7 VotesFix it! Voted!475 Division Street Derby, Connecticut
The traffic signal at the intersection of Division street and Atwater/Clifton seems "confused" when it comes to directing traffic headed uphill towards Griffin.
This signal does have the ability (and uses is when the mood strikes) to give traffic wishing to make a left turn onto Atwater a green arrow to make their turn before turning green and letting cars going down Division to cross the intersection. This is the way it SHOULD be so those making a left turn can safely do so.
However, for reasons that boggle the mind, I've witnessed this signal only give a green arrow randomly. There is no other way to explain it. Doesn't matter if cars are waiting on the other side of the intersection or not. It will give a green arrow for a left on Atwater before turning green for the entire intersection, then the next time it won't, then maybe later it will. I can't tell if there is a timer that is set to only present the arrow at certain times but doing that would make no sense.
This is a hazard because if you have gotten the green arrow in the past, you think you are going to get one and could turn left when you see "green" not realizing you have not been giving the right of way via the arrow and collide with cars that have been released in the opposite direction. Yes, it would be your fault for not giving right of way to the cars heading towards Pershing, but if the signal does give you an arrow to turn first sometimes... confusion is sure to bloom.
Either the green arrow for left turn MUST appear every time this signal turns green or the arrow needs to be disabled. Having it display without any set pattern is asking for an accident.
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...)
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 ?
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
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?
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.
315 353 Derby Ave Derby, CT 06418, USAIt is very difficult to turn left from Derby Avenue onto Academy Hill Road, or to exit Academy Hill Road in either direction onto Derby Avenue, because northbound traffic on Derby Avenue cannot be seen around the curve in the road. A stop sign on northbound Derby Avenue placed so that stopped cars could be seen from other points in the intersection would make these turns safer.