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].
There is a police officer stationed at the corner of James and Williams in the morning hours and while he facilitates traffic from Williams he also causes the traffic on James to backup for about 1.5 miles (almost to Cross). This causes the intersection at Sunset and James to be a nightmare, which in turn causes traffic on Sunset backed up halfway to Central. Is there a way the officer can allow shorter stoppages of traffic on James? Perhaps he can coordinate with the light of James and River (He can’t see it from his vantage point – he would need assistance.)
Also speaking of the intersection of James and River – would it be possible to add the markings for an official turning lane? Currently, since James is wide enough people will typically create an ad hoc turning lane which causes all sorts of confusion. Would this be a county request? To whom would I forward it?
Thank you kindly.
Response from Mayor Coles:
The turning lane request has been submitted to the county & they have approved it. It is being designed. Hopefully they will begin construction early next year on that and several other road projects they have in the pipeline.
I will speak to Chief Meyer when I meet with him later today & ask him to look into better coordination in that area.
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