3 VotesFix it! Voted!Holly Lane Latham, New York
This traffic light is extremely dangerous. Since my husband and I moved to Holly Ln, we have had huge amounts of trouble when attempting to go anywhere. The main issues are:
1. When on Holly Ln and attempting to go straight onto the 87 NB onramp, cars in the Exit 5 ramp do not realize that we are the other side of the intersection, and fail to yield right-of-way to us. They turn left without waiting for us to go. This is also an issue when turning right onto 155 toward Rt 9, as we should still have right-of-way over their left turn. The current set up results in us often having to honk our horns to alert other drivers that they are not the only side of the intersection.
2. When on 155 and attempting to turn left onto Holly Ln, there is a left turn lane, but no separate signal for the left turn. People in the oncoming lane who are attempting to turn left onto the 87 NB onramp will creep up into the intersection and block our ability to turn left onto Holly. Their creeping up also obscures the view of the thru traffic lane, making it very difficult to see if it is safe to complete the left turn. This is especially dangerous during rush hour traffic.
Suggestions I have are: Have the Holly Ln and Exit 5 off ramp sides of the intersection have separate green lights (not simultaneous) so that there is no confusion. Alternatively, there could be a green arrow added for the Exit 5 side left turn lane which would then turn off when the Holly Ln side gets the green, indicating right of way has been lost for those in the left turn lane.
For the second issue I suggest a left-turn arrow on the signal so that anyone attempting to turn left onto Holly can have a safe chance to proceed.
573-599 Columbia St Latham, NY 12110, USA
A "LEFT TURN ONLY" sign should be installed hanging on the traffic light of Route 9R westbound in the LEFT TURN ONLY lane.
There only is a left turn arrow painted on the pavement in the left turn lane onto Johnson Rd., but many impatient drivers do not see it, and violently cut past, causing an extremely dangerous situation for people already in the right lane who want to merge left after properly clearing the intersection!
I've almost been rear-ended numerous times by drivers with road rage who are angry when driving behind slow drivers headed from Cohoes toward Latham on 9R!
Once they hit the traffic light onto Johnson Rd., they gun the gas pedal and careen into the left lane at breakneck speeds while trying to pass in the LEFT TURN ONLY lane!
Someone could be killed here!!
Rt. 9 & 9r Latham, NY 12110
There is a yield sign from Rt. 9 North turning right onto 9R heading to Cohoes. When coming off Alt. Rt 7 and crossing Rt. 9 straight on to 9R, cars should yield to my car so I can get in the lane I need to be in to turn right on to Old Loudon Rd. Same goes for turning left on to 9R from Rt. 9 coming south. 95% of the cars pull right through the yield sign, not even slowing down causing me to slam on my breaks and try to squeeze in so I can turn right on to Old Loudon Rd. Why doesn't anyone slow down or yield to traffic? What can be done to fix this?
6 VotesFix it! Voted!Interstate 87 & Wolf Rd & Albany Shaker Rd Colonie, NY
The Exit 4 ramp from Wolf Road onto Interstate 87 northbound should be a prime candidate for metered on-ramps when it is reconstructed in the next few years.
The number of cars violently accelerating to merge onto Interstate 87 northbound during the afternoon rush hour causes incredibly dangerous weaving/merging actions.
A metered on-ramp would also free up some of the backups of northbound traffic on the Interstate 87 mainline between Exits 5 and 8, especially around the notorious "Twin Bridges."
Adirondack Northway Latham, NY 12110, USA
There is no "Right Lane Ends" or "Merge" sign on the new southbound ramp from Exit 6 onto I-87.
It is a very long ramp and motorists cut left in front of other cars at the last minute because they don't realize the lane is ending.
1-19 Sparrowbush Rd Latham, NY 12110, USA
When traveling eastbound on Sparrowbush Road, there is a yellow sign shaped like a "Y" at the junction of Pollock Road.
This sign is incorrect, because Sparrowbush Road continues on around the curve, and Pollock Road comes in as a SIDE ROAD.
This causes confusion for drivers on all parts of this intersection, because motorists driving westbound on Sparrowbush Road have the right-of-way and are not required to yield, yet many drivers do not know this and yield unexpectedly, and cause traffic to come to a grinding halt for no reason!
I have posted a picture of the proper sign which needs to be installed.
601-663 Columbia St Exd Latham, NY 12110, USA
There are large pine trees blocking the road signs for Route 9, and Interstate 87.
It is a large grouping of signs, and the trees are almost totally blocking it, making it difficult with drivers who are unfamiliar with the roads to know which direction they should go.
The trees need to be trimmed back quite a lot in order to clear up this dangerous situation of weaving drivers who are confused because they don't know which lane to be in because they can't see the signs.
724 New Loudon Rd Latham, NY 12110, USA
This stretch of Route 9 in Latham needs better sidewalks. It is an area with many pedestrians, and with increased bus traffic in the area, there is likely to be even more pedestrians in the near future.
The dirty, gravel-filled strips along the road which are currently there are unacceptable for people to walk on safely.
This area also is in desparate need of better crosswalks and signaling, because motorists do not pay attention to people walking in this area.
State Highway 7 Latham, NY 12110, USA
When traveling westbound up the hill on NY Route 7, "Speed Limit 55 Ahead" signs are needed, to warn motorists that the speed limit is reduced to 55 MPH from the 65 MPH zone behind them.
All branches of the Exit 7 ramps, as well as the stretches ahead on Interstate 87 (the Adirondack Northway) are 55 MPH, but many motorists do not know this, and drive much too quickly in this area. It is very dangerous.
Attached is a sample picture of the signs that are needed here. The ones presently located there are inadequate, and do not alert drivers far enough in advance of the speed reduction.
2 VotesFix it! Voted!2-8 Johnson Rd Latham, NY 12110, USA
Drivers eastbound on Route 9R stay in the right lane too long. They pretend as if they are going to turn right, (onto Johnson Road,) but then cut into the left lane at the last minute, almost causing accidents!
Someone could be killed here!!!
A sign like the one attached are needed at this intersection.