4
TA
I
L
I

AVE

Guaranteed Ride Home

NEBRASK

Between
Pinehurst Circle
Nebraska and
Connecticut Aves.
Tenleytown-AU station
Tenley Circle
Ward Circle
American University
Loughboro Rd. N.W.
Sibley Hospital
Palisades

30

When you take Metrobus or Metrorail to work,


you are eligible to participate in the free Commuter
Connection Guaranteed Ride Home Program.

CO
NN
EC
TI
CU
T

The program will get you home in the event of


a personal emergency or unscheduled overtime.
To register and to receive program details, call
Commuter Connections at 1-800/745-RIDE.

AV
E

(2/97)

DEAL
JHS

Ef fective as of

D
RT

FO

SCHOOL

September 2, 2001
M4
W

ST

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EA

P
SA

CH

IS

IN

SCHOOL

DR

LE

ST

TENLEYTOWN-AU
METRO STATION

Legend

NEBRASK

AVE

Metrorail Station
Terminal Stands

Washington
Metropolitan Area
Transit Authority
A District of Columbia,
Maryland and Virginia
Transit Partnership

MA

SS

AC
H

US

ET

TS

AMERICAN
UNIVERSITY

LIA

R
ECA
DAL

M4

RO

BO

PKW

SIBLEY
HOSPITAL

RD

M4

GH

U
LO

CA
MA

AV

H
RT

NA

UR
VD
BL

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AR

WILSON
HIGH
SCHOOL

TENLEY
CIRCLE

MA

BE

AL

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DYW

AN

BR

ST

RT

40t

NS

FO

CO

WARD
CIRCLE
AV
E

AV
E

Using this timetable


Use the map to find the stops closest to
where you will get on and off the bus.
Select the schedule (weekday, Saturday,
Sunday) for when you will travel. Along
the top of the schedule, find the stop at
or nearest the point where you will get
on the bus. Follow that column down to
the time you want to leave.
Use the same method to find the times
the bus is scheduled to arrive at the stop
where you will get off the bus.
If the bus stop is not listed, use the time
shown for the bus stop before it as the
time to wait at the stop.
The end-of-the-line or last stop is listed
in ALL CAPS on the schedule.

D31,32,33,34
Deal Junior High School Line
Serves these locations
16th St. and Eastern Ave. N.W.
14th St. and Colorado Ave. N.W.
16th St. and Arkansas Ave. N.W.
Mount Pleasant
Duke Ellington Bridge
Deal Junior High School

Schedule 3-27-03 thru 5-30-03 Fares 6/20/99

Washington
Metropolitan Area
Transit Authority
A District of Columbia,
Maryland and Virginia
Transit Partnership

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Deal Junior High School


ROUTES D31,D32,D33,D34
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ST

AL
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DR

AV
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D31
16th
14th

ST

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- TERMINAL STANDS

ST

RD
MI

ROC

SS

DEAL JR. HIGH


SCHOOL

FORT DR

ST

T
ICU

T
EC
NN

D32(PM)

AVE

PORTER

D33
AR

D32 (AM)
ST

PA
R

E
AV

TENLEYTOWN-AU
STATION

D34
COLORADO
AVE

D31
D32
D33
D34

CO

N
NSI
CO
WIS

TENLEY
CIRCLE

OU
AV RI
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KENNEDY
ST
16th

SCHOOL

D31 D33 D34

NE
BR
AS
KA

AV
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MILITARY

S
AN

AS

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AV

RD

RD
LE LAMONT ST
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(AM)
MT

KL

D32
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D32 (PM)

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D31,32,33,34
Deal Junior High
School Line

Deal Junior High School


Routes D31,32,33,34
Monday though Friday
(Operates only when public schools are open.)

Westbound

Route
Number

Mt.
Pleasant
&
Lamont
Sts. NW

D32
D32
D31
D33
D34
D34

8:03
8:08
-

16th St.
&
Eastern
Ave. NW

16th St.
&
Arkansas
Ave. NW

Nebraska
14th St.
Ave. &
&
Fort Dr. NW
Colorado
(DEAL
Ave.
JUNIOR
NW
HIGH
Terminal SCHOOL)

AM Service
8:03
8:08
-

8:10
8:10

8:20
8:25
8:25
8:25
8:25
8:25

Eastbound
Route
Number

D32
D32
D34
D33
D31
D34

Nebraska
Mt.
Ave. &
Pleasant
16TH ST.
14th ST.
16th ST.
Fort Dr. NW
&
DUKE
&
&
&
(Deal Junior Lamont ELLINGTON ARKANSAS COLORADO EASTERN
High School) Sts. NW
BRIDGE
AVE. NW AVE. NW AVE. NW

3:55
3:55
3:55
3:55
3:55
3:55

4:11
4:11
-

PM Service
4:17
4:17
-

4:11
-

4:10
4:10

4:17
-

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Using this timetable


Use the map to find the stops closest to
where you will get on and off the bus.
Select the schedule (weekday, Saturday,
Sunday) for when you will travel. Along
the top of the schedule, find the stop at
or nearest the point where you will get
on the bus. Follow that column down to
the time you want to leave.
Use the same method to find the times
the bus is scheduled to arrive at the stop
where you will get off the bus.
If the bus stop is not listed, use the time
shown for the bus stop before it as the
time to wait at the stop.
The end-of-the-line or last stop is listed
in ALL CAPS on the schedule.

W45,46,47
Wilson High School Line
Serves these locations
Wilson High School
Mount Pleasant
Columbia Heights station
16th St. & Arkansas Ave. N.W.
14th St. & Colorado Ave. N.W.

Schedule 9-2-03 Fares 6-29-03

Washington
Metropolitan Area
Transit Authority
A District of Columbia,
Maryland and Virginia
Transit Partnership

Page 1 of 3

Page 2 of 3

W45,46,47
Wilson High
School Line

Monday though Friday


(Operates only when public schools are open.)

Westbound
16th St.
&
Arkansas
Ave. NW

Route
Number

Fort Dr. &


Brandywine St. NW
(WILSON
HIGH
SCHOOL)

14th St. &


Colorado Ave.
NW
Terminal

AM Service
W45
W46

8:13
-

8:14

8:30
8:30

Eastbound

Route
Number

W45
W46
W47

Fort Dr.&
Brandywine St.
NW
(Wilson
High
School)

3:25
3:25
3:25

Irving &
14TH ST.
14th Sts
16TH ST. &
&
Mt.
NW
COLOPleasant (COLUMBIA ARKANSAS
RADO
&
HEIGHTS)
AVE.
AVE.
Lamont
NW
NW
Sts. NW

PM Service
3:42
3:46

3:42
-

3:38
-

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