Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles responds to your ‘Ask The Mayor’ questions: Cedarbridge and Swarthmore

The following is an ‘Ask The Mayor’ question submitted to TLS, and the Mayor’s response. Email your questions for the Mayor to [email protected].


When trying to make a left turn from Cedar Bridge (eastbound) onto Swarthmore there is no left turn signal. Left turning traffic often backs up 3 to 4 light cycles or more at busy times, causing cars to dangerously make the turn well after the light turns red out of desperation. A left turn signal is desperately needed. Thank you.

Response from Mayor Coles:

I agree with you. My business was located on Swarthmore for 25 years and I am very familiar with the situation. Unfortunately, Cedarbridge is a county road. I have raised this intersection with them many times. We will continue to press them to make the road upgrades that are so desperately needed in town.

Thanks for writing



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  1. Thank you! If it helps to press the point, this is a very common route for children headed to schools. It’s a bus and carpool safety issue as well.

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