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Pershing Drive Olson Street, Crescent Street, Ansonia, CT
The intersection/light from the opposing Cresent Street and drivers who want to turn left onto Pershing Drive is a NIGHTMARE in the morning. I welcomed the opportunity to be able to drive over the Maple Street Bridge upon it's recent reopening; and on the first week/drive into work; it was very nice; traffic was lighter (due to holiday's, etc) however; now that most people know the bridge has reopened people are preferring to go over and around onto Olson Dr to Pershing as it's a MUCH quicker route than going over Bridge Street, but not during rush hour nor school pick-up/drop off times. I got stuck at that light along with a LINE of cars this morning trying to get to work (4) FOUR times until I was able to get through the light as bus after bus and car; etc kept turning right onto Pershing and/or straight to Olson Dr. PLEASE install a turn signal to allow traffic to remain flowing and allow both sides to make their turns safely, as I've seen a few people go through the light (when green) but cut-off opposing traffic/school buses as they just don't want to wait.... and honestly right/wrong I don't 100% blame them! PLEASE HELP!!
13 VotesFix it! Voted!382 Main St Ansonia, Connecticut
Myself and friends have been driven nuts but this traffic signal on Main Street which appears to exist for no good reason. It's at the driveway exit of Bank of America and turns red every minute or two stopping Main Street traffic.
I could perhaps understand if this light ONLY turned red when someone was trying to exit the bank because making a left hand turn down Main Street there could be dangerous without being given right of way. However, this light has no sensor on it and simply stops Main Street all day and night and 90% of the time no one is waiting to exit the bank.
It is not needed for the small section of road next to Spector Furniture across from the bank because that is a one-way (Tremont?) and you can very easily make a left turn when heading towards Big Y without need for any signal like at so many intersections.
Has anyone looked into this? One would think city employees who have had to stop at this light for no reason or years before the bank is even open would inquire.
Leave the light, but at least install a sensor so it only goes red if someone needs to safely exit the bank parking lot. That would improve traffic flow in this area greatly.
530 Main Street Ansonia, Connecticut
I think I saw something posted about this building many months ago. Yesterday, after a long time since I had been to downtown Ansonia, I passed it and actually had to pull over I couldn't believe my eyes.
I consider this the "old Ansonia diner building", YEARS ago there was a fire and the building sat burned out and boarded up forever. It was a eyesore. Then, I saw someone ask about it here. I was so relieved.
Now, it seems someone THINKS they have improved the structure, but have only made it worse. All the siding (much of which seemed to be hiding fire damage) has been torn off, it looks like the interior has been gutted and the plywood "windows" have been replaced by new real ones.
(That is what the owner poured money into? New windows for a burned out building?!)
Now we have a sign that says "New Space Available". NEW?! Don't they mean "Old Charred Space Available"?! Who would lease space in a clearly burned out building that has no siding and marks from a fire all over it's exterior?
I can't believe City officials don't consider this blight. As you enter Ansonia THIS burned out building is the first thing you spot on the side of the road.
Who is going to lease this space? What business owner would want to be seen here? Can't the city do anything to either get this building torn down or get the owner to complete the repairs if he/she is so certain new tenants can be attracted. What is there now is horrid!
2 VotesFix it! Voted!Schumacher Drive Ansonia, CT
Most folks don't stop at the stop signs and drive on this short road like it's a raceway! I've complained to police nothing happens. Put a speed trap in or better yet, close the road where it meets Pulaski Hi-way.
40 Main Street Ansonia, Connecticut
This board is most often used to post issues and complaints. It can often take a very negative tone because people are frustrated when they don't see action taken or disagree on who should remedy a problem.
Well, perhaps 6 months ago I KNOW this topic was posted here, there was much discussion and some comments that the City of Ansonia was aware of the issue and trying to take action.
The intersection of Main and Maple in downtown Ansonia was VERY dangerous. The signal installed on Main did not allow for ANY right of way for motorists wishing to make a left turn onto Maple and go over the bridge. This meant people had to either rush the moment the light turned green to beat traffic flowing down Main to make the turn, try and dive between the endless flow of cars heading down Main to get over the bridge before the light turned red again or (even worse) pull into the intersection and make your turn as soon as the light turned red before cars wanting to turn from Maple to Main could move... you basically had to block them.
It amazed me this intersection was setup this way and that accidents were not a regular occurrence.
Well, while it must have happened recently, just this morning I was headed down Main and was stunned to see a LEFT TURN LIGHT has been installed on this signal!
Now, cars wanting to turn left are given a green arrow so they may safely do so before opposing traffic is allowed to flow.
THANK YOU ANSONIA! Thank you for reading this board and for taking action. To anyone who says this site does nothing, see the photo.
(BTW, if that bus didn't run a red light on Maple, it came @#$% close... but that's another thread.)
15 VotesFix it! Voted!Pershing Drive Ansonia, CT
I can't say this is an "issue" but I can't find a single work in the media (online or off) about what is about to happen at the corner of Pershing and Division in Ansonia. This would be the entire around AROUND Cumberland Farms.
I noted a construction fence had been put up around the house and storefront across from CVS where "Bell and Beep" used to be located. It appears there are plans to take down that properly. That is normally what such fences are put up for.
I then spotted this same fence now wraps around the house on Division Street that sits on the hill right behind Cumberland Farms. Both homes appear to be vacant and in poor condition so I trust this means both properties are being torn down by someone, for something.
Of course, this raises the question of Cumberland Farms. How one demolishes a home behind and next to CF without effecting that business or how on earth you would build another new business WRAPPING AROUND Cumberland Farms escapes me.
I see nothing about an application for demolition, an approved new construction project, etc. I love when the media "skips" stories like this.
Can anyone shed light on what is going on?
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