Sunday, February 8, 2015

New Fish Market Intersection Opens This Week

A new intersection on Maine Avenue is scheduled to open this Friday at the entrance to the Maine Avenue Fish Market. This will allow patrons to make a left turn into the market off on Maine Avenue for the first time. The intersection will also help pedestrians coming south from L’Enfant Plaza cross Maine Avenue. Eventually, there will be a new stairway leading down from Banneker Overlook to ease access to The Wharf development. In addition to the new intersection, a parking lot has been built for patrons of the market.


Anonymous said...

Most importantly, the stoplight allows Water to be closed for construction between the market and 9th Street. It almost looks like they're starting to assemble a tower crane over there!

The new stoplight also allows westbound bicyclists on Maine Avenue (especially those displaced by construction on Water) to continue west on the Anacostia trail, rather than turning north on 12th Street or ending up in a dead-end under the US 1 overpass.

And, by the way it's configured, it looks like it'll eliminate the hair-raising blind merge between southbound 12th Street and southeast-bound Maine Avenue.

Bob Craycraft, Executive Director, Waterfront Gateway Neighborhood Association said...

Correct on the end for that scary merge, traffic will now flow from Maine Avenue for two-minute intervals, and 12th Street for 50-second intervals. Big improvement.