New Traffic Signals in SoWal

Discussion in 'Local Government and Groups' started by Jim Tucker, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Jim Tucker

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    We have some dangerous intersections and traffic backups. In particular between 331 and Mack Bayou there are several trouble spots.

    Now that 395 at 30A is done, the backup through Seaside is even worse on the east side. My opinion is that Seaside needs one light, and only 2 crosswalks in town center at each end of seaside square at Pizza Bar and Pickles.

    (WaterSound Pkwy at 98 is about to have one installed. No doubt St. Joe made a call and made it happen.)

    Where do you think new signals are needed? Where would you say is priority?
     
  2. FactorFiction

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    393 and 98
     
  3. jodiFL

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    :dunno: Pretty sure there has been a light there for several years....
     
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    You are right, of course! Thanks. Is it missing a left turn signal or am I confusing intersections?
     
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    Must be a different intersection...left turns were added a few years ago.
     
  6. Jim Tucker

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    It needs dedicated turn lanes as many others do also. Don't know about 393 but it's in the works at 395 and 98.
     
  7. ShallowsNole

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    283 & 98 needs left turn lanes and dedicated left turn arrows. Or SOMETHING that will help the folks turning left onto 98 from 283 realize that they do not have the right-of-way because an awful lot of them think they do.

    Also, Sugar Drive & Mussett Bayou Road needs a light. Badly.
     
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    They dont seem to realize they dont have the right of way into the right hand lane either. I run into that (fortnunately not them) every time I turn right onto 98 with a green light.
     
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    Yep. Granted, I don't make that turn too well after dark but I try to make sure nothing is coming first. What I don't want to do is not turn broadly enough and wind up travelling westbound in the eastbound lands. I've had experience being run into by one of those before!
     

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