Posted by JLS, a resident of another community, on Feb 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm
Thank goodness! Each time I was a passenger in a car where the driver used that intersection, I prayed it would not end badly. When I drive, I go the extra distance to use a street with a signal--still, twice I have come close to being slammed into by cars that were making a left turn from Clark unto El Camino. I never understood why a sign prohibiting a left turn was not at that dangerous intersection.
Posted by Bad Move, a resident of the Cuernavaca neighborhood, on Feb 16, 2013 at 11:03 am
This should've been an easy fix. Simply prohibiting left hand turns would've increased safety, and wouldn't have place a 3rd signal light within a 200-300 yard stretch of El Camino (which will surely add to congestion).
Where are the checks and balances on this decision? The City of MV expressed concern, yet Caltrans moved forward? How could this have been prevented? Does Caltrans have carte blanche to create projects for themselves which use tax payer $ and keep Caltrans workers employed?
Is 27 accidents over 5 years even that high? It would be interesting to see the 5 year accident counts for all of the lighted intersections along El Camino.