500-514 Troy Schenectady Road Latham, New York
When driving eastbound on NY Route 2, the YIELD signs are too close to the Circle. There are tree branches which hide the YIELD signs, and drivers do not slow down until it's too late.
Perhaps YIELD AHEAD signs can be installed a few hundred feet from the intersection, in order to warn speeding drivers to SLOW DOWN when approaching the Latham Circle.
Troy Schenectady Road Latham, New York
There are too many signs on this center median island. It appears as though new signs have been added to this center median island.
Now, the signs are covering each other up, and they can't be easily seen by drivers.
The center median island needs to be redesigned to allow more room for the signs.
That way, unsure motorists won't be confused as to where they are supposed to be driving.
The picture I have supplied is from Google Maps from August 2011. Now, however, this center island now contains approximately 2-3 more signs, cluttering up the view.
4 VotesFix it! Voted!137 Sparrowbush Rd Latham, NY 12110, USA
There is a sign at the corner of Sparrowbush Road and Wade Road Extension that says, "State Law: Don't Drive on Shoulder".
This sign is incorrect.
Signs stating "Don't Drive on Shoulder" are used for roads where people illegally utilize the shoulder for a very long stretch as if it were another lane.
This is NOT what is occurring here, and the sign is NOT APPROPRIATE at this intersection.
At this location, the corner strip of the shoulder seems to be being used by motorists as if it were a "Right-Turn" lane.
Therefore, either a "No Turn on Red" sign should be at this location instead, or an additional "Right-Turn" lane should be constructed, with proper lane markings and right-turn arrows.
This would allow westbound traffic on Sparrowbush Road to turn right onto Sparrowbush Road northbound without having to wait needlessly behind other traffic which is going straight onto Wade Road Extension.
I don't understand why this was not designed correctly to begin with. It is very poor planning to build a traffic intersection without taking this into account.
REDESIGN THIS INTERSECTION CORRECTLY!!!!!
ADD A RIGHT-TURN LANE!!!!
592-598 Columbia Street Latham, New York
When headed westbound on NY Route 9R (Columbia St.), drivers are still not getting the message that the left lane is marked for LEFT-TURNS ONLY!!!!
This morning, I was almost KILLED by a woman who INSISTED on cutting around me on the left, just to get ahead of me!
After the light turned green, I proceeded through the intersection, signaled that I wanted to move into the left lane, but this woman was trying to pass me in the LEFT-TURN ONLY lane, and almost crashed into the left side of my vehicle!!!
This intersection needs a LEFT-TURN ONLY sign, and for the police to TICKET drivers who go straight in the LEFT LANE!!
5 VotesFix it! Voted!244-248 Wolf Rd Colonie, NY 12110, USA
There are TWO right turn lanes to turn from Albany Shaker Rd eastbound onto Wolf Rd southbound (See light blue circle in attached photo). When drivers use the extreme right lane to turn right, they almost always IMMEDIATELY move into the left lane which is illegal. When turning right from the right lane, drivers are required to enter the right most lane. If they want to move into the left lane very soon after completing a turn, they're suppose to look into the left lane, signal a lane change, then change lanes when safe do do so. I was almost side swipped at this intersection. A Chevy Blazer was in the far right lane _directly_ next to me. We both turned right at the same time. Within TEN feet of turning right, the Blazer pulled directly into the left lane where I was. I HAD to take evasive action. Luckily no one was coming towards me on Wolf Rd.
One solution is to paint a FAT solid white line between the 2 right turn lanes on Albany Skaker Rd, around the corner onto Wolf Rd. Have the FAT white line end about 4-5 car length from the intersection (See red line in attached photo). Legally, no other vehicles should be entering the right lane on Wolf Rd at this intersection except those turning right from Albany Shaker Rd (Since there is ONE left turn lane onto Wolf from near the Times Union building, those vehicles are by current law required to enter the left lane. See yellow dashed line in attached).
I _know_ drivers don't always obey traffic lines and signs, but something has to be done, especially at this intersection, to remind drivers which lane they should be turning into. Traffic is heavy enough that a double right turn (like it is marked now) is warranted from Albany Shaker onto Wolf Rd.
921-923 New Loudon Road Latham, New York
The signs for Interstate 87, US Route 9, NY Route 9R, and NY Route 7 are covered by weeds, brush, and overgrowth.
It makes it difficult for motorists who are unfamiliar with the are to know where they are going, because they can't see the signs.
The DOT or Town of Colonie or whoever is responsible needs to clean up this mess.
Homestead & Rte 9 Newtonville/Colonie
When going East on Homestead there are 2 Right turn signs only no one either doesm't see them or don't pay any attention to them. The town of Colonie should put arrows on the road indicating Right turn only.
922-928 Loudon Rd Latham, NY 12110, USA
It really gets under my skin how so many people (even this website) calls Route 9 "New Loudon Road" when the correctly marked name is "Loudon Road." I challenge ANYONE to find a street sign with the name New Loudon Road on it! It's just so stupid how so many people AND businesses call this road by the wrong name.
6 VotesFix it! Voted!State Highway 7 Latham, NY 12110, USA
With the recent rash of horrendous, fiery, fatal crashes taking place along this incredibly dangerous stretch of NY Route 7, it is unthinkable that this high-speed section of the highway has never had a center median guardrail or concrete barrier installed after all this time!!
All that's there is a center strip of grass! How is a thin strip of grass going to stop vehicles from careening into oncoming lanes of traffic on such a high-speed highway?? IT ISN'T!!!!!!!! This is utter neglect on the part of New York State!
I don't know how this section of Route 7 was ever allowed to be given the designation of 65 MPH and "Meeting Interstate Standards" when there are no guardrails in the median for such long distances!! Not to mention that the grade is too steep, the road is too dark because there isn't any proper highway lighting, and there are far too many slow drivers who hog the passing lane, which is one of the MAIN CAUSES of these types of "aggressive driving" crashes!
At least installing a center guardrail would prevent (or reduce the chances) of fatalities from head-on crashes like the one which recently occurred a few days ago!
Even if this crash was caused by "aggressive driving" as it is alleged, at least the severity could have been lessened by fixing this neglectful carelessness by the State of New York, and maybe nobody would have gotten KILLED!!!
I think it's just an excuse to allow police cars to tear across the median so they can give people tickets, instead of putting up the required proper highway barriers so that out-of-control vehicles wouldn't be able to fly across the road into oncoming traffic and KILL PEOPLE!!!
7 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.