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Hunt Seeks Left Signal at Busy Adelphi Rd. Intersection

Collision in mid-October highlights need for protected turn signal, reads draft letter to county.

Hunt Seeks Left Signal at Busy Adelphi Rd. Intersection

Councilor Tim Hunt (Ward 3) wants the Prince George's County Department of Public Works and Transportation to consider adding a left turn signal at the intersection of Adelphi Road and Wells Parkway. 

A motion sponsored by Hunt under consideration by the Hyattsville City Council at its meeting tonight calls for the city to send a letter to DPWT officials asking for the agency to undertake a review of the intersection to determine of a left turn arrow can be installed. 

"Residents have expressed concern regarding making turns from Adelphi Road onto east and west-bound lanes of Wells Parkway," reads a draft of the letter, signed by Mayor Marc Tartaro, which would be sent to the DPWT. "We have had several accidents at the intersection, the most recent on Oct. 16, 2012."

Left turn lanes already exist at the intersection, but the intersection does not have a protected left turn signal. 

The Hyattsville City Council will take up the measure at its meeting tonight at 8 p.m. at the Hyattsville Municipal Building on 4310 Gallatin Street.

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