16300 Fort Street Southgate, Michigan
There are numerous pedestrians that cross Fort street between Barberry and Meijers. So many people that I almost always see someone else crossing as I do. This is very evident in the snow because a trampled pathway always exists. This is not the safest place to cross, with the curve right there and all. But it is the straightest path, because most people are coming from the apartments. It's excessively difficult to travel to Eureka or Pennsylvania to cross. Most pedestrians are burdened with grocery bags, and /or young children. I've seen a man crossing in a wheelchair, and a man that crosses frequently with a came. I myself am a grandmother with health problems. I fear assn accident may happen.
I also don't think it would make sense to put a normal traffic light there. I could see it causing backups. However, if we could install a light that always stays green until a pedestrian pushed a button to cross, it would make pedestrians safer, and not hold up traffic unnecessarily.
There is a pedestrian operated light at Eureka and Fort, but it is set up so that it is completely useless. The traffic signals already operate through a cycle whether you press the control or not. Pressing the switch does not change the timing of the light. The only function I see is that if you don't press it, the pedestrian signal stays as a hand, and does not turn into the walking person. Even though traffic is stopped for the light and crossing is safe. If you press it, when the light turns the walking man does show up. It's a little useless. Why not just have the pedestrian signals change with the light all the time?
I suggest a pedestrian crossing from the South side of Barberry to the median strip, and another from the North side of the Meijer entrance where Sonic is to the Median Strip. Then a sidewalk installed diagonally connecting the two crossings. Preferably a slightly convex crossing to allow water runoff.· Reported by Porshiana · Flag Flagged
15293-15299 Superior Ave Southgate, MI 48195, USAAfter years of cars and trucks almost killing kids between field 7 and the tennis courts, the city put in two new Stops signs, with one RIGHT BEHIND A TREE. Southgate DPW, please trim the tree that is completely blocking the West-bound sign
15650-15698 Fort St Southgate, MI 48195, USAPlease get rid of the Quarry Road stop sign at Fort Street. People run through thinking they have the right away, in front of left turns made at the light. How many accidents/deaths before this is eliminated. Should be incorporated into a light.
13099-13149 Dix Toledo Hwy Southgate, MI 48195, USAWe need a Traffic Signal at the end of Trenton Road at Dix that matches the signal light at Northline and Dix. (When Northline and Dix is red, so is this light) This would allow people to turn off of Trenton onto Dix and off of Dix and onto Trenton Road without having to put up with the people who creep along and refuse to let people turn.
Eureka Rd @ Fordline Southgate, MI 48195, USAAt times, it is nearly impossible to make a left onto Fordline from Eureka Road. The speed limit on Eureka is only 35, which means that oncoming traffic at the intersection is going to take longer to get through the intersection to make a left turn. The safest time to turn is when the light at Eureka turns to red, which is pretty dangerous because Fordline's light turns green. Please, a left turn signal will fix everything in this area.
14717 Poplar St Southgate, MI 48195, USAThere is a tree blocking the Yield sign on the SouthEast corner of the intersection. You cannot see the yield sign during the day until it is too late, at night you can not see it at all. With the school nearby, this is a major accident waiting to happen.
Quarry Road Southgate, MI 48195, USA
A couple of problems here. First, let's describe the situation.
There are 2 lanes that can execute a Michigan left from heading south on Fort to heading North. The right lane can choose to go straight onto Quarry.
Additionally, traffic must turn from Quarry onto Fort Street (heading North). Quarry also connects to Fort street about 100 feet North of this intersection where traffic must turn onto Fort Street (North).
There is a light at this intersection.
The problems are as follows.
1. On red, traffic is confused on who has the right-of-way those turning right onto Fort from Quarry or those in the turn around lane? (particularly when the turn around traffic was waiting 1st)
2. People turning right from Quarry onto Fort often assume that the right lane of the turn around is going straight onto Quarry, when it is not, causing near accidents as both proceed to turn into the same lane of traffic.
3. A new traffic sign in the turn around lanes shows arrows turning to the left (onto Fort) with the word 'only' beneath them, seemingly indicating that you cannot go onto Quarry anymore. This is presumably not true but, if it were, no one is following it. (If they wanted to make it so, they need to close the entrance or make it curved so only those on Fort can turn onto Quarry)
4. Many people in the left lane turn around assume the right lane is going straight and turn into the right lane on fort street causing near accidents.
5. After turning onto Fort street from either the turn around or Quarry, you immediately have to merge with addition traffic from the 'other' Quarry road intersection.
I think the BEST fix would be to close the Quarry and Fort intersection and move it to the 'other' Fort and Quarry intersection so that you don't have the competing right turn from Quarry and left turn from Fort. Additionally, if they do NOT want people in the turn around to go onto Quarry, they need to put a curb up and make it only accessible from Fort Street.· Reported by John C. · Flag Flagged