Monday, October 15, 2012
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Monday, October 15, 2012
Last month, Andover Patch asked you where in Andover drivers ignore stop signs most as well as what intersections should have a stop sign. Now, we would like to ask readers: Where should a crosswalk be added in Andover? What do you think? Let us know by posting a comment in the comments section below.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Let us know whether you think the all-way stop placed at the intersection of Jenkins Road and Salem Street was a good idea.
A little more than year ago the town decided to eventually put in an all-way stop at the busy intersection of Jenkins Road and Salem Street. After using the new intersection setup in the past year, do you think it was a good decision? Let us know in the comments section.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Tell us in the comments.
Earlier this month, Patch asked readers what were Andover's most ignored stop signs. Today, Patch would like readers to comment on intersections that should have a stop sign, but do not. Do you know of a location or dangerous intersection where a stop sign is needed? Share where it is in the comments section, below.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The low railroad bridge that crosses over Central Street is constantly catching overzealous truckers and causing traffic backups. What do you think is the real problem?
A week doesn't go by where police aren't reporting some type of traffic backup at the Horn Bridge, the small railroad bridge that runs over Central Street at the intersection of Andover Street and Red Spring Road. Tractor trailers and box trucks are regularly getting stuck under the low bridge that runs over a narrow piece of roadway and it continues to be an annoyance to neighbors and residents in an ongoing basis. But some readers have recently commented that, as they sit in the back-road traffic jam, there doesn't seem to be much signage about the height of the bridge, if any. It's not perfectly clear who is responsible; maybe truckers should be more careful; maybe the town should have prevented this; or maybe the bridge design was …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Stop signs are not optional, but they're sometimes treated as if they are.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, September 17, 2012
There are hundreds of stop signs in Andover, but all too often, they are overlooked when drivers are in a rush. We have all seen it and probably many would admit of a stop sign roll-through at one point in time. Do you know of a location where a stop sign is frequently rolled through or ignored? Share where it is in the comments section, below.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Should the traffic crossing Route 125 at Wildwood Road have a traffic light or 4-way stop.?
This past weekend's tragedy at the intersection of Wildwood Road and Route 125, where two seniors where killed, has reminded us all how terribly dangerous crossing that 50 mile-an-hour-plus route can be during rush hour. Do you think that intersesction could use a traffic light or a 4-way stop? Let us know in the comments section.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Andover Patch regularly asks readers about traffic issues in town. This week's question ask readers about the small driveway in front of the State Police Barracks.
Recently and in the past, Andover Patch readers expressed concern about the small driveway for visitors at the State Police Barracks on Route 125. It is the same spot where a drunk driver hit a woman that was outside her car to visit the barracks. The question today is simple: Do you think that this small driveway at the State Police Barracks is safe and should be kept in use? Please answer in the comments section.
Monday, June 4, 2012
There are multiple choices when it comes to reaching Interstate 93 southbound from downtown Andover.
The town recently updated many traffic regulations and signage throughout Andover and the police and town departments are continually working together to improve the traffic situation in the community. Andover Patch is starting a regular featuring asking readers about different traffic issues in town. This week we are asking readers the quickest route from downtown to Boston. So, if you're in downtown Andover and you want to go to Boston (or just south on Interstate 93), which route do you go?
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Which lane do you wait in when you approach a red light at Elm Square heading south into downtown?
The town recently updated many traffic regulations and signage throughout Andover and the police and town departments are continually working together to improve the traffic situation in the community. However, as many Andover residents know there are some intersections and areas of road that are somewhat ambiguous. Andover Patch wants to start some conversation about these areas. This week we are asking you: if the lanes are empty and the light is red, which of the two lanes do you wait in if you're planning to go straight at the intersection of Elm Square heading south into downtown? What intersections and areas of road in town do you think are ambiguous and could use clarification?
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Check out live traffic in the area.
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