THIRD AVENUE CONGESTION SOLUTIONS
by Pete Ellis
February 08, 2005
The only solution to the Third Avenue traffic problem is a street
light at Third and Jefferson to allow traffic on Third to slow
in order to avoid having to stop and more importantly to reduce
the chance of inevitable collisions and injury which most certainly
will occur due to the negligent street design conditions for
which the State of Alaska should be held responsible. During
icy conditions a change to blinking yellow on Jefferson and blinking
red on Third to allow traffic uphill to proceed could help solve
that issue. Stop signs changed to require all other Third Avenue
entry streets to have mandatory stops so that Third Avenue remains
clear to Jefferson and vehicles can proceed safely without stopping
while still proceeding at a slow speed in order to catch the
green light at Jefferson.
The Washington two-way is a
good idea and should help with the Jefferson congestion problem.
The question is whether and when the City Council and the Borough
Assembly are going to press the issue and demand some action
as a result of Marty West hopefully pressing the issue.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
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