1 VoteFix it! Voted!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.
3 VotesFix it! Voted!696 Troy Schenectady Rd Latham, NY 12110, USA
The intersection of Wade Road and NY Route 7 is extremely poorly lit. It is hard to see what lane to turn into because this intersection is so wide, and at night it is very dark and disconcerting to be at such a dim intersection, especially in the middle of such a populated area with a lot of through-traffic.
With the new bridge being built over Interstate 87, the intersection at Wade Road should be improved as well, to allow safer passage of traffic during the nighttime hours.
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!!!!
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.
627-629 Watervliet Shaker Rd Latham, NY 12110, USA
Light to Doorstone Dr. South is on a timed cycle vs a sensor cycle -- traffic on Rt 155 waits even though no car at light on Doorstone.
Seems to be working fine the last few days (2/19/11). Thanks
202 Troy Schenectady Rd Latham, NY 12110, USA
There are two traffic lights very close to each other on the intersection of Troy Schenectady Rd and Swatling Rd. Both lanes aremarked for left turns. If I have to make a left on Swatling Rd. from Troy Schenectady Rd.(coming from Latham circle), which lane do I go to? It is always confusing for me . Please explain
97 Forts Ferry Rd Latham, NY 12110, USA
The traffic light on Forts Ferry Road in front of the elementary school frequently disrupts traffic due operating by timer rather than by sensor. All day long, and all year long, whether school is in session or not, the light follows its 30-second routine of stopping traffic along Forts Ferry Road. There are often cars on Forts Ferry that must sit there and wait while no traffic is turning into or out of the school or the side street (Elinor Pl) across from it.
Ideally, this light would only stop traffic on Forts Ferry Road when a waiting vehicle is detected at the school or side street. During the summer and winter school breaks, it should probably be a flashing yellow light facing Forts Ferry, and a flashing red light facing the school and Elinor Pl.
6 VotesFix it! Voted!State Highway 7 Colonie, NY 12110, USA
So many drivers wanting to get on the Northway from Rt 7 drive past the slowed traffic and jut into the off ramp through the median between the ramp and the remaining part of Alt Rt 7. Put a barrier so these drivers get in line like the rest of us and stop causing accidents due to others having to stop quickly.