Traffic signals not synched Open

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Civic Points: 65

Issue ID:

4864626

Submitted To:

City of Newton

Category:

Traffic signal not working

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Neighborhood:

Newton

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Tagged:

signs, traffic, test

Description

Some time ago you indicated that you would be addressing the traffic congestion at Newton Corner. Since I traverse this intersection multiple times a day I know firsthand that, if anything, the problem is growing more acute; yet it has one very simple solution. It’s not a complete solution but it would lessen the traffic jam around the hotel and its concomitant environmental issue of vehicular pollution.

The solution is to time the lights just before entering I-90 EB. Currently those lights are red 90% of the time that the preceding lights are green. This can’t be brain surgery-level work requiring grant money; just send your smartest traffic engineering to tinker for an hour and watch the improved traffic flow and the smiles on drivers’ faces!

Thanks
Patrick Mertens

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Q. CW-Additional Information
A. I live in Watertown (south side) - Some time ago you indicated that you would be addressing the traffic congestion at Newton Corner. Since I traverse this intersection multiple times a day I know firsthand that, if anything, the problem is growing more acute; yet it has one very simple solution. It’s not a complete solution but it would lessen the traffic jam around the hotel and its concomitant environmental issue of vehicular pollution. The solution is to time the lights just before entering I-90 EB. Currently those lights are red 90% of the time that the preceding lights are green. This can’t be brain surgery-level work requiring grant money; just send your smartest traffic engineering to tinker for an hour and watch the improved traffic flow and the smiles on drivers’ faces! Thanks Patrick Mertens
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