Acknowledged by: Lowell Neighbors

Traffic Concern Acknowledged

Rourke Bridge Lowell, MA 01854, USA Show on Map Hide Map
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I know this is a MassHighway intersection but this 1 intersection has an astronomical trickle down affect that stretches miles through Lowell. The outbound signal releasing traffic from the Rourke bridge is only 26 seconds long during rush hour traffic! This should be at least a minute. And se will say that thus change will only create more traffic on the boulevard, look at the photos included, there is no "traffic" in either direction. But the traffic over the bridge stretched all the way back up Wood St. into Chelmsford, back up Middlesex St. to the intersection of Pawatucket St. and back up Wrstford St. at least to the intersection of Stedman St. There simply needs to be a timing adjustment. The left hand turn signal heading westbound (u turn lane) also is triggered when no vehicles are there, further slowing down traffic. This traffic not only affects commuters, but deters consumers from heading to local businesses during these hours, and certainly affects the local home owners. For an issue that has been so long term, it surprising that nothing has been done sooner! If you could keep us updated with and plans MassHighway may have to help this issue(besides the new bridge that won't happen any time soon) it would be greatly appreciated.


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