Columbia Street Ansonia, Connecticut
I am hoping we can open a dialogue about Columbia Street. Myself and some friends have traveled down it recently and found even ATTEMPING to enter Main heading towards Shell to be dangerous at best.
1. Since the opening of Target and other retailers downtown, the traffic on Main heading towards Division has gotten much heavier while the road remains only one lane each way. If you are exiting Columbia you have to somehow find an often rare spot to shoot out onto Main when no one is coming from Division and no one is flying down from Big Y. This invites an accident.
2. There is not a good view down Main towards Big Y unless you pull further out than is wise and the speed cars travel from Big Y to Division means you best move quickly when you find an opening.
3. Traffic uses Platt/Columbia as a way to avoid having to travel through the busy intersection of Main and Division where Shell is. One day I counted 10 cars in 15 minutes who did not live in the neighborhood. They came down Platt from Pulaski and instead of continuing down 243 to Division, came racing (yes racing) down Platt to the stop sign and then turned left onto Columbia.
Yes, this is probably faster than waiting at the light at Division and Main but there are plenty of small children on Platt and Columbia and the roads were not designed to be a short cut to Main for anyone wanting to save a minute.
I understand Columbia was two way once upon a time and can see why that stopped but having it a one-way exiting into Main is also dangerous.
Ansonia needs to:
1. Come up with some SAFE way for people to have right of way leaving Columbia so they can enter Main without having to play "chicken" with Main Street traffic.
2. Close Columbia where it meets Main for good. Redirect Columbia so it's one-way towards Platt and force vehicles to reach main via 243 or Hodge... roads designed to handle more traffic which both lead to Main Street via much safer routes.
10 VotesFix it! Voted!Ansonia Ansonia, Connecticut
Company officals to meet with Mayor this week.
I don't believe this is something we need or want to move in our town. Let's work on uplifting our image! What do you say Ansonians?
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8 VotesFix it! Voted!Holbrook St Ansonia, Connecticut
When is something going to be done about Peck School? It is an eye sore! It needs to be torn down and property sold to build 3 two family homes. The city would collect over $12,000 annually in taxes and profit from the land sale. We don't need another park in the neighborhood! Holbrook street is a block away from Nolan field. A park will cost tax payers money for the upkeep and police patrol at night. It has now become a place for kids to hang out in the evening, make noise and cause trouble, I can only imagine it getting worse if a park is put here.
Elm St Platt St Ansonia, Connecticut
cars coming down platt st to the stop sign where you meet elm st. stop for only a second and then go.when i am going from elm to jewett st in my car or on my motor cycle there is no stop sign when going by the police station . many times a car coming down from platt st will cut you off.you have to be careful even when you use your signal light. there should be a stop sign on elm st too.
Ansonia 31 Hill Street Ansonia, Connecticut
2 signs in front of #31 ; one reads speed limit 25 mph second reads speed limit strictly enforced. My question to mayor is who is the enforcer ? Because it is NOT the police dept.
14 VotesFix it! Voted!253 Main Street Ansonia, Connecticut
This administration takes way too long to post the minutes from the monthly meetings. Here we are at the end of April and we still do not have the minutes posted from this month's Aldermen's meeting which takes place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. In addition, the links to the minutes that do exist should be made easier to read/clarified.
12 Vine St Ansonia, Connecticut
Look at the roof on the east side of the home, it's caving in and tons of water have to be pouring in when it rains. As you go along Jewett St where it meets Vine look over and take a good look at the roof. Looks like it's caving in.
6 VotesFix it! Voted!1-3 Main Street Ansonia, Connecticut
Per our personal Email also sent to Moustapha Diakate for Ansonia’s needed repair:
Since this linked article tells the story of a broken city in need of desperate repair:
we cannot help to notice within the same neighborhood of the former Olsen Drive apartments, factories along North Main and East Main Streets in Ansonia can also be redeveloped and purchased by the (HUD) Federal Government we were told.
Moustapha Diakate of Washington Management, owner of these troubled buildings, would you be willing to listen to your brothers and sisters to expand a viable HUD campus within this sector of Ansonia to repair and fill the vacant & blighted property conditions?