8 Responses to “Big Green Monsters”


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  1. fourthandeye

    One thing I find ironic is that the signage for I-395 on NY Ave is far more extensive than the signage within the I-395 Tunnel.

    NY Ave has 5 signs around the mouth of I-395. The Mass Ave exit within the I-395 tunnel has partially obstructed signage that isn’t fully visible until it’s too late to get into the proper lane. Several of my friends and a contractors that came to provide painting estimates missed the Mass Ave exit despite having Maquest instructions.

    Unless your already familiar with the tunnel the Mass Ave exit is easy to miss.

  2. fourthandeye

    If and when these Big Green Monsters are downsized I’d like to see Fourth Street cease to be referred to as “ALT 395″.

  3. Anonymous

    Not only are these signs huge, but they appear to not get the job done anyways. Many a time have I sat behind confused drivers who are in the wrong lane when I want to go straight onto New York Ave. All that happens in congestion. For whatever reason, those signs instill some kind of panic in people and cause drivers to act like they like they’re jockeying for position in the Kentucky Derby.

  4. si

    so right about that mass ave exit sign. at least they resurfaced the ramp, it used to be one helluva jarring ride.

  5. RobA

    Hopefully, when the 395-Air Rights project is done and they re-align the Mass Ave entrances and exits, the signage will be improved. We’ll need to make sure that it is brought up at the next project review meeting.

  6. tom veil

    The one on H St between 4th and 3rd needs to go, too, for the same reason. Whenever I cross there, half the drivers look as shocked as if I had tried to walk across the Beltway.

  7. Douglas A. Willinger

    Put the signs inside the I-66 K Street tunnel (the option promoted by NCPC’s E. Rowe who opposed the earlier North Leg plan along Florida and U), instead of the status quo with the highway approaches effectively on the surface streets.

    That’s some planning that allowed the K Street tunnel to not be built simply to sped WMATA construction by a few months.


  8. Anonymous

    I live in the neighborhood too, and have never been bothered by the signs. lol It’s a major road and turn off to the I-395 Tunnel. I guess the new Yale residents thinks this hurts their resale value?