Traffic Signals which Needlessly Slow Traffic/Cause Pollution:

An Updated List of Traffic Signals Which Regularly Stop Oncoming Traffic For No Apparent Reason


Last Update: 06/07/2017

This list is intended to provide a consolidated state-by-state reference to a series of traffic lights in various locations in the United States which seem to be configured to force traffic to a stop to unnecessarily stop (even late at night) irrespective of traffic patterns and/or volume.

While it some cases this is unavoidable, such as on old traffic light which runs solely on mechanical timing, the majority seem to be newer "demand" lights, with sensors, radar, ultrasound, and/or road plates which can easily determine when traffic is approaching, and, if properly implemented, favor through traffic on major roads as compared to side road/crossing traffic, especially late at night.

And indeed, the majority of newer traffic signals can and do function in this manner, yet there are many newer signals, which are capable of doing so, but either (a) out of inattentiveness, (b) out of a desire to needlessly stop/slow traffic, even at night, or (c) out of a cash-strapped locality's/town's desire to earn incrementally more ticket revenue (either by wasting manned police time or using arguably constitutionally deficient photo enforcement (no notice as to the time/place of incident, making it impossible to recall or procure witnesses to the ticket), either carelessly or intentionally stop traffic when there is no safety or other reason to do so.

Moreover, it's likely that these towns which feel the need to slow motorists down/stop them out of (at best) a nany-state, busy-body, paternalistic notion of how people should behave, or (at worst) see it as a revenue-generating opportunity to potentially dovetail in nicely with automated traffic enforcement (and oftentimes sped up yellow-light cycles to catch people on red), also maintain the pretense of being "environmentally concerned", or go to legnths to penalize citizens for failures to properly recycle and/or impose "environmental compliance" fees and taxes, all at the same time causing countless cars to needlessly stop and start (and stop and start, and stop and start...), resulting in significantly more air pollution (not to mention vehicle wear and tear) due to their laziness or zeal in properly maintaining traffic signals within their jurisdictions.

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    General:

    Traffic signals are generally utilized to regulate the flow of traffic, promote vehicular safety at congested intersections and serve as an organizational convenience to motorists. However, in many areas, we have observed a number of traff ic signals which impede the free flow traffic, serve as an inconvenience, and in effect may ultimately be less of a safety mechanism than if no traffic signal were in operation at that given location. Specifically, many signals, even those with magnetic loops or other mechanisms to detect and respond to traffic patterns and the flow of traffic will, especially during off-peak hours, by either happenstance or by design force the free flow of traffic to stop for no apparent reason, purely as a means to slow down traffic so as to enforce a given town's or jurisdiction's pecuniary interests or other self-serving motivations rather than fulfill the safety and efficacy roles for which traffic signals are intended.

    In many cases, even during late night hours, traffic signals with sensors appear to detect oncoming traffic and change from green to red specifically to stop passing motorists rather than changing from red to green to permit the smooth flow of traffic.

    Area residents tend to understand how these signals function and thus attempt to avoid stopping by, among other things, drastically accelerating while approaching an intersection, driving on the road "shoulder" until the last second before passing through an intersection, executing various types of turns at high speeds and other potentially dangerous measures.

    These measures could pose a risk to public safety, and would be unnecessary were the municipalities responsible for the administration of roads and traffic more diligent and/or thoughtful in the programming and maintenance of the traffic signal(s).

    In addition, these measures could also result in motorists wasting gas, either from taking longer alternate routes to reach their destination or accelerating through the intersection. Either outcome could result in a higher level of CO2 emissions from each vehicle as a result of these maneuvers.

    Many of these cities and towns profess an environmental concern. However, this type of problem with traffic signals does anything but help the environment and thus serves to demonstrate the hypocrisy in this matter on the part of the municipalities responsible for the maintenance of these traffic signals.

    Cited below is a list (organized by state) of traffic signals which exhibit such symptoms and, in many cases, cause such potential risks to the public health.


    Disclaimer/Note: The authors do not make any representations or warranty as to the accuracy of this information, although every effort is made to ensure that seemingly malfunctioning traffic signals for the given location(s) listed are correct as of the last update date. Opinions as to the severity, culpability, causality, origin, responsibility, relative danger or any other discussion as to a given traffic signal are purely speculative and based solely upon the observations of motorists who are affected by them - no specific engineering or technical knowledge is provided or expected in order to post on this list. Listed traffic lights and other notes are mere observations -- we try to be accurate, but we make no representations other than what we have observed (and if others notice we are wrong about a given drop, please mail us so we can test the drop and modify the list accordingly.)


