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New Traffic Pattern Interrupts Morning Commute

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By Jonathan Wilson

This morning's commute in the district will be the first real test of a new "virtual circle" traffic pattern at the busy intersection of New York and Florida Avenues in Northeast D.C.

We haven't hit the busiest part of the morning yet, but early this morning you could already see some drivers gingerly navigating the new lanes and signals here.

The center of the virtual circle, is the triangular Wendy's fast food restaurant property between First Street, Florida Avenue and New York Avenue.

The new pattern makes First Street a one way road for one block headed southbound, and Florida Avenue a one way road for a short distance westbound.

This $3 million project is designed to improve circulation and decrease accidents, but this morning it may very well slow things down a bit as drivers get used to the new road markings and construction barrels that are still out here to guide the way.

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