BAMBERG, Germany -- The intersection of John F. Kennedy Boulevard and 16th Street was altered this week to alleviate traffic congestion.

The crosswalk at the west end of the intersection, which goes across the priority road on JFK Boulevard, was eliminated. The other crosswalk that connects the post theater to Building 7011, where vehicle registration is located, was pushed back 20 meters toward the Shoppette. The stop sign at this corner was replaced with a yield sign and moved up to where the crosswalk once was.

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Many residents in the community did not like the set up of the intersection before it changed and many Interactive Customer Evaluations were submitted reflecting dissatisfaction with the traffic blueprint, Garrett said. Throughout the 18-month period the traffic plan existed, there was only one accident at the intersection, he said.

The new traffic plan should give motorists more visibility and freedom of movement, Garrett said. The traffic pattern will be reassessed in mid-March to see if any adjustments need to be made.

Garrett said he is interested in hearing what the community thinks of the adjustments made to the traffice pattern and is encouraging people to submit their feedback through ICE comments to the provost marshal at'fa=card&sp=82635&s=202&dep=*DoD&sc=29.