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New Traffic Pattern in Chevy Chase Circle
In July, Chevy Chase Circle was completely re-paved and the new pavement was marked with an entirely new traffic pattern. This new pattern (detailed description below) was the product of a years-long effort involving traffic engineers from Maryland and DC, and representatives from Chevy Chase Village, Friends of Chevy Chase Circle, the National Park Service, and DC’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3/4G.
The new pattern is designed to improve traffic flow and reduce collisions by providing clear guidance to drivers so that they may navigate the Circle more safely and with less confusion. New signage is on the way, but in the meantime, temporary signage is in place to assist drivers.
Village police officers continue to be assigned periodically to the Circle to calm traffic and to reinforce safe driving behaviors. The new traffic pattern is a significant change, and all drivers should exercise caution and patience as motorists adapt to it over time.
The Village’s Police Chief has created a detailed description with accompanying photos to explain the new traffic patterns. Please use the link below to see the full guide, and ensure the drivers in your household understand how to navigate the new traffic pattern in Chevy Chase Circle.