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].
I wanted to start by thanking you for taking the time in responding to all questions submitted to your forum. It is so much appreciated.
My question is in regards to the new light put up on the corner of James and Williams with the second side of the light past railroad Street, behind the tracks.
As someone who needs to turn right off the block every morning to get to work, I appreciate the crossing guard who helps move the traffic flow to the best of his ability.
However, I don’t understand why the crossing guard who is supposed to be standing at the corner of railroad and James to stop people from turning left off the block which creates a ton of traffic besides for being illegal (we’ll save this topic for another time), would allow cars to go through the red light on the other side of the tracks and clog James Street thereby making it nearly impossible to turn off the block.
I completely understand that it makes it almost impossible to turn left off the block when there are cars waiting for a red light, but with the entire intersection blocked, those who need to get into James with a quick legal right turn, is nearly impossible.
Please advise if we can have the cars stop at the red where the light was installed (assumingly for a purpose) and not stop the traffic flow that’s very quickly building up in Railroad Street.
Trying to get to work
Response from Mayor Coles:
I am not sure of the instructions given to the crossing guard there. I will forward your email to traffic and safety and ask them to look into your suggestion.
I really enjoy hearing from folks in town. It’s one of the nicest things about my position!
Thanks for writing.
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