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 appreciate this platform and to get answers and information that is pertinent to us as a growing town.
As residents of the Pine Street area, we have watched the area’s growth and traffic back ups grow worse and worse each year. Now that Vine Street is paved and almost complete, there has been a lot of talk about the light being installed at the Cedarbridge and Vine Street corner. But we have not heard anything about a light being installed on the Pine Street corner.
This new intersection is going to add traffic and added danger as cars will be making making left turns onto Pine Street, which is already too busy . Before the street was ever created, there was a desperate need for a light either in Washington or at Marc, which gets horribly backed up due to all the southside of Lakewood traffic coming through this area. ( I sit on Washington or Marc for an average of 15 minutes before reaching the Pine Street corner
every day around 3/4:00) Adding another street to deposit in cars onto Pine Street with cars turning off of Pine Street in the middle of all this is a disaster waiting to happen. What is going to be done to alleviate this and help rather than further hurt our area ?
Thank you for your time.
Response from Mayor Coles:
There will be a light at Vine & Pine, We are looking for ways to redesign the intersection at Washington & Pine as well to make things move better. We are also looking at widening a stretch of Pine to again make it easier for traffic to get through the area.
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