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on Feb 14, 2013
Can we have our Chick Fil A now? Or is Ronit Tyrant still going to object?
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.
Is no one alarmed that it costs $500,000 to installed these lights?
Then there's the on going maintenance and upgrades for the next 100 years.
You could easily block that intersection so people coming from Clark can't turn left onto E.C.R. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't cost half a million dollars and the maintenance would be less.
To purchase and install a traffic light cost over $500,000 dollars, price goes up depending on need and amount.
El Camino and Grant Rd/237 would cost more to purchase and install then Clark Ave at ECR.
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.
The idea is to have a light on every intersection, that way no one will get anywhere quick with there cars.
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