    Connecticut

  • Fairfield County, Brookfield: At the current end of the still incomplete US-7 freeway (it was initially supposed to go to Canada, then New Milford, and now it just ends at the northern end of Brookfield, typical of Connecticut's inability to get any roads built anymore), at the JCT of US-7/US-202 where the freeway stops and the US-7 "aterial" begins (read: where the police hide at night all the time to stop people ostensibly for driving too fast which would not have been the case if the freeway were built), a traffic signal controls the intersection which appears to be either badly timed or (and this hasn't been tested) is set to turn red when approached from either the south or the north to ensure that motorists stop at the signal. Again, this is even late at night, when the US-202 aspect of the signal could just flash red (there is little traffic late at night from US-202/old US-7 to the US-7 freeway south or te US-7/US-202 arterial north), so why the signal so blindly enforces a stop (and a long one at that!) at the northern end of the US-7 is confounding. Is the town of Brookville trying to help local brake shops in the area? Does ConnDOT want to prove that the freeway needs to be continued north by having pollution levels in the area go up? (And for that matter, WHY was a traffic light even put in there when an additional intechange could have been instead and just north of the interchange end the freeway instead? Does it make sense to end a freeway with a red light, or to more gradually slow down the traffic? But this is CT, where so many freeways just end (I-384 to US-6 for example, or US-6's Willimantic bypass' western end) and are never finished, that this shouldn't surprise any Conn resident. First observed: July 2011 / Nost recently observed: 05/01/2017.
  • Hartford County, Newington: The Berlin Turnpike/CT-15 has some of the worst traffic light signalling/optimization in the state of Connecticut, as the uneeded and poorly sequenced/synchorinized signals which follow will indicate. Probably the worst and most offensive of these lights in along the Turnpike/CT-15 and the JCT with CT-173/Richard St (where the Roy Rogers used to be before it became an Arbys, diagonally across from the Mobil station). Even at night, the signal seems to intentionally turn red for Berlin Turnpike traffic while heading downhill, almost to make sure everyone has to stop. It seems as if whomever runs (if you want to call it that) the Newington Dept of Highways or whatever they have wants to make sure everyone has to slow down, and since the CT. Dept. of Transportation likely didn't let them lower the speed limit, Newington is going to do effectively the same thing by forcing frequent stops on monotorists even late at night with no one else on the road (they could flash it yellow for CT-15/Red for CT-173 for example). Nearly all the time, a motorist traveling south along CT-15 will trigger the light to turn red just before arriving at it - even with no traffic wating or arriving on CT-173! All this really encourages people to do is speed up to "make" the light (or is this another police trap where otherwise good drivers are forced to drive poorly due to stupid planning and nanny-statism on the part of the Town of Newington?). And of course this doesn't help reduce pollution or time wasted at needless stops and starts, but what does Newington care as long as they can assert their distorted notions of traffic safety on all passers-by and maybe make some ticket revenue in the process? First observed: Oct 2001 / Most recently observed: 1/16/2017
  • Hartford County, Newington: Yet another one of the more aggregious Newington traffic signals on the Berlin Turnpike (CT-15), at the JCT with CT-160/Denning Rd, in conjunction with the access road to The Home Depot just north on CT-160. Traffic traveling on the Turnpike, even late at night, is often stopped at the access road for The Home Depot, even when it is closed!, such as at 1 AM or so. The "Home Depot Signal" seems to either stop traffic on the Turnpike for no reason at all, or perhaps in conjunction with CT-160, just to the south, in order to again effectively "enforce" a slower speed limit than the road is signed for by the ConnDOT (which is located right nearby! - why haven't they noticed this?). Traffic traveling southwards (again, even late at night) is often stopped at the "Home Depot light", and then when it turns green, the light just to the south at CT-160 turns red to ensure that motorists have to make yet another unecessary and wasteful stop (this is just north of the JCT with the CT-9 freeway). It seems that many locals are aware of this, and race as fast as they can through the Home Depot intersection to the CT-160 one in order to avoid having to stop. As is often the case with (apparent) cases of nanny-statism, the unitended consequences of trying to force reasonable motorists to stop more often than is needed and generally behave in an unreasonable way results in significantly more unwanted behavior, such as speeding on that stretch of the CT-15 so they aren't frustrated by the silliness of Newington's traffic management (or more aptly, lack thereof!). First observed: March 2007 / Most recently observed: 1/16/2017.
  • Hartford County, Newington: On the Berlin Turnpike (CT-15), at the JCT with CT-287 (Prospect St. to the east and E. Robbins to the west), there is a disjointed intersection (Prospect is a few hundred feet north of E. Robbins, just north of McDonalds and Citgo on the west side of the Turnpike), and even late at night, when there is no traffic waiting either way on CT-287, nor any turning traffic from the Berlin Turnpike to CT-297 in either direction, the lights controlling the intersection without reason stop traffic on the Berlin Turnpike and favor cars (not there are many!) on CT-287, needlessly slowing down traffic (and causing an uphill start/climb from a stop for northbound traffic) on the turnpike. The area is heavily policed, and motorists know to stop for the lights, so is the only reason they have the lights change for no reason is to try to get some extra revenue with red light tickets? The entire interchange should favor the Berlin Turnpike and only change to an aspect of green for CT-287 when there is an actual car waiting (as is typical on signalled divided highways like most signalled junctions US-1 in NJ). First observed: May 1992 / Most recently observed: 01/16/2017.
  • New Haven County, Wallingford: The traffic light along US-5 at the JCT with CT-68/Barnes Road rigidly stops N/S traffic along US-5, even late at night, fo no apparent reason. The traffic signal is located about 1/2 a mile south of the Wilbur Cross (CT-15/Meritt) Parkway, and about 1/2 a mile north of the 24 hour Walmart. CT-67 actually has an overpass to take CT-68 traffic E/W traffic over US-5 and the parallel Amtrak route, so there is no crossing traffic at CT-68/US-5; the only traffic which should turn the light is traffic heading off of CT-68 making a left turn south onto US-5, which, in the middle of the night, in no one - a flashing red light signal aspect for the CT-68 would be more than adequate. Nevertheless, the signal there turns red every 20 seconds or so for no reason, and even provides a left turn from US-5 south to the CT-68 ramp, even when no one is waiting at the left turn lane. This signal just slows down/stops traffic for no reason, and has been helping raise the air pollution in Wallingford for years. First observed: Dec 1999 / Most recently observed: 12/27/2016
  • Delaware

