199 State St. Bangor, ME 04401
On the Corner of State St. & Brown St. next to Franks Bakery is a very dangerous area. Its become apparent over the years that an accident is eminent. Due to blind spots and people speeding. Also some drivers don't seem to pay enough attention (negligent driving) If not so already it's painfully obvious a deadly accident can and will happen there sooner or later.. As a pedestrian this is a scary place to cross with very busy people coming and going from the bakery as well as the Millers Drug Pharmacy directly across the street. I propose that it's looked into by the city of Bangor. Also I would like to recommend 3 solutions of my own. 1. That the street become one way and enter State street only but no one be allowed to turn off State onto Brown as this is the main problem. It's too busy there with blind spots from large vehicles parking near the bakery. 2. That Brown street actually be blocked where it meets State Street so that only residence can enter Brown from York Street. or 3. Ban all parking on and near Brown street. For example Ban parking directly in front of Franks Bakery on State and ban parking on Brown at least near the Bakery. I've noticed some people that may work for Franks tend to park willy nilly onto Brown and park too far from the sidewalk causing unnecessary blind spots for both pedestrians and traffic. One last thing I would like to see is authorities perhaps speak to both the owners of Franks Bakery and that of Miller Drug to perhaps put up signs urging their customers to urge caution when visiting their establishments or even for the owners to reconsider how people access their parking areas (though I don't think Franks has a parking lot). This area can get extremely busy any time of year and in winter months with snow banks in the way it's even more dangerous.
Griffin Rd Bangor, ME
I have noticed a problem with some of the traffic lights in Bangor, to put it in simple terms, the timers are set way too long!
The problem areas are 1- outer Hammond and Odlin
2- Broadway and Griffin
3- Broadway and State Street
4- Main and Union
5- Hogan and 95 off ramp
6- Union and Griffin
It appears that the traffic lights are setup for “rush hour traffic”, which only counts for 10% of the day, the rest of the time we the motorist are sitting a red lights for no apparent reason.
Question, who is in charge of the traffic lights? DPW or a outside subcontractor?
If it’s the department of public works (there already on the payroll) have somebody go out and assess the situation, if it’s an outside subcontractor tell them to fix the problem for free. (or we will get somebody else to do it)
It might also be a good idea to have someone oversee this project to make sure they do the job correctly and to synchronize the other traffic lights in concession and to keep traffic flowing (don’t just fix the lights in question)
This should be a simple fix at a minimum cost to the city, and would greatly reduce “road rage” and keep residence and visitors alike, in a happier and more cheerful environment.
1 VoteFix it! Voted!223-289 Hogan Road Bangor, Maine
It seems strange that right in front of DOT, the whole right lane at the traffic light is covered in inches of ice. You can not start or STOP at the light. It is extremely dangerous and there is no warning or cones....nothing!
Stillwater Avenue & Interstate 95 Bangor, ME
The intersection confuses many drivers. There are 4 signal lights for the offramp. there are only 3 lanes, the left lane is for entrance to the Parkade mall. The other 2 lanes are for right turn onto Stillwater Ave. The second straight arrow is where the confusion is, it makes a driver think that there are 2 straight ahead lanes into the Parkade Mall Area. The second straight arrow signal light needs to be removed.
The above mentioned area causes many traffic tie-ups as well as many frustrated drivers.
Hogan Road Bangor, Maine
The right most lane coming off of Springer Drive has straight ahead and right turn arrows painted on the pavement, however the sign at the traffic light says it is a right turn only lane. The sign and the pavement markings should at least agree with each other, I think.
Kenduskeag Ave. And Griffin Bangor, ME
The motion sensors have been turned off or are not working. When there is no traffic on Griffin, you have to sit and wait for the lights to cycle. This holds up traffic on K D Ave that could be going through.
1695 Broadway Bangor, ME
The outbound lane from Bangor is broken up for about 20 ft. causing many cars to pull into the breakdown lane (and sometimes on coming traffic) in order to avoid the broken pavement. This is a tilted / angled curve which has had severe accidents in the past and shouldn't have cars veering out of the path of travel they should remain in.
2-14 Springer Drive Bangor, ME
From Springer Drive to the lights (facing Bangor Mall Blvd) you have a sign hung showing the far right traffic light is a right hand turn only, however, your sign hung high just before the Irving Station shows the lane is a Straight AND Right hand Turn, and this is also painted on the lane itself, however it is confusing that when you reach the light in the same lane, you recently hung up a sign that indicates the lane is a right hand turn only, some corrections should be made to demonstrate what direction that lane really is!