WASHINGTON -- It's a mile and a half of road in Northwest D.C. and
its been at the heart of a big controversy that may soon be over.
The District Council voted against an
amendment Tuesday that would have closed Klingle Road for good.
Council Chair Linda Cropp says 3,200
cars used to travel across Klingle Road each day, but a flood more
than ten years ago forced its closure. Cropp says since then, other
cross-town roads like Porter Street and Military Road have been
overloaded with traffic.
Councilmember Carol Schwartz says
there was never a decision to close Klingle Road. She says it's been
closed since 1991 because it was washed out and the money wasn't there
to repair it. Now she says it's time.