Town of Swampscott PLUS

Open Issues: 152 Closed Issues: 1,753 Acknowledged Issues: 902
  • 01907 Swampscott, Massachusetts - Swampscott

    Light sequencing always goes to pedestrian. Was this done intentionally for lights near schools? Seems like a built in sequence to always go to pedestrian walk between traffic rotation. I think this is part of the recent major backups on Essex street during evening rush hour.

    Someone else recently submitted a similar issue with Ellis, but I have noticed this one as well:
    "The sequence at this light of off, and needs a review. After Route 1A has a red light, Ellis Rd should then have the green light. Instead, the pedestrian walk light is on, every time."

  • Ellis Rd & Paradise Rd Town of Swampscott, MA, 01907, USA - Swampscott
    This issue was fixed for a few weeks but has reverted back again, along with the same nuisance effects for both drivers and residents. The light stays red half the time (30sec per minute) whereas normally it should only trigger red if there's cross traffic or pedestrians. At the busiest times of day it makes it harder for people to pull out of their driveways with the traffic backed up. Drivers who blare music from their cars who would normally pass right by, instead sit at the intersection for a full 30 sec. Late in the evening large semi-trucks come screeching to a halt, surprised by the light change. Ambulances normally stay silent in the wee hours, are obligated to turn on the siren to because the light is changing and they must blow through safely. It would be a shame if any these things needlessly contributes to an accident there.
  • 101–113 Essex St Swampscott MA 01907, United States - Swampscott
    The light at Burrill st and Essex st last about 5 mins on the Burrill st side sometimes It's dangerous
  • 525 Paradise Road Swampscott, MA, 01907, USA - Swampscott
    Can you get together with Salem and figure out how to make the traffic signals work at Vinnin Square?
  • Paradise Rd Salem, MA, 01970, USA - Swampscott
    One of the Red lights is out on the northbound side towards Salem.
  • 304 Essex Street Swampscott, MA, 01907, USA - Swampscott
    Pedestrian cross light does not work at the intersection by Stetson.
  • 253 Essex Street Swampscott, MA, 01907, USA - Swampscott
    the walk light does not work at the intersection of Essex and Stetson
  • 19 Andrew Road Swampscott, MA, 01907, USA - Swampscott
    The traffic light on the corner of Ellis and Paradise, on the left side when driving north on 1A/Paradise, is out. Please replace the light.
  • Essex St @ Stetson Ave Swampscott, MA 01907, USA - Swampscott

    After being fixed for all of one week, the crossing light at the corner of Stetson and Essex is *again* broken. Will it take a traffic fatality of an elderly person, kid on a bike, or mother pushing a stroller with her child to compel the town to implement a permanent fix that involves complete replacement of the light infrastructure? this is one of the busiest and most dangerous intersections in the town. how much time and money does it take to prioritize fixing this problem when there is precedent all over town to replace crossing lights - particularly on Humphrey Street and the wealthier sections of town. This is not a new problem!

    Please do not just forward this message to the "contractor that services Swampscott's traffic lights because clearly this cover for "not my problem". What person at the DPW is responsible and when will there be action taken?

    If Swampscott would like to continue shirking responsibility, please name contact information for a state or other agency who can better assist us.

  • 492–498 Vantage Terr Swampscott MA 01907, United States - Swampscott
    Light coming from the plaza is extremely short, can only get a couple cars through at a time. Traffic is backing way up into the plaza.
  • Essex St & Loring Ave Town of Swampscott, MA, 01907, USA - Swampscott
    I recently noticed a green traffic light out at the intersection of Loring Ave and Essex Street, where one can turn left into the Stop & Stop parking lot. Not sure if it has already been fixed but wanted to draw attention to it. Also, one of the green lights on the opposite side of the intersection is starting to go as well.
  • 29 Suffolk Ave Swampscott, MA, 01907, USA - Swampscott
    Blighted property 29-31 Suffolk Ave. This property is semi-abandoned (teenagers/young adults in and out occasionally). The attic window has been wide open for 10 years. Owner is no where to be found, over grown grass and bushes, I've seen many critters around the property. This has been a blight on our neighborhood for many many years.