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.
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!!
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.
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.
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."
753 Loudon Rd Latham, NY 12110, USA
The rear entrance into the Boston Market parking lot (from Kunker Ave.) is designed so that vehicles are supposed to make a full-circle (to the right) around the building before parking or entering the Drive-Thru window.
This is even reenforced by two yellow arrows painted in the same direction, headed to the right, for the Drive-Thru lane AS WELL AS the main driving lane.
However, confused/oblivious drivers dangerously turn left, AGAINST traffic in order to park, or they turn left and then DRIVE OVER THE CONCRETE MEDIAN in order to enter the Drive-Thru window.
This happens so frequently (sometimes 10-15 times per hour during busier times), and it is an absolute shock that this is being allowed to occur!
Drivers who drive LEFT around the building can cause a HEAD-ON COLLISION because they are not warned that the parking lot is only a ONE-WAY!!!!
Sometimes the confusion even spills out onto Kunker Ave. where drivers are making U-Turns in the street or in the Car Wash parking lot, because they have absolutely NO IDEA where they are supposed to go!
This situation must be corrected ASAP!
664 New Loudon Rd Latham, NY 12110, USA
With the new Fresh Market Shopping Center being built at this intersection, I think it is necessary for street signs saying "New Loudon Road" and "Watervliet Shaker Road" to be attached to the traffic light poles at the streetcorners in this area.
There are many new motorists to this area in Latham, who are unfamiliar with the names of the road, (coupled with the confusion of all the detours around the Exit 6 construction project) and it would really help drivers better navigate through this area.
29-99 Cobbee Rd Latham, NY 12110, USA
The northern exit of New Loudon Plaza onto Cobbee Road is configured so that drivers are only allowed to make Left-Turns onto Cobbee Road heading west.
Every single day, however, hundreds of motorists exiting the plaza who want to turn right (thus disobeying the No Right Turn sign), either drive across the street into the deli parking lot, turn left and then make a U-Turn and then go the opposite direction, or just ignore the sign altogether and turn right even though the exit is curved sharply to the left on purpose.
This afternoon, I happened to be sitting in the plaza parking lot, and counted 23 vehicles which pulled this manoever, only within the time-span of 45 minutes!
This causes confusion and backups on this tiny connecting road, with all the annoyed drivers flying through on Cobbee Road at high speed, and creates a dangerous situation with drivers who insist on turning right, in defiance of the posted No Right-Turn sign.
1) Why is the exit made a Left-Turn Only in the first place, thus forcing all traffic to go onto the already-congested Route 9?
2) Why don't the police monitor this situation, and ticket drivers who ignore the No Right-Turn signs clearly posted at the exit of the plaza?
This issue needs to be corrected at once.
6 Latham Ridge Rd Latham, NY 12110, USA
There are bushes on this intersection that are right up to the corner of the road. It makes it extremely difficult for drivers to look to the right to make sure they aren't pulling out directly into traffic. They should be significantly trimmed back immediately!
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!!
Troy Schenectady Rd & Interstate 87 Colonie, NY
The pair of streetlights above the yield signs at the onramp to I-87 Northbound from Routes 2/7 are out. This makes it tougher for drivers to see the Yield signs at night, and makes worse an already hazardous onramp merge. Drivers rarely pause at the yield signs as it is.
Forts Ferry Road Latham, NY 12110, USA
The red light changes to green and a split second later back to red. One car barely makes it through. There is no traffic on Wade Road Extension to trip any signal. It is sporadic, but happens at various times of the day.
Francis Delasandro Blvd Albany, NY 12211, USA
For traffic heading Southeast at the entrance to the airport, the left turn signal illuminates even when there are no cars in the turning lanes. This causes an unnecessarily delayed green light for traffic heading in the opposite direction.
Interstate 87 & Wolf Rd & Albany Shaker Rd Colonie, NY 12110, USA
When going west on Albany Shaker Rd and coming to the intersection of Albany Shaker and Wolf Rd, the light to turn left onto Wolf Rd should have a sign stating "Left on Arrow Only". Many people feel they can make that turn even though cars going east have the right of way. Was just involved in an accident in this senario and while it was bad could have been worse. Westbound vehicles turning left onto Wolf Rd. must think that the green light for continued westbound driving or to enter right onto the northbound ramp of 1-87 also appliles to them.
1190-1208 Troy Schenectady Rd Latham, NY 12110, USA
ever since rte 7 was paved this past fall, the light at CHP plaza rd ( 1 block east of Rosendale ) seems to be on a timed cycle for the eastbond traffic. It seems to be a wasted light to stop for an empty lot in the evening and overnight. Can someone take a look at the signal? thanks
816 New Loudon Rd Latham, NY
There are large tree branches covering the directional road signs for the Latham Circle. This makes it difficult for drivers who are unfamiliar with the area to properly know where they are going.
Corner Of Route 2 And Youngs Place Latham
Traveling west on Rte 2, there is a traffic light at the corner of Youngs Place and Rte 2. Drivers needing to turn left onto Youngs Place must stay in the left most driving lane to turn left. There is a turn lane there, but that turn lane is for oncoming traffic (drivers traveling east and needing to turn left onto Swatling). Drivers traveling west do not always realize this and will use the turn lane to turn left onto Youngs. Other drivers, needing to continue traveling west and stopped in traffic because they are behind a person correctly stopped in the left driving lane waiting for a clear chance to make a left turn onto Youngs, often become enraged. There are often angry horn blows and near misses. Perhaps the easiest solution would be to put a sign over the left lane that shows it is for straight as well as left turning traffic, and put a sign over the turn lane indicating it is for oncoming traffic, not for turning onto Youngs.
11 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?
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.
Troy Schenectady Rd Latham, NY 12110, USA
The new "center island" directly in the middle of the new SPUI overpass on the Route 7 bridge should have the curb painted yellow. This would make it easier to see, because I'm sure pretty soon there are going to be some confused, distracted drivers who mow down the signs because they aren't paying attention.
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.
2-8 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.