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City to install 3rd Flashing Crossing Signal on Rhode Island Avenue

Map showing the new RRFB pedestrian crossing light on Rhode Island Ave at the Hollywood Rd intersection

Map showing the new RRFB pedestrian crossing light on Rhode Island Ave at the Hollywood Rd intersection

At this week’s Council’s worksesion, the City Council will discuss a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the County about the installation of a 3rd flashing pedestrian crossing signal (RRFB signal) on Rhode Island Avenue near Hollywood Road.

Last year, in May, the City entered into an MOU with Prince George’s County for the installation oftwo (2) RRFBs along Rhode Island Avenue at Muskogee Street and at Cherokee Street. The RRFBs were successfully installed four months later, in September.

In order to obtain the Prince George’s County right-of-way permit for our proposed RRFB installation along Rhode Island A venue at Hollywood Road we must enter into another MOU with the County. The conditions of the MOU are the same as the first MOU.

The City is purchasing the RRFB from the same vendor, Traffic Systems & Technology, as we did last year and for the same price. We are also contracting with the same contractor, Scott Duncan, Inc. to install the RRFB. Scott Duncan’s price increased $200.00 from their original price, provide on May 5, 2012.

The cost of the RRFB is $11 ,721.00, including freight. The installation cost is $5,700.00 The total cost is $17,421.00. The City Council has already approved the cost in this year’s budget.

In addition to the installation off the RRFB, our city engineer is also working with the County’s Public Works to reconfigure the intersection and improve pedestrian safety there. 3 pedestrians were hit last Saturday by a driver at this intersection.

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2 Comments to “City to install 3rd Flashing Crossing Signal on Rhode Island Avenue”

  1. By bekah, August 4, 2014 @ 11:15 am

    Thoughts and prayers to the three people who were struck at the intersection. I know its unrelated to the incident discussed, but speed seems to be a safety issue in Rhode Island Ave. Since the traffic light was installed, there is more through traffic on RI Ave. We have the speed camera at one end, but I find that many cars just speed up once they pass it. Also, at night, a lot of “speed racers” are using the road as a racing strip. I think the community would benefit from installing another speed camera or two, but I am not sure how much it would cost or if its allowed (or if other residents like these things, but I do!).

  2. By bekah, August 4, 2014 @ 11:16 am

    Also, if there is any way the community can help the girls involved please post details on your blog. It makes me so sad that such a thing would happen so close to home.