Root Ave Ansonia, ConnecticutCorner store on Root Ave the way customers park blocking the road and speeding down Root Ave. The stop sign on the bottom of Hill & Root people don't stop an accident is going to happen, & last thing the drug dealing needs to stop.
Hull St Ansonia, CTHull st seems to be a forgotten street in Ansonia. First off Hull St near the rt 8 overpass has seem to become the second transfer station in the town because it is littered with garbage and glass that never seems to get cleaned up, combine that with the amount of weeds and brush that are overgrowing into the street and the lack of no sidewalks it's impossible to actually walk on the street without being in the middle of traffic. Also multiple curbs have been ripped up by plows the lengths of houses and have never been replaced. Storm drains are severely sinking into the ground collecting water around them allowing for pour drainage. Cars continually run the stop signs through the intersection at Hull/silver hill at 25 mph plus and never is there any sort of police patrol in the neighborhood even with the fact that there have been car/home break in's. For the cost of living in Ansonia with one of the highest mill rates you would expect more. No wonder people wanna move out and the value of properties continues to decline.
54 Westfield Avenue Ansonia, Connecticut
I realize this was probably on the plans but now that it's real I have to wonder whose WONDERFUL idea it was to construct an roundabout on Westfield Avenue directly in FRONT of the new Route 8 north ramp?!
As completed, this roundabout not only causes cars to almost come to a complete stop to navigate it before entering the ramp.. it is so oddly placed the state has had to put up temporary reflective "cones" on one side.
Why? Because no driver after dark is going to expect a stone roundabout in front of a highway entrance ramp and is going to drive right into it over and over unless something is changed.
Shall we add lighting? Flashing signs? $8 million dollars to build this ramp and the state created a major safety hazard with how they cut off Westfield. Amazing!
382 Main Street Ansonia, Connecticut
I saw this on Friday and know this signal on Main has been discussed here before due to it's horrid timing and lack of reason to exist.
I see in this photo it is either being repaired/reprogrammed or... long shot, removed. I realize it's a state road but the City of Ansonia has been aware of this signal's issues and has had plenty of time to work with the state.
If you are traveling down main from Target to Spector Furniture, this signal turns red the moment the one at Big Y turns green stopping traffic that was just at a red light AGAIN a few hundred feet later.
It also serves no purpose as the road next to Spector is one-way and has been forever and the exit to Bank of America is one way. Cars exiting BofA have a clear view exiting and no traffic can also turn left or right onto the street next to Spector. This signal just stops Main Street traffic for no known reason as there is signal just before and after it at intersections where one is needed.
27 Platt St Ansonia, CT 06401, USA
At this point on Platt Street, where it becomes one way the sidewalk on the right side of the street comes to an abrupt end at a driveway. There is no signage alerting pedestrians that the sidewalk is about to end or that they must cross the street to continue on the opposite sideway for safety.
Therefore, they begin to walk down the middle of Platt Street headed towards Vine downhill and headed for a very sharp blind curve where cars heading the other direction normally speed and it's a matter of time until someone in the road (which should have crossed to the other side where the sidewalk exists) is run down and killed. This neighborhood is full of small children who skateboarding, walk or bike in the wrong direction down the one-way section of the street and cannot see an oncoming car anymore than the oncoming car can see them. Before impeding tragedy what can the city do?
While decades-old the street design wasn't the wisest thing someone to come up with.
22 Westfield Avenue Ansonia, Connecticut
As I entered Route 8 at the new entrance ramp near Griffin today I saw the hazard so many have been talking about. The horribly designed "traffic circle" placed dangerously in front of the entrance ramp!
I noticed dirt on the road so we slowed down and I was able to get these pictures. Not only are tire tracks I saw weeks ago on the right side still there, now trash has been thrown out and someone hit this thing at high speed (over the weekend) kicking up the dirt on the road and doing quite a bit of damage to the landscaped area.
Derby clearly is not maintaining this or they would have already removed the weeks old tracks, forget the trash and now more damage. You have to slow to a crawl to not slam into that round about... I can imagine the danger at night.
What if this new vehicle that clearly hit with some speed flipped? What if it's passengers were injured or worse?
I assume Derby is ready to settle every time they get sued for creating a road hazzard? Really?