INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS, POSSIBLY DEADLY Intersection change at State and Grove/Olive! Archived

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When writing SCF post titles, I know that using attention getting titles helps drive up visibility, but I apologize in advance for my inflammatory title, but in this case, I'm seriously concerned that unless a change is implemented soon, someone is going to lose their life.

The issue at question is the redesigned northbound left turn lane on State Street turning onto Grove.

The new signal is now "at eye level" across the street on the traffic island and removed from the other cluster of lights.

THREE TIMES in as many days, I have seen drivers COMPLTELY miss this light, and take a left turn across traffic with the main green light.

I thought that the first time I might just be a fluke, but seeing it again, and again, the most recently being last night and I think that we have a serious problem on our hands.

There are almost zero eye level lights in this city, and this one in particular is a change from the old intersection.

The light is extremely hard to see, and unfamiliar drivers can miss it completely.

This needs to be addressed as quickly as possible. It is only a matter of time that someone takes a left across traffic, and someone barrelling down State Street going south plows in to them.

I'll post pictures, and spend a few minutes today seeing if I can video tape this happening.


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