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.
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.
8 VotesFix it! Voted!29-39 Mill Road Latham, NY
Colonie Police are using private driveways for routine traffic patrolls along Mill Rd.
They are also doing this on numerous other roads and private parking lots in the Town of Colonie.
This is illegal, and violates private property rights.
It is also a violation of the right against illegal search and siezure.
5 VotesFix it! Voted!555 Watervliet Shaker Rd Latham, NY 12110, USA
Poor traffic control at intersection of Old Loudon Rd. and Watervliet-Shaker Rd. results in pile-ups on Watervliet-Shaker in both directions. Left turns from Watervliet-Shaker Rd. onto Old Loudon Rd. (and into Stewart's) should be prohibited.
568 Watervliet Shaker Road Latham, NY
Left-turn green arrows are DESPARATELY needed at this dangerous intersection!
With the entrances to Dunkin Donuts, Firestone, and Stewart's, as well as all the traffic from Shaker High School, this intersection is constantly the scene of harrowing traffic nightmares and mayhem!
Traffic on Route 155 eastbound BLOCKS Route 9 and causes GRIDLOCK at rush hours!!! This level of service is UNACCEPTABLE!!
INSTALL LEFT-TURN GREEN ARROWS HERE IMMEDIATELY TO STOP ALL THIS MADNESS HERE!!!
6 VotesFix it! Voted!566 Wvlt Shaker Rd Colonie, NY
Intersection of Old Loudon & Rt 155; The green light for northbound traffic (Old Loudon) will very often stay green for only a few seconds before going yellow. This happens even when there is a long line of cars. Bad sensor?
4 VotesFix it! Voted!State Highway 7 Latham, NY 12110, USA
The Exit 7 westbound ramp to Interstate 87 northbound frequently causes backups on Interstate 87 between the Latham and Clifton Park exits.
Perhaps a "metered on-ramp" system should be installed as an way to control the volume of traffic flow northbound, and alleviate some of the backups during rush hours.
Traffic lights are used to allow vehicles to enter the highway only at certain intervals. This helps increase gaps between vehicles in heavy traffic.
A sample picture of a ramp in which this system is installed is attached below.
7 VotesFix it! Voted!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!!