  • New Castle County, Newark: At the traffic signal located at the JCT of DE-896 and Chestnut Hill Rd, the light will change to green in the middle of the night for an extended period of time for the opposing traffic, which is a relatively small road which crosses DE-896. However, the change occurs even when there is no cross traffic. Most recent instance occurred on 02/15/2011. This is ironic as the city of Newark operates an extensive "green energy" program and yet one of their traffic signals exhibits egregious flaws which could lead to unnecessary air pollution.
  • New Jersey
  • Hunterdon County, Flemington, NJ: A traffic signal located at the JCT of Church Rd. and US-202 (just east of Flemington) changes to a stop signal for no apparent reason when driving south. The signal opens a left turn lane even if nobody is at that signal. Most recent instance occurred on 08/22/2011.
  • Hunterdon County, Flemington, NJ: A traffic signal located at the JCT of Case Rd. and US-202 (just east of Flemington) changes to a stop signal for no apparent reason when driving south. The signal opens a left turn lane even if nobody is at that signal. Most recent instance occurred on 04/29/2012.
  • Hunterdon County, Flemington: Another traffic signal changes from green to red for absolutely no reason at all while driving on on US-202 and arriving at the JCT with Old York Rd/NJ-179. Most recent instance occurred on 02/22/2011.
  • Hunterdon County, Flemington: At the JCT of US-202 and River Rd, the light at that intersection forces traffic to stop. Most recent instance occurred on 07/01/2010.
  • Hunterdon County, Flemington: At the JCT of US-202 and Church Rd, the traffic signal only changes to a green light for eastbound traffic in the eastbound left turn lane, which forces westbound traffic on US-202 to wait. This occurs even when no one is attempting to make an eastbound left turn. Most recent instance occurred on 08/15/2010.
  • Mercer County, Hamilton: The light at the JCT of Windsor Rd. and US-1 (which is slightly north of I-195) will change for no reason. Most recent instance occurred on 07/11/2010. This would seem to contradict the goals and aims of Hamilton's green office.
  • Mercer County, Pennington: The traffic light along NJ-31 at the JCT with W. Delware Ave/CTY-624 (near Pennington Market) appears to be triggered by radar sensors, and as cars approach from the north turn the N/S aspect of the signal red (late at night, when there is no need to change the signal) merely to stop N/S trafic for no reason. First observed: June, 2012 / Most recently observed: 1/2/2017.
  • Mercer County, Pennington: NJ-31 at the JCT with Pennington-Hopewell Rd/CTY-654, at the 45-degree intersection near the Quick-Check (lacking a 24-hour has station). Another one of the lights on NY-31 which are either horribly mis-sequenced or intentionally set to unnecessarily stop traffic for no apparent reason. Late at night, with no cars for miles heading southwards on CTY-654 (the only real reason the light should ever need to change), motorists driving northwards or southwards on NJ-31 are stopped by a red light. Is there any traffic/engineering reason for this? Or is it just to make NJ-31 an unattractive route for trucks and other motorists to use since I-95 has never been completed in NJ and people are fed up woith high tolls on the de-facto I-95 and/or the lack of adequate highway facilities in corridors west of the NJTP? First observed in March, 2011 / Most recently observed: 05/02/2017
  • Mercer County, Princeton: A perennial favorite (and annoyance) are two lights along US-1 north of Princeton, at Promenade and Ridge Roads (see the next listing, below). Heading south, Promenade changes to red, on a downhill (taking more wear and tear on breaks to stop), even when there is no traffic waiting at the cross street (a mall to the east and some sort of corporate park to the west - not likely to be too busy at night!). The light seems to either be sequenced to the light just to the north, so that when it turns green, cars which drive at the speed limit will be stopped as they approach Promenade, effectively 'enforcing' a 30 mph 'limit' (even though the six-lane road is signed at 55 mph). Promenade basically changes red to needlessly stop motorists, even in the middle on the night, when there is no cross traffic, and seems either timed to the signal immediately to the north, or just senses approaching traffic from the north, and turns red to stop vehicles for no reason. Last observed: 12/18/2016.
