7 VotesFix it! Voted!69 Division Street Ansonia, Connecticut
I know this topic is not easily resolved, but best put on the table.
This morning, I witnessed what I have MANY times. I draw your attention to the photo which shows the area of concern. As we all know, when heading towards Pershing, Division Street suddenly goes from 2 lanes to 3 as soon as it crosses the railroad tracks and without much warning before you come to a traffic signal.
I would have to say 50% of vehicles pass Stop & Shop unaware this is about to happen and/or unclear on which lane they should or desire to be in at the intersection. This causes at the very least a hazardous situation as those who were in the left lane suddenly decide as they cross the tracks they now want to be in the center or right lane and move there with no regard for vehicles already occupying that space.
Today, it was two cars who were in the right lane and decided they prefer to be all the way on the left for the signal so they just cut across the two lanes of traffic causing drivers to slam on their brakes to let them through. It was that or a collision.
I always find it hard to believe the state doesn't spot things like this during the design phase of projects and say "Gosh, we're going to create a mess suddenly having the road go to three lanes on the other side of train tracks." but they clearly don't.
Many think the only the left lane can be used to turn left (you can from the center also) and that you can go straight from ANY lane. That is fun to watch as several cars dash for the one lane leading up to Griffin when only the center lane had right of way.
Any reasonable solutions?
Derby / Shelton Bridge Derby Side Derby, ConnecticutAt the end of the bridge nr main st there are three ways to go, Left ,right , and straight . Despite clearly painted arrows, a large amount of cars go up the hill from the left lane . In their defense there are NO signs designating what lane to use. 1 what is the proper lane ? 2 Why are there no signs ?
108 Division Street Ansonia, Connecticut
I believe about a year ago someone posted a similar image to, in a single photo, show the disgrace and embarrassment to the city that Ansonia’s Blight Ordinance and Blight Officer area to the community.
Here we are again. I’ll call this home “Ansonia’s Salute to Blight”. Thousands of vehicles a day travel down Division Street past this home and often sit in traffic waiting for the light at Cumberland Farms and get to marvel at this wonderful “WELCOME TO BEAUTIFUL ANSONIA” postcard.
I know there are examples downtown of run down factory buildings, the embarrassment that is Healey Ford’s ruins and numerous other homes and businesses in disrepair as good people try to rebuild downtown with places like Crave, Antonio’s, KOI, Copper City Grill and so many other reasons TO visit Ansonia… even while blight surrounds many of them.
(I wonder how much Healey Ford has been fined so far? I bet ZERO!)
I have seen posts about blight here followed by the VERY unhelpful and rude “Contact the Blight Officer” response. REALLY?
Unless Ansonia’s Blight Officer is a part time volunteer he/she should be hanging their head in shame! They should be fired, resign, be embarrassed to collect a paycheck as they steal taxpayer’s money while having no accomplishments to show for it.
It isn’t up to residents to do the job of the blight officer and tell them where the blight is and how it violates the ordinance. THEY should be taking STRONG action and, in fact, putting our press releases monthly to detail what recent efforts were made to clean up Ansonia. List the addresses of the properties, what happened, etc. The public is paying, the public deserves to know.
If an eyesore isn't actually "blight" according to the ordnance.. UPDATE THE ORDNANCE as it clear needs work.
In the meantime, myself and others will continue to look at this poster child for Ansonia’s rampant blight. One that is seen my many more people than other examples. A single home in such disrepair it has a TREE growing out of its roof and a piece of plywood nailed over a window!
I wonder how long until someone FINALLY contacts this homeowner and say “CLEAN THIS UP!”. I’m betting never. The mayor doesn’t seem too concerned and you can’t tell me every employee of Ansonia hasn’t driven by this nightmare 100 times.
(I could quickly look up the owner of this property and post their name, but we'll give the city times to speak to them...)
Division Street Ansonia, Connecticutwhat is going on with the traffic light by BJ'S and Stop and Shop? it is not working properly and cars have had to wait almost 10 minutes for the light to change. It stays green for traffic going past McDonalds and continuing up the hill past the Shell gas station. I know the police have noticed it because I have seen them turn their lights on to pass through it. Is it a Derby or and Ansonia issue?
Route 34 And Route 8 Intersection Derby, CT 06418, USAI work evening shift and I travel Route 8 North and get off the Route 34 exit, The intersection has a blinking light and is very dangerous to make a left hand turn towards downtown. It's hard to see oncoming traffic over barrier, and people fly through the intersection leaving a very dangerous. Let's get this fixed before there is a tragedy
Olivia St (One-Way) Derby, CT 06418, USAcars going down olivia do not obey the speed limit. they go anywhere from 40 - 55mph, there are alot of kids playing and riding their bikes, and a car going that fast will not have a chance to stop, also there have been alot of cars that are going down the wrong way, i wonder if people can actually read signs. this problem really needs to be fixed before its too late for a child. remember schools out and summer is here.
Prospect St. Cottage St, Ansonia, CTI'm a resident of Ansonia and for the past week Lewis Tree has been cutting trees in the Prospect St. area and I would like to know why there are no police officers directing traffic. As I drive though Derby, Seymour, Shelton and Oxford I see officer with Lewis Tree so why is Ansonia different. Our officers count on those extra duty jobs, it also puts extra officers on the street at no cost to the city and actually I believe the city makes money by have officers work those jobs. Flag men are not officers and I think we owe it to our men and women in blue to support them.