Lakewood Mayor Ray Coles responds to your ‘Ask The Mayor’ questions: County Line/Hope Intersection

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]


Hi Mr. Mayor,

Thank you for all the hard work you do for our town.

The intersection of E. County Line Rd and Hope Chapel Road has become more and more congested due to the light at Hope and 14th st. There can be a lot of backup traffic on County Line waiting to turn onto Hope.

There is currently a “No Turn On Red” sign on County Line eastbound to turn onto Hope. During the duration of the red light, there are usually no cars coming from Hope southbound, although it is a delayed green due to left-turning cars from the opposite direction of County Line Rd. If the current no-turn sign could be possibly replaced with a digital no-turn sign that corresponds with the light so that cars turning onto Hope don’t have to wait unnecessarily, it would really help ease congestion.

It would also help if that lane was made into a turning-only Lane so that the cars could turn more easily.

Thank you very much,


Response from Mayor Coles:

Good afternoon.

We requested that the county look into this and change the restriction.




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  1. The revisions you asked about are on the County table already. Engineering is looking at the best solution. We are considering your suggestions seriously and looking to make the changes as soon as possible.

  2. The traffic light signal at that intersection when coming north on Hope Chapel is blocked from view by low wires and some low hanging equipment.

  3. Perhaps any changes at that intersection can be a discussion with the neighbors that actually live there and watch what goes on. The majority of ppl living near that intersection have many good ideas for that intersection but there’s no one to share them with.
    Decisions to change the traffic pattern shouldn’t be made solely on passerby comments.

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