  • Mercer County, Princeton: After Promenade Road (above), a lesser annoyance on US-1 is Ridge Road, which often (but not always) turns red when there is no crossing traffic present (and far too often for it to be a "forced change" to allow for cars which did not trigger the demand sensors to cross, ie, a cycle every 4 minutes or so to clear out vehicles which did not automatically trigger the light). As with Promenade (above), Ridge road rests in a downhill on both the north and southbound sides, causing even more wear and tear on breaks than if it were at a level section of US-1. The failure of the Ridge Road light to promote free-flowing traffic whenever possible (especially at night) also leads to both excessive noise and atmospheric pollution, as trucks will 'air-brake' on the downhill, and then throttle up when the light turns green to get up the hill(s) surrounding the light, during which time, much more pollution is clearly evident eminating from the trucks than if they were allowed to pass through the intersection had it (if it operated properly) remained green. Last observed: 12/18/2016.
  • Mercer County, Princeton: Another light is in NJ on US-1 at the JCT of Wynwood, just north of Princeton and south of New Brunswick, which is just north of a Residence Inn. In the middle of the night, the light will change for no reason when people drive up. Add this to the list. Last occurred on 01/19/2010. However, the town of Princeton operates a Reduce/Reuse/Recycle environmental program. Are they unconcerned with air pollution caused by exhaust fumes from motorists slowed down and inconvenienced by malfunctioning traffic lights?
  • Mercer County, Princeton: A traffic signal located at the JCT of US-206 and Airpark Rd. changes color for no reason. Most recent instance occurred on 03/04/2013.
  • Mercer County, Robbinsville: A traffic signal located at the intersection of US-130 and NJ-32 East, which is approximately three or four miles north of Gordon Rd (an often mis-timed signal as well), seems to turn to red as someone approaches from the south. Most recent instance occurred on 07/04/2011. This would seem contrary to the spirit of Robbinsville's several environmental and "green" projects.
  • Mercer County, East Windsor/Hightstown: The traffic signal on US-130 at the JCT with CTY-571/Stockton Rd. often turns red for no reason, even in the middle of the night, with no cross traffic waiting to enter or cross US-130. This means that trucks (common at night to avoid the high tolls of the NJ Turnpike, also because I-95 was never built as a toll-free road, and is still being completed in 2017 via a cumbersome - and highly tolled - link via the PA Turnpike extension) have to stop and then slowly start again, causing pollution for local residents who live in the area, and in general just making it more difficult for anyone to get around. The traffic light also turns red for northbound traffic when the southbound left lane has a green left-turn signal, even when there is no one heading southbound turning left!. Last observed: 05/02/2017.
  • Mercer County, Trenton: On NJ-31 approximately 4.5 miles north of the JCT of NJ-31 and I-95, NJ-31 intersects with Meadowbrook Farm Rd. There seems to be a sensor just up the road when you come from the north that when you hit the sensor, it turns the light red. It should go on the list as well. Most recent instance occurred on 02/16/2010. As with many other cities and town in the state of New Jersey, Trenton has undertaken a substantial environmental initiative and this traffic signal would seem a blatant violation of the town's professed environmental conscience.
  • Middlesex County, Cranbury: A traffic signal problem exists on US-130 at the JCT of Station Rd/CTY-615. Should a motorist drive on the shoulder of US-130, the signal will not transition from green to red. However, should a driver stay in the road properly, the signal will turn red. This only happens from the south while proceeding north on US-130. Most recent instance occurred on 11/30/2011. As a participant in the state's Green Acres program, one would think the town of Cranbury would be more aware of problems such as this. As of 06/26/2012, this traffic signal may have been corrected. Further tests will ensue but it may have finally been improved.
