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Traffic backed up morning and evening. A roundabout would eliminate the problem.
Roundabouts are the worst idea ever....look at the mess all over malta these have created! it would probably cause more accidents. I drive this road daily and although there is a back up you never wait for very long, and it wont be a issue at all when the malta ave bridge reopens.
Please no more Roundabouts!!!! there is a reason no other state is creating them anymore!
I'm with Jim and Rick - learn to use them, and you'll never go back. When round-abouts took over Route 67 in Malta, I was distraught - now I think they are the greatest driving invention I've seen in my life. And I think other states are beginning to see the benefits.
Rick - how do we get the ball rolling?
States are not seeing the benefits because there are none, look at Mass. for example all roundabouts have been removed over 10 years ago.
Yes roundabouts are fine if you know how to drive them, but do you really trust the other drivers out there...i dont i see them driving each day on there phones, speeding and texting...if this light is that much of a problem then leave 5 min earlier because it is not adding 5 more min on yr drive.
the bigger problem in people going from exit 13n to old post road...those people are crazy
So kevin, we agree. It's not the quality of the road, it's the skill/attentiveness of the drivers. Round-a-bouts have been successful everywhere but the USA because of the quality of our driving. Perhaps some PSA's and example setting by those who care would help.
As for the exit 13N to Old Post Road problem; this could fixed by an exit onto Malta ave. Please do a Google Maps search of this area to see how much sense it would make.
Kevin - This issue is not about a traffic light, there is no light at the intersection of Old Post and Northline. The issue is about safety, gas savings, and quality of life for the residents of Old Post Rd.
Regarding Mass. round-abouts - you're incorrect - see page 6, item 10 from this report: http://www.frcog.org/pubs/transportation/Roundabouts/Roundabout_FAQ_FINAL.pdf
Exactly there is a difference between a Rotary and a Roundabout.....roundabouts are much smaller and have greater potential for accidents, and in that study there is one, only one rotary left...going to the cape which may or may have not been already eliminated.
I feel that a roundabout or rotary is an antiquated system that is going to be helpful there at all. Just my opinion, but as someone who travels that way at least 2 time a day at different times, i dont really see it as an issue when there are much greater ones out there
if you consider between 7:30 and 8 am
and 5 to 6:15 pm non high traffic times, then you would be right.
otherwise, please turn your cap lock off
Another option: Eliminate the Old Post Road "Extension" to Malta Ave, and have people traveling to/from the village to Old Post, go to the Northiline/Malta Ave intersection. Then, give Northline the righ-of-way by eliminating the stop signs. ou could take it a step further by 1) No left turn from Old Post to Nortline, or 2) Right-hand turn-lane for Old Post to Northline.
Secondly, by fixing the backup on Northline in the AM, you'll create a FURTHER backup on Old Post/Route 9. There needs to be an "on-ramp to the on-ramp" from Old Post Northbound to I-87 Southbound. There is a swath of land that could be used right where Old Post comes into Route 9.
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