River Edge Drive Poughkeepsie, New York
This is a light that serves the shopping/hotel area on 9 just north of IBM...but it's turning red at all hours during the overnights, when all the stores have been closed for hours and won't be opening until sunup at the earliest.
The light is a particular problem for southbound travelers on 9, especially when there's bad weather. It's 3 in the morning, there's freezing rain, you're going downhill, there's an 18-wheeler on your tail...and all of a sudden the light turns red?
Good luck stopping, even for a careful driver.
The years of drivers having to stop unnecessarily have also taken a toll on the road, which is washboarded near all three signals on the hill. The other two are properly timed (for now, anyway).
If the timing is off at 3 in the morning, it's probably wrong for the rest of the day...and maybe it's contributing to the eternal slow flow of traffic along that stretch of 9.
State Highway 113 Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, USAPaint srtiped arrows on the road to indicate that it is a right lane to left lane merge or move the sign farther west so drivers see it sooner than the school. Drivers in the right lane feel they have the right away and do not yeild to those in the left lane. This is an accident waiting to happen. I did get sideswiped there once already· Reported by Laura · Flag Flagged