6 VotesFix it! Voted!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?
8 VotesFix it! Voted!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.
5 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."
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.
State Highway 7 Latham, NY 12110, USA
This ramp is extremely dangerous!!
First of all, it is not banked correctly.
Secondly, motorists drive up this hill at 65 mph (or sometimes even faster,) when all of a sudden, they jerk the wheel to the right because they are not paying attention to the sharp exit ramp of Route 7.
Better signage is needed, such as the sample picture attached.
16 Sparrowbush Rd Latham, NY 12110, USA
Attached is a SAMPLE picture of the type of sign that is needed when traveling NORTHWEST on Sparrowbush Road, headed towards Forts Ferry Road.
Pollock Road is a SIDE road, in this case.