  • Middlesex County, Cranbury: On US-1 at the JCT with Station Rd/CTY-615, the signal purposely changes when a motorist approaches It transitions to a left turn signal for no reason. Most recently observed on 09/07/2010.
  • Middlesex County, Cranbury: The traffic signal located at the JCT of US-130 and CTY-535 changes color for no apparent reason. While proceeding from the northern most part of CTY-535 heading west, the road merges with US-130, which is governed by a traffic light. The signal at that location will change color for absolutely no reason. Most recently observed on 04/08/2012.
  • Middlesex County, Dayton: A traffic signal changes color for no reason on US-130 at Fresh Ponds Rd. Most recent instance occurred on 09/23/2012. Given that the town seems so preoccupied with "green dogs", it is surprising that they do not seem as concerned about air quality from automobile exhaust fumes.
  • Middlesex County, South Brunswick Township: A traffic signal located at the JCT of Deans Rhode Hall Rd/CTY-610 and US-130 will change from a green signal to a red light for no reason. Further, it favors the cross traffic rather than US-130. Most recently observed on 01/12/2013.
  • Middlesex County, South Brunswick: A traffic signal changes from green to red for no apparent reason at the JCT of US-130 and CTY-610/Henderson Rd. Most recent instance occurred on 01/23/2012.
  • Middlesex County, South Brunswick: A traffic signal changes from green to red for no apparent reason at the JCT of US-130 and NJ-32. Most recent instance occurred on 12/05/2010.
  • Middlesex County, South Brunswick Township: A traffic signal located at the JCT of US-1 and Blackhorse Lane changes from green to red for absolutely no reason. Most recent instance observed on 12/03/2012.
  • Middlesex County, South Brunswick Township: A traffic signal located at the JCT of US-1 and Deans Lane changes from green to red for absolutely no reason. Most recent instance observed on 12/03/2012.
  • Somerset County, Branchburg: At the JCT of US-202 and Mill Town Rd, a traffic signal changes color for no reason. Most recent instance occurred on 02/22/2011.
  • Somerset County, Bridgewater: A traffic signal on US-202 at the JCT of Towns Center Drive is sequenced to ensure that motorists stop. It is a very brief but still unnecessary stop. Most recent instance occurred on 08/22/2011. Given their extensive Thinking Green initiative, it seems odd that malfunctioning traffic signals are apparently so easily overlooked.
  • Somerset County, Raritan: Traffic light located at the JCT of westbound US-202 and Milltown Rd. (just west of the Wegmans) purposely changes from green to red when it senses oncoming motorists at any time of night so as to force a stop to traffic. This is a surprising (sarcasm, of course...) development as Raritan is a participant New Jersey's Green Acres program. Typical of the hypocrisy of many local governments, they're very quick to use environmentalism to err... "encourage" residents to make extra efforts to recycle garbage or what not, but when it comes to a simple and easy way to stop pollution, such as not stopping traffic in the middle of the night for no reason, well, that they can't be bothered with! This light has been needlessly stopping motorists and impeding the free flow of traffic for years, but of course nothing is ever done to remedy the problem. Most recent instance occurred on 05/01/2017.
  • Union County, Elizabeth: A signal located at the JCT of US-1 and CTY-610/Rhodes Hall Rd changes color for no reason for oncoming US-1 traffic. Most recent instance occurred on 09/06/2010. Given the town's aggressive Go Green! campaign, this traffic signal is especially auspicious.
  • Warren County, Robbinsville: A traffic signal located approximately one mile south of the JCT of NJ-33 and US-130 seems to exist for the sole purpose of stopping vehicular traffic. The signal appears to detect oncoming traffic and will display a red light to briefly stop it. This is a phenomenon that occurs during peak traffic hours as well 2:00 am. Most recent instance occurred on 08/11/2008, reported to New Jersey Dept of Transportation in Warren County on 08/14/2008. No disposition as of yet.
  • New York
