Latham Colonie Supervisor
97 Forts Ferry Rd Latham, NY 12110, USA - Latham
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.
140 Old Loudon Rd Latham, NY 12110, USA - Latham
The KFC on Kunker Ave. burned down around 2004. Why is this eyesore still not rebuilt? The lot is absolutely disgusting! There is garbage and grafitti all over the place! People think they can just dump all of their garbage all over the place and it's an absolute shambles! The entire lot is overgrown, and the building's roof looks like it's about to collapse at any moment!
Why should it take more than 6 years to rebuild a building after it burns down in this town? Probably because the Town of Colonie is dragging its feet as usual, with all its bureaucratic rules and regulations.
Then again, the Town of Colonie is probably making out like a bandit and doesn't care anyway, because KFC is probably getting fined for all this time that the store is not opened. Or are they? Does anybody know? What is UP with all this apathy about business around here?!?!
Let's get something presentable built here SOON! Let's get New York State back to WORK again!!!
Forts Ferry Road Latham, NY 12110, USA - Latham
Forts Ferry is a very narrow heavy traffic road without sidewalks along most of its length.
Adults and children would like to walk/bike along this road, but it is unsafe (e.g. to reach the Mohawk bike trail).
Both for safety reasons and to encourage a healthy walking/biking lifestyle (because this road connects the Mohawk with the new shopping areas, e.g. Target store) it would be of great benefit to make this road more pedestrian friendly.
It might also encourage more business into the Latham Farms area.
Adirondack Northway Latham, NY 12110, USA - Latham
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.
State Highway 7 Watervliet, NY 12189, USA - Albany County
"Keep Right Except to Pass" signs are needed along this dangerous area of the highway.
Drivers in the left lane up the hill on NY Route 7 drive excruciatingly slow along this stretch the entire way uphill.
They cause needless backups and road rage for drivers who want to go 65 MPH. They carelessly hold up everybody else.
I-87 Between Exit 8 And Exit 2 Albany County, Saratoga County, NY - Clifton Park
Much of the rush hour traffic on the Northway is from commuters who are trying to get between Saratoga County and Albany or I-90. The various ramps for Exits 2-7, and the subsequent merging that needs to take place, only slows everyone down.
I imagine it would easy congestion if the Northway had a fourth lane in each direction.
It would be especially helpful if this was an "express" lane (or HOV lane) separated from the rest of the Northway along this stretch to avoid lane-changing and merging. Long-distance commuters shouldn't have to get tangled up with the Latham and Colonie traffic.