2-42 Pawtucket Boulevard Lowell, MA 01854, USA - Lowell
There has been a lot of street racing over the past week or so from the pinned intersection towards the Mammoth Rd. intersection. This stretch of road is almost a perfect straight away with no intersecting roads for police officers to sit or other vehicles to get in the way. But if LPD posted an officer in the McDonald's parking lot, they should be able to hear them peel out and come down the road. This typically happens at night between 12-2. And more common on Friday and Saturday nights.
I know this is a MassHighway intersection but this 1 intersection has an astronomical trickle down affect that stretches miles through Lowell. The outbound signal releasing traffic from the Rourke bridge is only 26 seconds long during rush hour traffic! This should be at least a minute. And se will say that thus change will only create more traffic on the boulevard, look at the photos included, there is no "traffic" in either direction. But the traffic over the bridge stretched all the way back up Wood St. into Chelmsford, back up Middlesex St. to the intersection of Pawatucket St. and back up Wrstford St. at least to the intersection of Stedman St. There simply needs to be a timing adjustment. The left hand turn signal heading westbound (u turn lane) also is triggered when no vehicles are there, further slowing down traffic. This traffic not only affects commuters, but deters consumers from heading to local businesses during these hours, and certainly affects the local home owners. For an issue that has been so long term, it surprising that nothing has been done sooner! If you could keep us updated with and plans MassHighway may have to help this issue(besides the new bridge that won't happen any time soon) it would be greatly appreciated.
276-290 Market Street Lowell, Massachusetts - Lowell
I've heard of and seen several people almost hit bit cars crossing Dutton St. to follow Market St. When pedestrians get a walk signal (only 11 seconds and no audio) cars coming from either side of Market can turn in to the crosswalk. The intersection is so dark that drivers don't see people. If it's only a 11 second walk signal, stopping the traffic going through the crosswalk seems safer. With new galleries, stores and studios going in to 307 Market there is more pedestrian traffic, but people don't feel safe crossing Dutton because of this intersection.
There are now many houses on Chelmsford Street which have whole yards paved. When is this going top end. The upper highlands in the City of Lowell is turning into cement city. It is ugly and illegal but the Zoning Board and Development Services do nothing but sit back in their offices at City Hall. I pay taxes in this city to live in a residential neighborhood not Cement City!!!!
603-604 Stevens St. Lowell, Massachusetts - Lowell
603-604 Stevens St. The are going to asphalt the yard in front of this house even though their is a driveway on the side of the house. This is an example of excess paving. Hopefully the Zoning Board will do something about this before the paving company arrives. This is a serious issue.
I called the Lowell Police about NA illegal parked vehicle at the corner of Chapel and Central on Sunday May 18 at approximately 11am. The vehicle was within the crosswalk and on the sidewalk, forcing pedestrians to have to walk out onto central Street. The traffic unit showed up, but the officer did not get out of his vehicle, nor when he left was there a parking ticket on the vehicle. Was there a ticket issued by LPD on this? If not, why?
i posrd this before but looks like someone decided to remove this posting before it was corrected. why does the city of lowell allow cars to park on the wrong side of (parking on the south side going north) the street?. this is a hazard and is against the law. this is happrning all over lowell so why is it happening? for a fee i would be happy ticket these offenders. $2,oo a car the city and i could make money