New Traffic Signal Expected to Ease Congestion at MD 355 and Jones Bridge Road

final_md_355_jones_bridge_road-1A new traffic signal is expected to ease congestion when it is activated on Friday at MD 355 and Jones Bridge Road.

According to the State Highway Administration, the traffic signal will provide a double-left turn movement from southbound MD 355 to eastbound Jones Bridge Road during the afternoon, weekday rush-hour (between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.).

Currently, the southbound traffic pattern on MD 355 approaching Jones Bridge Road includes three through travel lanes and one dedicated left turn lane. The upgraded signal adds a fiber optic sign over the third through lane.

During the afternoon rush hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., the overhead sign will display a left-turn only arrow, to indicate that the lane should be treated as a left-turn only lane.

On weekends and weekdays between during non-afternoon rush hours between 6 p.m. and 3 p.m., drivers on southbound MD 355 will use the three through travel lanes and one left turn lane, as currently designed.

This traffic signal enhancement is part of intersection projects associated with BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) improvements in Montgomery County.

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