  • Westchester County, Yonkers: A traffic signal located approximately 500 ft. north of where NY-100 south crosses under I-87 and approximately a quarter mile south of where NY-100 crosses over the Sprain Brook Parkway near the Bronx River Parkway. The signal appears to cycle every 30 seconds or so irrespective of the time of night or whether the current traffic pattern even requires it. These traffic signals are used as a replacement for a U-turn which used to be located in this area. Several years ago, motorists coming north on NY-100 who wanted to change over to the southbound side had to make a U-turn in the area where NY-100 goes under I-87. However, a large tanker truck once went in there at approximately 40mph, overturned and burned down the entire overpass. The traffic signals were thus installed as a replacement approximately 500 ft. north of there and now matters are obviously worse. Most recently observed on 02/18/2013.
  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware County, Chadds Ford: A problematic traffic signal is located on US-202 and Christy Dr, which is the intersection immediately preceding the JCT of US-202 and US-1. Last occurred 09/14/2009. Delaware County operates a green pages/environmental awareness campaign so this malfunctioning traffic light seems especially unnecessary.
  • Delaware County, Chadds Ford: A problematic traffic signal can is located at US-202, south of the JCT of US-1, slightly south of Chadds Ford and just north of the Delaware state line. At this point, US-202 splits into two sections- one is a southbound road and the other is a northbound road, which are separated by two hundred feet of median with houses in the middle. The signal changes for no apparent reason. Last occurred 09/14/2009.
  • Delaware County, Chester: Another traffic signal changes color for no reason on US-322 approximately three or four miles north of the JCT of US-322 and I-95, which is just along the Delaware River and is approximately three or four miles south of Creek Rd. Last occurred on 12/03/2009.
  • Delaware County, Concordville: A traffic signal located at the intersection of US-322 and Evergreen Dr. changes for no reason. It only happens on the south side when driving on US-322. Most recent instance occurred on 10/04/2010. This appeared to have been corrected by Concord as of 03/15/2011. However, it happened once again on 12/14/2012.
  • Delaware County, Glen Mills: A traffic signal located at the JCT of US-1 and State Farm Rd/Applied Card Way will change color for no apparent reason even in the middle of the night. Most recently observed on 09/23/2012.
  • Virginia
  • Fairfax County, Tysons Corner: A traffic signal located at the JCT of Gallows Rd/VA-650 and Idlewood changes color for no reason. The signal is apparently more frequently green for Idlewood, an east/west road with relatively little traffic compared to VA-650. It is programmed in such a way that it has Idlewood traffic (of which there is frequently little, especially late at night) gets a green light and a left turn signal so that even westbound Idlewood traffic has to stop. Upon reaching the intersections, motorists on Gallows Rd must wait 30 seconds for a completely unnecessary stop. Most recent instance occurred on 04/10/2011. Fairfax County operates a planning commission tasked with minimizing pollution, among other things, so this seems to be a strange oversight.

  • Corrected Problems

    The following were problem areas but have apparently been corrected and/or no longer suffer from regular/repeated unnecessary changes from green to red traffic signals.

    New Jersey

  • Mercer County, Robbinsville: A signal located that JCT of US-130 and Gordon Rd transitions from green to red just before arriving at the light late at night, even when there are no cross-traffic implications, the left turn lane forces motorists to stop. Especially pernicious is that the light turns from green to red for northbound traffic on US-130 and then delay northbound traffic even more when the southbound left turn lane receives a green signal (even if no traffic is present in that turn lane). There is simply no reason for this phenomenon. Last occurred on 11/29/2011. Reported to Matt at the New Jersey Dept of Transportation on 07/05/2011. As of 06/26/2012, this traffic signal may have been corrected. Further tests will ensue but it may have finally been improved. Considered to be repaired as of 10/28/2012.

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