5 VotesFix it! Voted!
2505 University Ave W St Paul, MN - Saint Anthony
The left turn signal for eastbound University Ave traffic to 280 is very short, causes traffic to back up on University all the way to the U of M after campus events, even when no westbound Univ. Ave traffic is coming.
3 VotesFix it! Voted!2342 Energy Park Drive Saint Paul, MN - Saint Anthony
With all the construction on University, this interchange with 280 is seeing a lot more traffic than usual. I've noticed that people seem to be unaware that eastbound traffic on Energy Park Way is two lanes. I believe it would make this area safer and less congested if this was made clearer to the influx of motorists and truckers. All we need are some lines and everything would be peachy.
4 VotesFix it! Voted!2233 Energy Park Dr St Paul, MN 55108, USA - Saint Anthony
With all the construction happening on University, this intersection is busier than ever as people try to use alternate routes. I have a suggestion for making Energy Park Drive's eastbound traffic flow more smoothly. Instead of having the left lane end and the right lane handle all left-turning, forward-bound, and right-turning traffic, could we get rid of the striping that prevents the left lane from continuing? The left lane could split into the existing left turn lane and forward lane and the right lane could be marked as right turn only. This would remove the bottle-neck that happens right before the intersection, making it safer and more efficient for all the extra vehicles.
1 VoteFix it! Voted!Eustis & Franklin St Paul, MN - Saint Anthony
A pedestrian bumpout was created near the cross-walk to the Court International Building. This sets up a dangerous game for cars heading EB on Franklin, as two lanes of cars on Franklin have to merge into 1 in a very short distance. (Cars often form two lanes on Franklin, because many cars are turning left onto the 94W on ramp, and it can take a while to make that turn).
If a Left turn lane were created on Franklin (for cars turning left onto Eustis and the 94W entrance ramp), then only one lane would travel straight on Franklin and it would be much safer. During LRT construction, it was set up this way for about a week, and it worked very well. A signal with a green arrow would also work, but would certainly be more expensive.
Please consider a left turn lane at this intersection, as this area is seeing more and more vehicle traffic with University under construction and turning opportunities reduced with the LRT line.