Traffic - Light at Newton and River St intersection

When turning left off of River St to head south on Newton St, there is a delayed green light for the opposite side of the traffic heading east on River. Why is there no arrow on the traffic light to indicate when it is safe to turn left or not. If you are familiar with the area, then you know you have a few seconds to take a left before the cars on the opposite side get their green light. What if you are new to the area? You would have no idea you are allowed to take a left and the other traffic still has red. Half the time, you have to guess if it is ok to take a left or not before the other traffic guns it through the intersection. This is an intersection that should clearly have an arrow but does not. What's the deal?
Robert G. Logan January 26, 2014 at 11:44 PM
I will look into this. - Robert G. Logan, Councillor Ward 9
RC January 27, 2014 at 07:16 AM
Yes, I would like to also point out that the same happens when driving south on Prospect St., making the left onto Russell St. (as if to go towards Hannaford). There is a similar light delay that is confusing - I've seen a few too many close calls when the northbound cars on Prospect finally get their green light... Thank you!
Jason Wichern January 28, 2014 at 02:56 PM
Mr Logan, can you also have them check how the sensors are working for that light. Signal for Newton St is too short & too long for River St.
JohnnyMass January 29, 2014 at 09:23 AM
The sensors at High and Newton, too. Not enough "green" time on the High St, end.


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