One of Prince George’s most frustrating intersections is getting a much-needed upgrade starting today (Sept. 14).
The city is beginning construction on a project to upgrade the intersection of Domano Boulevard and St. Lawrence Avenue/Gladstone Drive in lower College Heights, which will see new traffic signals installed to help improve road safety for all modes of transportation.
When complete, the signals will function as a regular intersection featuring “permissive left turns," which means turning can occur on the green light when it is safe to do so.
The new signals will operate similar to the lights the city installed in 2019 at the 22nd Avenue-Ospika Boulevard intersection.
The lights will remain green on Domano until vehicles approach the intersection on Gladstone Drive or St. Lawrence Avenue.
The updated intersection will have vehicle detection technology and pedestrian-activated crosswalks.
The city says this is a detailed project that includes excavation, backfilling, electrical work and concrete-based construction
Construction is expected to take two months and be complete by the middle of November.
Periodic traffic disruption may occur throughout, so drivers and pedestrians in the area should follow on-site signage and directions from road crews.